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Great blue heron in flight. Photo by National WildlifePhoto Contest entrant LaMar Horton.

Members of Congress Take First Step to Protect Wildlife from Oil Spills

12/20/2013 // By Beth Wallace

Over 4,000 citizens nationwide have united to pressure our Great Lakes Senators to protect our waters from oil spills! After having a flood of concerned constituents reach out to their offices, Sens. Carl Levin, Debbie Stabenow and Dick Durbin came together […] Read more >

Danielle Korpalski 2011.

“Blue Hour” for Bike Month: Connecting with Our Nation’s Great Lakes Freshwater Coast

5/23/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

In honor of May bike month Danielle Korpalski and I tuned up our bikes to partake in a “blue hour” of epic proportions. We participated in the Zoo-de-Mackinac bike ride, a ride that starts near Petoskey Michigan and follows Lakes […] Read more >

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Earth Day Commandments for the Great Lakes

4/21/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

I was at a party recently when a friend began interrogating me about what I was doing to protect the Great Lakes from polluters, invasive species and other problems facing the largest source of surface freshwater on the planet. “Well, […] Read more >

Photo credit to Jackson Lewchuk

Should we plug the hole in the St. Clair River?

2/4/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

Two years ago when I started working on the issue of Great Lakes water loss I went to a meeting in Canada. When crossing the border, much to my surprise, the border guard asked me, “Are you going to plug […] Read more >

Asian Carp

Cleveland area residents demand feds take urgent action to keep Asian carp from storming Lake Erie

1/13/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Federal officials who are soliciting public comment on a study of how to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes got an earful Thursday from Cleveland-area residents. Their message to federal officials… Do whatever it takes to keep the […] Read more >

Feds say invasive species can move between Great Lakes, Mississippi River system at numerous sites

1/11/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Federal officials painted a sobering picture Tuesday of the many ways that Asian carp and other invasive species living in the Mississippi River basin could spread to the Great Lakes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified 18 sites […] Read more >