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May 1, 2019

Photo: Late April, Northeastern Lake Superior. Thank you Terry Wurdemann of Sawpit Bay, Ontario. 

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AOC ABCs - An Introduction to Lake Superior "Areas of Concern"

Environmental Areas of Concern, or "AOCs" are dotted around the entire Great Lakes system. WHAT IS AN "AREA OF CONCERN?" Environment and Climate Change Canada defines an Area of Concern, or "AOC," as a location on the Great Lakes which has "experienced high levels of environmental harm." Cleanup or "Remedial Action Plans" were developed to deal with issues identified at …

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Mckellar Island Bird Observatory

Eastern Bluebird about to be released at Mckellar Island Bird Observatory. (Credit: John Woodcock) As the season changes from winter into spring, a variety of birds travel back to their northern homes on and near the shores of Lake Superior. If you are interested in learning about these migratory birds and participating in conservation efforts, there may be a bird …

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Great Lakes Experiencing Dangerously High Water Levels

Water levels in all five Great Lakes are above monthly averages this month. (Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District) High Water Levels Impacting All 5 Great Lakes According to a report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and a news release from the International Lake Superior Board of Control (ILSBC) water levels in each of the …

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A Tribal Menu of Climate Adaptation Strategies

This piece was designed to represent Ojibwe clans and their role in caring about the earth. The turtle in the centre is a representation of Turtle Island: our lands, waters and home. Artwork by Ziigwanikwe (Katy Bresette), digitized by Bazile Panek. Adaptation Strategies Include Tribal Perspectives A team of individuals from a variety of agencies, tribes and academic institutions on …

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GLRI Action Plan III Seeks Public Input

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is seeking public input until May 24, 2019 on a draft version of Action Plan III. This draft outlines priorities for the GLRI for fiscal years 2020-2024. Action Plan III covers five main focus areas based on input about Action Plan II from Great Lakes States and Indian tribes and other non-Federal stakeholders: Cleaning …

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Flotsam and Jetsam...

• 2018-2022 Draft Lake Ontario Lakewide Action and Management Plan Available for Public Review

• Buoys returning to the Great Lakes

• NetNewsLeger - Isle Royale Wolf Relocation Update

• WPR.org - 2 Of Wisconsin's Most Polluted Sites On The Great Lakes Mark Cleanup Milestones

• APNews - Wisconsin makes progress on river cleanups

• CBC - Autumn Pelletier Named Chief Water Commissioner by Anishinabek Nation

• The Star - First Nations claim Lake Huron, Georgian Bay as landmark trial starts

• WEMU89.1 - Issues Of The Environment: Past And Future Impacts Of The GLRI

• Reader's Digest - Exploring Lake Superior's Slate Islands

• Michigan Radio - Straits of Mackinac are a bird of prey superhighway

• CBC - After Parkinson's diagnosis, sailing gives Winnipeg man his life back

• Former Abitibi Mill Site For Sale

• IJC: Canada and U.S.A. Move to Address PFAS Pollution

• IJC Newsletter

• CIGLR Winter 2019 Newsletter

• 2019 Asian Carp Action Plan

Upcoming Great Lakes Events

• 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

• May 2122: Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Conference

• June 4–6: 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

• Apply by May 10: Lake Erie Protection Fund Grants Now Available

• Submit by May 20: NFWF National Coastal Resilience Fund

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

• Apply by May 28: Integrated Atmospheric Network

• Deadline May 31: Request for Statement of Interest P3GreatLakes

• Submit by June 17: Grant Opportunity for Healthy Great Lakes Waters and Coastal Communities

• Apply by June 28: USDA Forest Service GLRI grant program

• Submit by July 31: Great Lakes Emerging Champions Mini-Grant Program [Green Infrastructure]

• Now Hiring: Great Lakes Conservation Corps

• Job Opportunities: Great Lakes Commission