April 1, 2019


Photo: Thank you Jeffrey Doty of Duluth, MN. The "H. Lee White" leaving winter layup in Duluth at 01:30 a.m., March 23rd, 2019 to load ore at CN Dock 6. Duluth's first load out for the season.

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Thunder Bay PAC Meeting - April 17 (ATAC 3004)

The central portion of Thunder Bay Harbour at the former Northern Wood Preservers site (iron ore dock foreground) prior to a remediation project to address harbour creosote. The project was completed in 2003 with support from the Remedial Action Plan. The Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan (RAP) will hold its next meeting April 17th, 2019 …

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Groundbreaking Oil Spill Research from the World's Largest Freshwater Laboratory - Information Session April 15

Researchers collect data from one of the 58 freshwater lakes that make up the International Institute for Sustainable Development's Experimental Lakes Area. (Credit: By Sbath iisd - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0) Learn About Groundbreaking Research at Community Information Session The IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) laboratory, operated by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), has conducted community information …

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2018 Lake Superior Lakewide Management and Action Plan

Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA), the governments of Canada and the United States have committed to restore and maintain the physical, biological, and chemical integrity of the waters of the Great Lakes. The binational annual report on the state of Lake Superior is now available. The report concludes  that the overall ecological condition of Lake Superior is …

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Great Lakes Shipping Breaking Out of the Off-season

Ice cover just over 20% on the Great Lakes on March 25, 2019. Canadian and U.S. Coast Guard icebreaking vessels will be clearing things up as the Great Lakes shipping industry gears up for spring and summer. (Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview) The Off-season Ends When Locks Reopen After …

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Port Coldwell: A Scientist's Song

"The Ice House," Port Coldwell by Lawren Harris, 1923 It's not often that a song comes along which is dedicated to life in a Lake Superior fishing community, in this case Port Coldwell. Go directly to Dave Sills song "Coldwell Bay." Infosuperior readers on the U.S. side of the lake likely won't have any idea where this is. Many Canadian …

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Flotsam and Jetsam...

• WaterCanada.net: Josephine Mandamin to be Honoured by Great Lakes Guardian's Council

• Michigan.Gov: Gov. Whitmer Appoints, Designates to Great Lakes Commission

• DuluthNewsTribune: Great Lakes Already Hit by Climate Change

• Opinion: Lake Superior, Boundary Waters Deserve Protection from Copper Mining

• CBC: Remaining wolves on Michipicoten Island find new home on Isle Royale

• WXYZDetroit: Gov. Whitmer halts Great Lakes pipeline tunnel project

• GreatLakes.org: 5 Ways Plastic Pollution is Different in the Great Lakes

• GlobalNews: EU Bans Several Single-use Plastic Items

• DuluthNewsTribune: St. Louis River cleanup reaches another goal

• DredgingToday: City of Superior Advances Howards Bay Cleanup Project

• CBC: Amethyst Highlands Fish and Wildlife Area proposed to help brook trout

• SeaGrant.Wisc.Edu: Muskie fishing a restored river

Upcoming Great Lakes Events

• April 8 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm: US Army Corps of Engineers open house Grand Rapids, MI

• Registration extended to April 9: Great Lakes and St Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Meeting

• Webinar April 11: GLC IWAM webinar 3 - Technology and Asset Management

• Early-bird registration ends April 15: IAGLR, Brockport, NY (June 10–14)

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

• 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

• May 14, 15 and 17: Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience One-day Workshops, 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

• Environmental Job Opportunities: Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

• Submit by May 24: 2019 Michigan Sea Grant Graduate Student Research Fellowship

• Now Hiring: Great Lakes Conservation Corps

• Job Opportunities: Great Lakes Commission