March 18, 2019


Photo: Thank you Terry Wurdemann. Ice Caves at Lake Superior's Sawpit Bay, 80 km/50 mi north of Sault Ste. Marie.

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Single-Use Plastics Ban: Ontario Seeks Input

Shared Waters Lake Superior's waters move freely and are shared by Canadians and Americans alike; therefore, residents on Superior's U.S. side might be interested in learning about something that is gaining considerable interest across the lake, in Canada. "Would a ban on single-use plastics be effective in reducing plastic waste?" In a recently released discussion paper entitled Reducing Litter and …

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Film, Podcast Explore Isle Royale Wolf Situation

A Brian Kaufman film, made in 2015, which was recently posted in the Detroit Free Press, puts forward the voices of those people both for, and against, human intervention in the Isle Royale wolf/moose equation. Click here to view the film (be sure to "unmute" the film, lower left on new page). The voices of those both for and against …

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For Health and Habitat: Rescuing the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Areas of Concern program has helped clean up rivers, restore wetlands, and boost economies — but there’s still a long way to go. March 6, 2019 by Peter Essick The Ford River Rouge Complex in Michigan was once the largest integrated factory in the world. Like other Great Lakes waterways in industrialized areas, the nearby Rouge River …

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Registration Now Open for 2019 Great Lakes Public Forum

Canada and U.S. convene for public forum as part of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Registration is now open for the 2019 Great Lakes Public Forum. Every three years, parties from both the Canadian and U.S. sides of the Great Lakes must, as part of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, hold a public forum to provide updates on …

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Flotsam and Jetsam...

• IIJC March Newsletter - Great Lakes Connection

• MichiganRadio.org: Cornered by invasives, tribal fishermen chase whitefish to . . .

• CBC: Flood messages more than doubled in 2018: ERCA annual report

• [VIDEO] NOAA: "Smart Buoys: Preventing a Great Lakes Drinking Water Crisis"

• Northern Ontario Travel Article: Agawa Pictographs

• WTOL.com: Newly-hatched invasive grass carp found in Maumee River

• MPRNews: Photos Duluth Skating Rink Lake Superior Ice

• [PHOTOS] KSTP.com: Lake Superior ice on a sunny day

Upcoming Great Lakes Events

• Mar 2529: North American Lake Management Society Conference

• Register by April 1: Great Lakes and St Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Meeting

• March 25–26: Talk Climate Institute Two-Day Workshop Duluth, MN

• Webinar March 29: GLSL Collaborative Stakeholder webinar #2

• Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior Events in Thunder Bay, ON (March – May)

• Lakehead University Winter Biology Seminar Series (Jan 25 – Mar 29)

• May 1: Great Lakes St Lawrence Collaborative Summit

• Register by May 3: Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Conference

• May 68: Great Lakes Economic Forum in Cleveland, OH

• May 89: Great Lakes Restoration Conference Detroit, MI

• June 46: Celebrate Water Door County 2019 Summit, WI 

• June 57: Greentech Conference Returns to the Great Lakes Cleveland, OH

• June 1014: IAGLR Brockport, NY

Opportunities and Application Deadlines

• Michigan SeaGrant 2019 Funding Opportunities

• Nominations must be dated March 25: EPA Great Lakes Advisory Board

• Apply by March 29: UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruise

• Proposals due March 29: 2019 Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program

• Apply by March 31: Inland Seas - great lakes watershed field course

• Now Hiring: Great Lakes Conservation Corps

• Job Opportunities: Great Lakes Commission