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State officials say they’ve nearly reached goal for Lake Erie, critics say ‘not so fast’
Michigan Radio (10/1)
Michigan officials say the state has nearly met its goal for reducing phosphorus flowing into Lake Erie. Critics, however, say the self-congratulation is misleading.

Flint to issue lead in water warning after push from doctors, health officials
MLive (9/24)
The city of Flint, Mich., is expected to advise its water customers on ways to minimize exposure to lead in its tap water after a group that includes doctor and health officials strongly suggested the step.

Residents rate concerns for Kewaunee/Ahnapee watersheds
Green Bay Press-Gazette (9/23)
More than 100 county officials, residents and conservation group representatives attended a Natural Resources Conservation Service meeting to provide input into the federal agency’s plan to address environmental resource issues in their watersheds.

Invasive species Asian carp found near Lake Monroe
Indiana Public Media (9/22)
Indiana DNR officials are worried about the possibility that anglers may introduce Asian carp into Lake Monroe near Bloomington, Ind. Carp are nearly identical to another invasive fish – the Gizzard Shad, which is already in Lake Monroe.

Milwaukee finds a fix for stormwater overflows: Abandoned basements
NPR (8/12)
As part of a new citywide sustainability plan and an attempt to reinvent itself as a "fresh coast" capital, Milwaukee is upgrading its water systems, and is researching options for tackling its chronic problems with stormwater management.

COMMENTARY: U.S. Rep. Candice S. Miller: To protect the Great Lakes' future, we must act now on Asian Carp
Detroit Free Press (1/13)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a long-awaited report last week to Congress on options for dealing with the threat posed to the Great Lakes by invasive species — most significantly, by aggressive and destructive Asian carp advancing on Lake Michigan through a Chicago-area system of canals.

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General Resources
Centre for Sustainable Watersheds (CSW)
CSW is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, dedicated to facilitating community involvement in water resource protection in Canada.

Explore Our Natural World: A Biodiversity Atlas of the Lake Huron to Lake Erie Corridor
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Wildlife Habitat Council
The Biodiversity Atlas is an interpretive guidebook to the natural communities of the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, and Detroit River watersheds. View the document online or read more about it on the Council's project page.

Index of Watershed Indicators
U.S. EPA, Surf Your Watershed
A compilation of information on the "health" of U.S. rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands and coastal areas.

Know Your Watershed
Conservation Technology Information Center
Features the National Watershed Network, National Watershed Library, an extensive listing of state contacts and more.

Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Discusses programs, laws, stewardships and educational information.

Saving Our Watersheds
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Establishes a national education and advocacy effort to help citizens in their watershed cleanup efforts, focusing on an important watershed restoration provision of the Clean Water Act called "Total Maximum Daily Loads" or "TMDLs" -- ceilings on the amount of pollutants allowed in a water body.

Surf Your Watershed
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
A database of urls to web sites associated with the watershed approach of environmental management, as well as data sets of relevant environmental information that can be queried.

Water Environment Federation
WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization that provides a range of materials describing today's water quality issues, including household hazardous waste, biosolids recycling, and watershed management.

Watershed Assessment, Tracking and Environmental Results (WATERS)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This site provides unified access to water quality information from state and U.S. EPA and U.S. Geological Survey databases, including the EPA's Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Database and its new National Water Quality Standards Database. WATERS users can search for information on the quality of a particular body of water by clicking on an interactive map.

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State and Provincial Resources
Illinois Lake Management Association
North American Lake Management Society
The ILMA mission is to promote understanding and comprehensive management of lake and watershed ecosystems.

Streams and Watersheds of Midewin
This educational site provides information on fish species, macroinvertebrates, and estimated land uses of the Midewin Watershed.

Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited
A conservation organization whose mission is to conserve, protect, and restore Michigan's watersheds which support wild trout and salmon.

Michigan Watersheds
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network
WIN was created to enhance the quality of life in the Saginaw Bay Watershed by creating regional networks of on-the-ground projects that demonstrate sustainability.

Lake Watershed Mapping Project
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
An ongoing project to create GIS maps of lake watersheds within Minnesota.

Major Watersheds Map
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts
The Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts provides educational opportunities, information and training for watershed district managers and staff through yearly tours, meetings and quarterly newsletters.

Minnesota Lakes Association
The Minnesota Lakes Association seeks to protect, preserve and enhance Minnesota's lakes as irreplaceable natural assets and to encourage responsible use of lakes for widely diverse purposes.

River Basins/Watersheds
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Watershed Assessment Report
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
This 1998 report discusses water quality and natural resource factors in each of the state's 54 watersheds. Includes watershed maps.

Ohio Lake Management Society
Dedicated to the protection of Ohio lakes and their watersheds.

Ohio Watersheds Online
Ohio State University
Includes a watershed locator map, a virtual tour and outreach programs.

Centre for Sustainable Watersheds (CSW)
CSW is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, dedicated to facilitating community involvement in water resource protection in Canada.

Conservation Ontario
Conservation Ontario is a network of 36 Conservation Authorities of Ontario, community-based environmental organizations dedicated to conserving, restoring, developing and managing natural resources on a watershed basis.

Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Laboratory
Includes information and discussions on watersheds and how they relate to agricultural lands.

Water Resources Education Network
League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
WREN is a collaboration among organizations and public officials working for the protection and management of Pennsylvania's water resources through education and informed policy making.

Watershed Protection Programs
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Devoted to increasing your understanding of watersheds and how protecting them benefits both us and the environment.

Basins and Watersheds of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
A listing of watersheds including square miles and acreage.

Gateway to Wisconsin's Geographic Management Units and Basins
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Extensive information on each of Wisconsin's basins.

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.

Wisconsin Association of Lakes
The Wisconsin Association of Lakes (WAL) is a grassroots organization made up of individuals and lake groups concerned about the future of Wisconsin Lakes. WAL's mission is to provide a united voice for Wisconsin's inland lakes and waterways, to promote public policy, to advance education, to strenthen local leadership, and to preserve and protect inland waterways, their watersheds and their ecosystems.

Centre for Sustainable Watersheds (CSW)
CSW is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, dedicated to facilitating community involvement in water resource protection in Canada.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Agencies and Organizations, Watersheds
GLIN: Local Planning in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Rivers and Lakes in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Soil Erosion in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Water Quality in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Wetlands in the Great Lakes Region

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