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  1. Mike Matin said

    The Great Lakes are great! I loved my days of exploring them. We must fight to protect these and our other precious water resources!

  2. Barbara said

    You are so right. I have been fighting for the Great Lakes for many years.

  3. Mike Matin said

    Keep up the good fight Barbara…my kids are counting on pressure

  4. Grab your camera; the Great Lakes Forever photo contest is back!

    With summer vacations to the Lakes just around the corner, the sixth annual Great Lakes Forever Photo Contest is accepting submissions from May 20 – July 18, 2010. Through the 2010 Great Lakes Forever Photo Contest, photographers can help defend the Great Lakes with their cameras—and get noticed throughout the Great Lakes region.

    Biodiversity Project’s Great Lakes Forever program has again partnered with Budweiser to sponsor a photography contest that celebrates the beauty of the Great Lakes through the incredible talent of local photographers. Great Lakes Forever is a non-profit education and activism campaign designed to raise awareness about our vulnerable and valuable Lakes.

    The grand prize winner in both the professional and amateur categories will be featured on the 2010 Great Lakes Forever/Budweiser beer coasters. These coasters will be distributed to bars and restaurants throughout the Great Lakes region. In addition to being featured on the 2010 beer coasters, the top three photos in each category will also receive awesome Budweiser prizes.

    Interested photographers can visit the Great Lakes Forever website,, for contest rules and submission details. The submission deadline is July 18, 2010.

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, then these photos can make a powerful statement on behalf of our Great Lakes. Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can provide you with more information.

    I look forward to seeing your photos!

  5. ahoy Barbara Spring,
    we have a lot of common interests. I’ve sold about 6000 self published books on Lake Ontario going back to my first in 1995 ( used as a college text at Oswego SUNY campus).
    visit my website and go to lake ontario log on line.
    My book titles include the great atomic lake ( we have 16 nukes on Lake Ontario) books on maritime topics and great lakes environment. I just got my latest up on Amazon’s kindle store.
    If there is a way to exchange or add blog links between us, we should do it. And anything else we can do together to raise awareness

    My latest area of interest in CAFO’s and pollution- non point pollution is an increasing problem on the lower lakes with blue green blooms, botulism etc. We’ve started up a water sampling program in connection with that. Check out my blog and let me know if there’s a way to do a link swap.

    fyi here’s a link to a short ( about 1 min) synopsis for my new book

  6. Barbara Spring said

    Keep up the good work. The Great Lakes need people to keep them great.

  7. Jaimie said

    We want to tell you about an exciting photo contest for recreational anglers and boaters that the USDA/ APHIS is sponsoring.

    It began on May 1, 2011 and runs through the end of August. Each month winners are chosen in two categories–My Best Catch and Family Fun on the Water and prizes are awarded. Winning photographs are posted on the website.

    We hope you will let your site readers know about the contest and encourage them to participate.

    Thanks for your help

    Diversity Marketing & Communications, LLC
    on behalf of the USDA/APHIS

  8. a0vGHZ It’s straight to the point! You could not tell in other words! :))

  9. Barbara- Thank you for all your work! I am a documentary filmmaker in Denver, CO and I am producing a film titled, ARISE, which weaves the stories of amazing women, from around the globe, who are coming together to heal the injustices against the earth and all her relations. I am writing to request permission to use the photo of Grand Marais, Great Lakes in our film under our interview with Dr. Theo Colborn. You will of course receive credit in the credit roll at the end of the film. Please contact me so we can chat. I look forward to hearing back from you soon.

    Candice Orlando
    Idanha Films

  10. Thanks for this post. I surely agree with what you are saying. I have been talking about this subject a whole lot lately with my mother so hopefully this will get him to see my point of view. Fingers crossed!

  11. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossips and net and this is really annoying. A good website with exciting content, that’s what I need. Thank you for keeping this website, I’ll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Cant find it.

    • Barbara Spring said

      Hi Daron,
      I do not have a newsletter but I have published a book, The Dynamic Great Lakes and it has been updated with new information. Thanks for stopping by.

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