A goldmine of recreational fishing data is now available in one place thanks to researchers and state government officials in Illinois and Indiana.
Whether you are an aquaculture producer or you are thinking of starting an aquaculture business, this site provides you the best information to ensure a productive, innovative, and profitable aquaculture business.
This website provides you with the information and tools needed to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species commonly found in trade. Water gardeners, aquarium hobbyists, retailers, anglers, teachers, wholesalers, and more can use these resources to learn about invasive species and identify alternative organisms that are safe to buy and sell.
The Be A Hero campaigns' messages provide tools for recreational water users, terrestrial recreationists and organisms-in-trade hobbyists to prevent the spread of invasive species. Individuals and organizations concerned about invasive species are encouraged to learn how to become a campaign partner and help spread the word to these communities.
Explore some the city’s celebrated sites as you walk or bike the tour routes. You will learn the history, ecology, and engineering of Chicago's lakefront.
Eat Midwest Fish provides resources to inform and inspire consumers to eat more fish and shellfish, including resources focused on where to find locally grown products, what types of products are available, how to source and cook these products, and how farmers are growing both freshwater and marine animals in the Midwest.
This site provides easy access to long-term, environmental monitoring data collected throughout the Great Lakes.
This website chronicles sediment cleanup by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and partners in targeted Great Lakes Areas of Concern.
This resource provides everything a community or school needs to properly dispose of pharmaceuticals and personal care products, including setting up collection programs.
We are looking for people with a keen interest in the environment, a willingness to learn, and most importantly, a strong desire to make a difference in the community. Whether you are a teacher, an accountant, a construction worker, a homemaker, a stay-at-home parent, or you name it, YOU can become a Master Watershed Steward in Illinois and Indiana!
The Invasive Crayfish Collaborative (ICC) brings industry, science and land management stakeholders together to improve management of invasive crayfish in the Great Lakes Region.
This website provides anglers on Lake Michigan with information about catch rates of rainbow trout, lake trout, Chinook salmon, brown trout, and Coho salmon over the past two decades.
This story map relays key findings from the 2015 Lake Michigan field year of the Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative. This digital, multi-media outreach tool is intended to convey research results to broad audiences including anglers, boaters, conservation groups, and other Lake Michigan stakeholders.
This website is geared towards saving lives through good information. Our goal is to help you enjoy a fun and safe day out on the water.
Natural lawn care uses an approach that works with nature to grow a healthy landscape and protect water resources. It doesn’t mean you have to get rid of all your grass or dedicate your life to tending your lawn. It depends on a simple principle: that a healthy lawn will be able to resist most weeds, disease, and insects.
This program provides the opportunity for educators to borrow actual monitoring equipment used by scientists in the field and for students to experience collecting and analyzing real water-quality data. It is a great way to bring to life the topic of water quality for your students, and bring the outdoors to your classroom or your classroom outdoors!
This innovative website introduces students (grades 4-10) to marine and freshwater invasive species and their impacts through detective-themed activities and colorful cartoon characters.
The Red Oak Rain Garden soaks up rainwater, enhances the campus and community aesthetic and educational experience, and promotes well-being for everyone who visits.
Visit this destination website to explore the coastal regions of Indiana and Illinois. Places of interest include national parks, city parks, blueways, and other locations perfect for a day outdoors.
The efforts of the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Purdue University Extension Sustainable Communities Extension Program support community planning and sustainable development strategies in communities across Indiana and Great Lakes states. Multidisciplinary teams offer programs in the following focus areas: placemaking and enhancing public spaces, land use, green infrastructure, community development, facilitation and strategic planning, and public planning official training.
This collaborative program gives watershed planning groups across the Great Lakes the information they need to protect natural resources and enhance local economies.
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- 22 Ways to Prevent Pollution
- IISG and Purdue publication series addresses effects of climate change in Indiana
- Freedom Seekers curriculum connects students to the Underground Railroad, Great Lakes and science
- Lake levels workshops highlight the need for information sharing
- Eat Midwest Fish website launches fresh fish finder