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U.S. Coast Guard train to rescue swimmers
WSBT-TV - South Bend, IN (7/25)
On Monday, The U.S. Coast Guard trained their units regarding how to rescue swimmers in distress if the lifeguards at Silver Beach, Mich., can't get to them.

Fly fishing Lake Michigan for smallmouth bass
The Greenfield Daily Reporter (7/22)
Fly fishing Indiana’s Lake Michigan coast for smallmouth bass is an adventure every serious bronzeback angler should experience.

Enbridge’s new Line 6B: Safer than old Line 6B?
The Voice (8/1)
A number of residents in the communities bordering the 285-mile route of Enbridge’s new oil pipeline stretching from Griffith, Ind., to Marysville, Mich. have expressed concern about the safety of the new Line 6B.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources expanded effort targets invasive fish species
Chicago Sun-Times (6/16)
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is joining in the search for invasive fish in Calumet Harbor and the Illinois and Indiana nearshore waters of Lake Michigan.

Port authority investing in infrastructure at Burns Harbor
The Northwest Indiana Times (9/3)
Indiana's port authority has launched a few major construction projects at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.

Metallic sheen reported on Lake Michigan again
The Northwest Indiana Times (7/17)
A metallic sheen was reported Wednesday afternoon on Lake Michigan in the area of Porter Beach. Early indications are that the sheen is similar to one reported June 17 in the same area. The source of the material is pending further investigation.

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General Resources
A starting point to guide you to the many resources available from Indiana's state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Focuses on invasive species, aquaculture, fisheries, the future of communities that border southern Lake Michigan, and other issues that affect the coast through K-12 education, research and outreach projects.

Great Lakes Commission
Since 1955, Indiana has been a valued member of the Great Lakes Commission.

Indiana Governor Profile
Council of Great Lakes Governors

Map of Indiana
Need a map of Indiana for your report or presentation? You can now create a custom map of Indiana that you can print or save as a graphics file to insert into your document.

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Indiana Economic Profile
Northeast-Midwest Institute
The Northeast-Midwest Institute provides a variety of economic data about the state, including unemployment rate, per-capita income, gross state product, exports, government spending and demographics.

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A Synthesis of Major Topics in the Lake Michigan Coastal Area
Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
This dynamic document presents issues of the Lake Michigan coastal region, such as water quality, economic development, and coastal zone management, and describes activites currently underway in Northwest Indiana.

Hoosier Environmental Council
Provides indepth research and advocacy on the broad range of Indiana environmental issues.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
The mission of the IDNR is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens.

Indiana Environmental Organizations
Provides a list of environmental organizations in the state.

Indiana Lakes
Provides general information about lake-related issues, as well as links to other sites that contain detailed information about particular lake-oriented topics.

Indiana Lakes Management Society (ILMS)
ILMS was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Indiana in 1991 by a group of individuals with a common interest in protecting and saving Indiana lakes for future generations.

Indiana Water Quality Atlas
Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
The Indiana Water Quality Atlas (IWQA) is a collaborative project to create a Web-based interactive atlas of water quality related data and information.

Save the Dunes Council
One of the oldest grassroots conservation organizations in the country, the council's objectives are to maintain and restore the integrity and quality of the natural environment of the Indiana Dunes region.

Shirley Heinze Environmental Fund
Save the Dunes Council
A non-profit organization endowed in 1981 as a charitable trust to preserve and protect the unique ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes region.

The Nature Conservancy of Indiana
The Nature Conservancy operates the largest private system of nature sanctuaries in the world--more than 1,500 preserves in the United States alone.

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The Great Lakes Circle Tour
Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.

Enjoy Indiana
Indiana's official tourism web site.

The Lighthouses of Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois
Seeing The Light
Join lighthouse buffs Terry and Sue Pepper on a voyage of discovery around the Great Lakes and through history. This site features extensive photography, research and observations of the lights.

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