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2014 Michigan Invasive Species Grants Program
The Michigan Departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality, and Agriculture and Rural Development have announced the 2014 Michigan Invasive Species Grants Program (MISGP). Two webinars to review the application focus areas and requirements, and provide the opportunity for applicants to ask questions, will be held.

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Michigan muskies getting fit to fight in Wisconsin
Post Crescent (10/23)
With a few months of steady feeding ahead, muskie fingerlings will soon gain the weight and size they need for a successful introduction into brood-stock lakes, managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, as well as the waters of Green Bay.

Harbor Beach dredging project wins Michigan Municipal League Community Excellence Award
Huron County View (10/23)
Harbor Beach in Michigan's Thumb region won for its innovative, self-performed dredging project. With water levels on the Great Lakes being so low the past two summers, many communities like Harbor Beach had to do emergency dredging in order to accommodate boats in its municipal marina.

Sunken ship has history stories galore, speaker says
The Toledo Blade (10/23)
The executive director of the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, argued Wednesday night that speculation about what sent the Edmund Fitzgerald and its 29-man crew to the bottom of Lake Superior during a Nov. 10, 1975, storm overshadows other interesting aspects of the vessel and its history.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources proposes Islands Management Plan
WILX - Lansing, MI (10/23)
Michigan officials are asking the public for input on the management of northern Lake Michigan islands.

Michigan gets $7.5M gift commitments for dunes buy
9 & 10 News (10/23)
Michigan officials say $7.5 million in private funding has been secured and will be donated if the state commits to buying Lake Michigan dune land near Saugatuck, Mich.

New evidence of mounting Asian carp invasion at Great Lakes
Nature World News (10/22)
A new series of DNA analyses have revealed the possible beginnings of an invasion of Lake Michigan, with evidence of Asian carp showing up in a pair of Michigan tributaries.

Students build underwater robots to keep an eye on the Great Lakes
Second Wave (10/22)
Students are learning new ways to protect the Great Lakes and its watersheds through the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative.

Stormwater forum brings out North Shore, Ill. residents
Sun-Times (10/22)
Interested Illinois residents, many of whom have dealt with stormwater issues personally, packed an auditorium to hear from several local stormwater experts on ways to manage storm water and protect Lake Michigan.

Wisconsin wolf hunt snags attention
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (10/22)
The 2014 Wisconsin wolf hunting and trapping season opened last Wednesday. Already 96 wolves have been killed. A group called Great Lakes Wolf Patrol set up camp in northern Wisconsin and pledged to "monitor" activities of wolf hunters and trappers. It hopes to find evidence of violations.

76 Michigan communities oppose nuclear waste site near Lake Huron
ABC 10 - Ishpeming, MI (10/22)
In support of efforts in Lansing by state Sens. Phil Pavlov and Mike Green to halt construction of a permanent Canadian nuclear waste repository on the shores of Lake Huron, 76 Michigan communities, along with local government agencies in Canada and other U.S. states, have passed official resolutions opposing the Canadian proposal.

Environmental concerns trip up Enbridge oil pipeline project in Ontario
MLive (10/22)
An energy company that ships oil under the Straits of Mackinac has had a pipeline expansion project in Ontario halted by officials over concerns that the plans don't do enough to protect Canadian waterways.

After years of build up, dredging at Wilson Harbor in Wilson, N.Y. underway
Time Warner Cable News (10/22)
Almost a decade had come and gone without any dredging at the harbor, leaving silt to build up and lowering the water level. After several years of red tape and road blocks, dredging in Wilson Harbor continues. Work started in September and should be finished by mid-November.

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