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Endangered mussel relocation on Grand River begins at Lyons Dam
MLive (8/28)
Relocation of an endangered freshwater mussel species in the Grand River has begun in Ionia County, Mich., ahead of a delayed dam removal project at a popular fishing spot.

E. coli levels high at some Grand Traverse Bay beaches
Traverse City Record-Eagle (8/27)
In Michigan, Grand Traverse County health officials issued E. coli advisory warnings at some Grand Traverse Bay beaches for the second consecutive week.

COMMENTARY: The future of chinook fishing on Lake Michigan
The News-Dispatch (8/27)
Indiana Department of Natural Resources' biologists sketched a questionable future for salmon fishing on Lake Michigan at a public meeting in Michigan City.

State approves Belle River watershed plan
The Times Herald (8/27)
A watershed management plan for the Belle River in southeast Michigan has been approved by the state Department of Environmental Quality. Proposals to improve water quality and preserve rural and agricultural land in the watershed are now eligible for state and federal grants.

EDITORIAL: An unrealistic plan for wastewater overflows
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/27)
A measure that would ban sewer overflows was introduced in Congress to help protect the Great Lakes. Lawmakers are urged to view this measure with skepticism and instead focus on other needs, such as making sure the federal government adequately funds Great Lakes restoration and cleanup efforts.

Province offering grants to community groups to protect Great Lakes
Burlington Post (8/27)
In Ontario, the provincial government is offering $1.5-million for community groups to help protect, restore and enhance the Great Lakes.

Team hopes to boost lake herring population
Traverse City Record-Eagle (8/27)
A team from the Nature Conservancy, with help from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Central Michigan University, plans to deposit limestone rocks into the water near Elk Rapids to restore fish habitat and boost native fish populations.

Duluth Port celebrates key role in wind energy supply chain
WDIO-TV - Duluth, MN (8/27)
The Port of Duluth, Minn., is playing a key role on the renewable energy supply chain as crews handle all the cargo for a new 43-turbine wind farm that Allete Clean Energy is building in North Dakota.

Volunteers clean up Grand Traverse County beaches
9&10 News - Cadillac, MI (8/27)
Barefoot Wine, The Alliance for the Great Lakes and The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay gathered with volunteers for the Barefoot Wine Beach Clean Up in Grand Traverse County, Mich., to remove trash along the beaches.

Mentor Marsh restoration begins soon with reed-harvesting project
The Plain Dealer (8/27)
Researchers from the University of Michigan's Biological Station and botanists from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History are teaming up to restore Mentor Marsh in Mentor, Ohio.

Amherst Island wind project approved
Kingston Whig-Standard (8/24)
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change announced that a controversial wind energy project for Amherst Island has received approval, with more than two dozen conditions.

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