Great Lakes Regional Center

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Lake Erie: From Green to Clean

As the summer Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) season loads up, we’re keeping our eye on the Lake Erie blooms and can answer your most pressing questions. From the causes to … Read more

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Closing the Door on Invasive Species

Many years ago, a friend and I landed our boat on the beach at Sterling Park on Lake Erie. Setting up decoys to hunt for waterfowl, we stepped into the chilly … Read more

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Enbridge and Canada’s Attack on Water Rights to Keep Line 5 Open

Canada is standing with Enbridge to dismantle core State and Tribal rights to protect land and water in an attack that impacts all states and all Indigenous Nations across the … Read more

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Great Lakes Indicators Can Benefit from Broader Stakeholder Input

How are the Great Lakes doing? This question arises often, both inside and outside the region. We have fortunately a group of environmental indicators that can go a long way … Read more

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Michigan Tells Hunters: Deer Near Toxic Site Not Safe To Eat

There are few activities more “Pure Michigan” than hunting, preparing, and eating wild game from in and around our state’s abundant woodlands and wetlands. Spending time outdoors during the crisp … Read more

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Celebrating 20 Years of Earth Tomorrow

Earth Tomorrow is celebrating 20 years of youth-centered leadership development and community-based actions contributing to the ecological health and betterment of communities across Metro Atlanta. Launched in 2001, Earth Tomorrow is the … Read more

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PFAS Are Contaminating Our Fish – What This Means and What We Should Do About It

If you enjoy fishing, you have probably come across signs by lakes or streams recommending that you limit your consumption of certain fish—or even avoid eating them altogether. You may … Read more

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Five Lakes, Two Countries…and One Ecosystem

A Healthy Dose of Binational Cooperation If you look at a map of our five Great Lakes, you’ll see a line running through the middle of four of them, marking … Read more

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Detroit Houses of Worship Join Hands in Addressing Stormwater Runoff

The Gesu Catholic Church and School on Detroit’s west side has drawn thousands of worshippers and students over its 100-year history. Notable names include four Detroit mayors and the late … Read more

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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 … Read more