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GLIN April Site of the Month
(4/2)
GLIN's April Site of the Month is the Great Lakes Clean Communities Network, a multi-partner effort led by the Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University to create a community of environmental practitioners throughout the Great Lakes. The primary goal of this effort is to establish a long-term sustainable network of leaders who will share experiences, successes, tools, and websites with each other.

Is our Great Lakes Compact ready?
(9/27)
A new Alliance for the Great Lakes study looks at the strength and resiliency of the Great Lakes Basin Compact on the eve of its first test: a forthcoming request from Waukesha, Wis. to divert Great Lakes water beyond the basin to meet the city's need for water.

Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship
The Associated Press (9/13)
Republicans in the eight-state region are matching Democrats' enthusiasm for an array of federal programs benefiting the inland seas, from dredging harbors to controlling invasive predators like the fish-killing sea lamprey.

Rep. Owens backs IJC’s water regulation proposal
Watertown Daily Times (8/2)
The water regulation strategy for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River must be updated to prevent “irreparable damage” to the region’s ecosystem, according to N.Y. Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh.

Changing lake levels a concern
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (6/12)
The International Joint Commission on Thursday will release a new proposal for managing water levels and flows on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. This will be the sixth time the agency has released such a proposal since it began working to revise the 1958 guidelines more than a decade ago.

IJC prepares for hearings on "modified" water levels plan
North Country Public Radio (6/3)
A binational agency is poised to take another step towards revising the way water levels are managed on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. The International Joint Commission says it "aims" to hold public hearings on changing the 55-year-old system as early as next month.

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General Resources
Council of Great Lakes Governors
Devoted to working cooperatively on public policy issues common to the Great Lakes states.

Great Lakes Boating Federation
The Great Lakes Boating Federation was created to take advantage of the regional approach to lakefront development and waterway management, and to insure that recreational boaters are being heard when decisions affecting the future of the Great Lakes are being made.

Great Lakes Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)
COSEE Great Lakes is adding critical freshwater components to the national COSEE network and enhancing ocean/Great Lakes science literacy in the region and beyond.

Great Lakes Commission
A binational agency that promotes the orderly, integrated and comprehensive development, use and conservation of the water and related natural resources of the Great Lakes basin and St. Lawrence River.

Great Lakes Fishery Commission
The GLFC coordinates programs of research on the Great Lakes and recommends measures which will permit the maximum sustained productivity of Great Lakes fish.

Great Lakes Protection Fund
The Fund seeks projects that lead to tangible improvements in the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem and promote the interdependence of healthy ecological and economic systems.

Great Lakes Radio Consortium
The Great Lakes Radio Consortium produces environmentally focused radio features and news featured on more than 100 public radio stations around the Great Lakes region and several national radio programs.

Great Lakes Regional Collaboration
Guided by a U.S. Executive Order, the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration (GLRC) is a wide-ranging, cooperative effort to design and implement a strategy for the restoration, protection and sustainable use of the Great Lakes. A planning strategy document was released in December 2005.

Great Lakes Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
The U.S. Geological Survey's Great Lakes Science Center was founded in 1927 and continues to provide scientific information for the sound management of Great Lakes fish populations and other important natural resources in the basin.

Great Lakes Sea Grant Network
A network of Sea Grant colleges and programs working in partnership with government and the private sector to meet the changing needs of Americans living in the Great Lakes region.

International Association for Great Lakes Research
IAGLR is a scientific organization made up of researchers studying the Laurentian Great Lakes and other large lakes of the world, as well as those with an interest in such research.

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute
Established in December 2004, the GLMRI represents a consortium of the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the University of Wisconsin-Superior. This first-ever institute dedicated to the study of Great Lakes maritime commerce is pursuing research in marine transportation, logistics, economics, engineering, environmental planning and port management.

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Lake Erie
Great Lakes Research Consortium
The Great Lakes Research Consortium consists of 16 colleges and universities in New York State and nine affiliated schools in Ontario. GLRC programs help to promote collaborative research on the Great Lakes.

Lake Erie Binational Public Forum
The Forum provides input on the Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP), which aims to restore and protect the beneficial uses of the lake.

Lake Erie Center
University of Toledo
The University of Toledo's Lake Erie Center is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to environmental research.

Lake Erie Committee
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
The committee considers fishery issues of common concern, develops joint programs and research projects and serves as a forum for management agencies. Includes Lake St. Clair, and the St. Clair and Detroit rivers.

Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO)
The LaMP provides a framework for agencies, organizations and individuals to coordinate activities that they are already working on, and to propose new activities to improve the environmental quality of Lake Erie.

