Thursday, August 12, 2021

Fish story

Canton Township officials are currently investigating an influx of dozens of dead fish recently discovered in Heritage Park ponds. Unusually high numbers of rainbow trout, bluegill, and other varieties of fish have recently died off and Canton officials are working with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to investigate. The cause of the deaths has not yet been determined, they said, noting that to date no chemicals were used in the treatment of these ponds, ruling that out as a possible cause. Staff members will continue to monitor the situation and work with state agencies to explore possible causations, as well as to determine possible speedy solutions, officials said. For additional information, contact the Canton Parks office at (734) 394-5310 or visit