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What's New
MMSD earmarks $14.1 million for work in flood control area
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/25)
In Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District will spend $14.1 million in the next two years to build storm sewers and complete two storm water storage basins.

COMMENTARY: Preparing for a wetter future in the Great Lakes region
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/24)
The area around Ashland, Wis., is expected to see a significant increase in rainfall due to climate change, requiring a new approach in how bridges and culverts will be designed in the area.

Gary's 'green' projects to slow water runoff
The Post-Tribune (5/2)
Gary, Ind., will use a $250,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities grant on green infrastructure projects.

Regional sewer district investing $2M in 'green' projects to protect Lake Erie
The Plain Dealer (4/22)
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District plans to spend $2 million on 12 new green infrastructure projects in 2016 as part of its Project Clean Lake to reduce sewage overflows into Lake Erie.

Cleveland praised for climate change resilience efforts by Center for American Progress
The Plain Dealer (4/19)
In Ohio, the non-profit Center for American Progress, a Washington-based think tank, offers high praise for the Cleveland's accomplishments in urban agriculture, green infrastructure and community planning in its new report on climate change and social equity.

Sandusky lands rare research grant to protect, enhance lakes
Sandusky Register (2/10)
In some regards, Sandusky, Ohio, just canít compete with most metropolises. But the small city just pulled off a major upset, snagging a new and rare research opportunity many other waterfront communities also wanted.

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General Resources
Critical Trends Assessment Program
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
CTAP is an on-going process to evaluate the state of the Illinois environment.

Great Lakes Sustainable Land Use
Great Lakes Commission
A clearinghouse for brownfields-related information; provides opportunities for Great Lakes jurisdictions to showcase their individual programs and activities.

International Institute for Sustainable Development
IISD, based in Winnipeg, promotes sustainable development in decision making internationally and within Canada.

Internetwork for Sustainability
Our main goal is to make information about sustainable development visible and easily accessible to anyone.

Protecting Our Waters
Milwaukee River Basin Partnership
This web site provides local governments, developers and citizens with a planning guide that encourages good land-use decisions to protect Milwaukee River Basin water resources.

Real People, Real Places
Minnesota Department of Natural resources (DNR)
Stories that illustrate the creative work of Minnesota's land managers as they figure out how best to use and protect our natural heritage.

Sustainable Development Indicators
Managed and coordinated by the SDI group with participants from twelve federal departments and agencies, Sustainable Development Indicators are various statistical values that collectively measure the capacity to meet present and future needs.

Sustainable Minnesota
Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ME3)
This site is to help citizens and organizations in Minnesota and the region get timely information to promote sustainable energy policies.

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Advocacy Groups
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania
Committed to promoting land use policies and actions that will enable Pennsylvania to strengthen its diverse urban, suburban, and rural communities and reduce sprawl.

1000 Friends of Minnesota
Devoted to promoting a sustainable landscape where finite natural resources are protected, cities are vital and livable, and all citizens have access to clean air, water and soil.

1000 Friends of Wisconsin and the Land Use Institute
Educates citizens and policy makers about the benefits of responsible land use.

Michigan Land Use Institute
The Michigan Land Use Institute was founded in 1995 to establish an approach to economic development that strengthens communities, enhances opportunity, and protects the state's unmatched natural resources.

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Education
TEACH Great Lakes: Urban Sprawl
Many communities in the Great Lakes region are feeling the effects of urban sprawl: loss of farmland, destruction of wildlife habitats, loss of community.

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GLIN: Sustainable Transportation in the Great Lakes Region
Brownfields: Sustainable Land Use (Exit GLIN)
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