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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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Lake Superior Finally Ice Free

Lake Superior Finally Ice Free

It’s finally June, and you’d expect the Great Lakes to be experiencing warm temperatures and perfect boating weather. However, as of last week, parts of Lake Superior were still covered in ice; about 0.6 percent, according to a recent article published in the Washington Post. There...
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Illinois Bans Microbeads

Illinois Bans Microbeads

Have you ever used a face or body wash that contained tiny plastic beads? They may result in a nice, deep, exfoliated-type clean, but apparently they’re pretty detrimental to the environment. They’re called “microbeads,” synthetic plastic particles used as an abrasive i...
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Michigan Boating Week is June 7-14

Michigan Boating Week is June 7-14

This week is now officially “Michigan Boating Week,” after Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a resolution declaring it as such. It only makes sense that Michigan has an entire week dedicated to boating, seeing as Michigan is the third largest boating market in the country and had...
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Rip Current Awareness Week

Rip Current Awareness Week

Rip currents are strong, powerful and narrow currents that move away from shore. Reaching speeds of 8 feet per second, they have killed more people than sharks. This week is Rip Current Awareness Week, June 1-7. According to a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA...
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Residents Must Adapt to Fluctuating Water Levels, Experts Say

Residents Must Adapt to Fluctuating Water Levels, Experts Say

The five Great Lakes have a lengthy history of rising in spring and summer and dropping in fall and winter. Over the years, Great Lakes residents have attempted to tame Mother Nature’s fluctuating water levels; but now, Donald Scavia, director of the University of Michigan’s Graham Susta...
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Great Lakes Fights Back Against Invasive Species

Great Lakes Fights Back Against Invasive Species

We’ve all seen those videos: Asian Carp leaping out of the water like popping popcorn or like dolphins on steroids. They are a fascinating aquatic invasive species that have been found in Mississippi and Minnesota. The two most problematic of these species, the bighead and the silver ...
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