July 1, 2019

Photo: Thank you Ken Harmon of Duluth, Minnesota. The St. Louis River Estuary, Lake Superior (Duluth-Superior Harbour and up the St. Louis River as far as the seiche travels inland). Learn more about the largest estuary on Lake Superior through the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and about environmental restoration in the estuary through the St. Louis River Alliance.

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Red Rock Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction Underway

Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant for the Town of Red Rock began on May 1st. (Photo: infosuperior.com) Former Nipigon Bay Remedial Action Plan chair Dave Nuttal said it. More recently, former Red Rock Indian Band Chief Ed Wawia said the same thing ­­— construction of an upgraded municipal wastewater treatment plant, for the Town of Red Rock, was …

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Nathan Wilson

Lakehead Research - Cyanobacteria in Northwestern Ontario Lakes

Nathan Wilson, PhD candidate at Lakehead University, collects a sample from Cloud Lake. He will be collecting samples from some more Northwestern Ontario lakes this summer as part of his field work for his PhD. (Photo credit: Infosuperior.com) Nathan Wilson is a PhD candidate at Lakehead University. Infosuperior conducted the following interview with Nathan to learn more about his research …

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Invasive Species - The Battle Against Asian Carp Continues

Aerial view of Brandon Road Lock and Dam, Joliet, Ill., April 22, 2014. This dam acts as a choke point between Asian carp and the Great Lakes where the implementation of Asian carp deterrents has been approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (Photo: U.S. Army Photo by Dave Wethington/Released. CC BY 2.0) The fight to prevent Asian carp …

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Green Infrastructure and Living Shorelines

High water levels have prevailed across the Great Lakes watershed this season. While many are calling for higher outflow in order to lower lake levels, experts agree that the main issue is changing climate. (Photo: NOAA) Flooding and Coastal Erosion in the Great Lakes This spring, extremely high water levels and windy weather have lead to major flooding and extensive …

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Lake Superior Water Levels Set New Record

In a Nutshell: lake levels are better than 30 cm/ 1 ft. higher than this time last year8 cm/3.14 in. above the previous record set in 1986. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers data. Lake Superior water levels are at a new record high. At the beginning of June, Lake Superior was 8 cm/3.14 in. above the previous record, set in …

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Flotsam and Jetsam...

• binational.net - 2019 Progress Report of the Parties (pursuant of the GLWQA)

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

• 2019-2023 Draft Lake Erie Lakewide Action and Management Plan Available for Public Review

• Draft Binational Strategy for CMCs Available for Public Review

• Great Lakes St. Lawrence Collaborative - Great Lakes Action Plan 2030

• USACE - Public Comments Sought on FUSRAP Harshaw Site

• GLC - Blue Accounting releases data: Great Lakes maritime transportation system

• CBC - Canada to Ban Single-Use Plastics

• GlobalNews - Michigan Sues to Shutdown Enbridge Line 5 in Great Lakes

• June 25th NYTimes: A Minnesota Mine Near the Boundary Waters & A House in Washington

• MPRnews - Appeals court, legislative auditor scrutinizing MPCA's PolyMet water permit

• IPR - Biologists try a new tactic to bring back endangered piping plovers

• WTIP - Coaster brook trout doing well in Lake Superior near Grand Marais

• Deep lake explorer: help identify invasive species in the Great Lakes

Upcoming Great Lakes Events

• IJC Great Lakes Public Meetings June - September

• June 28 - July 7: 2019 Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz

• July 18th Presentation in Nipigon, ON: Finding the Erebus and Terror

• Sept 11-12: Great Lakes Areas of Concern Annual Conference [Registration now Open] 

Opportunities and Application Deadlines

• GLRI Grant Opportunities

• Submit by July 3: Abstracts for 2019 State of Lake Huron (SOLH) Conference

• Apply by July 12: Great Lakes B-WET Program FY20

• Extended to July 12: P3GreatLakes Request for Statement of Interest

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

• Great Lakes Protection Fund Project Development Manager

• Now Hiring: Great Lakes Conservation Corps

• Job Opportunities: Great Lakes Commission