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Each day as new information is added to the GLIN indices, it is archived here. Current Great Lakes issues, upcoming events, and new Great Lakes-related publications or web sites of interest, are just a sampling of what you'll find in this section. The items are archived monthly.

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July 2015
11th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference
(7/28)
Each year Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition brings together a diverse group from throughout the Great Lakes region for the Great Lakes Restoration Conference. Online registration is now available for this year's conference, which takes place Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1 at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, Ill.

Using satellites to identify and predict harmful algal blooms
(7/27)
EPA researchers have developed approaches for coastal numeric nutrient criteria and U.S. water quality management decisions using ocean color satellites. The research provides identification of cyanobacterial blooms that is useful and accessible to stakeholders of freshwater systems.

Register now for the GLC 2015 Annual Meeting
(7/24)
The Great Lakes Commission 2015 Annual Meeting is an opportunity for Great Lakes stakeholders to convene with colleagues and share perspectives on important Great Lakes issues. This year's meeting is in Chicago at The Drake Hotel, Sept. 28-29. Online registration is now available! Register early for the best rates.

Next-gen community water systems
(7/23)
EPA will present a free webinar titled Next-Generation Community Water Systems: Sustainability of Coastal Community Water and Sanitation Service Options on July 29. The webinar will share results from a case study that evaluated next-generation coastal community water and sanitation systems.

Heed the warning flags on the beach!
(7/21)
A recent Michigan Sea Grant video highlights the importance of the color flag warning system, which helps swimmers determine what the risk of wind, waves and dangerous currents is throughout the day. The warning flags are based on National Weather Service forecasts.

Draft phosphorus load reduction targets released
(7/20)
To combat the growing threat of toxic and nuisance algal development in Lake Erie, the United States and Canada have committed, through the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, to develop revised binational phosphorus load reduction targets for Lake Erie by February, 2016.

Lake Superior Day
(7/17)
Held this year on Sunday, July 19 – it's always the third Sunday in July – Lake Superior Day was started in the early 1990s by a group of Thunder Bay residents who sought to celebrate the body of water that dominates and defines the nearby region.

Purdue Rainscaping Education Program
(7/16)
The Purdue Rainscaping Education Program provides training and resources on sustainable landscaping practices that can be installed in a residential setting or small scale public spaces project. Registration is now open for training sessions to be held Sept. 17-18 in Columbus, Indiana.

NOAA, partners predict severe harmful algal bloom for Lake Erie
(7/15)
On July 9, NOAA and its research partners, using an ensemble modeling approach, predict that the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years and could become the second most severe behind the record-setting 2011 bloom.

Great Lakes Mud
(7/14)
GLIN's Site of the Month for July is Great Lakes Mud, a site created by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant to promote sediment cleanup and habitat restoration made possible by the Great Lakes Legacy Act, which has cleaned up 2.9 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment through 17 different remediation projects as of 2015.

Algal bloom data viewer
(7/13)
There's a new, easy way to look at data about harmful algal blooms (HABs). The Great Lakes Observing System is coordinating information from sensors placed throughout the Western Lake Erie basin via the Lake Erie HABs Monitoring Network, and presenting the information through a convenient, online viewer.

Plant this instead of that
(7/10)
The Nature Conservancy has launched a web feature called “Plant This Instead of That: Alternatives to Garden Bullies.” The feature provides well-mannered, native alternatives to aggressive plants and shrubs like burning bush, wintercreeper and periwinkle for use in yards and gardens in Central U.S. states.

Mich. DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center
(7/9)
After years of planning and renovation, the Mich. Dept. of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center in downtown Detroit is ready to open its doors Mon., July 20. The Outdoor Adventure Center is located across from William G. Milliken State Park and promises to bring "Up North, Downtown."

Aquatic Sciences Chronicle
(7/8)
The latest issue of the Aquatic Sciences Chronicle is now available online. The Chronicle delivers the latest news from the Aquatic Sciences Center, the administrative home of the Sea Grant and Water Resources institutes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Combatting Lake Erie algae
(7/7)
To combat the growing threat of toxic and nuisance algae development in Lake Erie, the U.S. and Canada have committed, through the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, to develop revised binational phosphorus load reduction targets for Lake Erie by February, 2016.

Submit your Great Lakes events!
(7/6)
GLIN's Great Lakes Regional Calendar of Events is updated regularly with information on upcoming Great Lakes conferences, annual meetings, events and more. To publicize an event that is relevant to Great Lakes stakeholders, simply fill out the easy online form!

myBeachCast
(7/2)
With the myBeachCast mobile app, you can discover local Great Lakes beaches based on your location, save favorite beaches, and view real-time information on beach water quality advisories, weather, water and wind conditions, and more. Download it today for iPhone and Android!

GLIN July Site of the Month
(7/1)
GLIN's Site of the Month for July is Great Lakes Mud, a site created by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant to promote sediment cleanup and habitat restoration made possible by the Great Lakes Legacy Act, which has cleaned up 2.9 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment through 17 different remediation projects as of 2015.

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