Oil on canvas, NOVEMBER LIGHT by Debra Reid Jenkins

Debra Reid Jenkins

Great Lakes Information Network

The Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) is a partnership that provides one place online for people to find information relating to the bi-national Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region of North America. GLIN offers a wealth of data and information about the region’s environment, economy, tourism, education and more.
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Healing Our Waters Coalition

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition which administers the “Healthy Lakes, Healthy Lives” public awareness campaign was launched with the generous support of the Wege Foundation and Peter Wege, a Michigan philanthropist and former CEO of Steelcase, Inc.

In May 2004, the Foundation helped to convene a meeting of more than 70 leading environmentalists, ecologists, scientists and academicians. During the two-day summit, these leading conservationists worked together to outline a plan for restoring and protecting America’s greatest freshwater resource, the Great Lakes.

That conference and the ensuing report that came out of it—”Healing Our Waters: An Agenda for Great Lakes Restoration”—provided the inspiration to form an unprecedented coalition, whose mission was to push for a comprehensive plan to restore the Great Lakes and the federal funding needed to implement it.
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US EPA, Great Lakes

US EPA, Lake Michigan

National Weather Service—Marine (Wind & Waves) Forecasts

National Weather Service Surf & Rip Current Forecast

National Weather Service Rip Current Safety Information

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

The Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is the voice for Northern Michigan’s waters. We are dedicated to protecting our lakes, streams, wetlands, and ground water through respected advocacy, innovative education, technically sound water quality monitoring, and thorough research.
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Lake Michigan’s surface temperatures:

This reporting system is a cooperative project between the NOAA CoastWatch Great Lakes Regional Node located at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network.
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From the State of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality and Environment, this site offers information on beach closings throughtout the Great Lakes.
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Dave Dempsey Books

Dave Dempsey, longtime Great Lakes advocate, shares his insight and commentary on the issues that impact the Great Lakes.
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Great Lakes Law

A Blog on All Things Wet and Legal in the Great Lakes Region by Professor Noah Hall
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Environmental Law and Policy Center

Protecting the Midwest’s Environment and Natural Heritage
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Great Lakes Environmental Law Center:

Protecting the world’s greatest freshwater resource and the communities that depend upon it.
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Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes

Winner of the 2007 Notable Book Award, this book is a collection of nonfiction works by women writers. These works focus on the Midwest: living with the five interconnected freshwater seas that we know as the Great Lakes.
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Cold, Clear and Deadly

The story of one man’s search for the truth about the sorry state of our northern waters a man who happened to be in the right places at the right times and was helped by hundreds of scientists, regulators, academics, environmentalists, and fishermen in his understanding.
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