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PBS News Hour: Trump's proposed budget would gut Great Lakes cleanup

a ‘game-changer’ for the region By Michael D. Regan, PBS News Hour The Great Lakes region could lose $300 million in annual federal funding under a budget proposal released Thursday by the White House that would impose drastic cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a promise made by President Donald Trump during his campaign, and…  Read More

Group walking on the beach

Northland College to Host Lake Superior Youth Symposium

Northland College will host a four-day Lake Superior Youth Symposium, April 27-30, offering a dynamic menu of field experiences, programs, presentations, and entertainment. The Symposium is a biennial event—this is the 12th—open to teachers and students in grades 8-12 throughout the Lake Superior watershed——Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the province of Ontario. Registration deadline is April 15. “What…  Read More

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Toledo Blade: Lesser-known story about historic Great Lakes fight over water

Racine fears Waukesha’s sewage will bring ‘danger’ By Tom Henry, The Ripple Effect (Toledo Blade) WAUKESHA, Wis. – While visiting the lovely state of Wisconsin earlier this month, I learned the battle over Waukesha’s future water supply isn’t just about the 8.2 million gallons a day of treated Lake Michigan water that Waukesha wants to…  Read More

Panel discussion at Northland College

MLKJr Day: Building Coalitions

Wisconsin State Senator Janet Bewley of the 25th District, right, moderated a panel discussion on building coalitions for civil rights work at Northland College Monday with Milwaukee community activists Martha Love, left, LaKeshia Meyers, center, and Michelle Bryant. The panel was part of a day of readings, film, and discussions in honor of Martin Luther…  Read More

Northland College student taking a water sample.

Great Lakes Today: Advice for Clinton/Trump on the Great Lakes

By Veronica Volk, Great Lakes Today Advocates for the Great Lakes are watching the presidential election and hoping the next US president will continue to prioritize restoration across the region. Groups from New York to Michigan to Ontario say there’s still a lot of work to be done, and they hope the next president supports…  Read More

Northland College student with journal

296 miles on the Superior Hiking Trail

Jane Dahlgren Hikes Solo for May Term

Jane Dahlgren had never camped alone when she decided to hike solo for 296 miles. For college credits. While the extroverted sophomore was not familiar with solo tripping, she was no novice to adventure. A Seattle native, Dahlgren had hiked with her dad and brother on the Wonderland Trail, a ninety-three-mile loop around Mt. Rainier,…  Read More

Lake Superior near Madeline Island

Great Lakes Echo: Great Lakes experts push for restoration funding after election

By Marie Orttenburger, Great Lakes Echo November’s presidential election is a harbinger of big change for federal programs like the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a multi-milliondollar program that addresses a multitude of Great Lakes problems. Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, convened an expert panel recently to discuss the future of the program. The day-long conversation…  Read More

Three pairs of shoes

Circumnavigating Lake Superior—On Foot

Three Northland College alum packed their baby Burley buggy and departed from Ashland Friday, May 20, heading west on a quest to run around Lake Superior. Monday, August 15, Evan Flom ’14, Allissa Stutte ’13, and Andy Butter ’14 returned from the east, running along the Lake Superior shoreline for their final running miles. The…  Read More

Apostle Island rock

Politico: Waukesha puts Great Lakes Compact to the test

BY ERIC WOLFF, Politico Morning Energy WAUKESHA’S GREAT LAKES EFFECT: The Great Lakes Compact, a bipartisan, collaborative agreement that largely blocks diversions of Great Lakes water, will be tested today when eight states gather to decide if Waukesha, Wisc. can start pumping from Lake Michigan. As Pro’s Annie Snider reports, the compact forbids diversions from…  Read More

Northland College staff working in stream

Researchers Create Model for the Great Lakes

The White House Council on Environmental Quality last year identified seven important landscapes for conservation and restoration, naming among others the Hawaiian Islands, Washington’s Puget Sound, the Florida Everglades and a section of the Great Lakes — a 6.3 million-acre stretch of coastal wetlands from Saginaw Bay on southern Lake Huron to western Lake Erie.…  Read More