report card http://michiganradio.org en Lake Michigan receives 'C' grade on new report card http://michiganradio.org/post/lake-michigan-receives-c-grade-new-report-card <p>Lake Michigan gets an overall &lsquo;C&rsquo; grade on a new report card from the <a href="http://www.nemw.org/index.php/great-lakes-task-forces2">Senate Great Lakes Task Force</a>. Beach water quality and lake water levels got &lsquo;D&rsquo; grades, scoring lowest on the report card. Superfund cleanup efforts got a &lsquo;B&rsquo; and the fight against invasive species like Asian carp got a &lsquo;C.&rsquo;</p><p>Matt Doss is with the Ann Arbor-based <a href="http://www.glc.org/">Great Lakes Commission</a>. He says the poor grades will help the state.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s going to help hold us all accountable for improving these grades moving forward,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;We can do better and we need to do better.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>The Great Lakes Commission works to improve the health of all five Great Lakes.</p><p><em>- Amelia Carpenter - Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 18:37:14 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3735 at http://michiganradio.org Lake Michigan receives 'C' grade on new report card