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Ten Threats to the Great Lakes Shoreline development/Wetlands
All | 1) Invasive Species | 2) Nonpoint source pollution | 3) Shoreline development/Wetlands | 4) Cargo ship channels | 5) Point source pollution | 6) Disappearing native species | 7) Pollution hot spots | 8) Air pollution deposition | 9) Polluted beaches | 10) Water withdrawals

WETLANDS—WHERE LIFE BEGINS

We've been bringing you the series Ten Threats to the Great Lakes. One of the keys to the health of the lakes is the connection between the lakes and the land. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chris McCarus reports on how people building over natural coastal wetlands are actually hurting fish populations.


SAVING WETLAND REMNANTS

Over time, the natural habitat along the edges of the lakes has been destroyed. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Julie Grant reports on the wetlands that surround the Great Lakes and their importance.


FARMLAND TO WETLANDS

We've been bringing you stories about Ten Threats to the Great Lakes. On today's report, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brush reports on how farmers are getting involved in restoring some of the natural landscape.


PROTECTING CRUMBLING SHORELINES

The next story in the Ten Threats series is about the ever-changing shorelines of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Shawn Allee reports on the balance of protecting shoreline homes from the forces of nature while preserving the shape and function of natural shorelines.


COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PRESSURES

The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Peter Payette looks into how the suburban lifestyle is spreading along the coasts of the Great Lakes. Payette reports on how this development pattern impacts water quality.


CONCRETE SHORES

We've been looking at how humans make changes that affect the health of the lakes. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lynette Kalsnes reports on how replacing beaches with concrete walls hurts the environment, and might actually end up hurting the economy.



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From Counting Frogs to Rescuing Them
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Learn more about wetlands
National Wetlands Inventory