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Webinar: Phragmites snorkeling: how does it survive water level fluctuations?
Presented by Dr. Brian Sorrell, this Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative webinar will focus on the special adaptations that allow Phragmites survival in deep water, and how Phragmites responds to changes in water level. The webinar will be held on August 10; registration is required.

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As erosion threatens lakefront, North Shore towns seek solutions together
Chicago Tribune (7/27)
For two centuries, man-made structures that jut into Lake Michigan along the shore north of Chicago, Ill., have impeded the natural southward drift of sand, creating buildups in some places, and shortages in others.

Some good news for endangered birds
Michigan Radio (7/28)
There’s some good news for birds on the endangered species list. A new report by the American Bird Conservancy says 78% of the birds listed as threatened or endangered are now stable, increasing, or have recovered enough to be taken off the list.

Great Lakes Exposition: A world's fair to remember opened 80 years ago this summer in Cleveland
The Plain Dealer (7/28)
In Ohio, ninety-six year-old John Kiefer still remembers his trip to the Great Lakes Exposition of 1936. Like so many Clevelanders, the Kiefer family of Strongsville ventured to the lakefront 80 years ago to see the enormous fair.

State officials release 2nd part of water protection plan
The Associated Press (7/27)
State officials have released the second part of a 30-year plan to manage, protect and improve Michigan’s water resources.

Great Lakes sturgeon-recovery efforts get boost
The Toledo Blade (7/27)
In Ohio, lakes sturgeon-recovery efforts are getting a big boost in the latest round of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grants, which include $92,130 to help fund a proposed, first-ever streamside rearing facility along the Maumee River.

UMD researchers reveal data from wetland studies in the Northland
KQDS-TV - Duluth, MN (7/27)
From Green Bay Wisconsin to Duluth Minnesota, research is being conducted to figure out the current status of our lakes and rivers when it comes to invasive species, and other aquatic trespassers.

Sarnia to Tobermory action plan in the works for Lake Huron
Blackburn News (7/27)
The CEO of the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation has just sent invitations to representatives of each of the Ontario municipalities along the Lake Huron shoreline from Sarnia to Tobermory to attend a meeting to get them talking about common problems along the shoreline.

Specially trained canines help sniff out E. coli in local waterways
Harbor Country-News (7/27)
In Michigan, the search for how human waste is ending up in Lake Michigan got a little help recently from two four-legged “detectives.”

Estabrook Park dam in limbo over funding question
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/27)
In Wisconsin, the future of the Estabrook Park dam on the Milwaukee River is in limbo now that Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb has blocked supervisors from acting on a dam demolition resolution at their meeting.

Cleveland Metroparks are expanding trail system with $8m federal transportation grant
WKSU - Kent, OH (7/27)
In Ohio, getting around the Cleveland Metroparks by bike or on foot will soon be easier for residents of Cleveland’s near westside neighborhoods.

Most backcountry cabins and campsites reopened at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
WJMN-TV - Marquette, MI (7/27)
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials have announced that most of the recent backcountry cabin and campsite closures at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park were lifted.

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