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Peters visits Bay City, looks at riverfront revitalization
Midland Daily News (10/13)
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters was in Bay city, Mich., to highlight the Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act that he cosponsored with Sen. Tammy Baldwin (Wis.) and see firsthand the efforts to attract business development to the area.

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.

2015 a ‘banner year’ for endangered Great Lakes piping plover
MLive (10/12)
It took 65 years, but piping plovers have returned along Lake Michigan: the first plover nest since 1950 was found this summer at a state park in Muskegon County, Mich.

Public comments sought on proposed Lake Michigan marine sanctuary
Wisconsin Public Radio (10/12)
A federal agency leader says that people can still help shape the details of a national marine sanctuary proposed for 875 square miles of Lake Michigan.

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.

Lakefront redevelopment in Waukegan open to public input
Chicago Tribune (10/12)
The second in a series of public meetings to discuss redevelopment concepts for the lakefront of Waukegan, Ill., will be led by representatives of Edgewater Resources.

Program teaches students connection between river, drinking water
The Racine (10/12)
The WATERshed program is an ecology-related field trip that fourth and seventh graders are taking in Racine, Wis., to learn about the Root-Pike watershed’s relationship with Lake Michigan.

Ojibwe tribes want Madeline Island registered as historic site
Wisconsin Public Radio (10/12)
Two Ojibwe tribes are seeking to nominate Lake Superior’s Madeline Island, Wis., for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fall colors nearing peak in southeast Wisconsin
WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI (10/12)
Some of the best leaf color of the season is happening right now in Waukesha County, Wis., but it may not last for long.

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.

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