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Public lecture on HABs in Lake Erie
The Lake Erie Center Fall Public Lecture Series for Oct. 22 will be featuring Dr. Thomas Bridgeman, associate professor of ecology at the University of Toledo. His talk is titled "The Latest on HABs (Harmful Algal Blooms) in Lake Erie." This lecture is open to the public.


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State: Flint will reconnect to Detroit water system
The Detroit News (10/8)
The city of Flint, Mich., will reconnect with the Detroit water system in an effort to get safe drinking water to its residents amid widespread concerns over lead contamination.

Cayuga and three other counties hope to make Lake Ontario a national marine sactuary
The Citizen (10/8)
Four New York counties have come together to work on a proposal that will be submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to have Lake Ontario designated as a national marine sanctuary.

Great Lakes mayors sound alarm
The Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal (10/8)
The group acknowledged Ontario's Great Lakes Protection Act which, among other things, proposes to establish a Great Lakes council, help citizens and towns “address local problems” and step up water-quality monitoring.

DNR continues to consider input on lake trout regulations
The Ashland Daily Press (10/7)
Fisheries managers from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are evaluating the responses they have received from public meeting about different lake trout sport harvest scenarios.

Enbridge can begin piping tar sands oil along Lake Ontario’s north shore
MLive (10/7)
Enbridge Inc. has received the green light from Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) to begin sending 300,000 barrels of oil a day across Ontario.

Toledo: Millions needed to keep drinking water safe
The Associated Press (10/7)
The rising cost of keeping the drinking water free from toxins in Lake Erie and other contaminants in the water might force Toledo, Ohio, to increase water rates again.

Documents show Environment Canada knew in 2014 about Montreal raw-sewage plan
The Toronto Star (10/7)
While the federal environment minister says she found out only recently about Montreal’s plan to dump 8 billion litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River, in Quebec, documents show her department has known since 2014.

Restoration work in Braddock Bay to start in 2016
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (10/7)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded an $8 million contract for the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project. The work to restore the ecology of Braddock Bay, in N.Y., is expected to begin in spring 2016.

COMMENTARY: Stop flow of microbeads into Great Lakes and break toxic chain
MLive (10/7)
A pair of bills were recently introduced in the Michigan Legislature to keep microbeads out of the products and out of the Great Lakes.

Lakewood Park’s $2.2 million Solstice Steps should open by Halloween
The Plain Dealer (10/7)
Workers have nearly completed construction on the $2.2 million Solstice Steps project at Lakewood Park, in Ohio, and the steps should open to the public Oct. 29.

Boardman River Dam and Restoration project discussed among officials
WWTV-TV - Traverse City, MI (10/7)
Grand Traverse County, Traverse City and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians take a closer look at the Boardman river Dam and Restoration Project, in Traverse City, Mich.

COMMENTARY: You can have both port and recreational development of Muskegon Lake
MLive (10/7)
Like many other Great Lake cities, Muskegon, Mich., can and should pursue future port development and recreational uses for the waterfront.

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