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New York Sea Grant has issued a series of impact statements for eight of its projects conducted in the Great Lakes region of New York in 2014. The projects primarily focused on work to support resilient communities and economies and healthy New York coastal ecosystems and habitats.


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Great Lakes restoration projects awarded $5.7M
Detroit Free Press (3/27)
Seven projects across Michigan are receiving a total of more than $5.7 million in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Researchers work to understand how our plastic waste affects the Great Lakes
Michigan Radio (3/26)
Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario say plastic trash in the Great Lakes is a growing problem, and we donít know enough about the plastic garbage yet.

Water quality grades issued for local streams
Sandusky Register (3/26)
The report cards are out, and it's clear that there's plenty of room for improvement in cleaning up local streams in Erie County, Ohio.

Ballville Dam on the Sandusky River to finally come tumbling down
The Plain Dealer (3/26)
Ohio's Sandusky River is full of spawning walleye. The river could return to its glory days of walleye fishing once the Ballville Dam is removed this fall.

Pure Michigan campaign boosts U.P. tourism
WLUC-TV - Negaunee, MI (3/26)
Thanks in large part to the Pure Michigan ad campaign, Michigan's tourism industry brought in $22.8 billion last year, and this summer is looking to be on a similar track.

Great Lakes ice compared to last year shows astonishing difference
MLive (3/26)
Great Lakes ice has been decreasing quickly in the past few weeks. Given all the extreme cold we had in February, there is an astonishing difference in the amount of ice currently on the Great Lakes when compared to last year.

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor wins Pacesetter Award
The Times of Northwest Indiana (3/26)
The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor won a Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for increasing international cargo tonnage during the 2014 navigation season.

Saginaw Bay Watershed receives $2.5 million for conservation project
MLive (3/26)
The Nature Conservancy is set to receive $2.5 million in federal funds to help implement conservation practices across 10,000 acres of cropland in Michigan's Saginaw Bay Watershed.

Riverkeeper is a finalist in prize competition
The Buffalo News (3/26)
In New York, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is one of four finalists for the first North American Riverprize. The recognition from the International River Foundation honors excellence and diversity in river restoration.

Ohio Senate raises glass to bill limiting fertilizer application
The Toledo Blade (3/26)
In Ohio, the House and Senate voted to restrict application of manure and other fertilizers that contribute to toxic algae blooms, move away from open-lake dumping of dredged material, and step up monitoring at water-treatment plants.

Ice boom removal delayed
The Buffalo News (3/26)
The removal of the ice boom in Lake Erie, designed to keep ice chunks from flowing down the Niagara River and damaging the intakes of the Niagara Power Project, will be delayed.

EPA to spend $4 million fighting toxic Lake Erie algae
Toledo News Now (3/26)
Just one day after the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate passed a bill aimed at keeping chemicals that feed algae out of Lake Erie, the US Environmental Protection agency is pledging millions of dollars to fight the blooms.

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