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Fish spawning webinar
Sustain Our Great Lakes is presenting a webinar titled Lessons Learned from Fish Spawning Reef Restoration in the St. Clair-Detroit River System on March 9. This webinar will share lessons learned about adaptive management, stakeholder engagement, reef design and project monitoring.


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Webinars promote algae research communication
The Toledo Blade (2/10)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began a series of three Great Lakes algae webinars by asking university and private researchers to communicate more about what they’re doing.

Federal grant to provide wetland acreage for Lake Huron park
The Associated Press (2/10)
Michigan is receiving a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help conserve wetlands on the coast of Lake Huron.

Michigan leaders oppose Wisconsin town's Great Lakes diversion request
Petoskey News-Review (2/10)
Concern about the public water supply in a Wisconsin town has community leaders there asking for access to Great Lakes water in a move Michigan officials are opposing.

POTUS proposes cut In Great Lakes protection program — again
The Associated Press (2/9)
For the third consecutive year, President Barack Obama is proposing to cut a program that focuses on the Great Lakes’ biggest environmental threats.

Proposed National Marine Sanctuary picks up support
The Ashland Daily Press (2/9)
Support for the designation of Chequamegon Bay, Wis., as a National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) is picking up steam following a unanimous vote of the Ashland City Council in support of the designation.

Obama seeks 18% hike in water infrastructure spending
The Detroit News (2/9)
President Barack Obama wants to boost federal spending next year for a state drinking water infrastructure fund by $157 million, an 18 percent increase over last year, to assist with projects in communities affected by water contamination such as Flint, Mich.

St. Lawrence water levels linked to invasives
The Press-Republican (2/9)
A plan to restore St. Lawrence River water levels back to historic norms was a major talking point at a recent summit in Clayton, N.Y., on combating invasive species.

McCormick Ravine being restored for $3.5 million
Chicago Tribune (2/9)
Restoration of the McCormick Ravine in Illinois is part of a larger project called the Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration Program that is under the auspices of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

Bay City's Tall Ship Celebration returns in July
Midland Daily News (2/9)
The Tall Ship Celebration will return to Bay City, Mich., this summer. The Bay City site has won the coveted “Port of the Year” award from Tall Ships America three times, more than any other host community in all of North America.

Wisconsin Assembly to vote on pushing back wolf hunt date
The Associated Press (2/9)
The Wisconsin Assembly is getting ready to vote on a bill that would push the start of the state's wolf hunt back by several weeks if the federal government allows the season to resume.

No majestic ice, no problem; Lake Michigan scenes still pretty
MLive (2/9)
Lake Michigan looks a little different this year than most winters. Snowfall amounts vary from year to year, but the thing that stands out this year in Michigan is the above-average temperatures.

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