Great Lakes News

USDA encouraging farmers to plant cover crops

Aug 26, 2014 8:05:50 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making $2 million available to Ohio farmers who agree to plant cover crops this fall.

Residents get hands-on lesson about Maumee River conditions

Aug 26, 2014 8:05:50 AM
More than two dozen people took a two-hour look at the Maumee River and nearby facilities that impact its condition. The tour, hosted by the Lake Erie Waterkeeper, was especially important this year because of the growing algae bloom in Lake Erie.

Montreal sewage waste dumped directly into rivers

Aug 26, 2014 8:05:50 AM
While the city of Montreal, Quèbec says it's studying the idea of creating more beaches on its territory, sewage waste is dumped directly into the St. Lawrence River and the Rivi�re des Prairies after heavy rainfalls.

Invasive fish predator leaving mark on Georgian Bay habitat

Aug 26, 2014 8:05:50 AM
In Ontario, anglers taking part in this year's Salmon Spectacular in the Georgian Bay are not only finding a lot of fish, but also a dangerous fish predator called the sea lamprey.

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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