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Traverse City Extends Public Beaches

Traverse City Extends Public Beaches

Say goodbye to abandoned lakefront properties in the Traverse City, Michigan area, as the community of Acme is gradually transforming the coast back into a recreational and visual delight of parks, beaches and walking paths. The town has begun buying up old motels and business establishments and tea...
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Eastern Michigan Receives Two EPA Grants

Eastern Michigan Receives Two EPA Grants

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) two federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling $1.25 million have been awarded to Detroit and St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Detroit will use $1 million to turn vacant lots into green space to reduce the discharge of untreated ...
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Detroit Boat Club Celebrates 175 Years

Detroit Boat Club Celebrates 175 Years

The oldest boat club in the United States, as well as the oldest social club in Michigan, celebrated its 175th year of boating in Detroit last week. Founded in February 1839, two years after Michigan became a state, the Detroit Boat Club (DBC) is now regarded as a centerpiece for Detroit sailin...
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$10M Earmarked for Lake Erie Algae Clean-up

$10M Earmarked for Lake Erie Algae Clean-up

Ohio Governor John R. Kasich and his administration announced March 18 that they will be investing $10 million in the Healthy Lake Erie Initiative to help combat and reduce the threat of harmful algal blooms. The initiative was created in 2012 and aims to find alternative solutions to the open...
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Gold Cup Stay in Detroit

Gold Cup Stay in Detroit

The DYC Detroit APBA Gold Cup recently signed a 10-year agreement to keep the prestigious annual Gold Cup races in Detroit. The extension of the Gold Cup in Detroit was signed by the Detroit River Regatta Association (DRRA) and the American Power Boat Association (APBA). The event has been hos...
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Operation Dry Water Tackles Boating Under the Influence

Operation Dry Water Tackles Boating Under the Influence

In 2013, there were a total of 236 boating accidents in the United States; 75 deaths resulting from these accidents were caused by alcohol use, according to the USCG 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics (http://www.uscgboating.org/assets/1/AssetManager/2013RecBoatingStats.pdf). Boating under th...
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Great Lakes Cruising Club: Members Welcome

Great Lakes Cruising Club: Members Welcome

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the bounty of fresh water that is the Great Lakes, cruising from expansive Lake Michigan to the depths of Lake Superior, then the Great Lakes Cruising Club (GLCC) is right up your alley. Founded in 1934, GLCC is the area’s best source of information...
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President Signs WRRDA Act to Protect Great Lakes

President Signs WRRDA Act to Protect Great Lakes

President Obama recently signed the 2013 Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA); a bill that acknowledges that recreational boating is a significant contributor to the nation’s economy and local communities. The $12.3 billion bipartisan legislation recognizes that the Federal...
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7,000-mile Great Lakes Coastal Trail to Become Reality

7,000-mile Great Lakes Coastal Trail to Become Reality

If you’ve ever wanted to travel to the most desolate, breathtaking corners of the Great Lakes region, well, now you can — all while peddling a bicycle or paddling a kayak. On May 15-16, cyclists, kayakers, and regional planning and governmental officials gathered in Saugatuck, Michi...
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More Steps Taken to Protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp

More Steps Taken to Protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp

Last week, the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee released its strategy to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp. Among its protective measures, the committee plans to step up monitoring and commercial fishing operations, including increased water sampling downstream of electric fish barri...
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