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Carbonation May Combat Asian Carp

Carbonation May Combat Asian Carp

21-Jun-2016

The fight against Asian carp rages on: Scientists in La Crosse, Michigan, are now using carbonation to combat the spread of the invasive species. Bighead and silver Asian carp have spread through the U.S. and are threatening to move into the Great Lakes, where it's feared they would demolish...
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Lake Michigan Lighthouse Map & Circle Tour

Lake Michigan Lighthouse Map & Circle Tour

16-Jun-2016

The 2016 Lake Michigan Lighthouse Map & Circle Tour is now available at wmta.org. (http://www.wmta.org)This free travel map is a complete source for discovering the lighthouses that dot the Lake Michigan shoreline, featuring the entire 1,100-mile Lake Michigan Circle Tour Route through four ...
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Millions to be Spent on Lake Erie Water Quality

Millions to be Spent on Lake Erie Water Quality

14-Jun-2016

In March, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that its Natural Resources Conservation Service would provide $41 million for a three-year initiative to improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin region. The funding aims to support efforts by environmentally conscious far...
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Bob Dougherty 1930-2016

Bob Dougherty 1930-2016

10-Jun-2016

Bob Dougherty, the founder of EdgeWater and Everglades Boats, passed away in March at the age of 85. Many consider Dougherty a mover and shaker in the boating industry. Dougherty was a chief designer and senior vice president of engineering at Boston Whaler, before retiring in 1990. He then went...
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Asian Carp Make Great Dog Treats

Asian Carp Make Great Dog Treats

09-Jun-2016

The founders of BareItAll Petfoods believe they have discovered a solution to the invasive Asian carp population: Dog treats. The company produces three different sizes of treats (crunchers, crisps and nibblers) that contain Asian carp in combination with other ingredients such as dried sweet po...
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Great Lakes Commission Launches ErieStat

Great Lakes Commission Launches ErieStat

07-Jun-2016

The Great Lakes Commission has launched ErieStat, an information platform that will be used to track progress made toward meeting the goal of reducing phosphorus loads in the Western Lake Erie Basin by 40 percent. Canada and the United States agreed on the 40 percent reduction goal earlier this year...
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Students Design Microbead Filter

Students Design Microbead Filter

05-Jun-2016

A group of nine innovative secondary school students from Mississauga, Ontario, think they’ve found the solution to microbead pollution in the Great Lakes. The student team has worked together for seven months to design a filtration system to be added to the end of existing sewage filtration s...
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Great Lakes Children's Museum Opens 'Mini-Mac'

Great Lakes Children's Museum Opens 'Mini-Mac'

17-May-2016

There’s a new mighty addition to the Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Traverse City, Michigan. Visitors can now check out the “Mini-Mac,” a scaled-down version of the “Mighty Mac” Mackinac Bridge that connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. W...
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Jim Lane (1942-2016)

Jim Lane (1942-2016)

16-May-2016

In March, the boating industry lost a respected and influential member, Jim Lane, who was battling leukemia. Lane, president of Chaparral and Robalo Boats, joined the company in 1977. During his career spanning four decades, Lane had a long list of accomplishments. “Lane’s list of ...
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Moosejaw and Great Lakes Proud Re-Launch T-Shirt Collection

Moosejaw and Great Lakes Proud Re-Launch T-Shirt Collection

10-May-2016

Outdoor retailer Moosejaw is once again pairing up with Great Lakes Proud (GLP) to re-launch their popular Moosejaw x GLP t-shirt collection supporting the Great Lakes. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to The Shedd Aquarium’s Great Lakes Action Days program (GLAD). On GLADs, Shedd ...
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