Watermarks are stories about personal connections to a body of water. For scientists, the bond may relate to research. The stories they share provide a meaningful and important perspective on waters in the Great Lakes region.
After a wild winter with variable weather, widely ranging temperatures and several school snow days, it’s likely that many people are ready for the changes that spring brings.
And many people have been inspired by spring, according to their Watermarks.
For many people, the Great Lakes are the summer, with scorching heat followed by cool relief from a swim in the water. There also are people whose deepest experiences have been in the winter.
According to the Second Binational Great Lakes Basin Poll, “An overwhelming majority of survey respondents (88%) feel it is important to protect the Great Lakes,” and this number is up by 3 percent from the first poll conducted…