<> Great Lakes Commission calls for immediate action on interbasin transfer of Asian carp - Calls for immediate action on a suite of near-term measures to reduce the risk of interbasin transfer of Asian carp and other invasive species at the Chicago Area Waterways System (CAWS).
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
<> USACE Annual Summary Of Great Lakes water levels - The 2013 Annual Summary and analyses of Great Lakes water levels and the meteorological and hydrologic conditions -- substantially higher water levels in 2013, than those experienced in 2012
<> Obama Budget Cuts Core Great Lakes Programs - President Barack Obama released his proposed 2015 budget today, which contains cuts to core Great Lakes programs. The Obama Administration is recommending $275 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative a cut of $25 million from current funding levels of $300 million and a reduction of $200 million from the initial funding proposed. . .
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
<> Unprecedented Seasonal Water Level Dynamics on One of the Earth's Largest Lakes - NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory indicates Water-level measurements on Lake Erie during the 2011 and 2012 water years (October 2010 through September 2011, and October 2011 through September 2012, respectively), reflect dramatic and unexpected changes in the seasonal water-level cycle and in the Great Lakes regional water budget.
<> 2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference: Innovating for Success- April 1-2, 2014,
<> IJC launches new Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Boards - Following an open nomination process, in the fall of 2013, the International Joint Commission (IJC) is pleased to announce the appointment of members to its newly reconstituted Great Lakes Water Quality and Science Advisory boards.
<> Great Lakes ice cover surpasses 80 percent - Ice cover on the Great Lakes reached 88 percent this month for the first time in a decade, according to NASA's Earth Observatory. Since 1973, average ice cover of the lakes has been just more than 50 percent.
<> Bird Groups Raise Alarms over Wind Industry Installation of Six Giant Wind Turbines in Critical Great Lakes Bird Migration Corridor - American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) charge that millions of migrating and federally protected birds, including an active Bald Eagle nest, will be threatened by an Ohio wind development currently under construction.
<> Advocates to Meet in Washington for Great Lakes Days - Next week, more than 100 Great Lakes advocates from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York will be in Washington, D.C., as part of Great Lakes Days. Citizens will be meeting with federal public officials to discuss important issues that impact the Lakes and communities in the region. If you can't attend Great Lakes Days, check out our. . .
<> Success Story Slide Shows Now Available for Each State - Leading up to Great Lakes Days, the Healing Our Waters-Coalition has made state-by-state slide shows for each Great Lakes restoration success stories we've written about. Check out your state's slide show and share your state's successes with others!
<> Call for Presentations and Field Trips at the 10th Anniversary Great Lakes Restoration Conference - WANTED: Individuals to lead dynamic, engaging and fun field trips and presentations at the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition's 10th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 9-11, 2014. The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is issuing a request for field trips and presentations for the conference. Deadline for submissions: April 18, 2014.
<> GLIN's March Site of the Month - GLIN's March Site of the Month is Great Lakes Clean Water Organization, a nonprofit promoting collection and disposal of unused/unwanted drugs in a safe and approved manner. Their aim is to keep harmful drugs out of ground water, surface water and municipal water systems in
Monday, March 3, 2014
<> GLPF Celebrates 25 Years - In February, 1989 a bipartisan group of seven governors signed an improbable, yet historic, agreement. They agreed to invest in a private corporation whose sole purpose was to protect the
Friday, February 28, 2014
<> GLOS Funding Opportunity: Lake Erie Information System Buoy - GLOS is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase and deployment of one (1) buoy 14 miles north of Cleveland OH during the 2014 and 2015 field seasons.
<> Wisconsin Sea Grant Announces $2 Million to Fund Great Lakes Research - Researchers will look at the health of the waterways, methods to prevent Great Lakes beach contamination, the impact of aquatic invasive species on the lakes' food webs and more.
<> Green Bay receives EPA Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure Grant U.S. EPA announced the award of a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the City of Green Bay, WI, to fund a green infrastructure project to improve water quality in Lake Michigan.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
<> Opposition to Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plan by Michigan and Indiana Could Hamper Great Lakes Protection Efforts - Michigan and Indiana attorneys general have inserted themselves into a legal battle siding with opponents of a plan to clean up the Chesapeake.
<> EPA Announces 11 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants Totaling Over $5 Million to Combat Invasive Species in the Great Lakes - Four Michigan grants included in the awards.
<> Coast Guard warns western Lake Erie communities of upcoming commercial ice-breaking activity - DETROIT The Coast Guard is advising residents of southern Lake Erie islands including Catawba Island, Ohio, that the commercial tug Ohio is scheduled to break ice. . .