What's New on GLIN NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest Ready, set, and draw! The NOAA Marine Debris Program's annual Art Contest for grades K-8 is around the corner. Students can submit artwork from October 20th through November 30th. This year, artwork should show how marine debris impacts the oceans and the Great Lakes, and how people can help prevent marine debris.
COMMENTARY: Clean Water Act should be updated Erie Times-News (10/13) The Clean Water Act has not been updated since 1987 and it doesn't limit agricultural runoff, one cause of the recurring toxin producing algal blooms in Lake Erie that threaten municipal drinking water systems and the economy.
Sen. Baldwin visits Manitowoc’s lakefront The Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter (10/12) U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited Manitowoc, Wis., as part of her effort to revitalize the state’s waterfront through her proposed legislation — the Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act.
Shipping industry reports dramatic turnaround Blackburn News (10/12) The president of the Chamber of Marine Commerce says cutting the tariff on new ships has encouraged a $7.1-billion boost in capital investments in the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes.