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Recreational water quality guidelines updated
Health Canada recently released an updated version of the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality. This document provides guidance on the factors that can interfere with the safety of recreational waters from a human health perspective.
Lake Superior Marine Museum Association - Eventing Entertainment Series
Lake Superior Marine Museum Association presents their next free Evening Entertainment Series program in Duluth, MN on Sept. 13. The presentation, entitled "It Sunk! House Lost Through the Ice" will detail how an entire house once sunk into Lake Superior, and efforts by divers salvage it.
Michigan state parks lure diverse users with Rec 101
Beginner kayaking, windsurfing, and even stand-up paddle boarding are just a few of the classes in Recreation 101, a new program offered by Michigan's state parks.
Great Lakes Underwater Series
The Great Lakes Seaway Trail presents Great Lakes Underwater Series:
Historic Weather, Shipwreck, Scuba & Paddlers Event on Sept. 8, 2012 in Clayton, NY. The event features presentations on the impact of historic weather patterns on Lake Ontario shipwrecks, the history of the War of 1812, and more. Pre-registration is required.
Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative webinar
The Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative is hosting a webinar series focused on invasive Phragmites in the Great Lakes region. The next webinar, "Phragmites Management: An Integrated Approach
With Lessons From the Field," is Sept. 6 - registration is required and space is limited.
New boaters forecast tool for the St. Lawrence River
The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) recently launched a new tool for recreational boaters in the St. Lawrence River. The tool provides information on water currents and depth to help boaters plan a safe and enjoyable boating day.
Best of Lake Superior
Each year, Lake Superior Magazine unveils its "Best of the Lake" choices, chosen by readers and editors. Categories include "Best Views: Overlooks," "Best Beaches," and many more - all highlights to help plan your visit to Lake Superior.
Minnesota Sea Grant Sieche
The latest issue of Sieche, the online newsletter of Minnesota Sea Grant, is now available online. This issue features updates on new research projects, studies on fish eyesight, fresh ideas about recycling and reuse of dredged material, and more.
National survey shows hunting and fishing gains
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serviceís 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation found that hunters nationwide increased by 9 percent while anglers grew by 11 percent. View the full report via the link above, or read the press release here.
Degrees of Thirst
A unique vertical information graphic entitled "Degrees of Thirst" provides an eye-opening snapshot of the availability and state of fresh water resources worldwide, both present and future. Zoom in to see the details!
Should you drink the water?
The Waterkeeper Drink Guide is new a smartphone app that shows you current Canadian drinking water advisories. Using a sortable list or map view, you can quickly and easily identify communities across Canada where there are concerns about the quality of the drinking water.
Aquatic Sciences Chronicle
The latest issue of the Aquatic Sciences Chronicle is now available online. The Chronicle delivers the latest news from the Aquatic Sciences Center, the administrative home of the Sea Grant and Water Resources institutes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Great Lakes Fishery Trust
The Great Lakes Fishery Trust provides funding to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies to enhance, protect, and rehabilitate Great Lakes fishery resources.
Learn key steps in the fight against Great Lakes type E botulism
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (8/13)
Beachgoers in the Great Lakes region may have noticed an increase in the number of birds and fish that have washed up along the shore in recent years. The primary culprit for these deaths, type E botulism, has been responsible for a growing mortality rate among the fish and bird populations that call the Great Lakes home. A new manual is available to help beach managers combat the spread of type E botulism and provide the public with steps to protect themselves and their pets.
New tool provides real-time St. Lawrence River data
New York Sea Grant recently announced a new real-time St. Lawrence River forecasting tool for recreational boaters. The easy-to-use, web-based application provides real-time and 12-hour-forecasted water current and depth data for points all along the St. Lawrence River.
New books highlight Lake Superiorís allure
Two new books about Lake Superior highlight some of the reasons for our fascination with the big lake, its natural beauty, and the connections among people and the lakeís natural and human histories.
GLWC 5th Annual Meeting
Registration is available for the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative 5th Annual Meeting, which takes place Sept. 25-26, 2012, in Erie, Penn. Take advantage of early bird registration rates, which expire on Aug. 27!
Register now for the GLC 2012 Annual Meeting
The 2012 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting will again be held in conjunction with Great Lakes Week, featuring the annual meetings and conferences of diverse groups who are leading the fight to restore the Great Lakes. Take advantage of the reduced early registration rate, available only until August 10!
Great Lakes depth-averaged currents map
NOAA - Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)'s Great Lakes Currents Map depicts depth-averaged flow patterns in animated visualizations of lake currents.
Astronaut photo shows sun on the Great Lakes
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station snapped a great photo of several of the Great Lakes and New York's Finger Lakes. The mirror-like appearance of the water bodies is due to sunlight reflecting toward the observer.
Beyond Polar Bears: Teaching Great Lakes Science
At this workshop, attendees will learn about activities for teaching regionally relevant climate science, work through hands-on lessons with fellow educators, and get suggestions on how to adapt classroom activities to informal and outdoor education settings.
GLIN Site of the Month
GLIN's August Site of the Month is Sea Caves Watch, a site providing real-time wave information at the Mainland Sea Caves, which is part of the beautiful Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Lake Superior.