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Generic document image Assessing changes in the Presque Isle Bay watershed fish community using a modified index of biotic integrity: before and after the elimination of combined sewer overflows
Mowen Final report Assessing the Effects of Water Levels and Water Quality on Water-Based Outdoor Recreationalists
Dose of Reality Newspaper Insert
Hidden Chemicals in your water
Identification of Freshwater Invertebrates
Illinois/Indiana Sea Grant's: The Medicine Chest Illinois/Indiana Sea Grant: The Medicine Chest, a collection of safe disposal curriculum activities and service learning resources
Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Response Strategy for Recreational Waters
Lake Erie Watershed Fish Community Report
Lake Erie Watershed Stream Habitat Report
Local Drop-off Locations for Unwanted Meds
Marine Debris Action Plan Marine Debris Action Plan
Microbeads in the Great Lakes
Pennsylvania Lake Erie watershed LiDAR data- 32 bit Pennsylvania Lake Erie watershed DEM- 32 bit (2012)
Pennsylvania Lake Erie watershed LiDAR data- 16 bit Pennsylvania Lake Erie watershed DEM-16 bit (2012)
impervious cover shapefile Pennsylvania Lake Erie watershed Impervious Cover shapefile (2012)
PA Lake Erie Watershed Integrated Water Resources Management Plan Pennsylvania Lake Erie Watershed Integrated Resources Management Plan
Pennsylvania Lake Erie watershed Orthoimagery- CIR Pennsylvania Lake Erie watershed Orthoimagery- CIR (2012)
PA Lake Erie Watershed Orthoimagery-RGB Pennsylvania Lake Erie watershed Orthoimagery- RGB (2012)
Plastic pollution and the Great Lakes curriculum Plastic Pollution and the Great Lakes
Plastic pollution curriculum and activity guide Plastic Pollution Curriculum and Activity Guide
Presque Isle Bay Watershed Fish Community Report
Presque Isle Bay Watershed Macro Community Report
Presque Isle Bay Watershed Restoration Prioritization Data Web Application
Presque Isle Bay Watershed Restoration, Protection, and Monitoring Plan
Presque Isle Bay Watershed Sediment Chemistry Report
Presque Isle Bay Watershed Water Quality Report
ICC service learning lessons Service Learning to Stop Trashing the Ocean and Waterways
Lake Erie Marine Action plan presentation The Great Lakes Land-based Marine Debris Action Plan Presentation
Undo the Chemical Brew Brochure
Undo the chemical brew poster Undo the Chemical Brew Poster
Watershed map game Watershed Map Game

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September 25, 2012 Say 'Good Riddance' Download NIE document (2.26 MB) Download Lesson Plan (1.1 MB)
February 26, 2013 Danger zone- threats to Lake Erie water quality Download NIE document (992.95 KB) Download Lesson Plan (248.58 KB)
March 12, 2013 Watershed moments- stormwater runoff threat Download NIE document (722.91 KB) Download Lesson Plan (289.95 KB)
April 02, 2013 Pick your poison Download NIE document (1.61 MB) Download Lesson Plan (161.23 KB)
April 30, 2013 Thirst for knowledge- drinking H2O Download NIE document (776.27 KB) Download Lesson Plan (588.09 KB)
May 07, 2013 Permanent markers, plastic pollution in Lake Erie Download NIE document (575.13 KB) Download Lesson Plan (282.82 KB)
September 10, 2013 Out of bounds- plastic debris and the ICC Download NIE document (562.7 KB) Download Lesson Plan (312.31 KB)
October 08, 2013 Into the deep end Download NIE document (881.9 KB) Download Lesson Plan (1.05 MB)
January 07, 2014 Neighborly advice Sandusky River Watershed Download NIE document (300.99 KB) Download Lesson Plan (189.48 KB)
January 28, 2014 New Wave Environmental Ed Download NIE document (2.28 MB) Download Lesson Plan (496.65 KB)
February 04, 2014 Creek Connections Download NIE document (958.85 KB) Download Lesson Plan (1.05 MB)
September 02, 2014 Holy Toledo HAB Blooms Download NIE document (356.87 KB) Download Lesson Plan (467.97 KB)
September 09, 2014 Plastic Havoc Download NIE document (430.71 KB) Download Lesson Plan (3 MB)
September 16, 2014 Making waves Download NIE document (417.06 KB) Download Lesson Plan (3.57 MB)
September 23, 2014 Something's fishy Download NIE document (350.16 KB) Download Lesson Plan (4.77 MB)
September 30, 2014 Take This Personally Download NIE document (402.97 KB) Download Lesson Plan (4.62 MB)
March 03, 2015 Ready for 4 Rs? Sustainability Practices Help Environment Download NIE document (415.58 KB)
March 17, 2015 Kids get their drift: Lake buoy project boosts students' science skills Download NIE document (428.87 KB)
