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City administration to seek federal help with lake algae
The Toledo Blade (6/29)
In Ohio, the Hicks-Hudson administration officially wants federal help to reduce Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms and asked Toledo City Council to consider a resolution urging Congress to strengthen the Clean Water Act.

First water diversion beyond Great Lakes Basin gets nod
The Manitoulin Expositor (6/29)
Said Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Pat Madahbee, “First Nations on the Canadian side have not been consulted as per the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People to which both Canada and the United States are signatory."

Grants awarded to reduce pollution in 2 Michigan rivers
The Associated Press (6/29)
The Great Lakes Commission has awarded grants totaling nearly $400,000 for projects intended to reduce phosphorus and sediment pollution in two southern Michigan rivers.

Anglers enlisted in water fight
Great Lakes Echo (6/29)
A recent study by researchers at Cornell University, in N.Y., revealed that anglers in the Great Lakes region are aware of and concerned about the threat of aquatic invasive species (AIS).

NY-based explorers find 1868 schooner wreck in Lake Ontario
The Associated Press (6/29)
Underwater explorers say they've discovered the shipwreck of a Canadian schooner that sank off Lake Ontario's central New York shore nearly 150 years ago.

Is the water at the Lake Erie beaches clean enough to swim in? Check out these websites to find out
The Plain Dealer (6/28)
Just in time for the hot and sunny Fourth of July weekend, the U.S. Geological Survey has introduced a new interactive and mobile-friendly website for monitoring the water quality at the Lake Erie beaches.

Waukesha water decision puts regional spotlight on Wisconsin's environmental enforcement
Wisconsin Public Radio (6/28)
Waukesha scored a victory with the historic agreement to let the Milwaukee suburb draw drinking water from Lake Michigan. But following a years-long negotiation, both the state of Wisconsin and the city had to make some concessions.

Michigan lawmaker urges Flint to accept plastic pipe
Crain's Detroit Business (6/28)
Bids to replace service lines at homes considered the highest risk for lead exposure came in high, according to Mayor Karen Weaver, but State Rep. Joseph Graves is questioning why Flint officials have yet to accept the donation of free polyethylene lines.

Stone Lab hosts series of experts to discuss lake
Port Clinton News Herald (6/28)
In Ohio, people looking to learn more about the issues facing Lake Erie will have several opportunities this summer to hear firsthand from the experts in the field who deal with those issues every day.

City of Duluth asks for public input on stormwater plan
WDIO-TV - Duluth, MN (6/28)
Duluthians gave their input on the city's plan to keep water clean by protecting it from stormwater at a public meeting.

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