U.S. and Canada Draft Report on Groundwater Science

January 13th, 2016

The governments of Canada and the United States have published a draft report that documents groundwater science relevant to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The governments are seeking public comments on the draft report until January 31, 2016.  The draft report is a product of extensive collaboration among experts in a variety of subject […]

Protecting Ojibway Shores

November 26th, 2015

Controversy sparked in 2013 when the possibility of clearcutting Ojibway Shores, Windsor’s last remaining natural shoreline along the Detroit River, was considered. Local environmentalists fought hard for the property’s protection. Since then, discussions have taken place surrounding the protection of Ojibway Shores but the fate of the property remains “in limbo.” For more information on the fight […]

Call for Proposals to Great Lakes Sustainability Fund 2016/17

November 19th, 2015

Environment Canada is calling for proposals to the Great Lakes Sustainability Fund. Priority for GLSF funding will be given to projects that directly contribute towards the completion of necessary remedial actions identified in the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup’s most current work plan. If your organization intends on applying for a GLSF grant for work in the […]

Great Lakes Protection Act

October 29th, 2015

Thank you to everyone whose contributions have helped make progress on Great Lakes protection and restoration over the last few years. We have heard from many of you about the vital importance of the Great Lakes and about how proposed Great Lakes legislation can best make a difference. It is my great pleasure to let […]

ERCA Uses 3D Modeling to Target Water Quality

September 11th, 2015

The Essex Region Conservation Authority has created a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to aid in targeting water quality issues. “A DEM is actually a 3D representation of the earth’s surface,” explained Richard Wyma, ERCA’s General Manager. “Much like a photograph, it is made up of pixels.”  In photos, each pixel represents a colour value, in […]

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