Sen. Griffo proposes buyout program for flood-prone homes

New York State Sen. Joseph A. Griffo has introduced legislation that would allow property owners in flood-prone areas to sell their property to the state rather than consistently incur costs associated with water damage. Read the full story by the Watertown Daily...

More litter means fewer tourists

The more litter on the beach, the fewer days visitors spend at it, according to a recent study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The study reports that plastic pollution and balloon debris have a great impact on Great Lakes tourism. Read the full...

Win a Great Lakes cruise aboard a working freighter

For vacation next summer, how about a leisurely Great Lakes cruise aboard a 1,000-foot freighter? Seriously — this is a real thing you can do. But you can’t buy a ticket; you have to win one in a charity raffle. Read the full story by the Huron Daily...

St. Louis River Estuary gets $1.75 million

Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith announced that the U.S. EPA awarded the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources a $1.75 million supplemental Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to continue restoration efforts in the St. Louis River Estuary Area...