Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence
Cities Initiative is a coalition of Canadian and U.S. mayors and
other local officials that works actively with federal, state and
provincial governments to advance the protection and restoration of
the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. The Initiative has been
active on a number of policy fronts, helping mayors have an active
voice in the development and implementation of policies and programs
on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence.
Shrimp joins Great Lakes invader
Hemimysis anomala, a shrimp native to the Caspian
and Black seas, has been found in the Muskegon, Mich., area of Lake
Michigan. Juveniles and mature females were found in the channel
connecting Muskegon Lake to Lake Michigan, indicating that the
species is likely reproducing in the Great Lakes. Photos
of Hemimysis anomala, courtesy of the NOAA Great Lakes
Environmental Research Laboratory.
Natural Spaces Program
The Natural Spaces Program is a voluntary
partnership program that will help reduce loss of greenspace in
southern Ontario by encouraging landowners to restore and protect
natural areas on their properties.
Natural Resources Foundation of
NRF's mission is to create
opportunities for people who care about Wisconsin's lands, waters
and wildlife to deepen their understanding and appreciation for
these natural resources, to support state and local conservation
programs, and to establish conservation endowments.
Plant Materials Program and National Ash
Tree Seed Collection Initiative
In the event that the
emerald ash borer cannot be contained, the Rose Lake Plant Materials
Center is taking steps to see that the ash tree doesn't vanish
forever by storing ash tree seed that can be used as the genetic
base for work to re-establish ash trees for future generations.