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GLIN Site of the Month

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 08:05
GLIN's January Site of the Month is the 2015 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C. Events will take place Feb 24-26, and feature dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies.

Appropriations bill supports Great Lakes restoration

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 08:05
The U.S. Omnibus Appropriations Bill for 2015 will support $300 million in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Federal judge's ruling on hunting wolves could have national impact

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 08:05
A federal judge's decision reinstating federal protections for wolves in the Great Lakes region could have a profound impact on other areas of the United States where wolves don't exist.

Senate blocks $300M funding for Great Lakes

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 08:05
Largely lost in the flurry of 11th-hour activity on Capitol Hill before Congress adjourned last week was a major defeat for the Great Lakes due to Senate inaction.

Ice dunes not forming on Presque Isle State Park

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 08:05
It's the first week of winter, and the Erie, Pa., area is remarkably snow-free. With temperatures well above freezing, the ice dunes have not yet formed on Presque Isle beaches, and that could pose a problem.

Maritime Center rebuilding Battle of Lake Erie ship

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 08:05
A major donation to the Bayfront Maritime Center will soon be adding to the Erie, Pa., skyline. The Porcupine Project will recreate one of the longest-lasting of Perry's boats from the Battle of Lake Erie.

Muskegon divers claim to find elusive "Le Griffon" shipwreck

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 08:05
It's considered to be the holy grail of all shipwrecks lost in the Great Lakes. For more than 300 years, many have searched for it, but since it sunk in 1679, it has decided it hasn't wanted to be found. Until recently, according to some divers.

A "market-based" solution to prevent an Enbridge spill in the Great Lakes

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 08:05
The oil spill disaster on the Kalamazoo River got many wondering about the state of Michigan's pipelines. In particular, people want to know more about the 61-year old Enbridge oil pipeline crossing the Straits of Mackinac.

Federal study ahead for boating tourism study of Michigan harbors

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 08:05
A yearlong economic study funded by the federal government will help Michigan's Great Lakes coastal communities capitalize on the growing recreational boating market.

A look back in time: Tall ships on tap for Duluth in 2016

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:05
For the fourth time since 2008, ships of the 16th and 17th centuries will sail to Duluth, Minn.

Port of Milwaukee steel shipments rank second highest since 1970

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:05
The final shipment of steel for 2014 arrived on Dec. 15 in the Port of Milwaukee, bringing the second highest annual steel tonnage since 1970.

US fleet to pump $75m into Great Lakes shipyards

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:05
U.S.-flag Great Lakes vessel operators plan to spend $75 million this winter to ready the fleet for the 2015 shipping season.

Monroe County, N.Y. Executive decries lake-level plan

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:05
New York's Monroe County Executive says that the proposed Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River water level plan does not work for property owners and local communities on Lake Ontario.

Obama approves disaster designation for November storm

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:05
Federal disaster aid will be available to the six N.Y. counties walloped by brutal November lake-effect snowstorms.

Last saltie leaves Twin Ports; shipping season continues to rebound

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:05
With one month to go in the shipping season, the Port of Duluth-Superior's comeback from a difficult start is nearly complete.

Nipigon mayor Richard Harvey thinks Nipigon Bay could be delisted as an area of concern soon

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:05
The mayor of Nipigon, Ont. thinks the day will soon come when Nipigon Bay is delisted as a Great Lakes Area of Concern.

Minn. DNR use potash to solve zebra mussel infestation in Christmas Lake in Shorewood, Minn.

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:05
On Friday, Minn. DNR pumped a special chemical to kill zebra mussels in the lake.

5 things to know about the Mackinac pipeline

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:05
Is a pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac dangerous? The company that owns and operates it says not, but environmentalists say they're worried.

Lawmakers continue push for Plan 2014 at Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River system

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:05
A large delegation of lawmakers reiterated their support of a Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River water level plan designed to allow larger seasonal variations.

2015 No-Spills Conference

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 08:05
Registration is now available for the 2015 No-Spills Conference is scheduled for January 5-7, 2015, in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. This year, the conference theme is "Blue Waters, Golden Shores: No-Spills Silver Anniversary."