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Goal of UWM habitat study is to help restore fisheries in river
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/25)
Led by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences, a habitat study's goal is to identify habitat that supports estuary fish and recommend strategies to protect, encourage and connect these habitats in harbor revitalization and habitat restoration plans.

Funding milestone reached for Aquatic Research Lab expansion
The Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (6/13)
Both houses of Michiganís legislature have approved nearly $9 million in funding for an expansion of Lake Superior State Universityís successful Aquatic Research Lab (ARL).

Students dive, document Sheboygan shipwreck
Sheboygan Press (6/13)
A team of budding nautical archaeologists from East Carolina University dove below the waves of Lake Michigan to discover what treasures lay hidden on the sandy bottom.

Island living and working at Thousand Islands Biological Station in Clayton
The Syracuse Post-Standard (6/8)
Many apply, but few are chosen for the limited number of scientific research positions each year at the Thousand Islands Biological Station (TIBS). The SUNY ESF research facility is located on Governor's Island in the St. Lawrence River in Clayton, NY.

Gems emerge in eel study
The Cornwall Standard Freeholder (5/31)
In Ontario, an ongoing study of American eel habitat on the St. Lawrence River has a preeminent biology professor and masters student charting some uncharted waters in fisheries research.

Lake Superior State celebrating 30 years of salmon releases
The Associated Press (5/29)
In Michigan, the Aquatic Research Laboratory at Lake Superior State University is celebrating three decades of raising and releasing Atlantic salmon in the St. Marys River.

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TEACH: Great Lakes Law & Policy

6 | Resources and More Information

Canada
Environment Canada
The Canadian government's ministry of the environment. Our Great Lakes focuses on Great Lakes issues. The Québec Region also deals with Great Lakes issues.
 
Freshwater Web Site
Environment Canada's water web site providing information on water legislation, management and culture.
 
Government of Canada site
Provides information on the government's programs and services, and citizen initiatives. The About Canada page provides a detailed overview of the country.
 
Roles of Canadian government officials
The British Monarchy
Governor General
Prime Minister
 
Canada's Parliament
Provides information on parliamentary programs, senators and House of Commons members, and the day-to-day activity of the Parliament.
 
How Government Works
An interactive primer on who does what to whom and why inside the federal government of Canada.
 
How Canadians Govern Themselves, 4th Edition
Explores Canada's parliamentary system, from the decisions made by the Fathers of the Confederation, to the daily work of members of Parliament.
 
Facts About Canada
Provided by the National Atlas of Canada, this fact book will help you find statistics by using tables, maps and images depicting the geographic features of Canada. Includes a variety of quizzes for students!

United States
FirstGov.gov
The official web site for searching the U.S. Government, providing federal, state, local and topical information.
 
U.S. Federal Government
House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
U.S. Supreme Court
 
The White House
Provides information about the President's and Vice President's family, current activities of the president, as well as the White House for Kids section.
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The government organization charged with handling issues of the environment. The U.S. EPA has a Great Lakes National Program Office.
 
THOMAS
Provides online resources for the U.S. Congress, such as bills, congressional records and committee reports.
 
Office of the Clerk
Obtain copies of public documents from the House of Representatives, and find historical information on the House and past U.S. elections.
 
This Nation
Provides an online textbook on American government and politics, as well as a library of historical government documents, supreme court decisions, political essays and images. Requires free registration.
 
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Provides educational information for students from grades K-12.
 
Project Vote-Smart
Provides reliable information on candidates and election issues, including a guide to the U.S. political parties.

Additional References:
Dworsky, Leonard B and Allee, David J. A Critique of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement on its 25th Anniversary, Cornell University, Spring 1997.

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