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See the Sturgeon: The many ways to see, touch and appreciate sturgeon around the region
- by Noah Bock

Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Fest celebrates a multi-year lake sturgeon restoration program and is just one of a long list Great Lakes Now has compiled on sturgeon-related activities to explore this summer.

Investing in the Lakes: New bill could redirect tech money to neglected Great Lakes cities
- by Gary Wilson

The Great Lakes region is “regularly overlooked by federal lawmakers, investors and innovators,” but new legislation may help the region shake its Rust Belt image and secure tech and innovation investments.

Congress’s Stealth Water Infrastructure Deal
- by Circle of Blue

The American Rescue Plan Act allocated $350 billion to states, tribes, and local governments. Some of that money is available for upgrading water systems.

Great Lakes Gift Guide 2020: Remember that road trip, boat ride, microbrew or sweatshirt you should’ve bought with this list
- by Natasha Blakely

Try these gifts from a variety of places in the Great Lakes region in our selected categories of markets, food and drink, potato chips, books, home decor and wearables.

Who in the U.S. Is in ‘Plumbing Poverty’? Mostly Urban Residents, Study Says
- by Circle of Blue

Not everyone in the country has piped water at home. Study authors argue that water access in the U.S. is inseparable from housing and social inequality.

On Wisconsin: Great Lakes Now television series begins airing on PBS Wisconsin
- by GLN Editor

PBS Wisconsin’s addition of the “Great Lakes Now” monthly series means full PBS coverage in a second Great Lakes state.

Message to 2020 Candidates: Focus on water quality in Great Lakes states
- by Gary Wilson

A question on the minds of many in the Great Lakes region for the 2020 presidential election candidates: What is your water policy?

PFAS News Roundup: Research suggests link with COVID-19, disposal methods increase contamination
- by Samantha Cantie

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Drinking Water News Roundup: Well contamination, Montreal distributing lead filters, water protection project grants awarded
- by Emily Simroth

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with drinking water in Great Lakes Now’s headline roundup.

Sewage Check: Great Lakes researchers look to wastewater for data on COVID-19
- by Sharon Oosthoek

The virus can be detected in infected people’s feces – sometimes even before they begin exhibiting symptoms.

COVID-19 Next Steps: Great Lakes outdoor recreation begins move toward normalcy
- by James Proffitt

Many parks and public areas are opening – with restrictions.