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Cleanup aims to shave pounds from beaches
Superior Telegram (9/16)
Volunteers collected eight pounds of garbage Tuesday from the tip of Barker's Island and a stretch of the Osaugie Trail in Superior, Wisconsin, in an effort to clean and understand the source of the garbage.

Why haven't invasive zebra and quagga mussels overtaken Lake Superior?
MLive (9/15)
Lake Superior has successfully repelled the invasive dreissenid mussels thanks to a unique combination of temperature, chemistry, and food availability.

More starry stonewort found off Sturgeon Bay
Door County Pulse (9/15)
The recently announced discovery of the invasive starry stonewort in the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal is more extensive than previously thought.

Ashland joins international beach cleanup effort
The Ashland Daily Press (9/16)
Ashland, Wisconsin, joined the Great Lakes Alliance’s fall “Adopt a Beach” cleanup event, an international event all along North America’s fresh water inland seas that aims to leave Great Lakes Beaches cleaner than they found them.

Full-scale assault begins on invasive grass in Brown County
WBAY-TV – Green Bay, WI (9/14)
A full-scale assault on phragmites, which has taken over the shorelines and riverbanks of Brown County, Wis., is underway thanks to a federal grant of nearly $1 million.

Study: warmer lakes could mean less walleye
WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN (9/12)
It is projected the number of Wisconsin lakes supporting walleye reproduction will drop from 10 down to 4 percent, while largemouth bass will populate an incredible 89 percent of all lakes.

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State of Wisconsin
State symbols, tour of the capitol, demographics and more.

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

Wisconsin Governor Profile
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Includes biography, inaugural address, State of the State address and related links.

Wisconsin's Water Library
University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute
The Water Library is a collection of almost 30,000 volumes of water-related information plus links to additional sources on the Web.

wisconsin.gov is a starting point to guide you to the many resources available from Wisconsin state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.

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Department of Commerce (DOC)
Wisconsin 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, demographics and more.

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Clean Wisconsin
Clean Wisconsin, an environmental advocacy organization, protects Wisconsin's clean water and air and advocates for clean energy by being an effective voice in the state legislature and by holding elected officials and corporations accountable.

Fishes of Wisconsin, by George C. Becker
Wisconsin Sea Grant
Now available online, Becker discusses Wisconsin waters and fisheries, and gives detailed species accounts of major Wisconsin fish families, including photographs.

Gathering Waters
A land trust conservation organization formed in 1995 to assist land trusts, landowners and communities in their efforts to protect Wisconsin's land and water resources.

Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin
A not-for-profit organization providing grants to local conservation groups who are dedicated to enhancing Wisconsin's natural resources.

Ozaukee Washington Land Trust
Through preservation and education, the OWLT protects the natural areas and open spaces of Ozaukee and Washington counties in southeastern Wisconsin.

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.

The State of Natural Resources (PDF)
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Concentrating of public health and safety, sustaining ecosystems, people, and outdoor recreation.

University of Wisconsin Sea Grant
A statewide program of basic and applied research, education and technology transfer dedicated to the wise stewardship and sustainable use of Great lakes and ocean resources.

Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
Established in 1978, this program seeks to preserve, protect and wisely use the resource of the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior coastline for current and future generations.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
WDNR's mission is To protect and enhance Wisconsin's natural resources, to provide a healthy, sustainable environment, and to ensure the right of all people to use and enjoy these resources.

Wisconsin Great Lakes Water Quality
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
Advocates the idea that "Great Lakes water quality protection is fundamentally a local concern."

Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
Features hotline reports, field trips, a checklist of Wisconsin birds, and a monthly newsletter.

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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.

Baileys Harbor, Door County
Provides tourism ideas, photographs and historical information for Baileys Harbor, located in Door County, Wisc.

The Lighthouses of Wisconsin
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.

Wisconsin Department of Tourism

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