Friday, November 21, 2014

Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day

<> Save the date: the Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day - In Washington, D.C., Feb 24-26, 2015 - Events will feature dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

House Hearing On Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water

<> House Hearing On Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water - The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy: Drinking water contamination by algal blooms in the source water of public water systems gained national attention this summer when blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) laced with a toxin called microcystin (a cyanotoxin) were found in Lake Erie and Toledo's Collins Water Treatment Plant.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The GLMRIS - Brandon Road control point effort

<> The GLMRIS - Brandon Road control point effort - The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) will assess the viability of establishing a single point to control the one-way, upstream transfer of aquatic nuisance species from the Mississippi River basin into the Great Lakes basin near the Brandon Road Lock and Dam located in Joliet, Illinois. Scoping & comment period will run through January 16, 2015

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Detroit River a suspect in Lake Erie algal growth

<> Detroit River a suspect in Lake Erie algal growth - Though still focused on the farm-enriched Maumee River watershed, Great Lakes scientists are increasingly curious how much phosphorus generated north of Toledo flows down the Detroit River and contributes to western Lake Erie's algal growth.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Chicago to Host First Ever Great Lakes Economic Forum

<> Chicago to Host First Ever Great Lakes Economic Forum - CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Council of the Great Lakes Region are pleased to announce that Chicago will play host to the first Great Lakes Economic Forum, April 26-28, 2015.

Friday, November 14, 2014

HOW Coalition Supports Clean Water Rule

<> HOW Coalition Supports Clean Water Rule - The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition and 51 of its members, representing hundreds of thousands of people across the Great Lakes, submitted comments to the U.S. EPA in support of an Obama Administration rule clarifying Clean Water Act protections to streams and wetlands [WOTUS Proposed Rule].

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Webinar: Great Lakes Beach Association Conference

<> Webinar: Great Lakes Beach Association Conference - The 14th Annual Great Lakes Beach Association Conference is taking place Nov. 12-14 in Toronto, Ont., and will be broadcast live via free webinar and teleconference!