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The Great Lakes Fishery Commission is presenting a public forum about Asian carps on Oct. 3 in Toronto, Ont. Senior officials, managers, and biologists from Canada and the U.S. will be on hand to provide information, answer questions, and take comments.


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Underwater explorers looking for crashed World War II bomber in Lake Ontario
WRVO - Oswego, NY (8/30)
A team of underwater explorers that recently found the wreck of a 18th century commercial sailing vessel in Lake Ontario say what they're looking for next is not a ship, but a B-24 aircraft that sank in the lake off of Oswego, N.Y., in 1944.

Great Lakes offshore wind farm has funding, but faces hurdles before construction
Great Lakes Echo (8/30)
The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. plans to start building the first wind farm on the Great Lakes in the summer of 2018. But government officials, legal experts and opponents of the Lake Erie project say many hurdles remain before construction can begin.

Groups ask Clinton, Trump to support Great Lakes restoration
The Associated Press (8/30)
Advocacy groups are asking Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to outline their plans for restoring and protecting the ecological health of the Great Lakes.

New flyover photos show Sleeping Bear Dunes shipwrecks
MLive (8/30)
A helicopter crew from Air Station Traverse City snapped a couple new aerial photos of two of the shipwrecks lying in the waters off South Manitou Island, near the Sleeping Bear Dunes, in Michigan.

Bluff erosion: Slabs of concrete transported to homes in need of protection from Lake Michigan
FOX6 News-TV - Milwaukee, WI (8/29)
Progress is being made as it relates to combating the severe bluff erosion along Lake Michigan in Racine County, Wis., as slabs of concrete were delivered to Mount Pleasant from an airport in Waukegan and was used where homes were in need of protection from the lake.

Would longer shipping season make sense for Seaway?
WWNY-TV - Watertown, NY (8/29)
A report from the Conference of Great Lakes Governors and Premiers suggests a longer season and major upgrades to the St. Lawrence Seaway could double the amount of cargo traveling across the waterway.

Crews begin removing iconic catwalk from Lake Michigan pier
MLive (8/29)
In Michigan, work to remove Grand Haven's south pierhead catwalk is underway.

Governor Walker visits Saxon Harbor to award grant
KBJR-TV - Saxon, WI (8/29)
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made a stop in Saxon Harbor and announced that the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program awarded a grant of $24,450 to help rebuild the harbor.

Port of Chicago privatization plan draws critics
WTTW-TV - Chicago, IL (8/29)
In Chigaco, Ill., the Southeast Side maritime and industrial site has put out a request for proposal to manage and oversee the port. But officials say they have learned their lessons from the past.

Lansing plans on dumping out old sewage system
WLNS-TV - Lansing, MI (8/29)
Lansing, Mich., has a long way to go before being where they want to be with safely disposing storm water and sewage. The city has already spent decades and $355 million on a project, but another $400 million is necessary to fix all problems.

New wetlands area at Two Rivers nature preserve
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/29)
At the Woodland Dunes Nature Preserve near Two Rivers, Wis., a new wetlands area is now open for business.

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