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April 2017
After ‘disaster’ shipwreck, a massive beach cleanup
The Detroit News (4/30)

Cattaraugus Creek, an international draw, needs TLC to head off looming problems
The Buffalo News (4/30)

Flooding hits hundreds of properties along Lake Ontario
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (4/30)

Lake Erie brims with rising water level
Erie Times-News (4/30)

Surf's up for students in Shorewood
WQOW-TV-Eau Claire, WI (4/30)

Beach Glass Festival washes up in Erie this weekend
Go Erie (4/28)

COMMENTARY: How will we keep the Great Lakes great?
The Hamilton Spectator (4/28)

Drug Take Back Day helps protect fish in Great Lakes
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (4/28)

In the age of Airbnb, Michigan beach towns try to balance renters and residents
Michigan Public Radio (4/28)

Park Point plover plight perplexing for Great Lakes region
Superior Telegram (4/28)

Threats to Great Lakes topic of summit at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Freshwater Lab
WTTW-TV – Chicago, IL (4/28)

Trail maintenance in the future at Gooseberry Falls
Lake County News Chronicle (4/28)

As Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River swell, new water levels plan tested
North Country Public Radio (4/27)

COMMENTARY: President Trump's 'drop dead' message to Great Lakes voters
Cleveland.com (4/27)

EPA dragging its feet on Lake Erie algae decision, lawsuit claims
MLive (4/27)

High water on Lake Ontario: Who's to blame?
Democrat and Chronicle (4/27)

Michigan legislators ask EPA to leave Chicago office open
MLive (4/27)

Most feared asian carp could feast on Lake Michigan
CBS Detroit (4/27)

No issues with high water levels at marinas
Welland Tribune (4/27)

NYS schedules events to mark Erie Canal bicentennial
Associated Press (4/27)

Study: Warnings about contaminated fish fall short
North Country Public Radio (4/27)

Upper St. Lawrence River levels are well above average
Inside Brockville (4/27)

Enbridge Line 5 has spilled at least 1.1M gallons in past 50 years
MLive (4/26)

Great Lakes forum stresses cooperation
The Toledo Blade (4/26)

Great Lakes steel production keeps trending up
Northwest Indiana Times (4/26)

Homeowners can help prevent algae blooms in Canandaigua Lake
WHEC-TV- Rochester, NY (4/26)

Michigan DNR program helps urban youths better their future
Great Lakes Echo (4/26)

Ohio Senators Portman, Brown lead Congressional delegation demanding U.S. EPA office be saved
The Plain Dealer (4/26)

Orleans towns battle erosion as Lake Ontario levels rise
The Daily News (4/26)

Outflows from Lake Ontario to increase as water level threat remains
Watertown Daily Times (4/26)

Researchers: No more ice cover on the Great Lakes
The Detroit News (4/26)

Stopping the invasion
St Catharines Standard (4/26)

University of Windsor researchers warn about fish contamination
CTV News Windsor (4/26)

Environmentalists want western Lake Erie declared impaired
Detroit Free Press (4/25)

Flint's water future clearer three years after fateful switch to river
MLive (4/25)

Googly-eyed trash wheel could clean up Milwaukee waterways
WTMJ-TV – Milwaukee, WI (4/25)

Grant draws attention to St. Lawrence Watershed issues
Press-Republicain (4/25)

Great Lakes' rare sand dunes bringing summit to Lake Michigan city
MLive (4/25)

Led by Ontario, the Great Lakes region’s economy just keeps on growing
TVOntario (4/25)

Ohio EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers test Cuyahoga River bottom for potential open-lake disposal
The Plain Dealer (4/25)

Stabenow vows to fight White House over delayed Asian carp report
Detroit Free Press (4/25)

As Great Lakes drownings spike, rescuers turn to technology
Detroit Free Press (4/24)

Canadian government delays approval of nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron
Detroit Metro Times (4/24)

COMMENTARY: Cuts to EPA staff would entail political battle over regional offices
Morning Consult (4/24)

COMMENTARY: Trump’s anti-science budget will be a disaster for America
Herald & Review (4/24)

Oswego to St. Lawrence River: Officials 'wait and see' as Lake Ontario rises

Owner of yacht littering miles of Lake Michigan beach may face legal action
MLive (4/24)

Phragmites spread impacts wildlife
Brantford Expositor (4/24)

Waterway remains closed as Kalamazoo River cleanup kicks off next step
MLive (4/24)

Wurtsmith toxic chemical plumes expand south of Au Sable River
MLive (4/24)

Businesses using trillions of gallons of Michigan ground water
WZZM-TV- Grand Rapids, MI (4/23)

Lake trout harvest regulations liberalized
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/23)

