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Detroit youth participate in outdoor leadership activities

Special Sauce: The Detroit Sugarbush Project

A unique partnership between the National Wildlife Federation, the city of Detroit, and local advocacy groups has created the nation’s largest urban sugarbush in sprawling Rouge Park, connecting youth in …

PFAS foam

PFAS and the Great Lakes: The Need for Binational Action

Note: This blog was originally posted on the Canadian Environmental Law Association website on April 14, 2021 and can be accessed at https://cela.ca/guest-blog-pfas-and-the-great-lakes-the-need-for-binational-action/ Michael Murray, Ph.D., U.S. Co-chair, Toxics-Free Great Lakes …

Grassroots activists rallied at event.

Zero Discharge & Virtual Elimination of Toxic Chemicals in the Great Lakes: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Note: This blog was originally posted on the Canadian Environmental Law Association website on April 12, 2021 and can be accessed at https://cela.ca/guest-blog-zero-discharge-virtual-elimination-of-toxic-chemicals-in-the-great-lakes-yesterday-today-and-tomorrow/ John Jackson is Canadian Co-chair, Toxics-Free Great Lakes …

man holding an invasive silver carp

New Study Models the Threats of Invasive Carp to Great Lakes Food Web

A recent study published by the American Fisheries Society models the impacts that invasive carp would have on the food webs of the Great Lakes, predicting significant impacts on Lake …

portraits of Smith and Mulinex

Two Women Leading the Fight for Clean Water

As Women’s History Month draws to a close, the leadership and advocacy of two women honored this year with the National Wildlife Federation’s Ohio Women in Conservation Award can serve …

Ducks at Seney National Wildlife Refuge Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.

2021 Great Lakes Region Agenda for Congress:

As the new Congress gets down to business after a bitter election—and post-election—that featured outright assaults on our democracy, we’re hearing a lot of talk about the need to unite …

Sportfishing client holds up large catch on boat in the Great Lakes.

Michigan’s Outdoor Recreation Future and Climate Change

Nobody needs to tell Lake Michigan charter fishing boat Captain Denny Grinold that the climate is changing. “Last year I had to cancel 59 trips due to windy days or …

Common loons in lake.

Michigan’s Proposal 1 Ensures Long-Term Conservation

Michigan is full of amazing natural beauty and wildlife like the common loon, which is protected in MI as a threatened species. The shores of the Great Lakes and the …

Healthy Advisory sign PFAS

Confronting the “Forever Chemical”

Michigan residents and the National Wildlife Federation’s advocacy scored a major win in July, with the announcement of new regulations limiting harmful chemicals in drinking water. The new rules limit …

The Great Outdoors is a Great Classroom—Especially in the Age of COVID-19

When the National Wildlife Federation launched a new program to connect Detroit high school students with the great outdoors last year, we had several goals in mind: Connect urban youth …

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