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March 2017
Bill would continue effort to keep trash out of Great Lakes
The Associated Press (3/31)

DNR, EPA: New toxic pollution found in Milwaukee River
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/31)

If your land disappears, what then?
Democrat & Chronicle (3/31)

Insights into Soo Locks upgrade study emerge from Snyder's office
MLive (3/31)

MnDOT cuts back road salt use to save money, protect water
Minnesota Public Radio (3/31)

Old map inspires search for Minnesotan springs
Great Lakes Echo (3/31)

Ozone pollution: the unwanted tourist
Door County Pulse (3/31)

Residents on edge over Lake Ontario shore damage
Democrat & Chronicle (3/31)

$3 million project will improve dry dock at Erie's shipyard
GoErie.com (3/30)

Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve to study better ways to deliver energy
Cleveland.com (3/30)

EDITORIAL: Fight for the lake
Toledo Blade (3/30)

Leland Harbor dredge could arrive soon
Traverse City Record-Eagle (3/30)

Nature Conservancy of Canada buys 'incredible' stretch of pristine Lake Superior shoreline
CBC News (3/30)

New Senate bill introduced is aimed at shutting down Line 5
WZZM-TV – Grand Rapids, MI (3/30)

Republicans, Democrats in Congress demand Great Lakes funding
Duluth News Tribune (3/30)

Scientists say growth rate find may help control sea lamprey
WSYM-TV-Lansing, MI (3/30)

Gigantic waves on Great Lakes were as tall as two-story house
MLive (3/29)

Greening of the Great Lakes joins many others in decrying outrageous proposal to defund Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
MLive (3/29)

Opposition to development on critical dunes in Saugatuck
WZZM-Grand Rapids, MI (3/29)

Regulators boost yellow perch catch limit by 13 percent
St. Thomas Times Journal (3/29)

Seneca County farmers see value in Lake Erie programs Donald Trump wants to cut
Cleveland.com (3/29)

Smith: Chippewa tribes, sport anglers must exercise walleye restraint
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/29)

‘Ice house’ thaws revealing a pleasant surprise
Global News (3/29)

Diver shuns med school for thrill of underwater finds
Toledo Blade (3/28)

EPA grants $100M for Flint water system repairs
WFMZ-TV-Allentown, PA (3/28)

Feces-contaminated snow makes winter water sports risky
Great Lakes Echo (3/28)

Local environmentalists react to Trump's energy executive order
WWNY-TV-Cathage, NY (3/28)

Lost and cold in fog and ice, kayaker delays Great Lakes record attempt
MLive (3/28)

Newly discovered shipwreck in Lake Superior offers stunning window into the past
Michigan Radio (3/28)

Residents voice concern over poor quality of Great Lakes
The Buffalo News (3/28)

Students asked to submit trout-salmon stamp pictures
WXPR-Rhinelander, WI (3/28)

Trump seeks $50M Great Lakes cut to help fund wall
The Detroit News (3/28)

Au Sable River anglers sue Grayling fish hatchery
MLive (3/27)

Birding groups sue Ohio Air National Guard to block wind-turbine at Camp Perry
The Plain Dealer (3/27)

CN, Duluth Cargo Connect announce container terminal; intermodal capabilities a ‘game-changer’
Duluth News Tribune (3/27)

Environmentalists allege faulty appraisal in PolyMet land swap
Star Tribune (3/27)

IJC meeting dredges up Great Lakes water problems
The Sarnia Journal (3/27)

NYS senator seeks greater protection for wetlands
Northeast Public Radio (3/27)

Ohio trains farmers to help Lake Erie, but is it working?
WOSU - Columbus, OH (3/27)

Proposed budget cuts slash funding for Great Lakes Clean-up
National Public Radio (3/27)

Racine Mayor John Dickert to resign for job with Great Lakes cities
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/27)

Raising fish no easy task
Petoskey News-Review (3/27)

Author explores ‘The Death and Life of the Great Lakes’
Watertown Daily Times (3/26)

Budget riles area tourism businesses
The Toledo Blade (3/26)

Lake Superior lighthouse to be restored
West Fargo Pioneer (3/26)

Ahnapee River Study First Step in Cleanup
Door County Pulse (3/24)

COMMENTARY: Ontario Power Generation’s latest report on its proposed nuclear waste chamber near Lake Huron focuses on science and geology, which leaves a lot of issues unaddressed

