Piping Plover Chick by Bill VanderMolen

Park Protects Piping Plover

If you’re on the Lake Michigan shore in Sleeping Bear this weekend, there’s a chance you may see one of these small shorebirds scurrying along the water’s edge with some unique legwear.
Happy Earth Day by James Eye View Photography

Know Who Needs a Happy Earth Day?

James is an Empire-based photographer who shared this barred owl - based in parts unknown - along with some other great pics to wish everyone a happy Earth Day!
Fireflies ... Summer Nights by Ken Scott

Fireflies are disappearing. Let’s save them.

National Geographic has a great article with tips on how you can help stop fireflies from vanishing because dammitall do we really want our great grandchildren and their's growing up in a world without fireflies??
Golden Rule off Diamond Head captain Katie Thompson

Golden Rule Peace Boat coming to Grand Traverse Bay

The Ticker's Beth Milligan shares the story of the the Golden Rule and its August 22-23 visit to Traverse City.
NPS Fire Truck - NPS Photo

National Lakeshore prescribed burn on Port Oneida today

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore plans to conduct a prescribed fire in two areas of the Lakeshore today.
Alewife Dieoff by Sleeping Bear Dunes NPS

Alewives return to Leelanau beaches

Some of Leelanau's beaches are currently littered with multitudes of dead fish known as the alewife. Learn about them here!
Forest Fire - Sleeping Bear Dunes by Todd

Red Flag Fire Danger for Leelanau today!!

mLive shares that the northern half of Lower Michigan has a red flag fire warning today, meaning that the warm, dry, windy conditions allow wildfires to not only start easily, but also spread quickly.
Mawby Line 5 bubbly

Mawby partners with Great Lakes documentary crew

UpNorth Live reports that Mawby Sparking Wine in Suttons Bay is partnering with an independent documentary crew to help spread awareness about the water quality of the Great Lakes.
Push Ice Lake Michigan by Charles Bonham

(More) Ice is Nice

The Traverse City Ticker reports that with less than 2% ice coverage so far, the Great Lakes are experiencing record low ice cover this winter.

Remembering Greg Reisig

This week I lost a friend & mentor, Greg Reisig, a man with an amazingly gentle soul who could nonetheless be fierce & determined in defense of Michigan’s environment.

Leelanau Trail & Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail are inaugural Pure Michigan Trails!

Pure Michigan has named the Leelanau Trail and the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail as two of their six inaugural Pure Michigan Trails! Thanks to EVERYONE who's preserving our trails, making them better & building new trails!

David Dempsey Recognized for Michigan Water Work

Dave Dempsey honored with Clarence Kroupa Award by NMEAC for work on policy for conservation and the preservation of the Great Lakes.