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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.


Plans explained for cleanup at former U.S. Steel site
Duluth News Tribune (8/25)
In Minnesota, details were announced Thursday for a $69 million proposed plan to address contaminated sediment at U.S. Steel's former industrial site in Duluth's Morgan Park neighborhood.

International Wildlife Refuge grows with land donation
The News-Herald (8/4)
Founded in 2001, the Detroit River International Refuge remains the only land conservation project of its kind in North America. Thanks to a donation from the Port of Monroe, the refuge will grow by an additional 35 acres.

State Awards $1.3M For Improvements To Lakes And Streams
WBIW – Bedford, IN (8/3)
Indiana has awarded nearly $1.3 million in grants for improvements to lakes and streams, including efforts to stem the flow of damaging nutrients into Lake Erie and Lake Michigan.

South Works back on the market
Chicago Tribune (8/1)
Looking for some beachfront property close to the Loop? South Works, a massive, long-vacant U.S. Steel site along Lake Michigan in Chicago, Ill., is back on the market.

Disappearing wetlands: Ohio’s marshes then and now
The Toledo Blade (7/31)
Marshes and wetlands are nature’s water filter, nursery, and incubator, and also its sanctuary for many creatures, but advocates say an alarming number of wetlands and marshes have been filled in along the lake and in the greater Toledo area in Ohio.

EDITORIAL: Protecting open space: Land trusts preserve areas from pressures for development
Watertown Daily Times (7/26)
Lands along the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, and Indian River lakes face ever-increasing demands for development. As a result, land trusts have emerged to preserve wild and undeveloped lands.

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