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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.

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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.

City council passes resolution supporting Great Lakes funds
Petoskey News-Review (4/21)
The Petoskey, Michigan, city council unanimously passed a resolution formally stating its support for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is at risk of being cut from the federal budget.

Atlantic salmon released into Thunder Bay River
The Alpena News (4/21)
In Alpena, Michigan, over 28,000 Atlantic salmon were released into the Thunder Bay River as part of new stocking efforts by the Dept. of Natural Resources.

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.

Democrats trying to ratchet up pressure to shut down Line 5
Michigan Radio (4/20)
Michigan Rep. Yousef Rabhi is sponsoring a new resolution intended to pressure Gov. Rick Snyder to shut down the controversial Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline, which runs under the Straits of Mackinac.

Setting a water pollution budget for 3 troubled Wisconsin counties
Wisconsin Public Radio (4/20)
The Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources has been holding meetings to explain the concept of creating a daily chemical load limit for Lake Michigan tributaries in Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties.

Great Lakes town raises money online to save harbor
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (4/20)
In Leland, Michigan, a local campaign raised $275,000 to help the city buy equipment to dredge its recreational harbor in time for summer.

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