Cedar Fair CEO Matt Ouimet, a reluctant activist, has become a champion for a cleaner Lake Erie
The Plain Dealer (4/22)

Eighth graders cross Straits of Mackinac on paddle boards for a good cause
Up North Live (4/22)

Fish die-off in Lake St. Clair not surprising
Detroit Free Press (4/22)

What's Causing Lake Ontario's High Water Levels?
WSKG- Binghamton, New York (4/22)

Atlantic salmon released into Thunder Bay River
The Alpena News (4/21)

City council passes resolution supporting Great Lakes funds
Petoskey News-Review (4/21)

Lake Ontario towns will lobby against new water levels plan
North Country Public Radio (4/21)

Pilot project will reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie
Delhi News Record (4/21)

Water levels up on Great Lakes
Welland Tribune (4/21)

Waukesha water diversion plan clears major hurdle
Michigan Radio (4/21)

Wild rice could help protect Lake Ontario shorelines
Metro News (4/21)

Democrats trying to ratchet up pressure to shut down Line 5
Michigan Radio (4/20)

DNR trying to figure out what's causing fish to leak blood in Lake St. Clair
MLive (4/20)

Great Lakes town raises money online to save harbor
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (4/20)

Local salmon stock delayed until May
The Grand Haven Tribune (4/20)

Setting a water pollution budget for 3 troubled Wisconsin counties
Wisconsin Public Radio (4/20)

Trump effect expected to dominate Great Lakes Economic Forum
Windsor Star (4/20)

Waukesha diversion appeal denied
The Journal Times (4/20)

COMMENTARY Defend the value of Michigan water and deny Nestle permit for now
MLive (4/19)

EPA chief visits Indiana waste site amid proposed budget cuts
Reuters (4/19)

EPA plans to offer buyouts as part of Trump push to shrink workforce
The Washington Post (4/19)

Fish stocking creates numerous fishing opportunities throughout state
Gaylord Herald Times (4/19)

High water levels in Lake Ontario and Hamilton Harbour puzzle officials
The Record (4/19)

Kalamazoo County Resolution on Enbridge Line 5 Withdrawn
WMUK-Kalamazoo, Michigan (4/19)

Muskie on the Chicago lakefront: Rare catch draws crowd at Adler
Chicago Sun Times (4/19)

Portman: Wetlands sites ‘working’
The Blade (4/19)

Ship activity means bridges up often on Welland Canal
The Standard (4/19)

U.S. Steel completes restart at Midwest Plant in Portage
The Northwest Indiana Times (4/19)

Utility reopens plant after Lake Michigan chemical spill
The Associated Press (4/19)

Water walkers to begin journey in Duluth
Duluth News Tribune (4/19)

Wayne County issues state of emergency for bays, harbors
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (4/19)

Crown Point city water is safe following Lake Michigan spill
Northwest Indiana Times (4/18)

Inversion allows observers to see for miles and miles
The Chronicle (4/18)

Lake Ontario property owners prepare for rising lake levels
North Country Public Radio (4/18)

Moose population explodes on island park as wolves decline
The Washington Post (4/18)

Muskegon WWII ship to reunite with christening bottle for 75th birthday
MLive (4/18)

Ogden Dunes beach last to reopen after spill
Chicago Tribune (4/18)

Retired biologist argues Jefferson County not suitable for wind turbines
Watertown Daily Times (4/18)

State officials, EPA back Flint mayor's plan to stay on Detroit water
MLive (4/18)

Superior mirages over Chicago skyline now appearing
MLive (4/18)

The last ore boat leaves Escanaba
WLUC-TV-Marquette, MI (4/18)

Three Lake Michigan beaches reopen after chemical spill
MLive (4/18)

Clean water bill called 'once-in-a-generation investment' for state
The Buffalo News (4/17)

COMMENTARY: The impact of single-use plastic on aquatic animals
The Huffington Post (4/17)

EPA denies Great Lakes office closing
The Detroit News (4/17)

Final Oswego waterfront makeover plan raises hopes, concerns
WRVO – Oswego, NY (4/17)

Judge rules Erie path is properly designed
Go Erie (4/17)

Sneed exclusive: City could lose its EPA regional office
Chicago Sun Times (4/17)

Society to highlight Erie Canal’s predecessor
Rome Sentinel (4/17)

Tecumseh Mayor: Nexus fines for boaters are a cash grab!
Blackburn News (4/17)

The Army Corps Is dredging the Cuyahoga River again but with changes
WKSU – Kent, OH (4/17)

Upton would strongly oppose closing EPA office that serves Michigan
MLive (4/17)

Waves keep salvage crews from grounded yacht
WOOD-TV-Grand Rapids, MI (4/17)

2017: the year our ship comes in
Soo Today (4/16)

