Great Lakes News

New EPA report: Clean Watersheds Needs Survey

Feb 11, 2016 8:05:50 AM
More than $80 billion is needed over the next 20 years to curb sewage overflows and protect community drinking water in the eight Great Lakes states, according to a new report by the U.S. EPA. The agency's recently released "2012 Clean Watershed Needs Survey" assesses the state of wastewater infrastructure in the United States.

A 'spiritual experience': Surfing on Lake Ontario in the winter

Feb 11, 2016 8:05:50 AM
In N.Y., the wind was gusting at about 30 knots and the temperature hovered at just above 20 degrees. Waves 3 to 5 feet high were crashing along the ice-covered shoreline. For Aurelien Bouche-Pillon, it was a good day to go surfing on Lake Ontario.

Lake Forest approves start of water plant project

Feb 11, 2016 8:05:50 AM
In Illinois, after a year and a half of study, the Lake Forest City Council approved a project at the city water plant that will take about two years and could cost close to $10 million.

Michigan Ice Fest getting popular: 40% more attendees this year

Feb 11, 2016 8:05:50 AM
Michigan Ice Fest is expecting a busy week. The number of preregistered attendees grew from 500 last year to 700 this year. Climbers are arriving from all over America, and even foreign countries, to experience the unique joys of ice climbing.

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From the forum

IJC: Taking A New Approach to Managing the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River

IJC proposes new approach to managing levels and flows in the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence Riverwith the assistance of a Working Group of representatives from Canada, the United States, the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, and the State of New York.

"Protecting the Great Lakes" Symposium

Symposium presented by the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation and the Field Museum of Natural History.

Grant Specialist Position Open

Grant Specialist position open at Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program.