Michigan Sea Grant
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
A partnership between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University to promote the understanding and intelligent use of the Great Lakes.

New York Sea Grant
Focuses the talents of university scientists and extension specialists on research in the areas of fisheries, coastal environmental quality and processes, invasive species, non-point source pollution and seafood safety.

Ohio Lake Erie Commission
Established in 1990 to help preserve Lake Erie's natural resources, protect the quality of waters and ecosystems, and promote economic development of the region.

Ohio Sea Grant College Program
Uses research, education, and outreach efforts to enhance use and improve management of this nation's ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources.

Pennsylvania Sea Grant
Established in March 1998, the Great Lakes' newest Sea Grant Program seeks to increase public awareness of coastal issues (environmental and economic) through extension, communication, education, and applied research activities, thereby improving the overall environmental and economic "health" of Pennsylvania's coastal regions.

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Lake Huron
Georgian Bay Association
Representing member associations along Georgian Bay and the inland lakes, the GBA works with water-based communities to ensure the careful stewardship of the greater bay area.

Lake Huron Committee
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
The committee considers fishery issues of common concern, develops joint programs and research projects and serves as a forum for management agencies.

Michigan Sea Grant
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
A partnership between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University to promote the understanding and intelligent use of the Great Lakes.

The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation
A non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the conservation and wise stewardship of Lake Huron's coastal ecosystems.

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Lake Michigan
Alliance for the Great Lakes
Formerly the Lake Michigan Federation, the Alliance is a nonprofit, public interest organization focusing on protecting the Great Lakes through a variety of "Positive Change" projects.

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Focuses on invasive species, aquaculture, fisheries, the future of communities that border southern Lake Michigan, and other issues that affect the coast through K-12 education, research and outreach projects.

Lake Michigan Committee
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
The committee considers fishery issues of common concern, develops joint programs and research projects and serves as a forum for management agencies.

Lake Michigan Forum
The Lake Michigan Forum was established as part of the Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) as the central vehicle for stakeholder participation in developing and implementing the LaMP. Check here for information about the Lake Michigan LaMP.

Lake Michigan Partner Network
Alliance for the Great Lakes
The Lake Michigan Federation coordinates a Partner Network of more than 100 grassroots and regional organizations from around Lake Michigan focused on restoring and maintaining the land and waters that feed into the lake.

Michigan Sea Grant
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
A partnership between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University to promote the understanding and intelligent use of the Great Lakes.

University of Wisconsin Sea Grant
A statewide program of basic and applied research, education and technology transfer dedicated to the wise stewardship and sustainable use of Great lakes and ocean resources.

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Lake Ontario
Great Lakes Research Consortium
The Great Lakes Research Consortium consists of 16 colleges and universities in New York State and nine affiliated schools in Ontario. GLRC programs help to promote collaborative research on the Great Lakes.

Lake Ontario Committee
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
The committee considers fishery issues of common concern, develops joint programs and research projects and serves as a forum for management agencies.

New York Sea Grant
Focuses the talents of university scientists and extension specialists on research in the areas of fisheries, coastal environmental quality and processes, invasive species, non-point source pollution and seafood safety.

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Lake Superior
Inland Sea Society
Works toward maintaining a Lake Superior Basin with a naturally diverse and heathly ecosystem.

International Lake Superior Board of Control
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District
This board, established in 1914, sets Lake Superior outflows and oversees the operaton of the various control works.

Lake Superior Alliance
An international coalition of community groups that are committed to working together toward a cleaner future for Lake Superior.

Lake Superior Binational Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO)
The Lake Superior Binational Program focuses on the entire ecosystem of Lake Superior and presents its progress in a series of reports titled the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan.

Lake Superior Committee
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
The committee considers fishery issues of common concern, develops joint programs and research projects and serves as a forum for management agencies.

Michigan Sea Grant
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
A partnership between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University to promote the understanding and intelligent use of the Great Lakes.

Minnesota Lake Superior Beach Monitoring Program
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Minnesota's beach monitoring program collects samples from 37 Lake Superior beaches and analyzes them for water-borne diseases and human health risks. During beach season, this site offers daily and historical beach status information, including weather, photos and maps.

Minnesota Sea Grant
Provides the people, tools and technology to help maintain and enhance coastal and aquatic economies and resources, focusing primarily on problems facing Lake Superior and Minnesota's inland waters.

University of Wisconsin Sea Grant
A statewide program of basic and applied research, education and technology transfer dedicated to the wise stewardship and sustainable use of Great lakes and ocean resources.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Lake Erie
GLIN: Lake Huron
GLIN: Lake Michigan
GLIN: Lake Ontario
GLIN: Lake Superior
GLIN: The Great Lakes

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