Thursday, June 12, 2014

Great Lakes News

<> An international trail around the Great Lakes is in the making - Lake Michigan Water Trail Association is in the process of making an international trail around the Great Lakes, 7,000 miles, stretching through eight states and the provinces of Ontario and Qu├Ębec.

<> Summer Surprise! Icebergs Spotted in Lake Superior - Though it's starting to feel like summer in the Great Lakes region, with temperatures soaring into the 80s (Fahrenheit), icebergs are still loitering in Lake Superior -- a reminder of an especially harsh winter [Didn't we just say it was officially ice free?]

<> President Obama Signs Bill to Help Great Lakes Communities Access More Federal Funds - A release from Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) focuses on the provisions of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA, H.R.3080 now Public Law No: 113-121) that establish the Great Lakes Navigation System (GLNS).

·       Access complete legislative details H.R.3080

<> Portman Applauds House Passage of Algae Bill - Passage Comes Days After Ohio EPA Issued Toxic Algae Warnings in Parts of State

·       Access complete legislative details S.1254