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My son and I with Ranger Rick circa 2002

Happy Birthday to Ranger Rick from One Colleague to Another

3/13/2012 // By Becky Lentz

I asked my mother what she remembers about getting Ranger Rick magazine for her four daughters: “Ranger Rick had good pictures, activities, stories, all the things you liked.” She also said, “Sometimes I would save them for bad times.” Hmm. […] Read more >

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New Bill Introduced to Fight Asian Carp in Minnesota

3/7/2012 // By Marc Smith

With all the attention Asian carp have gotten as they approach Lake Michigan through the Chicago canals, the other pathways to the Great Lakes have often been ignored.  However, the live capture of Asian carp last week just south of […] Read more >

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EPA official says feds are winning Asian carp war

3/2/2012 // By Jeff Alexander

The federal government is winning the battle to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, according to an Obama Administration official. Cameron Davis, the Obama Administration’s point person on Great Lakes issues, told a group of conservation leaders this […] Read more >

Ready for March Madness? Let’s Take a Look at Another Fab Five…

3/1/2012 // By Marisa Tricas

In the spirit of March Madness, let’s remember the legacy created by a sports revolution. From the University of Michigan, the Fabulous Five, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson, changed the game of college basketball […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup – February 24, 2012

2/24/2012 // By Marine Jaouen

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Eagle Cam is Back! Watch Iowa Bald Eagle Eggs Hatching Live February 18 – Did you join us last […] Read more >

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Groups Call on EPA to End Harmful Shipping Practices

2/21/2012 // By Jeff Alexander

There are many reasons to hate the ‘80s: Big hair, bad music and acid-washed jeans. The 1980s were also a notoriously bad decade for the Great Lakes. That’s when ocean freighters that access the Great Lakes via the St. Lawrence […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – February 17, 2012

2/17/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: RESTORE Act needs support from a distance now February 17 – The longer Congress twiddles its collective thumbs about […] Read more >

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Healing Our Waters Program moves Great Lakes Restoration Forward

2/3/2012 // By Celia Haven

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) has been a critical boost to restoring the Great Lakes. It has already led to significant results – restoring wetland habitats and removing contaminated sediments, and keeping beaches open for recreation. There are organizations […] Read more >

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Study offers a solution to Asian carp crisis facing the Great Lakes

1/31/2012 // By Jeff Alexander

The debate over how best to halt the movement of Asian carp and other invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basin will likely reach a fever pitch in the coming weeks. The reason: The Great Lakes Commission […] Read more >

Asian Carp Study Proves We Can Win this Battle and Protect The Great Lakes

1/31/2012 // By Marc Smith

A new study released today shows that separating the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins to stop the spread of Asian carp and other invasive species is not only possible, but also critical to improve and enhance Chicago’s water infrastructure and […] Read more >