River International Wildlife Refuge
The Detroit River
International Wildlife Refuge story is that conservation initiatives
are helping recreate gathering places for wildlife and people along
the Detroit River and western Lake Erie, and that these unique
conservation places enhance quality of life for enterprising
businesses and communities. Equally important is that conservation
is helping to provide an exceptional, outdoor, recreational
experience to nearly 6 million people in the watershed. That, in
turn, is helping to develop the next generation of conservationists.
Indiana Leaf Cam
To help make the most of your
Indiana trip this fall, check out the many Leaf Cams around the
state. Catch their magical explosion every fifteen minutes.
St. Clair River portion of IJC Upper Lakes Study to
The IJC announced that its International Upper
Great Lakes Study Board will expedite its study of the St. Clair
River to determine whether changes in water levels are the result of
natural or human influences. The Study will produce a draft report a
full year ahead of schedule by February 2009.
Lake Erie: Beyond the
On the surface, it looks like any other body of
water. Yet the 11th largest lake on Earth has a deeper story to
tell. The first 30-minute special aired in June, and is one of four
programs dealing with the fate and future of Lake Erie. (The second
part aired in mid October, to be followed by a special in January
'08 and May of '08.) Here you can watch the special again, get the
latest news regarding Lake Erie, and tap into valuable Lake Erie
resources and experts.
Lakes Economic Initiative|
Metropolitan Policy Program, in partnership with a network of
academic, public policy, business and civic organizations, began a
multi-year research and policy development initiative in 2005 to
improve the economic vitality of the Great Lakes region. This site
provides updates on progress.