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Welcome to the Great Lakes Commission's collection of sustainable land use web resources. Links to recent relevant news stories are below and you can search the Great Lakes Information Network news archives by using the box at the bottom of the page. Follow the links on the left for issue-specific resources organized by state or province.

Land donation to Indiana Dunes, National Lakeshore celebrated
Chicago Tribune (5/26)
An array of officials from NIPSCO, the National Park Trust and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore came together to celebrate the dedication of 37 acres of land in two parcels.

City lights slow nighttime bird migration, study shows
CBC News (5/16)
Birds migrating at night are taking much longer flight paths because of light coming from urban centers, according to a new study.

Province says yes and no to city Greenbelt wishes
The Hamilton Spectator (5/13)
The Ontario government is backing Hamilton's bid to add roughly 1,000 acres on the upper Niagara Escarpment to the province's 2-million-acre Greenbelt. But the province isn't siding with city council's wish to remove as much land as it desired in lower Stoney Creek.

Ontario proposes to expand protected Greenbelt lands
The Canadian Press (5/10)
Ontario is proposing to expand the Greenbelt, currently about 800,000 hectares of protected land that borders the Greater Golden Horseshoe area that surrounds Lake Ontario.

Tree group aims to ‘ReLeaf’ Michigan
WKAR - East Lansing, MI (5/10)
An Ann Arbor-based organization has been planting trees all over Michigan since 1988. ReLeaf Michigan helps property owners learn about trees and how to plant them, citing their numerous benefits.

$8.6M to transform Howard Beach farmland into 700-acre coastal park
The Toledo Blade (4/29)
Nearly eight years after buying the land, Metroparks of the Toledo Area has given the go-ahead for the initial phase of Howard Marsh Metropark. Park district commissioners approved a contract to restore about 700 acres of former farmland into a coastal wetland recreation area.

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