The Great Lakes

"The Great Lakes watershed provides habitat for wildlife, including the gray wolf, Canada lynx, and the millions of migratory birds that pass through in the spring and fall. The five lakes—Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario—are home to numerous fish such as walleye, whitefish, trout, and lake sturgeon. In spite of their majesty, the Great Lakes are fragile and face serious threats from invasive species, toxins, water diversion, wetland destruction, sewage overflows, and climate change."

A fascinating topic to discuss is the Great Lakes and risks we face to keep them safe. So much of this country relies on the health of these lakes and especially in Michigan, the need to keep them healthy is absolutely essential. What are some of the main threats facing the lakes? What threats are more severe than others? How can we mitigate these risks? What are the impacts of these threats on Michigan and the youth of Michigan?