News Stories

Press Release: Victory for Great Lakes, as U.S. Army Corps Officially Drops Controversial Plan to Expand Shipping

Published: 2011-09-06
Conservation groups support study of environmental impacts, urge agency to take climate change impacts into account

Press Release: Governor Scott Walker Declares September 2011 Coastal Awareness Month

Published: 2011-09-06
Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed September 2011 as Coastal Awareness Month in Wisconsin in recognition of the national and global significance of the state’s Great Lakes coasts.

Press Release: Attorneys General Enlist National Support to Combat Invasive Species by Separating Great Lakes from Mississippi River basin

Published: 2011-08-31
NWF supports action to find a permanent solution

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement: Words greater than Action?

Published: 2011-08-31
A grand plan for the lakes, or just another dust-collecting document?

Using the Ballast System to Kill Invasives

Published: 2011-08-31
Large-scale test of system to kill invasive species concludes; results to come in next month.

Bid to close Chicago-area shipping locks rejected

Published: 2011-08-31
Federal judges reject bid to close shipping locks to control Asian carp

Career Opporunity: Consultant Needed

Published: 2011-08-29
The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body) and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council) seek to hire a consultant or consulting firm (consultant), part-time.

NOAA: Workshops series to address coastal habitats

Published: 2011-08-29
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its partners are hosting a series of regionally focused coastal habitat workshops.

RFPs being accepted for FY 2012 – Region 3 Fish Passage Program

Published: 2011-08-24
The U.S. Department of Interior has announced that they are requesting project proposals for FY 2012 for the Region 3 Fish Passage Program.

Great Lakes Protection Fund has a New Website

Published: 2011-08-24
The Great Lakes Protection Fund is announces redesigned website.

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Love Lake Michigan

The Lake Michigan Forum has launched a public awareness campaign called Love Lake Michigan.

Call for Abstracts and Poster Presentations

The 8th biennial State of Lake Michigan and 13th annual Great Lakes Beach Association Conference are now accepting abstracts for consideration.

Great Lakes lawmakers consider statewide bans on pavement sealants

Legislators in at least three Great Lakes states are proposing statewide bans of certain pavement sealants that have killed aquatic animals and are considered a possible health risk to humans.

Office of the Great Lakes has released the 2012 Michigan Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review

The Office of the Great Lakes has released the 2012 Michigan Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review, which assesses Michigan’s progress in meeting its obligations under the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.

Focus Area 2 Aquatic Pathways Summary Report

Army Corps releases Focus Area 2 Aquatic Pathways Summary Report, solicits public comment