Canadian government wants more information about proposed nuclear dump
The Voice (4/16)

New Lucas Co. Metropark in works along Lake Erie
The Toledo Blade (4/16)

Shoring up a stream: Angling group spearheads project to benefit Knife River steelhead
Grand Forks Herald (4/16)

Lake Erie monument on Ohio island closed for repairs in 2017
The Associated Pres (4/15)

Anglers in pursuit of $100,000 walleye
The Toledo Blade (4/14)

EPA test results to be released after Indiana chemical spill
WLS-TV-Chicago, IL (4/14)

Michigan lakes are getting saltier; road salt to blame
WZZM-TV-Grand Rapids, MI (4/14)

Mills: Why we need equal access to clean water in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/14)

National Park Service eyes long-term monitoring after toxic spill
The Northwest Indiana Times (4/14)

Smelt fishing enjoys revival on Lake Michigan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/14)

Army Corps of Engineers resumes dredging a section -- but not all -- of the Cuyahoga River
The Plain Dealer (4/13)

Asian carp exercise being held in Dunnville
Welland Tribune (4/13)

Bill to ease U.S. boater restrictions clears Canadian Senate
Watertown Daily Times (4/13)

Cayuga County and others to revisit Lake Ontario dredging plan
auburnpub.com (4/13)

Coast Guard ends icebreaking mission in Great Lakes
The Associated Press (4/13)

Great Lakes cisco thriving
Traverse City Record Eagle (4/13)

Great Lakes gain mind-boggling amount of water in last 12 days
MLive (4/13)

Harbor town raises money after government help falls short
National Public Radio (4/13)

Hydrilla threatens to overtake Finger Lakes
Daily Messenger (4/13)

Nuclear plant shutdown divides Great Lakes community
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (4/13)

Schumer sounds alarm over resurgence of hydrilla in Cayuga Lake
Finger Lakes Times (4/13)

Crews deploy Port Sheldon buoy cam into Lake Michigan
WOOD-TV – Grand Rapids, MI (4/12)

First ship arrives at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor
Northwest Indiana Times (4/12)

How Lake Erie fishing is shaping up for this year - and a few more
The Buffalo News (4/12)

Icebreaker ship Alexander Henry returning to Thunder Bay to become tourist attraction
Sudbury.com (4/12)

Milwaukee pair plans Walk To Sustain Our Great Lakes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/12)

New study suggests road salt run off could have dangerous impact on fresh water lakes
The Canadian Press (4/12)

U.S. Steel chemical spill closes beaches, EPA measuring environmental damage
Chicago Tribune (4/12)

Beaches close after chemical spill near Lake Michigan in NW Indiana
WLS-TV – Chicago, IL (4/11)

Clear Choices, Clean Water program comes to Toledo
WNWO-TV – Toledo, OH (4/11)

Coalition calls on Congress to reject Trump's proposed Great Lakes budget cuts
Michigan Public Radio (4/11)

COMMENTARY: Keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (4/11)

Environmental issues dominate town hall led by Rep. Glenn Grothman
WBAY-TV – Green Bay, WI (4/11)

Great Lakes basin spring clean-up efforts begin
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (4/11)

Port McNicoll's SS Keewatin is on the move
Midland Mirror (4/11)

Some Michigan fish safe for pregnant women, sometimes
Great Lakes Echo (4/11)

The Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery fills Michigan’s lakes and streams with fish
WXMI-TV – Grand Rapids, MI (4/11)

Volunteers tackle Little River litter, find evidence of illegal dumping
CBC News (4/11)

West Coast senators lead bipartisan bid to save Sea Grant program from Trump
seattlepi.com (4/11)

Concerns voiced about Great Lakes funding cuts
Holland Sentinel (4/10)

Dems urge Trump for release of Asian carp plan draft
The Detroit News (4/10)

Great Lakes water piped to Southwest 'our future,' says NASA scientist
Detroit Free Press (4/10)

Hackathon aims to clean Lake Erie
WSKG – Binghamton, NY (4/10)

Lake Express high-speed ferry prepares for first voyage of season
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (4/10)

Optimistic times for Lake Erie fishery
Simcoe Reformer (4/10)

Why it's so hard to know exactly how much of Michigan's water is bottled and sold
Michigan Radio (4/10)

COMMENTARY: Keeping our Great Lakes great — Advocating for GLRI
Traverse City Record Eagle (4/9)

More pumping could harm wetlands, suggests Nestle's own study
MLive (4/9)

COMMENTARY: Keeping Ohio's crown jewel clean
The Sandusky Register (4/8)

First salty arrives in port
Thunder Bay News Watch (4/8)

North Point Lighthouse reopens
WDJT-TV – Milwaukee, WI (4/8)

