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Freshwater Summit to Discuss Local Waters, Communities

Freshwater Summit to Discuss Local Waters, Communities

25-Apr-2017

This May, the Freshwater Lab, an initiative that focuses on water issues in the Great Lakes, will be hosting “Untrouble the Waters,” a two-day summit on Great Lakes water issues and legislation. The Freshwater Lab is a University of Illinois-Chicago organization and will host the summit ...
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Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame Awards

Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame Awards

23-Apr-2017

The 2017 Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame announced its inductees for this year’s award ceremony. Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice will be awarded as top non-profit organization. The Youth Award will go to Anita Steward and her kids at Freeman Elementary for their work in ...
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Study Finds Grass Carp Spreading in Great Lakes

Study Finds Grass Carp Spreading in Great Lakes

08-Apr-2017

Despite local efforts to curb a carp invasion in the Great Lakes, a study has found that grass carp have reached three of the five lakes: Erie, Michigan and Ontario. Grass carp is one of four Asian carp species currently threatening to overtake the Great Lakes and disrupt the freshwater ecosystem. ...
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Saugatuck Joins Lake Michigan Water Trail

Saugatuck Joins Lake Michigan Water Trail

06-Apr-2017

On March 27, the Saugatuck City Council passed a resolution designating Saugatuck Harbor as a stop along the Lake Michigan Water Trail. By becoming a point on the Michigan Water Trail, Saugatuck joins an effort to demonstrate support for the Michigan trail in the hopes of garnering a National Re...
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Leland Harbor Raises Dredging Funds

Leland Harbor Raises Dredging Funds

06-Apr-2017

In March we received a letter from Russell Dzuba, asking us to get the word out about Leland Harbor in Leland, Michigan. Residents of the small town were struggling to raise $300,000 to dredge the harbor — a task neglected since 2014 due to tight Leland Township Harbor Commission funds and...
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Proposed Federal Budget Eliminates Great Lakes Funding

Proposed Federal Budget Eliminates Great Lakes Funding

20-Mar-2017

The Trump administration has released its official budget proposal for 2018, and it includes drastic cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The administration’s proposed budget would eliminate 50 programs and shrink funding to the E...
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Second Shipwreck Sanctuary One Step Closer to Reality

Second Shipwreck Sanctuary One Step Closer to Reality

17-Mar-2017

The Great Lakes region is only a few steps away from obtaining a second federally protected marine sanctuary for shipwrecks. On January 6, 2017, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that plans to designate up to 1,260 square miles of Lake Michigan along Wisconsi...
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Line 5 Coating Has Failed in Spots

Line 5 Coating Has Failed in Spots

16-Mar-2017

At a March Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board meeting, Enbridge officials admitted that the outer coating layer on Line 5 has failed in places — a repair the company usually doesn’t take care of. The Line 5 is a controversial pipeline running under the Straits of Mackinac. E...
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Michigan Businesses Create Network to Protect the Great Lakes

Michigan Businesses Create Network to Protect the Great Lakes

16-Mar-2017

In the face of a potential oil pipeline leak under the Straits of Mackinac, a group of businesses — including Patagonia and several Michigan breweries — has formed the Great Lakes Business Network to help protect the Great Lakes and the communities that rely on its water. The twin 6...
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Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Great Lakes

Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Great Lakes

07-Mar-2017

Proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Trump Administration has many Great Lakes environmentalists and legislators concerned. Details leaked and obtained by the National Association for Clean Air Agencies show that the Trump Administration’s initial 2018 budge...
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