Great Lakes News

COMMENTARY: Discharge act protects Great Lakes

Sep 26, 2016 8:05:50 AM
The Vessel Incidental Discharge Act clarifies important rules governing the discharge of ballast water and it is legislation that both political parties can agree on, citizens should support, and that would benefit businesses, consumers and taxpayers alike.

Lake Superior LAMP

Sep 26, 2016 8:05:50 AM
Pursuant to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the governments of Canada and the United States have finalized a Lake Superior Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) which is an ecosystem-based strategy for restoring and protecting Lake Superior water quality.

Start decommissioning Line 5 now

Sep 26, 2016 8:05:50 AM
Pipelines can be considered the safest way to transport this oil, but measures should be taken so that Line 5 doesn't travel through the Great Lakes. Decommissioning the line will cost money, but nothing approaches the cost of a potential incident in the Straits.

Port Maitland Lock faces murky future

Sep 26, 2016 8:05:50 AM
In Port Maitland, Ontario, the Port Maitland On the Grand Historical Association is being forced to make a decision on the future of the property in the coming years with a ballooning lease.

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From the academy

Lake Michigan Forum & Watershed Academy Meeting - October 28, 2015

2015-10-07
This meeting will be an opportunity to learn about the activities of these groups and future plans for public engagement and outreach in the Lake Michigan basin. Join this conversation as a participant and find out how you can plug in from your community.

Lake Michigan Water Trail Final Report and Maps

2012-01-03
Development of the 450-mile Lake Michigan Water Trail inventory now complete; maps and reports available.

Series of Workshops Focus on Building Climate Planning Capacity in Great Lakes Region

2011-09-12
Next workshop will be held in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on September 13, 2011.