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Alliance for the Great Lakes Reflects on Successful Summer

Alliance for the Great Lakes Reflects on Successful Summer

17-Oct-2017

The Alliance for the Great Lakes, a charity advocating for the protection of the Great Lakes and surrounding environment, has announced a successful end to its Summer of Water campaign. Many of the Alliance’s efforts this summer involved volunteers from around the Great Lakes regions. The...
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New Non-Native Species in Lake Erie

New Non-Native Species in Lake Erie

11-Oct-2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced the discovery of a new non-native species in the Great Lakes. Rotifer Brachionus leydigii, a type of zooplankton commonly found in Europe and Asia, was found in the western basin of Lake Erie. ...
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Keith Holmes Passes Away

Keith Holmes Passes Away

04-Oct-2017

Offshore powerboat racer Keith Holmes of Nunica, Michigan was tragically killed in a racing accident on July 30 at the OPA Offshore sanctioned St. Clair River Classic race. The 30-year veteran in the sport was owner and throttleman for the sponsored AMERICAN ETHANOL/CAT CAN DO, a 40-foot Skate...
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Ohio Sea Grant to Study Lake Erie Algal Blooms

Ohio Sea Grant to Study Lake Erie Algal Blooms

02-Oct-2017

Dr. Justin Chaffin, research scientist for The Ohio State University’s Stone Lab and Ohio Sea Grant, along with partners across Ohio and Michigan, has received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to study what causes Lake Erie algal blooms to become toxic. T...
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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Survives the House

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Survives the House

13-Sep-2017

Despite a White House budget proposal to eliminate the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the House Appropriations Committee voted to fully fund the program through September 2018. The bill will now move on to the House. ...
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Alliance for the Great Lakes Summer of Water

Alliance for the Great Lakes Summer of Water

07-Sep-2017

Boaters who want to show their love for the Great Lakes are urged to participate in the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ Summer of Water campaign. The Summer of Water celebrates the Great Lakes and taking action to support them. The Alliance for the Great Lakes will be sending boaters volunte...
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Brig Boats Unveils Eagle 10

Brig Boats Unveils Eagle 10

06-Sep-2017

High-tech gear and style aren’t just for luxury yachts anymore: In fact, Brig Boats’ new Eagle 10 flagship has both. Brig Boats is one of the top manufacturers of rigid-hull inflatable boats (RIB) in the world, and the company announced its latest model will officially be unveiled to...
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<em>The Lookout</em> Added to National Register of Historic Places

The Lookout Added to National Register of Historic Places

14-Aug-2017

The Wisconsin Historical Society recently announced that The Lookout, a shipwreck off the coast of Wisconsin in Lake Michigan, has officially been added to the National Register of Historic Places. This designation makes it possible for the wreck to qualify for grants and for rehabilitation income t...
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Lake Superior Circle Tour Website Revamped

Lake Superior Circle Tour Website Revamped

14-Aug-2017

It looks like a Great Lakes secret is out, as more and more people are heading north to complete the Lake Superior Circle Tour. In fact, the Circle Tour is becoming so popular that Duluth-based Lake Superior Magazine has revamped its website and guide on the trip. The Lake Superior Circle Tour ...
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Army Corps Release Plan to Prevent Asian Carp

Army Corps Release Plan to Prevent Asian Carp

09-Aug-2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently published a draft report that explores different strategies for fending off Asian carp at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois. The aim of the plan is to prevent Asian carp from swimming closer to the Great Lakes. “It looks like the ...
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