What's New on GLIN The Compass The December 2014 edition of the Council of Great Lakes Governors newsletter, The Compass, is now available online. Highlights include a message from Council Co-Chair Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
Congress OKs lakes funding, but axes related bill The Sandusky Register (12/20) $300 million of new annual funding for the Great Lakes Restoration
Initiative was secured, but efforts to pass a bill that would put the
program on firmer footing came up short.
Popular nocturnal rodent expanding in Ohio The Sandusky Register (12/20) Beaver are using many of northwest Ohio’s streams and the Lake Erie
shoreline to re-colonize into Ohio’s last remaining counties after being
absent for nearly two centuries.
Lakes Huron, Michigan unusually high The London Free Press (12/20) Water levels in Lakes Huron and Michigan are bucking the seasonal trend by
remaining high when they normally drop.
Grants available for Lake Superior projects Duluth News Tribune (12/19) The Minnesota DNR is accepting grant applications for projects dealing with
habitat, water quality, public access, community development and outreach
and coastal hazards along Lake Superior and its tributaries.
COMMENTARY: Lake Ontario plan a washout Democrat & Chronicle (12/19) A member of a group concerned about proposed changes to water levels in Lake
Ontario says Plan 2014 misses the mark on wetland protections.