First ships of the season ready to pass through Soo Locks
WPBN-TV - Sault Ste. Marie, MI (3/24)

Great Lakes Science Center In Ann Arbor Looks To Expand Research And Make More Hires
WEMU – Ypsilanti, MI (3/24)

How eliminating two EPA programs could affect large parts of America
The Washington Post (3/24)

Large crowd packs Lake Erie Center to discuss environmental changes
The Toledo Blade (3/24)

Legislature shows support for Great Lakes program
The Post-Journal (3/24)

Report cards released for Erie County streams
Sandusky Register (3/24)

Scientists puzzled by mercury's jump in Great Lakes fish
Detroit Free Press (3/24)

Some local farmers using organic fertilizer that can help stop runoff
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (3/24)

Thunder Bay port officials expect early start to 2017 shipping season
CBC News – Thunder Bay (3/24)

Tip of Mitt Watershed Council concerned with potential Great Lakes funding cuts
Boyne City Gazette (3/24)

Where people are, wrens aren’t
Great Lakes Echo (3/24)

A positive approach realistic with Lake Ontario
The Buffalo News (3/23)

Algae termed environmental justice issue
The Toledo Blade (3/23)

Fishing by numbers: 50 million walleye eggs in five days
Up North Live (3/23)

Group to launch agriculture water quality campaign to protect Lake Erie
Michigan Public Radio (3/23)

Michigan Senate approves Asian carp resolution
WSJM - Benton Harbor, MI (3/23)

New tool helps locate water pollution threats from human, animal waste
Great Lakes Echo (3/23)

Ohio trains farmers to help Lake Erie -- but is it working?
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (3/23)

Pumping oil through Enbridge's Line 5 is immoral, diocese says
MLive (3/23)

RBC Blue Water Project helps Great St. Lawrence River cleanup
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (3/23)

2017 shipping season is underway
WDIO-TV – Duluth, MN (3/22)

Cutting Great Lakes restoration funds by 97% hard to defend against its success
WIZM-LaCrosse, WI (3/22)

How Asian carp could soon take over the Great Lakes — and how they could be stopped
Detroit Metro Times (3/22)

Lake Ontario marine sanctuary application advances
WSKG - Vestal, NY (3/22)

Local governments voice solutions on toxic algae threat
The Morning Journal (3/22)

Visitor's Bureaus partner to host Tour the Shore
The Star Beacon (3/22)

Walleye decline spotlight on Lac Vieux Desert
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/22)

Wanted: Someone to run Hamilton's new 'Beach Crawl'
CBC-Hamilton (3/22)

We can’t afford to retreat from environmental progress
The Times Herald (3/22)

Editorial: Donald Trump's budget makes clear he doesn't care about the Great Lakes
Globe Gazette (3/21)

Fashion show fundraising for area's most vital resource
Sandusky Register (3/21)

First ship of 2017 season arrives in Port of Green Bay
WLUK-TV-Green Bay, WI (3/21)

Funding secured for wetlands restoration project
News Herald (3/21)

Great Lakes mayors lay out concerns about Waukesha Water Diversion plan
WUWM-Milwaukee, WI (3/21)

Great Lakes shipwrecks the focus of annual show in Holland
MLive (3/21)

Hop aboard a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker as it clears the St. Marys River
SooToday (3/21)

How Trump's deep EPA budget cuts would impact NY
Gothamist (3/21)

International Joint Commission’s Buffalo public meeting on the Great Lakes
Buffalo Rising (3/21)

Lawmakers united against nearby Canadian nuclear waste site
Huron Daily Tribune (3/21)

Local farmers work to reduce runoff ahead of the 2017 algae season
WTVG-TV - Toledo, OH (3/21)

Ohioans in Congress answer your questions on Lake Erie, town halls, getting along
The Columbus Dispatch (3/21)

St. Lawrence Seaway opens for 2017 season
Watertown Daily News (3/21)

City leaders discuss keeping Lake Michigan clean
WDJT-TV-Milwaukee, WI (3/20)

City now expects Ballville Dam permit in April
The News-Messenger (3/20)

CN to close Escanaba ore dock before the end of April
Upperpeninsula.biz (3/20)

Illinois geologists to launch helicopter survey of sand in Lake Michigan
Chicago Tribune (3/20)

Northern Michigan town named one of the coolest in US
MLive (3/20)

