August 1, 2018


Photo: Thank you Terry Wurdemann. Semipalmated Sandpiper on wet beach gravel, Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior.

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Kayaking Lake Superior

Four the Water

The podcast above is an absolutely fascinating account of some epic Lake Superior paddling, a "must listen" for anyone with experience traveling Lake Superior. See all Infosuperior's podcasts... Isle Royale, the Slates, Michipicoten, the Apostles...All in One Trip Ever paddled out to Isle Royale? That's 14 mi./22 km. Double in return. How about paddling around Isle Royale? Call that at …

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Funding Announced for Indigenous-Led Water Protection Projects

These Four First Nation communities will be receiving up to $100,000 in federal funding for their proposed water protection projects. Indigenous peoples are water protectors whose traditional knowledge is vital to sustainable water use and management. The Government of Canada hopes to facilitate Indigenous participation in community level efforts to restore and protect Great Lakes water quality through funding for …

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Paradise and Bowman Islands

Lake Superior Marine Conservation Area Developing Access Plan

The Paradise Island/Bowman Island area, just south of St. Ignace Island, in the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (Photo: J. Bailey/infosuperior.com) Parks Canada has initiated the work to create a Marine Access Development Plan for the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. This important planning document, along with the Visitor Experience Strategy, Interim Management Plan and other guiding documents …

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Can Start Planning

This before and after picture depicts how The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding gets put into action. The image shows habitat remediation on the Cotterelville Township shoreline of the St. Clair River. The St. Claire river was labeled an Area of Concern President Donald Trump had threatened to completely slash funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in 2018 and …

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Compensating Works Control Struxture

Lake Superior Five Inches Lower Than Last Year

The Lake Superior control structure or "Compensating Works" at Lake Superior's outflow on the St. Marys River. Lake Superior is 11 cm./4 in. above the 1918 to 2017 average, but 14 cm./5.5 in. below the level at this time last year, as seasonal water level rise continues. The U.S. National Weather Service says that Lake Superior rose about 5 in./13 cm. from …

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Flotsam and Jetsam...

• Job Posting: Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

• Oct. 9 to 12 State of Lake Superior Conference, Houghton, Mich. - Call for Abstracts

• Phys.org: Pinpointing a Single Molecule for Sea Lamprey Control

• Aug. 2 Presentation: Canadian Environmental Law Assoc. Environmental Issues/Rights

• Wisconsin Wetlands Science Conference

• Thunder Bay: Current River Fish Passage Mired by Court Action

• No Ferrochrome Processing Plant for Thunder Bay

• October 16, 17, 18 - Great Lakes Restoration Conference

• Job Posting: Project Manager - NWO Regional Sustainability Consortium

• Oct. 17-19 Lakehead University Biotechnology and Allied Sciences Symposium

• Lake Superior State University Builds Great Lakes Research Centre

• Business Insider: The U.S. and Canada Share North America's Vital Trade Corridor

• Straits of Mackinac Pipeline Break Would Affect Hundreds of Shoreline Miles

• Shaping Future Great Lakes Restoration with EPA

• Huffington Post: Are the Great Lakes a Plastics Dumping Ground?

• Overwhelming Majority of Public Support Great Lakes Restoration/Protection

• PFAS Contamination: Parchmont Michigan Residents Told to Stop Drinking the Water

• Detroit News: Michigan Halfway Through Testing Several Hundred Sites for PFAS

• Lake Superior Shipwrecks Get New Marker Buoys

• Swimming From Whitefish Point to Pancake Bay

• Dozens Rescued From Small Lake Superior Island

• Grand Portage: Lake Superior Nexus

• Journal Nature: Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earth's ancient biosphere

• Phys.org: Understanding Chemical By-Products During Drinking Water Treatment