Angelica A. Morrison

Great Lakes Today Reporter/Project Coordinator

Angelica was born and raised in upstate New York, and has a passion for the area and the Great Lakes. One of her favorite activities is spending time on the beaches of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, sunbathing or camping. Angelica is a multimedia journalist with more than a decade of experience at news organizations including the Observer-Dispatch and WKTV in Utica, N.Y.; she is now based at WBFO in Buffalo, N.Y. She graduated from Buffalo State College. 

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by ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Bridge crossing in Niagara Falls NY location where Harriet Tubman helped runaway slaves escape to Canada.

More than 150 years ago, the Great Lakes region played a key role in the Underground Railroad. Runaway slaves made their way to cities along the lakes and crossed the border to freedom in Canada. Fast forward to today, when thousands of asylum seekers are passing up a chance to live in the U-S – and are heading north too.


Credit Twitter/@MaidOfTheMist

Updated Wednesday, Aug. 3

The recent black, odorous wastewater discharge near the base of Niagara Falls violated New York regulations, a state official says. But it's unclear whether any fines will result.


by ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls 2017.

Maid of the Mist Capt. Rod MacDonald has been ferrying tourists at Niagara Falls for nearly three decades. Take a look inside the wheelhouse.

Purple Loostrife invasive species in the Great Lakes / Michigan Sea Grant

Invasive fish and plants that have plagued the Great Lakes region for decades are getting some special attention this week.


by Angelica A. Morrison / Labatts USA and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper announce partnership

A new series of environmental events focused on clearing invasive plants will begin this summer in the Buffalo area.

The Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and Labatt USA are hosting several cleanup events centered around Times Beach on Lake Erie and Seneca Bluffs on the Buffalo River. The river empties into the eastern end of Lake Erie.

In addition to clearing debris, volunteers will help remove invasives, Riverkeeper Executive Director Jill Jedlicka says.

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