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March 31, 2017

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Photo - Ice, Rossport, Ontario, Lake Superior  - Thank you Catherine Meharg.

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Rossport Sunrise

Lake Superior Photos: Catherine Meharg

Rossport Sunrise, March, 2017, Catherine Meharg. Catherine Meharg of Nipigon, Ontario (formerly of Terrace Bay), kindly agreed to supply one of her photos for the banner section in our March 31st, 2017 newsletter. Another of Catherine's recent Rossport photos is provided above. A little background from the photographer herself: ...An early start, since I don't like getting up before the …

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Wetland Habitat

Harbour Habitat Recovery Meeting - April 12th

Wetlands are a rare and valuable commodity on the Canadian side of Lake Superior, providing habitat for a wide range of plants, birds, animals and fish. The April 12th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan (RAP), or harbour cleanup plan, will focus on potential to increase natural habitat in Thunder Bay Harbour. …

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Roundtable Discussions: What Can we Do About Mercury in Our Water?

On Monday, March 7th Lakehead University hosted a roundtable discussion at Thunder Bay Art Gallery entitled "What Can We Do About Mercury In Our Water?" The event was held as part of Lakehead University’s Research and Innovation Week. The focus of this year’s event was sustainability. The talk was well-attended by people genuinely concerned with mercury as a contaminant and …

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Trout Bay

Massive Lake Superior Land Conservation Deal Completed

Big Trout Bay on Lake Superior. Photo by Mhairi McFarlane. Thanks to cross-border collaboration involving several organizations, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has purchased one of the last privately owned, undeveloped shorelines between Duluth, Minnesota and Thunder Bay, Ontario. The deal is the latest in a string of Lake Superior conservation purchases, as outlined below in the links section. …

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New 3' Video Highlights St. Marys River Restoration

A new 3' video about St. Marys River restoration was released on March 13th by The Great Lakes Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The rich history of the St. Marys River includes developments like locks for shipping, hydro-electric power generation, "compensating works" which assist in managing Lake Superior water levels, also industry including steel and pulp and …

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Cuts - What They Might Mean

The proposed Trump budget includes, among many other agency cuts, massive cuts in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). Launched in 2010, the GLRI receives about $300 million a year in federal funding to help states and tribes with environmental projects around the lakes like cleaning up toxic sludge in tributary rivers, keeping invasive Asian carp out of the …

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April 10 Webinar - Lake Superior: A Warming Ecosystem

  Participation: To participate, please register at: https://attendee.gotowebin ar.com/register/81312242200697 37986. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The seminar is presented through the efforts of: The Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research NOAA - Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory University of Michigan - Natural Resources and Environment Presenter: Dr. Robert Sterner, University of Minnesota-Duluth Large Lakes Observatory …

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