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NOAA Fisheries announces funding for Great Lakes habitat restoration
NOAA Fisheries is making available roughly $16.7 million, through President Obama’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, for habitat restoration projects in severely degraded areas of the Great Lakes. Funded projects are spread throughout Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and New York.


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EPA awards $8.6 million to reduce Lake Erie algae
The Associated Press (10/21)
Three states will receive a combined $8.6 million in federal grants to reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for the kind of harmful algae growth in western Lake Erie that left more than 400,000 people without drinkable tap water for two days in August, officials said Monday.

Enbridge oil pipeline project delayed by spill concerns
The Watertown Daily Times (10/21)
Citing water-safety concerns, the Canada National Energy Board denied the application for an oil pipeline project proposed by Enbridge Pipelines of Calgary that would carry crude oil across the watersheds of Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River.

County legislators endorse St. Lawrence River water level plan
The Watertown Daily Times (10/21)
A new plan to better regulate water levels in the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario was unanimously approved Monday by a committee of St. Lawrence County, N.Y., legislators.

Cleveland to christen its first "floating office" off coast of downtown
The Plain Dealer (10/21)
About 55 people report to work each day to new floating offices on a barge moored in Cleveland Harbor near downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

More than $500,000 in grants lined up to remove trashed rack, restore Doan Brook gorge
The Plain Dealer (10/21)
The Doan Brook Watershed Partnership of Shaker Heights, Ohio, has amassed grants totaling $540,000 to remove a failing debris rack so backed up that the stream now channels its way around it.

Province supports wetland restoration project
The Sarnia Observer (10/21)
Provincial funding has allowed phragmites fighters in Lambton Shores, Ont., to make progress in battling the invasive reed in a significant wetland just west of Kettle and Stony Point.

Why are the Great Lakes on the rise?
NPR (10/20)
During the late summer and early fall, the water level on the Great Lakes usually drops several inches. This year, three of those lakes, Superior, Michigan and Huron, have seen the opposite happen - rising water levels.

Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers
The Northwest Indiana Times (10/20)
The latest in a series of Indiana Department of Natural Resources posters celebrates both the Grand and Little Calumet rivers.

Salmon River Hatchery continues to thrive
The Poughkeepsie Journal (10/20)
The Salmon River Fish Hatchery near Pulaski, N.Y., was originally constructed to help rebuild the Great Lakes fishery. Today, the fishery is thriving and is used to raise steelhead, Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, brown trout and landlocked salmon.

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