Great Lakes Regional Center

Asian carp/ Photo courtesy USFWS

Asian Carp an Issue in 2012 Federal Budget Debate

Asian carp, the menacing invasive fish that rocket out of the water and are on the verge of storming the Great Lakes, have apparently captured the attention of Congress. Finally. …

Image courtesy of Marlin Harms/Flickr

Mercury Impacts to Loons & Michigan Lakes Draws Thousands of Conservationists & Anglers

Scientist Dave Evers has been studying loons in Michigan’s Seney National Wildlife Refuge impacted by mercury pollution since the late 1980s. He found mercury contamination in the very first loons …

Lake Huron

Bringing the Great Lakes Home

Jennifer Hill serves as the Great Lakes Restoration Field Manager in the Great Lakes Natural Resource Center of the National Wildlife Federation.  I’ve Chosen My Cause, What’s Yours? Yesterday, I …

YouTube video

Video: Ecologist Turns Advocate After Enbridge Disaster

“Having this [Enbridge] oil spill come down through a watershed where we’ve been working to clean up old pollution for a long time now…for me it was a punch in …

Turtleonoilboom_MichelleBarlondSmith_320x240jpg

Bravely Standing Up For Her Children and Community – How an Oil Spill Transformed One Woman’s Life

[br] As parents, we want to make sure our children feel safe and inspired. We want them to embrace life and jump at opportunity. When terrible things happen in the …

Big Changes for Santa Claus

HO HO HO! Santa Claus is coming to town in just a few weeks. As we, hopefully, behave well to make the “nice” list and bake our delicious cookies to …

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Giving Thanks for Changes that Benefit the Great Lakes

[br] Many Americans will eagerly sit down for Thanksgiving Dinner, only to be put on the spot by a well-intentioned but misguided host. “Before we eat,” the host will announce, …

1200941543empirebluff715

Trash the Great Lakes? GOP Has an App for That

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives recently did the Great Lakes a huge disservice. The GOP-led House passed a Coast Guard authorization bill that contained two bad amendments: Weak …

Kalamazoo River Enbridge Oil Spill

Enbridge Tar Sands Oil Spill Disaster in the Kalamazoo River is Worse than Originally Reported

On November 9th, the U.S. EPA updated their webpage to reflect the latest recovery efforts for the Enbridge tar sands oil spill.  It is now being reported that well over 1.1 …

Invasive Species Removal Inspires Action

Last Saturday, I spent the afternoon waist deep in thorn thickets sawing down growths of the invasive autumn olive shrubs. Manual labor was not in my plans when I signed …

© 1996-2016 National Wildlife Federation   |   PO Box 1583, Merrifield VA 22116-1583   |   1-800-822-9919 (M-F 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST)

National Wildlife Federation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Be a Butterfly Hero. Pledge Now