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August 2013
The 2014 MWA Wetlands Conference
(8/21)
The 2014 Michigan Wetlands Association Conference takes place Aug. 27-29 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The theme is: "New Directions in Wetland Protection and Management." Events will include tracks on current issues in state and federal wetland policy and regulation; and on management of wetlands at the watershed level.

Lake Erie Binational Public Forum Annual Conference
(8/20)
The Lake Erie Binational Forum Annual Conference presents an opportunity for attendees to learn about many key issues facing Lake Erie. The conference takes place Sept. 26-27 at the Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center in Oregon, Ohio.

GEO Great Lakes
(8/18)
Have you visited GLIN's August Site of the Month yet? The honor goes to GEO Great Lakes, a working group established as a testbed to support data collaboration efforts between the United States and Canada for the Great Lakes Region. Their goal is to make binational datasets easy to find, understand and use.

Great Lakes night sky
(8/15)
There's nothing like a sky full of bright stars, a common sight in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Light pollution barely touches the skies that stretch over forests, meadows, rocky cliffs and sandy beaches on the three Great Lakes that surround the quiet "North Country."

Great Lakes Now: The Algae Crisis
(8/14)
The algae bloom crisis in Lake Erie is prompting regional and national concern. Detroit Public Television, in conjunction with The Nature Conservancy, partnered to provide critical and in-depth information about the algae bloom crisis and discuss what can be done to prevent harmful effects.

Milwaukee County beaches website details conditions
(8/13)
A handy new website, milwcountybeaches.org, lets beachgoers in Milwaukee County, Wis., check on real-time weather and water conditions, including the presence of potentially deadly rip currents. The site shares a wide range of beach information for all nine county beaches.

Restore America's Estuaries Summit
(8/12)
Restore America’s Estuaries and The Coastal Society have announced the first ever national summit that will bring together the restoration and coastal management communities for an integrated discussion to explore issues, solutions and lessons learned. The summit takes place Nov. 1-6 in Washington, D.C.

Beach safety
(8/11)
Summer is here, and it's time to head to the beach! To learn about beach safety, plan a beach visit, and find out how you can help keep your local beaches clean, make sure to visit the U.S. EPA Beaches website. It's packed with helpful information for the public and beach managers alike.

2014 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting
(8/8)
Online registration is currently open for the 2014 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting, an opportunity for Great Lakes stakeholders to convene with colleagues and share perspectives on important Great Lakes issues. This year's meeting takes place in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sept. 29-30. Register now!

Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference
(8/7)
The 2014 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference will be held in Duluth, Minn., on Oct. 20-22, 2014, to exchange information on all invasive aquatic and terrestrial plant, animal, insect and pathogen species. The goal is to strengthen management of invasive species, especially prevention, control, and containment.

Great lakes Restoration Conference
(8/6)
Each year Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition brings together more than 400 people for the Great Lakes Restoration Conference. The conference takes place Sept. 9-11 and is a forum for participants to learn about important restoration issues, network with Great Lakes activists, and develop strategies to advance restoration goals.

Researchers find that dioxin exposure can impact fish noses and reproductive tracts
(8/5)
In a recently published scientific paper, a Wisconsin Sea Grant-funded researcher describes how dioxin exposure can negatively impact the nose tissue and sexual development of rainbow trout and zebrafish.

Wild Places
(8/4)
From islands and sand dunes to unique habitats, the Great Lakes contain some of the best “wild places” on Earth. Detroit Public Television and The Nature Conservancy will broadcast the next episode of Great Lakes Now Connect: Wild Places on Tues., Aug. 5, from 12pm-2pm ET.

GLIN August Site of the Month
(8/1)
GLIN's August Site of the Month is GEO Great Lakes, a working group established as a testbed to support data collaboration efforts between the United States and Canada for the Great Lakes Region. Their goal is to make binational datasets discoverable (easy to find), transparent (easy to understand), and interoperable (easy to use).

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