The 2021 issue of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant’s magazine, The Helm, is now available. This annual publication is a collection of program research, outreach and education success stories as well as ongoing activities to address coastal concerns. This issue is focused on rain gardens, aquaculture, marine debris and more, including a Chicago artist who photographs things he finds while walking along Lake Michigan beaches. 

Here are some headlines from this issue:

  • Great Lakes litter contributes to larger microplastic problem
  • Explorer series offers educators searchable and adaptable lessons and activities
  • IISG helps aquaculture producers diversify their marketing opportunities
  • Master’s students’ research highlights Lake Michigan
  • Purdue Rainscaping Program brings rain garden training to Illinois Extension

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant is a part of University of Illinois Extension and Purdue Extension.


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Want to kick off Memorial Day weekend right? Do some good in your community! Help us clean up:

🌊 Whihala Beach (Whiting)
🛶 Rogers-Lakewood Park (Valpo)
🌳 Tall Timbers Park (Michigan City)

May 28, 9a-12p

Bring a reusable water bottle & sunscreen, we’ll supply the trash bags!

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