Thursday, May 23, 2013
Looking to head out on Lake St. Clair, or neighboring waterways, to fish this weekend? Here are some highlights of what is biting.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released the weekly fishing report for area waters. According to a release, this Saturday, May 25, is the opening day of bass season on the Great Lakes and all inland waters except Lake St. Clair, St. Clair River and the Detroit River. Bass season does not open until the third Saturday in June. The agency reports that the "early catch and release season has been excellent so the opener should be as well." Here is what is biting in the region according to Michigan DNR:
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A woman pulled from Lake St. Clair Sunday by passersby entered the lake from the breakwall. She was not in a jet ski accident, her rescuers said.
The woman rescued Sunday by passersby Sunday ended up in Lake St. Clair from the breakwall rather than being involved in a jet ski crash as reported by the U.S. Coast Guard. Tom Cook, of Grosse Pointe Woods, was in Lake St. Clair on his jet ski when he saw two women on the breakwall waving him over, he said Tuesday. The women were standing on the breakwall holding the arms of a woman who was hanging in the water, he said. The woman was awake when he first approached but she became unconscious while they were trying to help her, Cook said. The circumstances under which she ended up in the water are not clear. Previously the U.S. Coast Guard reported to Patch the woman was involved in a jet ski accident. The Coast Guard responded to the …
Monday, May 20, 2013
A woman who had an accident with a jetski Sunday was rescued by other boaters in Lake St. Clair. She was taken to a nearby hospital by Grosse Pointe public safety officers.
A woman sustained non-life threatening injuries Sunday in Lake St. Clair following an accident with a jet ski, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Justin Westmiller said. The woman was struggling in the water off of Lake Shore Road near Clairview in Grosse Pointe Shores after a jet ski accident, he said. Other boaters rescued her before responding coast guard officers arrived, he said. She was taken by ambulance to an area hospital for medical attention, Westmiller said. The exact kind of injuries she sustained was not clear Monday but Westmiller said they were not life-threatening. Public Safety officers from the Grosse Pointes took the woman to the hospital, Westmiller said. Since the Coast Guard did not assist in the rescue, Westmiller did not have …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The legislation, which was championed by lawmakers along Lake St. Clair received bipartisan support in the House and Senate.
Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Wednesday allowing for $21 million from the state for 58 emergency harbor dredging projects amid record low water levels in the Great Lakes and Lake St. Clair. "As the Great Lakes State, we need to ensure the availability of our beautiful waterways to boaters to support tourism, local communities, the state economy and safe boating," Snyder said in a prepared statement. "I thank the Legislature for approving these funds in time for the boating season." Locally, legislators who represent communities along Lake St. Clair pushed for the emergency dredging legislation, including Sen Jack Brandenburg, R-Harrison Township, who called for low-interest loans for marinas. Brandenburg was joined by Republican …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The request for a high-powered radar for the 60-foot tower on the grounds of the Grosse Pointe Club has been put on hold until at least next month as Grosse Pointe Farms officials await the outcome of an independent review.
Grosse Pointe Farms council has put a radar request on hold while an independent expert is analyzing the request, the proposed radar and it's potential impact upon the community. The council wants the results of that analysis before making any decisions. Farms city manager Shane Reeside said the study is on-going and he anticipates it'll be complete sometime before the next council meeting. Originally, the request had been slated to be addressed this week before city council but the evaluation was ordered following the February council meeting when several residents showed up with a litany of questions--most of which were not addressed that night. In Februry, the council told U.S. Border Patrol to go meet with the residents before coming …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Receding water levels in Lake St. Clair have led officials in the City of Grosse Pointe to hire a company to dredge its marina to help prevent boaters from running aground. City council approved the project Monday.
Dredging of Neff Park Marina beginning in April will help level out the floor of Lake St. Clair to prevent boaters from running aground due to the significantly lower water levels. The dredging project, slated to cost $27,968, gained approval by the City of Grosse Pointe council Monday following the recommendation by the Parks and Recreation Director Christopher Hardenbrook. He explained the project to council, highlighting that the water level in the lake is approximately 20-inches lower than it was last year at this time. The City is not the only marina that will be dredged for similar reasons. Others include Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and therefore by default, Grosse Pointe Shores. It will be dredge to remove about …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Studies analyzing the 50,000-watt radar proposed to go on top of the 60-foot tower at the Grosse Pointe Club are underway and results will help determine when Grosse Pointe Farms city council will make a decision. Health risks, alternative options are amo
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit conducted ice rescue training Wednesday on Lake St. Clair.
Rescue crews from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit at Selfridge Air National Guard Base conducted rescue training Wednesday on ice-covered Lake St. Clair. Multiple aircrews from the air station, which is one of the few Coast Guard units that train to respond to those in distress during summer and winter. “Training is the foundation for our operational capability,” said Cmdr. Keith Overstreet, executive officer of Air Station Detroit, in release. “The Coast Guard’s motto is ‘Semper Paratus,' which means 'Always Ready,' and to be ready we must train in the diverse environments in which we are required to operate.” Coast Guard officials remind people be properly equipped when they head out onto the ice, and heed all warnings or instructions …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The recent cold snap has led ice to form on inland waterways, canals and along Lake St. Clair. While it may look safe, state officials recommend individuals follow some important safety tips before heading out on the ice.
Ice has started to form on inland waterways, canals and Lake St. Clair in recent weeks, much to the joy of anglers, snowmobilers and skiers. While it may look safe, officials with the Department of Natural Resources remind those who head out on the ice to take proper safety precautions. “All ice has the propensity to be dangerous,” said Lt. Steven Burton of the DNR’s Law Enforcement Division, said in a release. “Obviously, during some times of the year, some ice is much better than other ice, but no ice is ever completely safe ice.” The Department of Natural Resources share these safety tips for those heading out on the ice: Anyone who ventures out onto the ice is advised to keep the following precautions in mind: Burton added that ice …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Experts from DEQ to present on invasive reeds
Monday, November 19, 2012
GROSSE POINTE – State Representative Tim Bledsoe (D-Grosse Pointe) will host an informational presentation to discuss local options for dealing with phragmites, a reed that has begun invading parts of the Lake St. Clair shoreline. "Phragmites blight our shoreline and threaten the lake's ecosystem. Our community is closely tied to Lake St. Clair and I am eager to learn more about controlling this species," Bledsoe said. “Controlling Invasive Phragmites on the Lake St. Clair Shoreline” will be held at 7:00 p.m. on November 26 in the Council Chamber of the Grosse Pointe Shores Municipal Building, 795 Lake Shore Rd. The event is free and open to the public. In early summer, legislation was signed into law that allows individuals to maintain …