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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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“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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