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Native fish spawning habitat
Michigan State University
Restoring native fish habitat in the Detroit River is a project that requires time, planning and hard work. When referring to habitat, the term "restoration" can be confusing. In a sense, the project is restoring a habitat feature that once existed somewhere in the river.


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Concerns raised over presence of sea lamprey
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (10/6)
In New York, an effort is underway to eliminate sea lamprey in Cayuga Creek before it migrates to Lake Erie.

Great Lakes ships face change after court slams EPA ballast water rules
Minnesota Public Radio (10/5)
A federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite its rules governing the release of ballast water from ships in the Great Lakes and other U.S. waterways.

875 miles of Lake Michigan shipwrecks to become national sanctuary
MLive (10/5)
President Obama announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is moving forward with designating a 80-mile-long section of Lake Michigan between Port Washington and Two Rivers, Wis., as one of two new national underwater shipwreck preserves.

'Nature's art at work' at dunes on Waukegan beach
News-Sun (10/5)
Many of the dunes along Lake Michigan in Waukegan, Ill., are being restored with a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to remove invasive plants and allow the native plants to thrive, and to do an inventory of plants and animals using the dunes.

Committee to study Michigan City pier safety
South Bend Tribune (10/5)
A committee is being formed to explore what can be done to prevent people from being washed off the lighthouse pier in Michigan City, Ind.

Chinook egg take could be record low on Little Manistee
WPBN-TV - Traverse City, MI (10/5)
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says it may harvest the fewest amount of chinook eggs on the Little Manistee River since it opened almost 50 years ago.

Federal money to identify Muskegon port assets, needs
WZZM-TV - Muskegon, MI (10/5)
About $174,000 in federal grant money will help study the Port of Muskegon by funding a study of the existing infrastructure around Muskegon Lake for its cargo handling capacity.

Sarnia mayor Mike Bradley lending voice to nuclear waste debate
Sarnia Observer (10/5)
Sarnia's mayor is among an international array of speakers gathering in Toronto, Ont., trying to bring the subject of a controversial storage proposal for nuclear waste back into the spotlight, as the Canadian federal election campaign enters its final weeks.

EPA offers $8M to rejuvenate Boardman River dams removal project
MLive (10/5)
In Michigan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is offering $8 million through the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to help a project team demolish the obsolete Boardman Dam on the Boardman River.

Senators urge NASA to continue monitoring Lake Erie
Detroit Free Press (10/5)
Michigan and Ohio's U.S. senators sent a letter to NASA's head administrator asking him to continue supporting flights being flown over Lake Erie to monitor for harmful algae blooms.

St. Lawrence River sewage dump will get environmental OK, Coderre predicts
CBC News (10/5)
In Montreal, Quebec, Mayor Denis Coderre is shrugging off federal concerns about the city's plan to to dump eight billion litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River, saying he's confident that it's the best option.

Foot bridge, platform to offer new views of Niagara River
The Buffalo News (10/5)
In New York, a new vantage point offering spectacular views of the Niagara River and Peace Bridge is taking shape following the weekend installation of a new pedestrian bridge over the Niagara Thruway and CSX railroad.

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