Is That Fish Safe to Eat?

Is That Fish Safe to Eat?

I recently received notification that Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) had updated their 303(d) list, a water quality testing list used to identify and prioritize waterbodies not meeting water quality standards.  I searched for waterbodies in...
Busy as a Bee

Busy as a Bee

Image courtesy of Dave Hunter, Crownbees I am sure you are well aware that across the world pollinators are in trouble.  Their decline is attributed to habitat loss, expanded pesticide use, introduction of invasive species, diseases and pests, and climate change....
There is Still Joy

There is Still Joy

Today’s blog is not about Lake Maxinkuckee or conservation but I had such a positive experience yesterday that I wanted to share. I received an email a few weeks ago through Town Gown & Lake (TG&L) about the need for non-medical volunteers to help with COVID...
Good-bye 2020

Good-bye 2020

It is that time of year for self-absorbed blog writers (because let’s face it – by writing a blog I have to be a little self-absorbed to think that anyone wants to read what I have to say), to take some time to reflect on 2020. Best Moment(s) While everyone is quick...
Winter is Coming!

Winter is Coming!

Environmental impacts of winter salt use. Salt used on roadways, sidewalks and parking lots doesn’t just disappear when the snow and ice are gone.  The salt is washed away, either into storm drains or through drainage ditches and ultimately into lakes and...

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