What's New on GLIN 2017 Adopt-a-Beach Program As spring finally begins to appear around the Great Lakes, volunteers are heading out to beaches for a spring cleaning. The Alliance for the Great Lakes’ Adopt-a-Beach program mobilizes thousands of volunteers who give back to their local beaches each year. Volunteers interested in participating in Adopt-a-Beach can find events in their community at greatlakesadopt.org.
In the News Water levels up on Great Lakes Welland Tribune (4/21) Water levels are higher than average on all of the Great Lakes right now, reaching above flood stage on Lake Ontario under calm conditions.
Wild rice could help protect Lake Ontario shorelines Metro News (4/21) Environmental researchers at Ryerson’s Urban Water Centre have begun discussions with an Indigenous wild rice farmer in Peterborough, Ontario, to use the plant to support local wetlands and protect Lake Ontario shorelines.
Lake Ontario towns will lobby against new water levels plan North Country Public Radio (4/21) Representatives of some communities on the southern shore of Lake Ontario plan to go to Washington to lobby against a new policy governing control of water levels in the lake and the St. Lawrence River.
Trump effect expected to dominate Great Lakes Economic Forum Windsor Star (4/20) What the Trump effect might be on one of the world’s richest and most successful international economic relationships will be a dominant focus of the Great Lakes Economic Forum next week in Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan.
Waukesha diversion appeal denied The Journal Times (4/20) The Great Lakes Compact Council unanimously voted not to reopen or modify the approval it gave last summer for the Waukesha, Wisconsin, water diversion from Lake Michigan.