Amid efforts to slash Great Lakes budget, local leaders ready to fight
WNWO-TV - Toledo, OH (3/19)

COMMENTARY: Lake Erie fishery, environment would be devastated by President Trump's Machiavellian budget cuts
The Plain Dealer (3/19)

COMMENTARY: Letter to President Trump: Keep GLRI funding, build wall for Asian carp
Detroit Free Press (3/19)

EPA grants $100M for Flint water system repairs
CNN (3/19)

Gorge Dam removal pushing ahead, despite threats to Great Lakes Restoration funds
The Plain Dealer (3/19)

Great Lakes shipwrecks could be highlighted if Wisconsin becomes a National Marine Sanctuary
Leader-Telegram (3/19)

Intermodal terminal in the works for Duluth port
Duluth News Tribune (3/19)

Port Clinton secures funding for wetlands restoration
Sandusky Register (3/19)

Riverfront revival efforts recognized in St. Clair County
The Voice (3/19)

DEQ issues violation for Grand River sewage leak near Lake Michigan
MLive (3/18)

House OKs bill to limit commercial fishing on Lake Michigan
Lake County Gazette (3/18)

COMMENTARY: Ban harmful fish-farming practices in Great Lakes, Michigan's wild rivers
MLive (3/17)

Great Lakes mayors shocked by latest Trump cut
Blackburn News (3/17)

Michigan governor will drop lead limit below federal cap
The Associated Press (3/17)

Monroe County sewage discharge into Lake Ontario above legal limits
Democrat & Chronicle (3/17)

Republicans in Great Lakes states push back against Trump’s EPA cuts
Chicago Tribune (3/17)

Scott Walker, Donald Trump at odds over defunding of Great Lakes program
Wisconsin State Journal (3/17)

Senate passes bill on sediment dumping rules
Toledo Blade (3/17)

Shipping season nears
Lake County News Chronicle (3/17)

Canadians fear Trump’s budget will devastate Great Lakes
The New York Times (3/16)

Catherine McKenna seeks EPA head Scott Pruitt’s help to restore Great Lakes
The Globe and Mail (3/16)

EDITORIAL: Getting creative about carp
The Toledo Blade (3/16)

Elimination of Great Lakes cleanup funding threatens ecology, economy
Crain's Detroit Business (3/16)

Great Lakes funding cuts are absurd, irresponsible, lawmakers say
Detroit Free Press (3/16)

How one environmentalist is leading the charge to clean up the polluted Muskegon Lake
Rapid Growth (3/16)

Mixed feelings from anglers as DEC presents Lake Ontario, tributary statistics
Watertown Daily Times (3/16)

Ohio’s senators express opposition to Trump’s proposed elimination of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding
The News-Herald (3/16)

Popular M22 brand joins group opposing Enbridge's Line 5 near Mackinac Bridge
MLive (3/16)

Trump budget eliminates Great Lakes cleanup funds
MLive (3/16)

Trump’s budget plan hurts Michigan, Great Lakes cleanup
The Detroit News (3/16)

'Cracking' ice sheets pile up along Lake Superior's north shore
MLive (3/15)

Bluewater Anglers inviting public inside Saturday and Sunday
The Observer (3/15)

Feds want feedback on Lake Erie algae draft plan
St. Thomas Times-Journal (3/15)

Great Lakes advocates push back against Trump's proposed EPA cuts
MLive (3/15)

Great Lakes groups lobby Congress for funding
North Country Public Radio (3/15)

Legislation introduced to boost Great Lakes funding
WJMN-TV - Escabana, MI (3/15)

Setting the story straight on Great Lakes water levels
Great Lakes Echo (3/15)

The Fund for Lake Michigan, and some goats, are helping to clean up Root River Corridor
South Now (3/15)

Toledo mayor blasts president's proposed funding cuts
The Toledo Blade (3/15)

Build new lock: Great Lakes Commission
Sault Star (3/14)

Donnelly, others write EPA about Great Lakes funding
Northwest Indiana Times (3/14)

Lawmakers ask Trump to stop nuke waste storage plan
The Detroit News (3/14)

Marine sanctuary plan gains support in Algoma
Green Bay Press-Gazette (3/14)

Michigan Shipwreck Research Association to sponsor 19th annual shipwreck show, ‘Mysteries & Histories Beneath the Inland Seas’
Holland Sentinel (3/14)

