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USA - Culture, History, and a Unique Biome Await on the Great Lakes

From charming lake towns to expedition cruises, there are many good reasons to explore the Greats.

Great Lakes
Waterways

MI - As it happened: How local news reported the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

NORTHERN MICHIGAN — Forty-seven years ago “the gales of November came early” to Lake Superior. The Edmund Fitzgerald, one of Michigan’s most well-known freighters, sank in the dark, choppy waters near Whitefish Bay on Nov. 10, 1975. All 29 people onboard were lost.

Great Lakes
Property

IN - US Supreme Court won't hear Lake Michigan shoreline dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court said it won’t hear a case over access to Lake Michigan’s shoreline.

Great Lakes
Federal

WI - Gov. Evers to nominate a Green Bay site for National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) designation

Designation will protect and restore the Green Bay water ecosystem, promote continued water research, and enhance the region’s economic, cultural, and recreational offerings

Great Lakes
Science

OH - Conserving coastlines: Protecting ecosystems threatened by changing climate

Located along the Great Lakes, water quality is a prominent research focus at The University of Toledo where scientists, engineers, medical researchers and public health and legal experts collaborate to restore our greatest natural resource for future generations.

Great Lakes
Property

IN - Lake Michigan beach ownership case appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

Three town of Porter homeowners are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold their claims they own a private beach on Lake Michigan, notwithstanding an Indiana Supreme Court decision and state statute declaring the shoreline of Lake Michigan has been owned by the state since 1816, and is held in trust for the enjoyment of all Hoosiers.

Great Lakes
Engineering

GL - Protecting environmental value of Great Lakes coast

During an historic event earlier this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the eight Great Lakes states signed a watershed study cost share agreement, initiating the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study aimed at protecting the immense economic, environmental and social value of the Great Lakes coast.

Great Lakes
Advocacy

MI - Environment and economic viability of coastal communities at stake

MICHIGAN—Public consultation is underway as the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) looks at the environmental impacts of Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 5 tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. Enbridge is seeking to replace its existing dual pipelines on the lake bottom that were built in 1953.

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