September 1, 2019

Photo: Pictured Rocks Lakeshore is our featured Superior Place this month. This image of the beautiful mineral stained cliffs at Pictured Rocks was made available on the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Flikr and was taken on June 1, 2017.

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Register for Climate Change Symposium - Sept 23 at Lakehead University

Lakehead University will be hosting a Climate Change Symposium (Climate Con 2019) on September 23rd, 2019. Space is limited but registration is now open. REGISTER for Climate Con 2019 HERE Take action with a network of researchers, community workers, academics, and government agencies. Learn about and discuss the latest research on climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. The event begins at …

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Superior Places: Pictured Rocks

Sea caves large and small dot the coastline at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. (Credit: Infosuperior) It’s a place of stunning views, awesome colour and jaw-dropping scenery. It’s right here on Lake Superior, but the vast majority of people living around the lake have probably never heard of it.  Pictured Rocks Map and Guide Side One Pictured Rocks Map and Guid …

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IAGLR Great Lakes Revival Report Inspires Hope

The International Association of the Great Lakes released the Great Lakes Revival report on August 13, 2019. It documents 10 Area of Concern case studies where clean-up and collaboration has lead to community revitalization. In the current climate crisis, it is nice to come upon a positive story once in a while. The Great Lakes Revival report tells several such …

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Buffalo Reef Stamp Sands: Movement and Composition Characterized in July 2019 Study

This NOAA 2010 LiDAR of Grand (Big) Traverse Bay, shows many significant underwater structures including the stamp sand "trough" (5) and stamp sands moving into the north and western cobble fields of Buffalo Reef (3 & 4). (Source: Kerfoot et al., 2019) The study titled Lidar (light detection and ranging) and benthic invertebrate investigations: Migrating tailings threaten Buffalo Reef in …

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[Webinars] Get Informed on Crude Oil Transport in The Great Lakes

Opposition to crude oil transport in the Great Lakes was enhanced by recently released footage of damage to Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. (Screenshot of video posted to youtube by Senator Gary Peters) Since crude oil transport in the Great Lakes has been making headlines, you may be looking to become more informed on the …

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Flotsam and Jetsam...

• Michigan.gov - Report from the 2018 PFAS sampling of drinking water supplies in Michigan

• DuluthNewsTribune - Another shutdown coming for Soo Locks

• StarJournalNow - Wild rice project sows seeds for university, tribal collaboration

• ShipwreckMuseum - Shipwreck Society Discovers 103-Year-Old Steamer

• WWMT - Bipartisan bill aims to restore the Great Lakes, increase funding

• MichiganRadio - Lake Sturgeon being considered for listing under Endangered Species Act

• MLive - Climate change could trigger drastic swings in Great Lakes water levels

• CBS3Duluth - Researchers continue to monitor formation of toxic algae in Lake Superior

• 9And10News - Protecting reefs during spawning season

• Manitoulin - Over 26,000 acres of Cockburn Island now protected by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Upcoming Great Lakes Events

• IJC Great Lakes Public Meetings June - September

• September 5: St. Louis River Alliance Annual Vista Star Tour

• [Registration closes Sept 6] Sept 11-12: Great Lakes Areas of Concern Annual Conference

• Sept 12: Understanding Algae Blooms State of the Science Conference, Toldeo, OH

• Oct 9-11: State of Lake Huron conference 2019, Saginaw, MI

• Sept 18: [Webinar] Community Vibrancy Project, MI

• Sept 19-20: 2019 Coastal Wetlands Symposium, Maumee Bay, Oregon, OH

• Sep 26: State of the Bay Conference 2019, Bay City, MI

• Oct 1-2: Great Lakes TechSurge - Great Lakes Marine Mapping, Traverse City, MI

• [Register by Oct 3] Oct 9-11: 2019 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting

• Oct 23: Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) Annual Conference and Training

Opportunities and Application Deadlines

• Green Infrastructure Champions Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Network accepting new members

• GLRI Grant Opportunities

• Position Open Until Filled: University of Minnesota Sea Grant - Resilience Extension Educator

• Position Open Until Filled: US Water Alliance - VP Programs & Strategy

• Great Lakes Protection Fund - Project Development Manager

• Great Lakes Environmental Law Center - Staff Attorney

• Job Opportunities: Great Lakes Commission

• Apply by Dec 1: IAGLR Scholarships

• Apply by Nov 1: 2020-21 Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Grants Available