Category Archives: Great Lakes

Asian carp study will finally see the light of day

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance…” – James Madison, fourth American president Next Monday August 7th, we will finally gain knowledge. We will gain knowledge of options that federal officials have been studying to protect our Great Lakes from an Asian … Continue reading

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2016 in Review

As 2016 just came to a close (thank God), we might as well reflect back on the year’s milestone events that impacted the fish and wildlife of our Great Lakes. While the year held many successes, there are also many … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Diversion Approved -Now We Bird Dog It

Yesterday in Chicago, the first Great Lakes diversion application under the Great Lakes Compact (Compact) was approved, with conditions.  This is a sound decision. Say what? Didn’t almost everyone oppose this? Including National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and virtually every environmental … Continue reading

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U.S. House Passes Vital Great Lakes Bill

Good news today from Congress…… U.S. House Passes Vital Great Lakes Bill Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition urges Senate to Act to ensure that the national maintains commitment to Great Lakes ANN ARBOR, MICH. (April 26, 2016)—The U.S. House today … Continue reading

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Groups Urge MI Gov Snyder to Veto Great Lakes Diversion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2016 Groups Urge Michigan Governor Snyder to Deny Great Lakes Water Diversion Request PETOSKEY, MI – Over 25 environmental and conservation organizations and associations from throughout Michigan are urging Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to ensure … Continue reading

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Keep Great Lakes Water in the Great Lakes

  The above video sends a message that you all should know about… Did you know that right now, the Great Lakes governors and Canadian premiers of Ontario and Quebec are reviewing the first Great Lakes diversion proposal under a … Continue reading

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First Request To Divert Great Lakes Water Heads to Great Lakes Governors and Premiers

  Alliance for the Great Lakes – National Wildlife Federation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2016 CONTACT: Marc Smith, National Wildlife Federation, 734-887-7116, msmith@nwf.org Molly Flanagan, Alliance for the Great Lakes, 312-445-974, mflanagan@greatlakes.org First Request to Divert Great Lakes Water … Continue reading

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Fish Farms in the Great Lakes?

Caged fish that are essentially CAFO’s directly IN our Great Lakes. Just say no Michigan.  Its that simple.  12/7/2015 update:  NWF and our state affiliate Michigan United Conservation Clubs submitted comments to the MI DEQ about our concerns with the … Continue reading

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Shark Free Great Lakes?

Growing up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, I spent tons of time on the beach and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.  Whether it was 53rd street with my best friend, the late Greg Wright, to 76th street where we played volleyball, … Continue reading

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Straits of Mackinac Worst Possible Place for a Great Lakes Oil Spill

Lets use our common sense and protect the Great Lakes from a possible oil spill by simply replacing the oil pipeline that stretches underneath the Straits of Mackinac.  Its common sense. See below details on a new University of Michigan … Continue reading

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