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October 2016
Ghost ships on the Great Lakes
(10/31)
Stories of ghost ships plying the waters of the Great Lakes are far from unusual. The watery regions around the state of Michigan are replete with tales of ghostly vessels. Perhaps the Flying Dutchman is haunting the Great Lakes for Halloween this year?

Scientists go with the flow to collect better freshwater data
(10/27)
Recently, the first lake-based field test was performed in Wisconsin for what could be a big advancement in aquatic scientific equipment. New devices called "HydroSpheres" float along with currents like free-range buoys to collect data on the lake’s temperature, water chemistry and productivity.

Great Lakes Water Conference
(10/26)
Safe drinking water will be the focus of the 16th annual Great Lakes Water Conference on Friday, November 4 at the University of Toledo College of Law. Titled “Safe Drinking Water: A Tale of Three Cities,” the conference will address the diverse drinking water challenges faced by Flint, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; and Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Great Lakes Water Conference
(10/24)
Safe drinking water will be the focus of the 16th annual Great Lakes Water Conference on Friday, November 4 at the University of Toledo College of Law. Titled “Safe Drinking Water: A Tale of Three Cities,” the conference will address the diverse drinking water challenges faced by Flint, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; and Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Great Lakes Today
(10/21)
Great Lakes Today is a new public radio collaborative that focuses on coverage of our iconic Great Lakes and regional residents. Great Lakes Today develops in-depth reports focused on three areas: use and quality of this freshwater resource, economic importance of the region, and future challenges and opportunities.

Great Lakes Today
(10/20)
Great Lakes Today is a new public radio collaborative that focuses on coverage of our iconic Great Lakes and regional residents. Great Lakes Today develops in-depth reports focused on three areas: use and quality of this freshwater resource, economic importance of the region, and future challenges and opportunities.

Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trails Conference
(10/19)
The Besser Museum in partnership with NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University Extension, and partners of the Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage network will host the Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trails Conference on Nov. 2-3 in Alpena, Michigan.

The future of the GLRI
(10/18)
Two weeks ago, leaders for industry, tribes, environmental agencies and advocates took part in a water summit at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. They met to discuss the future of a federal program called the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – otherwise known as GLRI.

Lake Erie charter captains play a major role in water quality sampling
(10/14)
Finding time and money to take regular water quality samples in a space as large as Lake Erie’s western basin can be difficult for even the most dedicated researchers. But sometimes, helpers show up on a lab doorstep: Lake Erie charter boat captains.

GLC 2016 Annual Meeting in review
(10/11)
At its 2016 Annual Meeting, held last week in Toronto, Ontario, the Great Lakes Commission endorsed a strategy to further grow the $30 billion Great Lakes-St. Lawrence maritime transportation system, and committed itself to using its leadership role in the region to support the strategy.

State of the Strait Report
(10/7)
Canadian and U.S. partner organizations recently released the seventh biennial State of the Strait Conference report titled “State of the Strait: Coordinating Conservation in the St. Clair-Detroit River System.”

GLIN October Site of the Month
(10/5)
The GLIN October Site of the Month is the Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program website. The program provides recognition for lakefront property owners who are protecting inland lakes through best management practices on their property. Be a shoreland steward - check out the site today!

Great Lakes Public Forum
(10/3)
The International Joint Commission (IJC), with Detroit Public Television and TVO, will provide live coverage of all Great Lakes Public Forum plenary sessions next week. Plan to watch and participate in a live, on-line discussion moderated by the IJC at http://www.participateijc.org/.

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