Great Lakes News

COMMENTARY: Dumping sewage into Great Lakes must stop

Jul 2, 2015 8:05:50 AM
An estimated 24 billion gallons of untreated sewage and stormwater are dumped into the Great Lakes every year, threatening our health, environment and economy.

Alewife decline threatens Lake Michigan's salmon fishery

Jul 2, 2015 8:05:50 AM
Squeezed between invasive quagga and zebra mussels competing for food at the bottom of the food web and ravenous salmon at the top, alewives are quickly disappearing from Lake Michigan.

$3.2 million Lake Michigan restoration project breaks ground in Portage

Jul 2, 2015 8:05:50 AM
Local and federal officials officially kicked off a $3.2 million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Lake Michigan Waterfront Portage Park project aimed at restoring another 69 acres of industrial land back to its native habitat.

Scott Walker signs bill banning microbeads

Jul 2, 2015 8:05:50 AM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation on Wednesday that bans manufacturers from using tiny plastic beads in products after studies showed they are turning up in the Great Lakes and other waterways.

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From the academy

Lake Michigan Water Trail Final Report and Maps

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

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

New Great Lakes Seaway Trail Sustainable Byway Planning Webinars Preview in Niagara Falls September 16 (Press Release)

Great Lakes Seaway Trail will preview its new Seaway Trail Sustainable Byway Planning Webinars on Sept 16, 2011