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Risk of Phragmites in the Great Lakes Basin

August 3, 2017 - 2:55 pm

In April, the Great Lakes Ecological Forecasting project based at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, published Bogged Down in Phragmites: Assessing Risk in the Great Lakes Basin. The team’s findings on the spread of the invasive plant species Phragmites australis in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence...

Categories: International, News

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail Named Ontario Trail of Distinction

July 31, 2017 - 7:53 am

Waterfront Regeneration Trust is honoured to announce that the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail has been recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) as offering the very best that Ontario trails have to offer. Designated one of the five ‘Trails of Distinction” in the...

Categories: National, News

Farmers, Municipalities to Reduce Phosphorus in the Thames River

June 27, 2017 - 4:42 pm

A new initiative launched this week, called The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative, is developing innovative tools, practices and technologies to help farmers and municipalities reduce phosphorus and algal blooms in the southwestern Ontario watershed which feeds into Lake Erie. “We’re...

Categories: News, Ontario

AquaHacking United for Lake Erie Announces Finalists

June 27, 2017 - 4:29 pm

The de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation, in collaboration with the Water Institute at the University of Waterloo, announced the 2017 finalists of the AquaHacking Challenge: United for Lake Erie. Over the last three months, students in technology, water management, engineering, and entrepreneurship took...

Categories: National

Great Lakes Mayors Call for Leadership from Canada

June 15, 2017 - 11:49 am

At their annual meeting and conference, hosted by outgoing chair Mayor Denis Coderre, in Montreal, member mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative called for Canadian leadership in protecting the lakes. “This has been a very busy year. The Trump administration backed out of cutting...

Categories: International, News

Oil Infrastructure in the Great Lakes Region

June 7, 2017 - 11:24 am

Three research papers were recently released that focus on oil transportation in the Great Lakes region. Commissioned by the Great Lakes Commission (GLC), the papers address key aspects of oil transportation in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region, including the current state of crude oil infrastructure...

Categories: International, News

Modelling the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species in Great Lakes

May 29, 2017 - 1:02 pm

Already, 2017 has seen increased vigilance from Canadian provinces with respect to aquatic invasive species (AIS). A new study released earlier this month tracked the spread of AIS in two of the Great Lakes to better understand the spread of aquatic invasive species and offer insights into strategies...

Categories: International, News

Two Weeks to Comment on Draft Action Plan for Lake Erie Algae

May 10, 2017 - 11:36 am

Only two weeks remain to provide input to Canadian and Ontario governments on the draft Action Plan to address the algae problem. Phosphorus pollution is a key factor in causing algal blooms in Lake Erie, which can be harmful to human health and the environment. Phosphorus enters Lake Erie from...

Categories: National, News

Northeast-Midwest Institute on Bi-National Great Lakes Efforts

April 18, 2017 - 1:24 pm

The Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI), a U.S. not-for-profit focused on economic development in and around the Great Lakes, has commented on the International Joint Commission (IJC) Triennial Assessment of Progress on Great Lakes Water Quality and the 2016 Progress Report of the Parties. NEMWI has...

Categories: International, News

63 U.S. Representatives Write Letter for Great Lakes Funding

March 31, 2017 - 9:35 am

United States congressional representatives have appealed directly to the president that he provide $300 million to support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in response to his proposed budget cuts. Yesterday, a total of 63 U.S. congressional representatives from Minnesota, Wisconsin...

Categories: International, National, News

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