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2006 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship Winner

To recognize outstanding achievement and vision in electronic communications technology

Karly Pence, a senior at Michigan State University with a double major in geography and journalism, is the recipient of the 2006 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship. Fluent in German, Pence holds a 3.83 GPA, is active in the Honors ...   Read More »

Key provisions would have generational impact – Senate urged to address Great Lakes needs in WRDA legislation

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Great Lakes advocates are urging Congress to reauthorize the long-delayed Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), with provisions to address the region’s critical needs included in the final legislation.

At stake are measures to protect the Great Lakes against infestation by destructive Asian carp, safeguard the Soo ...   Read More »

Senate committee hearing highlights Great Lakes Day in Washington – Great Lakes restoration must be a priority, senators say

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The restoration and protection of the Great Lakes cannot wait.

That was the message delivered to members of Congress at a Senate committee hearing and other events around Capitol Hill during Great Lakes Day in Washington, March 16, 2006.

Members of the Great Lakes Congressional Delegation, ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Information Network unveils comprehensive portal – Web site offers Great Lakes education tools for K-12 teachers


Teachers in Michigan, the Great Lakes region and beyond recognize the importance of educating the next generation on the value of the Great Lakes, including its fishery resources. As a result, a comprehensive new collection of education tools and resources for K-12 educators in the Great Lakes region ...   Read More »

Senate committee to address Great Lakes Strategy

Great Lakes Day in Washington, March 16, 2006

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a hearing on the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration’s strategy to restore and protect the Great Lakes on March 16, 2006, Great Lakes Day in Washington.

The hearing, an important step in ...   Read More »

Regional Collaboration Strategy takes center stage

Ann Arbor, Mich. – More than 1,500 Great Lakes experts and stakeholders spent a year developing the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy to restore and protect the world’s greatest freshwater resource. On March 16, members of Congress and other regional leaders will look at putting that plan into action at ...   Read More »

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