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In the News Projects to enhance Great Lakes shoreline approved Niagara This Week (7/2) Projects in and around the Lake Erie shoreline selected for the second round of funding under the Regionís lakefront enhancement incentive program are expected to improve public access to the waterfront, reduce conflicts between beach-goers and private property owners, make the waterfront more attractive and target invasive plant species.
Proposed Lake Erie marine sanctuary passes Erie City Council WICU/WSEE - Erie, PA (7/1) A proposed national marine sanctuary in Lake Erie is now one step closer to becoming reality. Erie City Council voted unanimously this morning, supporting the designation and development of a 759 square mile-sanctuary in the lake and Presque Isle Bay.
Huge part of Lake Superior designated a Canadian marine conservation area MLive (7/1) The Canadian government has officially placed about half of its Lake Superior waters and much of its shoreline under its highest level of federal protection. The Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) in the province of Ontario was formally established on June 24.
Coast guard reminding people to be safe this holiday weekend 9&10 News - Cadillac, Mich. (7/1) Rough waters on Lake Michigan serves as a reminder for people to be careful this holiday weekend. Rocky waves shouldn't be an issue this weekend, but the Coast Guard says to always be attentive if you're out on the water.
Great Lakes water levels at highest point in years WDET - Detroit, Mich. (7/1) Water levels in Lake Michigan are almost a foot higher than they were last year and are still rising. The Great Lakes hit record lows just a few years ago, creating wide beaches and shallow marinas.
Scott Walker signs bill banning microbeads Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/1) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation on Wednesday that bans manufacturers from using tiny plastic beads in products after studies showed they are turning up in the Great Lakes and other waterways.