Great Lakes

2:47 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Great Lakes environmental cuts proposed

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The plan before a House subcommittee in Washington would cut spending on the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $285 million to just $60 million a year.
Proposed funding cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative introduced this week represent the greatest threat yet to the four-year-old program, some environmental groups charged Tuesday. And a failure to restore funding levels could mean the loss of a host of programs that have benefited the Great Lakes region, they added.
Arts & More
4:31 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

A 1,000-mile walk on the Great Lakes

Loreen Niewenhuis surprised by a wave
Credit Loreen Niewenhuis

What’s an author to do after writing about a thousand-mile walk around Lake Michigan? If you’re Loreen Niewenhuis of Battle Creek the answer is simple: hike another thousand miles around parts of the other lakes. Niewenhuis has just published a new book about that experience called A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk. She’ll talk about it Tuesday, April 23rd, at the Portage District Library beginning at 7 p.m.

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