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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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June 2016
Investigating Great Lakes coastal issues
(6/24)
Michigan Sea Grant supports research teams that study an array of issues affecting the Great Lakes and Michiganís coastal areas, bringing together teams from Michigan universities, and where possible, leveraging active research programs conducted by federal and state agencies.

National Pollinator Week
(6/23)
It's National Pollinator Week! Nine years ago the U.S. Senateís unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as "National Pollinator Week" marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations.

Student helps to stop spread of invasive species
(6/22)
A University of Wisconsin-Superior student, along with the UW-Sea Grant and its Watercraft Inspectors, will be at boat landings in Superior, Wis., this summer. From now until Labor Day they will be reminding anglers and boaters to drain their gear this summer before hitting the road.

Toronto art festival pays tribute to the Great Lakes
(6/21)
Starting Monday, artists will be splashing murals throughout three Toronto, Ont., neighborhoods to celebrate the Great Lakes and highlight the threats that face them. The murals are part of "A Love Letter to the Great Lakes," Torontoís first international street art festival.

Great Lakes Progress reports
(6/20)
The Great Lakes Connection newsletter from the International Joint Commission is featuring information about three upcoming Great Lakes progress reports. The reports will provide a concise summary of how the Great Lakes are faring on a variety of issues, from nutrients causing excessive algae to aquatic invasive species and impacts from climate change.

Invasive Mussel Collaborative Webinar
(6/17)
On June 21, join the Invasive Mussel Collaborative for a webinar on "Developing Innovative Control Technologies" to share updates on efforts to develop new technologies and techniques for management of zebra and quagga mussels.

Help the Great Lakes, win money
(6/16)
The Great Lakes Observing system (GLOS) is offering $9,500 in prizes to people who develop interesting uses for Great Lakes data. The non-profit data hub recently announced a challenge to commemorate its ten year anniversary.

GLSLCI Annual Meeting
(6/14)
The 2016 Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Meeting and Conference takes place this week in Niagara Falls, New York, from June 15-17. This year's theme is "A Greener World, City by City."

Indiana Coastal Awareness Month
(6/10)
June 2016 is Coastal Awareness Month in the State of Indiana! The Lake Michigan Coastal Program and partners are working together to develop a wide variety of events to celebrate the diversity and beauty of the Lake Michigan Coastal Region.

Niagara Railway Museum
(6/9)
The goal of the Niagara Railway Museum, through their ever expanding collection of railway artifacts and through their museum website, is to preserve and display the railway history of the Niagara Region in Ontario, Canada.

U.S. Climate Resistance Toolkit
(6/8)
The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides scientific tools, information, and expertise to help people manage their climate-related risks and opportunities, and improve their resilience to extreme events.

Great Lakes Public Forum
(6/7)
Registration is now open for the Great Lakes Public Forum 2016 to be held in Toronto, Ont., October 4-6. The Great Lakes Public Forum, occurring once every three years, provides an opportunity for the United States and Canada to discuss and receive public comments on the state of the Great Lakes and more.

Artificial islands cleanse pollutants from stormwater
Next City (6/3)
Three small islands floating in a pond in Oak Creek, Wis., might draw sunbathing turtles and migrating monarchs, but their real appeal is the work being done by microbes below the surface.

GLIN June Site of the Month
(6/2)
The GLIN June Site of the Month is the Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium, a "community of best practice" bringing together first responders, community leaders, park rangers, research scientists, lifeguards, meteorologists, survivors, loved ones, and other water safety advocates.

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