Outer wrap coating has failed on parts of Line 5, Enbridge confirms
MLive (3/14)

Presque Isle Lighthouse improvements scheduled
Go Erie (3/14)

Sen. Rob Portman presses for answers about Port of Cleveland dredging
The Plain Dealer (3/14)

Storm causes massive waves on Lake Ontario
WDIO-TV - Duluth, MN (3/14)

COMMENTARY: Under Trump budget, Great Lakes projects may sink
Chicago Tribune (3/13)

COMMENTARY: Under Trump budget, Great Lakes projects may sink
Chicago Tribune (3/13)

Enbridge: No unprotected gaps on Straits pipeline, but doubts persist
Detroit Free Press (3/13)

Exploring the death, and life, of the Great Lakes
Minnesota Public Radio (3/13)

Great Lakes ice house becomes internet sensation
MLive (3/13)

Jumping into Lake Michigan to raise money
Chicago Tribune (3/13)

Niagarans to have say on Great Lakes quality
The Standard (3/13)

Nothing’s too thick for the Great Lakes’ only heavy ice-breaker
Michigan Radio (3/13)

Proposed Great Lakes Initiative cuts could harm local ecology, economy
The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal (3/13)

What Is floating atop the Milwaukee River?
Milwaukee Public Radio (3/13)

Ashland lighthouse has new mission as weather station
Duluth News Tribune (3/12)

COMMENTARY: Public, not private, interests now rule riverfront plan
Detroit Free Press (3/11)

Lake Michigan shipwrecks remain intact
Midwest Features (3/11)

Missouri kayaker begins world record attempt in Michigan
The Associated Press (3/11)

Signs of spring: Engineers prepare Soo Locks for opening
WPBN TV - Traverse City, MI (3/11)

Superior City Council OKs placing dredged material at Wisconsin Point landfill
Duluth News Tribune (3/11)

$160 million invested in Seaway over winter; March 20 opening looms
Watertown Daily Times (3/10)

Advocates to lobby Congress for Great Lakes cleanup program
Associated Press (3/10)

Great Lakes-area officials, residents plot how to proceed
Toledo Blade (3/10)

Kildee: Great Lakes Restoration cuts would damage economy, environment
Midland Daily News (3/10)

Legislation introduced to make national lakeshore a national park
The Times of Northwest Indiana (3/10)

Parts of Belle Isle to be temporarily closed as logs removed
Associated Press (3/10)

Short's Brewing joins other craft beer makers in opposing Enbridge's controversial Line 5
MLive (3/10)

Canadian mayors alarmed over proposed 97-per-cent cut to Great Lakes protection funding
The Canadian Press (3/9)

City residents want better access to Lake Ontario
The Oswegonian (3/9)

EDITORIAL: Federal leaders must verify Enbridge’s claims on Line 5
Petoskey News-Review (3/9)

Grand Haven receives $60K in grant funding for lighthouse restoration
M Live (3/9)

Kohler Co. seeks to limit wetlands loss from golf course along Lake Michigan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/9)

No body contact advisory from Grand River sewage leak is lifted
MLive (3/9)

'Beloved' eagles arriving back in Minnesota a few weeks early
Duluth News Tribune (3/8)

160 invasive species in Michigan waters
Hillsdale Daily News (3/8)

Ballast inspections reach all ships entering Great Lakes
Duluth News Tribune (3/8)

COMMENTARY: Why cuts to NOAA's satellite budgets could hurt us all
The Buffalo News (3/8)

EDITORIAL: Don’t derail Great Lakes cleanup fund
Duluth News Tribune (3/8)

EPA agreement will diminish proposed Lorain sewer rate increase
The Chronicle Telegram (3/8)

Federal cuts at EPA will trickle down to Pennsylvania
WESA – Pittsburgh, PA (3/8)

Ferry trip offers waterfront views of 32 Lake Michigan lighthouses
MLive (3/8)

Fish of Ohio: Meet some of the most beautiful, strange inhabitants of Ohio’s waterways
The Plain Dealer (3/8)

Gardner blasts proposal to eliminate Great Lakes funding
Sandusky Register (3/8)

Local health department presses for open lake dumping ban
Sandusky Register (3/8)

More riverfront park space coming to West Ridge
WLS-TV - Chicago, IL (3/8)

