What's New Shaping the world by watershed Great Lakes Echo (11/14) John Lavey, a land use planner at the Sonoran Institute, designed a map that divies up the country by its watersheds. The idea is to use water more efficiently while minimizing conflicts over its use.
2005 act impacts East Gwillimbury sewage project YorkRegion.com (10/11) With the proposed sewage plant in Queensville, Ont., funneling treated water back into the Lake Simcoe watershed via the East Holland River, the region is following provincial direction set in the 2005 Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement.
EDITORIAL: Close the lock, stop the carp Star Tribune (10/8) Just as a landmark report has documented a dramatically healthier upper Mississippi River, congressional inaction on Asian carp is threatening to undermine this progress, jeopardizing not only the Mississippi but the well-being of the beloved lakes and rivers in its vast Minnesota watershed.
Feds revise schedule for crafting Asian carp plan The Associated Press (10/8) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a revised schedule Friday for developing a plan to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, but members of Congress said it falls short of a deadline set by a recently enacted law.
Enlisting earthworms to fight Great Lakes algae Great Lakes Echo (9/26) Cover crops have become a key ally in the Great Lakes regionís war against nutrient-enriched runoff that grows algae in the lakes and its tributaries. But so have one of soilís most ancient and mysterious creatures: earthworms.
Grant funds available to conserve land The Advertiser-Tribune (6/18) A watershed specialist with Sandusky River Watershed Coalition reminds farmers and landowners there are several types of grant funds available to implement conservation measures.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK 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.
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.
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.
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.