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Each day as new information is added to the GLIN indices, it is archived here. Current Great Lakes issues, upcoming events, and new Great Lakes-related publications or web sites of interest, are just a sampling of what you'll find in this section. The items are archived monthly.

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February 2015
Upwellings
(2/27)
The latest edition of Upwellings, the newsletter of Michigan Sea Grant, is now available online. In this issue: funding opportunities for Great Lakes research, information on the first annual Michigan Seafood Summit, and "carp as cuisine" - the latest thoughts regarding Asian carp as a food source.

Great Lakes. Great Impact.
(2/26)
The Joyce Foundation's new website, "Great Lakes. Great Impact.," illustrates the impact of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative on the people, communities and environment throughout the region. This project includes short films, audio interviews, photos and key facts that can be easily shared.

Educators eligible for scholarships to Ohio Stateís Stone Lab
(2/25)
Teachers, informal educators and education students are eligible to apply for scholarships toward tuition at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State Universityís island campus on Lake Erie. Stone Lab holds one- and five-week science courses each summer. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 6, 2015.

Invasive Species Awareness Week
(2/24)
Feb. 22-28 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week! Non-native plants, animals and pathogens can harm humans and the environment and impact our nation's economy. The damage done by invasive plants alone costs the U.S. an estimated $34.7 billion a year.

Great Lakes Commission - Sea Grant Fellowship
(2/23)
Applications are due this Friday, Feb. 27, for the Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship! The fellow will work with members of the Great Lakes science, policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable development goals of the Great Lakes states. Apply today!

Eastern Canada lights up the St. Lawrence
(2/20)
In Great Lakes Echo's Photo Friday feature, astronauts aboard the International Space Station snapped midwinter photos to display the day-to-night changes along the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes.

Learn what to do with unwanted meds
(2/19)
How we choose to use and dispose of pharmaceuticals and personal care products impacts water quality. Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant's unwantedmeds.org website will help you find a local medicine collection program, provides tips on how to dispose of medicine if there isnít a collection program, and more.

Michigan Lake and Stream Associations Annual Conference
(2/18)
Michigan Lake and Stream Associations 54th Annual Conference will take place May 1-2 in Boyne Falls, Mich. The conference presents a unique opportunity for lakes users and property owners, citizen scientists, commercial and non-profit business representatives and lake management professionals to engage and exchange ideas.

Fellowship opportunities
(2/17)
Several Great Lakes, policy, and coastal and marine science fellowships are currently accepting applications: the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, the Great Lakes Commission - Sea Grant Fellowship, and the Michigan Sea Grant Graduate Student Research Fellowship. Deadlines are fast approaching - apply today!

Michigan Seafood Summit
(2/16)
The first annual Michigan Seafood Summit is centered on promoting and discussing aquaculture, commercial fisheries and local seafood. The event is set for March 12 in East Lansing, Mich., and will consist of two main sessions and a special Michigan seafood dinner prepared by renowned chefs from around the state.

Fish for free this weekend
(2/13)
This weekend is the Winter Free Fishing Weekend, an annual effort to encourage folks to get outside to experience Michiganís winter water wonderland. While many will head out to fish for free on their own, there are also numerous organized events scheduled throughout the state to celebrate this weekend. Go fish!

GLC - Sea Grant Fellowship
(2/12)
The application deadline is approaching for the Great Lakes Commission - Sea Grant Fellowship! The Fellow will work with members of the Great Lakes science, policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental goals of the Great Lakes states. Applications are due by Feb. 27, 2015.

New app shows fish population trends
(2/10)
The Mich. Dept. of Natural Resources announced a new web application designed to educate anglers and fisheries professionals on local and regional trends in abundance, growth and survival of important fish populations in selected streams across Michigan. The Stream Fish Population Trend Viewer is available for public use.

Developing the next generation of lampricides
(2/9)
The Great Lakes Fishery Commission convened a first-of-its-kind workshop recently to explore the question: "Are sea lampreys becoming less susceptible to the lampricides that serve as the primary method of control for this destructive invader?"

Great Lakes water levels update
(2/6)
The 2014 Annual Summary of Great Lakes water levels is now available from the Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Included are analyses of Great Lakes water levels and the meteorological and hydrologic conditions that led to another year of substantially higher water levels in 2014.

Great Lakes Policy Research Network
(2/5)
The Great Lakes Policy Research Network is a collaborative research partnership involving policy researchers and graduate students from eight universities in Canada and the United States. The goal of the network is to improve policy outcomes through the creation of new knowledge.

GLIN Site of the Month
(2/4)
GLIN's February Site of the Month is binational.net. Built to support the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) between Canada and the United States, the new binational.net will be the primary window for sharing information about binational activities under the GLWQA. The site was created by Environment Canada and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

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