|$50 Billion in
Economic Benefit Hinge on Restoration of Great
Each year, Rust Belt states average less than 2
percent of new growth, yet Great Lakes states are home to one-third
of the nation's population and produce one-third of the gross state
America's North Coast: A Benefit Cost Analysis of a Great Lakes
Infrastructure Program, promises that fulfilling the $26 billion
investment to implement the GLCS would actually produce $50 billion
in long term economic benefits.
|Superior Trails and
fall colors |
drawing to a close, fall colors will soon be adorning the Great
Lakes region. In Wisconsin, the South Shore Lake Superior Circle
Tour is recommended from Superior to the Montreal River in
Michigan's Upper Peninsula. There are many parks with waterfalls and
gorgeous scenery on this route, including Pattison State Park, which
contains the Big Manitou Falls with its 165-foot drop - the highest
falls in Wisconsin.
The Great Lakes
The Great Lakes tells the story of the dramatic changes in the
geologic history and landscape of this region. Audiences are shown
the roots of a long vanished mountain range, explore the remains of
a tropical salt-water sea, and trace the story of a sudden massive
flood that drowned vast areas of land.
|Climate Change in
the Great Lakes Region|
What will global warming mean
for our region? The "Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region"
seminar series provides a forum to begin this important discussion.
of Climate Change on the Fish and Fisheries of the Great Lakes
Basin will be the topic of the next seminar at the Wisconsin
Maritime Museum, Sept. 24.
The Minnesota Environmental
Initiative builds innovative partnerships to develop solutions to
Minnesota's environmental problems. They work with nonprofit,
business and government partners to develop consensus on critical
issues and move toward action that has positive environmental
North American Ecotourism Conference|
Madison, Wis., is the location for The International Ecotourism
Society's (TIES) second conference focused on ecotourism in North
America, September 26 - 28. The three-day conference will bring
together hundreds of ecotourism experts, government officials, and
travel/hospitality industry practitioners working toward responsible