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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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Canada Delays Decision on Nuclear Waste Site Near Lake Huron

Canada Delays Decision on Nuclear Waste Site Near Lake Huron

24-Feb-2016

The Canadian government has announced that it’s delaying the decision on whether or not to OK a nuclear waste storage facility near the shore of Lake Huron. Ontario Power Generation wants to bury about 200,000 cubic meters of low to medium level nuclear waste a half mile below ground leve...
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Officials Aim to Reduce Phosphorus Runoff by 40 Percent in Lake Erie

Officials Aim to Reduce Phosphorus Runoff by 40 Percent in Lake Erie

23-Feb-2016

On February 22, the U.S. and Canadian governments announced a joint goal of reducing phosphorus runoff in Lake Erie by 40 percent within the next two years. Excess phosphorus has led to massive algal blooms that have killed fish and fouled water — such as in 2014, when algal blooms left mo...
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Environmental Hall of Fame Celebrates Anniversary

Environmental Hall of Fame Celebrates Anniversary

27-Jan-2016

The Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2016. The organization honors people and organizations for their work in improving the environment. Its new award category this year — the Sunshine Youth Award for Environmental Service — recognizes the criti...
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<em>Eastland</em> Disaster Memorial at Old Lighthouse Museum

Eastland Disaster Memorial at Old Lighthouse Museum

20-Jan-2016

The Eastland Disaster Memorial was dedicated on July 24, 2015 at the Old Lighthouse Museum in Michigan City, Indiana to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the SS Eastland disaster. The chartered excursion ship rolled over onto its port side in about 20 feet of water while tied to the wharf in the ...
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Open Webinar for HS Students Competing in "Visualize Your Water Challenge"

Open Webinar for HS Students Competing in "Visualize Your Water Challenge"

19-Jan-2016

Attention all high school students with a passion for the environment: The Visualize Your Water Challenge, sponsored by the Obama administration, is looking for innovative students grades 9-12 to create compelling visualizations that can teach their communities and others about nutrient pollution in...
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