Sandusky Bay wetlands program would aid many environmental goals
The Sandusky Register (4/8)

Seeforellen brown trout a stocking success story - so far
Duluth News Tribune (4/8)

Wildlife refuge partners with school to teach conservation
The Associated Press (4/8)

Workshops to focus on Great Lakes fish
The Associated Press (4/8)

COMMENTARY: Wind turbines around the Great Lakes? A terrible idea for birds, bats
The Chicago Tribune (4/7)

FishPass project lets 'desired' fish in, invasives out
Traverse City Record-Eagle (4/7)

Lake tour a Superior experience
The Canadian Press (4/7)

Nautical chart collection gifted to library
Daily Press (4/7)

Opening of shipping season highlights importance of the Great Lakes
The Alpena News (4/7)

Teachers say Sea Grant cuts could harm Great Lakes
WSKG – Binghamton, NY (4/7)

A mysterious sight: What is causing hundred of fish to appear on the shoreline?
WGN-TV – Chicago, IL (4/6)

Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior looks for summer students, artists
CBC News (4/6)

Canadian officials want more info on proposed waste storage
The Associated Press (4/6)

Little Rapids fisheries research begins
Sault Evening News (4/6)

Niagara crew prepares for expanded public sail season
The Associated Press (4/6)

Ottawa River shows health improvement
The Toledo Blade (4/6)

Some say Kasich’s speech lacks depth on Lake Erie
The Toledo Blade (4/6)

St. Lawrence River cleanups start May 13
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (4/6)

Tug boats cover 3,000 miles battling waves, seasickness to reach Muskegon
MLive (4/6)

U.S. Senate Democrats to Trump: Don't cut NOAA Sea Grant program
MLive (4/6)

Usually the villain, invasive species odd hero for native fish
Great Lakes Echo (4/6)

Water resources commissioner outlines regional successes in 2016 report
Oakland Press (4/6)

Wisconsin lake yields prized sturgeon, if you can spear it
Marketplace (4/6)

Canadian boaters and paddlers urged to get NEXUS card
CBC News (4/5)

Marquette University study finds water issues, but some hope
Green Bay Press-Gazette (4/5)

New spill response trailers unveiled for Lake Erie
WJET-TV - Erie, PA (4/5)

Region's leaders seek to protect Great Lakes funding
News-Review (4/5)

Scientists call for improved water testing at Windsor beaches
CBC News (4/5)

Soo Locks reevaluation underway
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (4/5)

Water quality at Windsor beaches can change by the hour: study
CBC News (4/5)

Ballast water can harbor invasive viruses, study says
Great Lakes Echo (4/4)

Big ships underway from Milwaukee and Green Bay
Journal Sentinel (4/4)

Lake Superior drops in March
Duluth News Tribune (4/4)

Maturen: Proposed Great Lakes funding cut 'devastating'
Battle Creek Enquirer (4/4)

Ohio officials tout health of lake’s fisheries
The Toledo Blade (4/4)

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore overlook closed due to damage
Up North Live (4/4)

Plastic bag bans spark debate in Great Lakes region
WRVO – Oswego, NY (4/4)

Sandusky gets $1M to develop water projects
The Toledo Blade (4/4)

Should fish consumption advisories consider chemical mixtures?
Interlochen Public Radio (4/4)

The history of the Welland Canal
The Brock Press (4/4)

WATCH: Lake Express ferry travels through Milwaukee to Lake Michigan
WZZM-TV- Grand Rapids, MI (4/4)

Algae motion unanimously approved
Chatham Daily News (4/3)

Duluth welcomes first saltie of the season
Duluth News Tribune (4/3)

Muskegon could attract more cruise ships for the 2018, 2019 seasons
MLive (4/3)

Niagara crew prepares for expanded public sail season
GoErie.com (4/3)

Stabenow stands up to Trump over Great Lakes funding
WBUP – Marquette, MI (4/3)

Will there be federal funds to restore the Grand River in the Trump era?
Michigan Public Radio (4/3)

Researchers ponder whether low ice coverage is the Great Lakes' new normal
Chicago Tribune (4/2)

Residents blame fiercely-debated water level plan for additional shoreline damages
WHEC-TV-Rochester, NY (4/2)

Waukegan Port District eyes upgrades to lead lakefront redevelopment
Chicago Tribune (4/2)

Zebra Mussels are still harming Lake Erie
Sandusky Register (4/2)

Algae scientist says nitrogen another issue
Toledo Blade (4/1)

City gets grant for river cleanup
Grand Haven Tribune (4/1)

DNR to begin collecting steelhead eggs in Little Manistee River
Up North Live (4/1)

Eating Detroit River fish: How much is too much?
Detroit Free Press (4/1)

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