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“Greatest Midwest Town” Revealed

“Greatest Midwest Town” Revealed

03-May-2016

The votes are in and tallied, making Traverse City, Michigan, Midwest Living magazine’s “Greatest Midwest Town.” Traverse City beat out 11 other communities and will be featured in Midwest Living’s July/August issue....
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S.S. Badger Designated Historic Landmark

S.S. Badger Designated Historic Landmark

25-Apr-2016

The last coal-fired steamship on the Great Lakes, the S.S. Badger, was recently designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of Interior. The designation “recognizes the Badger’s exceptional value and quality in illustrating an aspect of American transportation technolo...
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Students Design Microbead Filter for Great Lakes

Students Design Microbead Filter for Great Lakes

12-Apr-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 filtrati...
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Adopt-a-Beach Welcoming Volunteers

Adopt-a-Beach Welcoming Volunteers

12-Apr-2016

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your closet: The Great Lakes could use some sprucing up, too. Through the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ Adopt-a-Beach program, boaters can volunteer to clean up local beaches and collect data for beach managers and scientists on beach litter. The Ad...
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E15 News

E15 News

12-Apr-2016

E0 (zero-ethanol) gasoline, which is a sold at marinas and gas stations, is being pushed out of boat fuel market to make room for the Renewable Fuel Standard-mandated E15 and higher ethanol blends. This means boaters may see shortages of E0 fuel as early as the 2016 summer boating season. ...
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Visit West Michigan

Visit West Michigan

06-Apr-2016

West Michigan Tourist Association (WMTA) released its 2016 Carefree Travel Guide, showcasing the best of what West Michigan has to offer. The free guide is available for viewing online at wmta.org/about-wmta/request-free-travel-info. (http://www.wmta.org/about-wmta/request-free-travel-info) ...
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BoatU.S. Nets $150,000+ For Debris Clean-Up

BoatU.S. Nets $150,000+ For Debris Clean-Up

05-Apr-2016

Marine debris is a danger to both the environment and boaters — but cleaning up all the Great Lakes’ debris is no easy weekend task. However, thanks to more than $150,000 in grants and donations, BoatU.S. Foundation will now be able to build on their successful fishing line recycling...
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Tom Kelly: 1948-2016

Tom Kelly: 1948-2016

05-Apr-2016

The influential founder of Inland Seas Education, Tom Kelly, passed away on January 8, 2016 at the age of 67 from Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Known as Captain Tom to thousands of students throughout Michigan, he is remembered for dedicating his life to spreading environmental awareness and teaching studen...
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Help Protect Our Water

Help Protect Our Water

30-Mar-2016

Join the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Illinois Department of Natural Resources in the fight against Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). These non-native species, including zebra mussels and silver carp, can harm the Great Lakes and can devastate lakes, rivers and streams. And we may be unknowingly ...
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Maritime Museum Restores Lens

Maritime Museum Restores Lens

18-Mar-2016

Sturgeon Bay’s Door County Maritime Museum recently restored the Fresnel lens. The light was originally installed in 1935 and formally housed in the Green Bay Entrance Lighthouse on permanent loan from the United State Lighthouse — it’s now shining a light on the museum’s cam...
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