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What's New
Erie, PA's drinking water not very susceptible to algae toxin
Erie Times-News (8/5)
Erie Water Works' intake pipes are about one and a half miles north of Presque Isle State Park in 35 to 40 feet of water, according to Paul Vojtek, Erie Water Works chief executive. Toledo's intake pipes are near the mouth of the Maumee River, close to shore, which is where the algae blooms are concentrated.

Erie Port Authority to dredge boat launch, marina
Erie Times-News (2/18)
The Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority plans to dredge the entrance to Lampe Marina and the foot of the East Avenue Boat Launch in Erie, Penn., as early as March.

Seaway Trail to install War of 1812 signs on bayfront
Erie Times-News (2/17)
The bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812 has inspired a nonprofit organization to tell the story of Lake Erie's history in a new way.

Presque Isle Bay no longer Area of Concern
Erie Times-News (2/14)
A healthier Presque Isle Bay has been removed from the Great Lakes Areas of Concern list due to environmental improvements.

COMMENTARY: How does Great Lakes fishing stack up?
Erie Times-News (1/25)
The Great Lakes attracted 1,665,000 anglers in 2011, according to a survey. Lake Erie is the most popular of the Great Lakes among anglers.

As Asian carp migrate north, concerns spreads from Ohio lakes to rivers
WKSU Public Radio (1/23)
Senators Sherrod Brown(D) and Pat Toomey (R) are introducing a bill that would designate the US Fish and Wildlife Service as the lead agency in slowing the spread of the invasive carp, and would share information and technology among other agencies – and with Congress.

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General Resources
Pennsylvania
Great Lakes Commission
Since 1955, Pennsylvania has been a valued member of the Great Lakes Commission.

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

Pennsylvania Governor Profile
Council of Great Lakes Governors
Includes biography, inaugural address, State of the State address and related links.

Pennsylvania Sea Grant
Established in March 1998, the Great Lakes' newest Sea Grant Program seeks to increase public awareness of coastal issues (environmental and economic) through extension, communication, education, and applied research activities, thereby improving the overall environmental and economic "health" of Pennsylvania's coastal regions.

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Economy
Pennsylvania 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.

Port Erie
Hightlights Erie, Pennsylvania's Bayfront District and the services of the Erie-Western PA Port Authority.

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Environment
PennEnvironment
PennEnvironment focuses exclusively on protecting Pennsylvania's air, water and open spaces.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Potomac River (DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)
American Heritage Rivers
The American Heritage Rivers Initiative, established by an Executive Order in September 1997, is a program to help communities restore and revitalize waters and waterfronts.

Upper Susquehanna and Lackawanna Rivers (PA)
American Heritage Rivers
The American Heritage Rivers Initiative, established by an Executive Order in September 1997, is a program to help communities restore and revitalize waters and waterfronts.

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.

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Tourism
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.

Experience Pennsylvania: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Tourism Office
Find everything you need to know for planning a trip to Pennsylvania.

ExplorePAhistory.com
Explore Pennsylvania's historical markers and find out about attractions, events and activities as well as educational resources on this informative site.

U.S. Brig Niagara

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