May 26, 2015 Truth or Consequence: Test your knowledge on how to protect water Download NIE document (3.66 MB)
June 02, 2015 HAB-it forming work: Task Force to Monitor for Harmful Algal Blooms Download NIE document (374.56 KB)
September 08, 2015 It's all Garbage: You can prevent trash from fouling waterways Download NIE document (512.58 KB) Download Lesson Plan (3.57 MB)
September 22, 2015 Rx for Lake Erie: How Environmental Prescriptions Revived Lake Erie Download NIE document (391.55 KB)
September 29, 2015 Hone in the Zone: Grants help protect Lake Erie Coastline Download NIE document (938.87 KB)
October 13, 2015 Law and Reorder: Why federal Clean Water Act should be updated Download NIE document (2.31 MB)
October 20, 2015 Algae goes amok: Fertilizer runoff feeds growth of HABs in Lake Erie Download NIE document (4.41 MB)
October 27, 2015 Sustainability Jells- Local grape farmers reap benefits from conserving Download NIE document (3.67 MB)
November 10, 2015 Toxin Caution: How your lawn, garden might poison our waters Download NIE document (483.06 KB) Download Lesson Plan (183.82 KB)
November 10, 2015 Water Keepers: Citizen action helps to improve local streams Download NIE document (805.39 KB)
November 17, 2015 Ground Rules- Make sure septic systems are in working order Download NIE document (4.83 MB) Download Lesson Plan (352.49 KB)
December 08, 2015 Information Please- We need research on synthetic materials and aquatic life Download NIE document (3.79 MB) Download Lesson Plan (293.05 KB)
January 05, 2016 The last straw? How 9-year-old helped to stop plastic pollution Download NIE document (2.32 MB) Download Lesson Plan (2.33 MB)
January 26, 2016 Thirst for clean water Download NIE document (4.24 MB) Download Lesson Plan (318.02 KB)
April 12, 2016 Sea and do - NOAA awards Sea Grant College Status to Penn State Download NIE document (415.42 KB)
April 19, 2016 Silence speaks volumes - decline in frog populations Download NIE document (442.03 KB) Download Lesson Plan (242.59 KB)
April 26, 2016 Runoff selection - poor planning causes more frequent floods, pollution Download NIE document (409.83 KB) Download Lesson Plan (1.02 MB)
May 03, 2016 Lots of excellence - green parking lots Download NIE document (981.66 KB) Download Lesson Plan (1.02 MB)
May 10, 2016 Rain check - harvesting rain provides environmental, economic benefits Download NIE document (430.05 KB) Download Lesson Plan (1.02 MB)
September 06, 2016 Trashing the Water- Plastic debris despoils coasts and endangers marine life Download NIE document (2.39 MB)
September 13, 2016 Take local action for global change Download NIE document (4.96 MB) Download Lesson Plan (1.55 MB)
September 20, 2016 It's a dog's life- Canine poisonings can be caused by toxic algal blooms Download NIE document (5.08 MB) Download Lesson Plan (314.12 KB)
November 29, 2016 No Time to Waste- Bold actions needed to reduce aquatic plastic pollution Download NIE document (5.07 MB) Download Lesson Plan (2.33 MB)
December 06, 2016 Hard to digest- Enduring plastic remnants of our throwaway lifestyles Download NIE document (5.63 MB) Download Lesson Plan (88.68 KB)
December 13, 2016 Pesky Plastic Problems: Microplastic pollution abundant in Great Lakes region Download NIE document (4.6 MB) Download Lesson Plan (10.59 MB)
December 20, 2016 Dirty secrets in our washing machines Download NIE document (5.04 MB) Download Lesson Plan (10.59 MB)
January 10, 2017 Pick of the litter: Competitive NOAA Marine Debris grant awarded to Erie's public schools Download NIE document (5.27 MB) Download Lesson Plan (252.63 KB)
January 17, 2017 Liquid Assets: Why protecting the Lake Erie Watershed should be important to all of us Download NIE document (4.58 MB) Download Lesson Plan (257.62 KB)
January 24, 2017 Protecting our H.O.M.E.S: The irreplaceable drinking water for millions is found in the Great Lakes Download NIE document (4.01 MB) Download Lesson Plan (355.64 KB)
January 31, 2017 The World's Assets Lie Deep: Saving our oceans is necessary for preserving all life on earth Download NIE document (4.46 MB) Download Lesson Plan (1.05 MB)
February 07, 2017 The Water Cycle Download NIE document (2.89 MB) Download Lesson Plan (4.35 MB)
February 19, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Thirst for Clean Water Download NIE document (4.72 MB) Download Lesson Plan (403.92 KB)

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