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Rep. Bishop Introduces Resolution Designating Week of Memorial Day as ‘Great Lakes Week’

May 8, 2018

Congressman Mike Bishop wants to designate the week of Memorial Day as “Great Lakes Week” to highlight the importance of the Great Lakes and promote conservation efforts.

Groups to Congress: Maintain Great Lakes Funding

March 26, 2018

Almost 200 organizations signaled their support for Great Lakes restoration funding in the next fiscal year.

Coalition: Budget a Victory for People, Great Lakes

March 23, 2018

The U.S. House and Senate have passed the fiscal year 2018 budget, which now heads to the White House to be signed by President Trump.

Mapping Harmful Algal Outbreaks Helps Combat Future Threat

September 6, 2015

Mapping historic harmful algal outbreaks has increased our understanding of their causal factors and will lead to more effective future management.

Reducing Stormwater Impacts In Lake Michigan Watershed Improves Water Quality

July 9, 2015

Fixing road-stream crossings, restoring river banks, and installing rain gardens in the Little Traverse Bay reduced sedimentation and nutrient loading.

Removing Invasive Frog-bit Colonies Prevents its Spread Through Michigan

July 7, 2015

Removing invasive frog-bit from the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary helped restore fish and waterfowl habitat and taught people how to help prevent its spread.

Restoring Local Creek Brings Diverse Communities Together

September 10, 2014

Faculty are improving the Plaster Creek’s water quality and promoting environmental justice through restoration, research, and community education.

Dam Removal Boosts River’s Water Quality and Fish Passage

September 3, 2014

Removing the Nashville Dam in Michigan has improved fish habitat and water quality, increased fish diversity, and provided more recreational opportunities.

New Map Helps Communities Plan their Green Infrastructure Projects

August 27, 2014

The Natural Connections Map of the Lower Grand River Watershed aims to protect the region’s plants, animals, air, water, health, and quality of life.