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Lake Superior Water Trail Opens

Lake Superior Water Trail Opens

13-Jun-2017

The Trans Canada Trail grew a bit longer this month with the opening of a new section along the north shore of Lake Superior. The newly-opened 1,000 km water path is called the Lake Superior Water Trail, and runs from Gros Cap Marina Park near Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay’s Fisherman’...
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Toledo Beach now a Clean Marina

Toledo Beach now a Clean Marina

03-Jun-2017

The Toledo Beach Marina is now certified as a Michigan Clean Marina, demonstrating its dedication to the Great Lakes and the surrounding environment. Congratulations! ...
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Thirteen Miles of Lake Superior Shoreline Protected

Thirteen Miles of Lake Superior Shoreline Protected

02-Jun-2017

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has purchased one of the last privately owned, undeveloped shorelines between Duluth, Minnesota, and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Known as Big Trout Bay, the property is located just 45 minutes from Thunder Bay, on the shores of Lake Superior. The 2,517-acre pr...
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Senators Propose Pipeline Safety Legislation

Senators Propose Pipeline Safety Legislation

01-Jun-2017

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) are again advocating for pipeline safety in the Great Lakes with a new package of bills introduced late last month. In 2015, Senators Peters and Stabenow introduced pipeline legislation that was signed into law as the PIPES Act. &ldquo...
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Industry Saddened by Passing of Dan Robinson

Industry Saddened by Passing of Dan Robinson

24-May-2017

The marine industry and Smoker Craft team had to say goodbye to a vibrant member this year. Dan Robinson, the regional sales director for Smoker Craft, passed away at 48 after a battle with cancer. “Dan was a valuable member of the Smoker Craft team,” the company says in a statemen...
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Bill Looks to Repeal Ballast Water Regulations

Bill Looks to Repeal Ballast Water Regulations

23-May-2017

After a long battle in state and federal government, a new bill is threatening to roll back rules on ballast water pollution. The shipping and cargo industry is pushing the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) in Congress, which would eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) aut...
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Evinrude Employees Celebrate Earth Day

Evinrude Employees Celebrate Earth Day

15-May-2017

A number of Evinrude employees celebrated this Earth Day by participating in Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s 22nd Annual Spring River Cleanup. The cleanup event took place over a weekend in late April and saw more than 4,000 volunteers picking up trash along the Milwaukee River Basin. “...
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NOAA's National Charting Plan

NOAA's National Charting Plan

12-May-2017

The public is invited to comment on NOAA’s National Charting Plan, a strategy to improve NOAA nautical chart coverage, products and distribution. The plan is open for public comment until June 1. To learn how to submit comments, visit nauticalcharts.noaa.gov. (http://www.nauticalcharts.noa...
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Budget Upholds Great Lakes Support

Budget Upholds Great Lakes Support

10-May-2017

In drafting and approving a budget to fund the federal government through September, the House and Senate voted to maintain funding for key Great Lakes programs that were previously targeted for cuts by the Trump Administration’s 2018 budget. Specifically, three initiatives that were thre...
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Michigan Pipeline Update

Michigan Pipeline Update

06-May-2017

During a March Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board meeting, Enbridge officials said that the outer coating layer on the Line 5 pipeline faces “delamination” in 18 spots. The Line 5 is a controversial pipeline running under the Straits of Mackinac. Bridge Photo by Justin Bill...
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