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The monarch butterfly, well known for its spectacular migrations in the Great Lakes region, is in decline. Anyone with a bit of garden space to spare can help the monarch population recover. Planting milkweeds will provide food plants for monarch caterpillars and nectar sources for adult butterflies.


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Shipwreck discovery may lead to Great Lakes treasure
Detroit Free Press (5/28)
Kevin Dykstra and Frederick J. Monroe began scanning Lake Michigan off the coast of Frankfort as soon as the ice melted, looking for a boxcar they claim holds more than $2 million in gold bullion.

Research vessels back on water to learn more about the Great Lakes
UpNorthLive.com (5/28)
All four of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries research vessels are back on the water to begin their annual surveys of the Great Lakes fish populations.

Captain John's floating restaurant in Toronto headed for Port Colborne
St. Catharines Standard (5/28)
The famed Captain John’s floating restaurant, a landmark on the Toronto waterfront, will be towed across Lake Ontario and through the Welland Canal into the lakeside city for scrapping.

Duluth dock celebrated for its history, vital future
Duluth News Tribune (5/28)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Rick Nolan and U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen were among those on hand to break ground on the final stage of the revitalization of Dock C and D — a $17.7 million project.

Group wants to shut Straits of Mackinac oil lines
Detroit News (5/27)
An environmental group is raising questions about the review of oil lines that run in one particularly sensitive area — the Straits of Mackinac — and calling for the lines to be shut down.

Obama water rule earns praise, sparks concern
Detroit Free Press (5/27)
Michigan environmentalists praised President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that he would move to extend pollution rules to smaller rivers and wetlands, even as some Republican members of the state's congressional delegation denounced it as executive overreach.

St. Clair County starts annual beach tests for E. coli with new, quicker method
Port Huron Times Herald (5/27)
Beaches will be tested using an old method that produces results in about 18 hours. The same beaches also will be tested, however, using a method called quantitative polymerase chain reaction that promises results in less than four hours.

Pipeline protesters interrupt Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder at Mackinac conference
MLive.com (5/27)
"I respect everything they said," the governor told the crowd. "... How they did it is another story."

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