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March 2013
Great Lakes Clean Water Organization
(3/31)
Don't forget to visit GLIN's March Site of the Month, the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization, a nonprofit promoting collection and disposal of unused/unwanted drugs in a safe and approved manner. Their aim is to keep harmful drugs out of water systems in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.

GLMRIS public meeting transcripts
(3/27)
The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Team has released the public meeting transcripts for the GLMRIS report. The public meetings were held during January and February of 2014 to discuss the contents of the GLMRIS Report, and to accept comments and questions from the public.

The Great Lakes Century
(3/26)
The Great Lakes Century is a pro-bono initiatve that aims to inspire all in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River region to envision and take action towards a prosperous and sustainable future for the region.

Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference
(3/25)
Join leaders from industry, academia, government, non-profits, U.S. EPA Region 5, and those involved in the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable’s Safer Chemistry Challenge Program for the Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference, April 1-3 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Watershed Academy Webcast Seminars
(3/24)
On Mar. 25, U.S. EPA will present a free webinar: Improve Water Quality by Using Cover Crops and Other Conservation Practices. Local watershed organizations, municipal leaders, and others are invited to sign up for this online training session, presented as part of the Watershed Academy Webcast Seminars.

PROJECT: ICE
(3/21)
"Project: Ice" is a documentary film examining the Great Lakes through the prism of ice. The film screens as part of the Freep Film Festival this Sat., Mar. 22, at the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Lake Erie Birding Trail guidebook
(3/19)
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife and Ohio Sea Grant at Ohio State University have released the Lake Erie Birding Trail Guidebook, a 232-page compilation of 88 popular and less well-known birding locations all along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast.

Great Lakes Clean Water Organization
(3/18)
Don't forget to visit GLIN's March Site of the Month, Great Lakes Clean Water Organization, a nonprofit promoting collection and disposal of unused/unwanted drugs in a safe and approved manner. Their aim is to keep harmful drugs out of ground water, surface water and municipal water systems in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.

Climate change webinar
(3/17)
The next in Ohio State University's climate change webinar series is Adaptation and forest management in Great Lakes forests: custom-made, real-world examples. This free webinar takes place on March 25; advance registration is required.

Insights on Great Lakes water levels
(3/14)
An article titled "Water Loss from the Great Lakes," authored by NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory researchers, was published in the March 7 issue of Science magazine. The article offers new insights into Great Lakes water level fluctuation.

GLSLCI Annual Meeting and Conference
(3/13)
Every year, the annual meeting and conference of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative brings together municipal, provincial, state and federal officials, along with their staff, concerned citizens and many other stakeholders. Register now for the 2014 meeting, taking place June 18-20 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The Yellow Jugs Old Drugs Program
(3/12)
The Great Lakes Clean Water Organization produced the first-ever documentary focusing on the emerging issue of pharmaceutical compounds in water and what is being done to help. The Yellow Jug Old Drugs program is helping to keep our water clean and keep unused/unwanted drugs out of the wrong hands.

Unprecedented seasonal water level dynamics
(3/11)
Research recently published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society by NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory scientists shows dramatic and unexpected changes in the seasonal water-level cycle of Lake Erie and in the Great Lakes regional water budget.

Fish of the Great Lakes
(3/7)
The vast Great Lakes ecosystem is historically home to 210 species of fish. An updated University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Fish of the Great Lakes poster is home to 35 species of fish, many suggested by Wisconsin residents who wanted to see their favorites immortalized.

Great Lakes: 2013 Annual Summary
(3/6)
The 2013 Annual Summary is now available from the Detroit District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Included in this report are analyses of Great Lakes water levels and the meteorological and hydrologic conditions that led to substantially higher water levels in 2013 compared to those experienced in 2012.

Exploring the frozen caves of Lake Superior
(3/5)
In northwestern Wisconsin, crowds of people flocked last month to trek on a frozen-over Lake Superior to reach dramatic ice caves accessible on foot for the first time in several years, courtesy of the long frigid winter.

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