Not since 1916 when the whitefish population was nearly nonexistent has the Detroit River been home to a genuine spawning of whitefish. Pollution from local industry and dredging to make way for lake freighters had kept the whitefish out of the river for almost a century. Cheers to Detroit for cleaning up their act and in turn, the Detroit River. Read all about it in the Traverse City Record Eagle
Visit the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge for more information on what is being done to make the Detroit River a healthy home for wildlife of all kinds.