Opposition efforts underway in response to proposed Great Lakes funding cuts
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (3/8)

Betty Sutton, former U.S. Seaway administrator, to run for Ohio governor
Cleveland.com (3/7)

Could Trump’s proposed EPA cuts leave Ontario to clean up the Great Lakes?
TVOntario (3/7)

DEQ: ‘Unknowns’ lurk on fed funds for clean air, water
The Detroit News (3/7)

EPA might change its guidelines for the toxin microcystin
Michigan Radio (3/7)

Miller appointed to Great Lakes Commission
The Detroit News (3/7)

Spring is near for Port of Hamilton
The Hamilton Spectator (3/7)

Trump cuts would hit Great Lakes beach safety, fishery research, marine security
MLive (3/7)

Buoyed by exports, ports of Indiana cap record three years
Northeast Indiana Public Radio (3/6)

EDITORIAL: Canada must work with states to protect Great Lakes
The Toronto Star (3/6)

Great Lakes pirate sailed his way into Michigan legend with booty of timber and venison
Michigan Public Radio (3/6)

Group decries cuts to initiative for Great Lakes
The Associated Press (3/6)

Ice boom removal has already begun
The Buffalo News (3/6)

NYS senator looking into 'unfair' Canadian border rules for American anglers
New York Upstate (3/6)

Sinkhole draws more attention toward stormwater management in Clinton River watershed
C & G News (3/6)

These spiders are Great Lakes guardians
Great Lakes Echo (3/6)

Trump's budget eliminates Sea Grant
Duluth News Tribune (3/6)

Warmer winter could mean trouble for grapes along Lake Erie
Erie Times News (3/6)

Celebrating St. Lawrence River
Standard-Freeholder (3/5)

Flint mayor: City needs 2 years before it can treat its own water
WDIV-TV- Detroit, MI (3/5)

Groups battle invasive species at St. Johns Marsh
The Detroit News (3/5)

Michigan to offer prize in fight against Asian carp
Associated Press (3/5)

Round goby fish thrive in Hamilton Harbour’s contamination
CBC News (3/5)

Trump budget virtually kills Great Lakes initiative
Toledo Blade (3/4)

EDITORIAL: Stalling fight against Asian carp threatens Great Lakes
Traverse City Record-Eagle (3/3)

Nestle water protest today in downtown Lansing
WSYM-TV- Lansing, MI (3/3)

Open-water fishing heats up in Michigan rivers with walleye, steelhead
MLive (3/3)

Proposed EPA cuts would hit Minnesota hard
Star Tribune (3/3)

Scientists detect human, cattle viruses within Great Lakes watershed
KSTP-TV- Saint-Paul, MN (3/3)

Detroit’s East Riverfront to transform into ‘vibrant waterfront for all’
Associated Press (3/2)

EastPort Marina, thriving at 21 years in service
Perkin Daily Times (3/2)

Feds fund Western research to restore Atlantic salmon in Lake Ontario
London Free Press (3/2)

Great Lakes Commission: Billions needed for water upgrades
Associated Press (3/2)

Great Lakes group calls for rebuilding campaign
Great Lakes Today (3/2)

Great Lakes restoration would be gutted in early White House plan
Detroit Free Press (3/2)

Poet gives new life to Great Lakes shipwrecks
WBFO- Buffalo, NY (3/2)

Trump administration delays release of Asian carp containment plan to protect Great Lakes
The Plain Dealer (3/2)

Waukesha’s plan to pump water from Lake Michigan gets an official name
WDJT-TV- Milwaukee, WI (3/2)

Carbon creating safer drinking water in Sandusky
Sandusky Register (3/1)

Clean tap water coming soon to Domaine-en-Haut sector
Montreal Gazette (3/1)

Emergency rule marks lake trout changes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/1)

EPA: Flint’s water switch studies ‘highly inadequate’
The Detroit News (3/1)

Equipment failure causes widespread boil water advisory in Detroit
MLive (3/1)

Haldimand rural water program highlighted
Niagara This Week (3/1)

New DEC regulations include protections for northern pike on St. Lawrence River
Watertown Daily News (3/1)

Plans for lakeside nuclear waste storage moving swiftly forward
The Manitoulin Expositor (3/1)

Shipping gets early start on ice-free Great Lakes
MLive (3/1)

White House orders Asian carp plan delay
MLive (3/1)

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