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Each day as new information is added to the GLIN indices, it is archived here. Current Great Lakes issues, upcoming events, and new Great Lakes-related publications or web sites of interest, are just a sampling of what you'll find in this section. The items are archived monthly.

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April 2014
Aquatic Habitat Grant Program
(4/22)
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has approved the first projects under the new Aquatic Habitat Grant Program. The program was designed to protect and rehabilitate aquatic resources; develop self-sustaining aquatic communities; and develop strong relationships and partnerships.

If Our Water Could Talk
(4/21)
A new documentary feature,If Our Water Could Talk, highlights the history and future of the Buffalo River. After decades of stalled efforts and missed opportunities, Buffalo’s historic waterfront is becoming the heart of a downtown renaissance.

Great Lakes Clean Communities Network
(4/18)
Have you visited GLIN's April Site of the Month yet? The honor goes to the Great Lakes Clean Communities Network, a multi-partner effort led by the Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University to create a community of environmental practitioners throughout the Great Lakes. The primary goal is to establish a long-term sustainable network of leaders to share experiences.

Great Lakes Echo is looking for feedback
(4/17)
The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism launched Great Lakes Echo five years ago, with news coverage defined by proximity to and interest in the environment of the Great Lakes watershed. Here's your chance to participate: Great Lakes Echo is looking for feedback on their new website from their strong community of readers!

Waterfront Launch Steward program
(4/16)
New York Sea Grant is looking to hire college and graduate students to serve as Launch Stewards at waterfront venues in Cayuga, Jefferson, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and Wayne counties in 2014. The Launch Stewards also participate in educational outreach, and also collect boater usage and invasive species data.

Climate Change and Extreme Weather
(4/15)
Severe weather has plagued all parts of the country, including the Great Lakes, over the past decade. What has been causing these events? What types of weather should we expect to see in the future? Register now to participate in the upcoming Climate Change and Extreme weather webinar on April 24.

GLSLCI 2014 Annual Meeting and Conference
(4/14)
The 2014 meeting and conference of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative will bring together municipal, provincial and state/federal officials along with stakeholders on June 18-20 in Thunder Bay, Ont. This year's theme is "Navigating Change: Fresh Air, Fresh Water, Fresh Ideas."

Tour Lake St. Clair
(4/10)
Tour Lake St. Clair provides all the information necessary to plan a fun spring or summer getaway to visit Lake St. Clair and the surrounding areas. With over 430 square miles of fresh water and 160 miles of shoreline to explore, Lake St. Clair has something for everyone!

Great Lakes BIOTIC Symposium
(4/9)
The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network is hosting the Great Lakes Briefs on Invasive Organisms Traded in Commerce (BIOTIC) Symposium in Milwaukee, WI on June 3-4. The project is being led by the Wisconsin and Minnesota Sea Grant Programs, and aims to advance knowledge and understanding of the organisms in trade invasion pathway.

Michigan Green Infrastructure Conference
(4/8)
The Michigan Green Infrastructure Conference will take place May 8-9 in Lansing, Mich. This conference will highlight a broad range of benefits and opportunities provided by green infrastructure planning and preservation at local and regional scales, including benefits to water quality.

Comments sought on human health indicators report
(4/7)
The International Joint Commission’s Health Professionals Advisory Board is seeking public comment on an interim report entitled Recommended Human Health Indicators for Assessing Progress on the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Comments will be accepted through April 30.

Great Lakes Pelagic Bird Stakeholder Engagement Workshop
(4/4)
Hosted by the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative, this workshop will convene conservation stakeholders, federal/state agencies, and wildlife researchers to discover the latest avian resource data and begin to shape a research agenda for the future. The workshop takes place May 29-30 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

GLIN April Site of the Month
(4/2)
GLIN's April Site of the Month is the Great Lakes Clean Communities Network, a multi-partner effort led by the Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University to create a community of environmental practitioners throughout the Great Lakes. The primary goal of this effort is to establish a long-term sustainable network of leaders who will share experiences, successes, tools, and websites with each other.

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