Don’t underestimate your impact! For example, did you know that reducing fertilizer use in your yard, picking up your garbage after a picnic at the beach, and reducing the amount you water your lawn are all are things you can do to keep Lake Michigan healthy? Actions like these help keep the beaches open all summer and your drinking water supply clean and abundant.
Lake Michigan is not just a big body of water that never changes. Water flows in and out of the lake continuously. Humans, plants, animals, and fish all use the lake to eat, drink, wash, and have fun. This is such a part of our everyday lives that often we do not even think about it.
The three EcoMyths Chicago ePostcards since January have talked about the impacts that people and nature have on Lake Michigan: its beaches, water levels, and drinking water. (more…)