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New This Month
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.
Webinar: Exploring Snowfall in the U.S.
Snowfall has a large impact on communities, from road maintenance to water resources management. The next in the OSU Climate Change Webinar Series will explore snowfall trends in the United States and the Great Lakes region and introduce regions that show significant change in snowfall, including an increasing trend in the upper Midwest.
Volunteer at state parks in southeast Michigan this October
The Mich. Dept. of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to help cut invasive, non-native shrubs to restore high-quality natural areas at state parks and recreation areas. It's a great way to enjoy time outdoors in the beautiful autumn weather while restoring unique prairies and wetlands!
Sunrise over Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan the sun often combine for postcard-perfect mornings in Milwaukee, Wis. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently compiled a sampling of beautiful sunrise photos over the years. Enjoy!
Phragmites Management webinar
Join the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative for a free webinar, Phragmites Management in the US: 40 years of Methods and Outcomes, on Sept. 30. This webinar series is focused on invasive Phragmites and aims to encourage dialogue and technology transfer throughout the Great Lakes region.
2014 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting
Time is running out to register for the 2014 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting! The meeting is an opportunity for Great Lakes stakeholders to convene with colleagues and share perspectives on important Great Lakes issues, and takes place in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sept. 29-30.
Sept. 22-26 is SepticSmart Week! One-quarter of all U.S. homes have septic systems. If you’re not properly maintaining your septic system, you’re not only hurting the environment and groundwater resources, you’re putting your health at risk. Learn more at EPA's SepticSmart website!
20th Anniversary Wetland Science Conference
Telling Our Stories: Wisconsin Wetlands Association's 20th Anniversary Wetland Science Conference will take place Feb. 24-26 in Madison, Wis. Attendees will be a part of defining and developing the way our region understands, manages, and communicates about our important wetland and water resources.
NOAA Climate Resources webinar
The OSU Climate Change Webinar Series will present a webinar on NOAA Climate Resources on Sept. 25. This webinar will provide an overview of how interested stakeholders can obtain information from NOAA’s climate service offices. The webinar is free, but registration is required.
The latest edition of Michigan Sea Grant's Upwellings newsletter is now available online. In this issue: information on new research projects, harmful algal blooms, Lake Huron, new Michigan Sea Grant fellows, clean boating and more.
Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Project
The Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Project (CWM) is sampling Great Lakes coastal wetland biota, habitat, and water quality to provide information on coastal wetland conditions using fish, birds, calling amphibians, wetland vegetation, aquatic macroinvertebrates, and water quality.
Dogs and harmful algal blooms
New York Sea Grant has published Dogs and Harmful Algal Blooms, a new brochure alerting the public of the dangers harmful algal blooms (HABs) pose for dogs and other household pets. This important brochure provides pet owners a safety checklist of symptoms of HABs poisoning and steps that can be taken if a dog is exposed to HABs.
Great Lakes Week live broadcast
Detroit Public Television through Great Lakes Now is broadcasting live online coverage during Great Lakes Week 2014 in Grand Rapids, Mich., starting Tues., Sept. 9 through Thurs., Sept. 11. This year the Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition conference will focus on critical issues related to the Great Lakes’ science, politics and future, and on ways to elevate these conversations.
Ohio Lake Erie Commission has developed an effective Coastweeks program which has been growing strong over the years, and continues to be the largest volunteer cleanup effort in Ohio to restore Lake Erie beaches, streams and tributaries. Coastweeks 2014 is now underway - check out the many opportunities to participate!
The Council of Great Lakes Governors September 2014 edition of its newsletter, THE COMPASS, is now available. Highlights include a message from co-chair Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, discussion of protecting the region from aquatic invaders, and the launch of a new website.
Plastic Waters: from the Great Lakes to the Oceans
What do the Great Lakes and a camel’s stomach have in common? Find out at Plastic Waters, an exhibit that shows the harmful effects of plastic pollution on our lakes and oceans — and some inspiring solutions that can sustain our waters.
Lake Erie LAMP Public Forum
The Lake Erie LAMP (Lakewide Management Plan) Public Forum will take place Sept. 26-27 at the Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center in Oregon, Ohio. Participants will learn about key issues facing Lake Erie, including current progress implementing key parts of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
GLIN September Site of the Month
GLIN's September Site of the Month is Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program, formed to address increasing threats posed by invading species in Ontario. The program's goals are to generate awareness of invading species, address key pathways contributing to invading species introductions and spread, and facilitate monitoring and tracking initiatives within Ontario.