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Visit Racine, Wisconsin

Visit Racine, Wisconsin

04-Aug-2017

Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan shore is lined with charming, must-visit ports. One of these ports is Racine — ideally positioned between Chicago and Milwaukee. Known for its Kringle and Frank Llyod Wright architecture, this lakeside town is brimming with culture and activities. Racine&...
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EPA Excludes Lake Erie From List of Ohio’s Impaired Waters

EPA Excludes Lake Erie From List of Ohio’s Impaired Waters

31-Jul-2017

In May, the EPA issued a letter approving Ohio EPA’s impaired waters list; the list, however, excluded the open waters of Lake Erie, which have been plagued by harmful algal blooms. Michigan had previously included the open waters of Lake Erie on its impaired waters list. “The water...
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Great Lakes Funding, One Step Closer

Great Lakes Funding, One Step Closer

25-Jul-2017

Despite a proposal to eliminate funding to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the Trump administration's proposed 2018 budget, the House Appropriations Committee recently voted to continue to fully fund the program through September 2018. Traditionally, the Great Lakes Restoration Init...
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Video Discusses Impact of Asian Carp on Businesses

Video Discusses Impact of Asian Carp on Businesses

19-Jul-2017

Concern about the spread of Asian carp in the U.S. has plagued Great Lakes boaters, fishermen and business owners for years. Especially with the discovery of a silver carp beyond electric barriers just miles from Chicago and Lake Michigan, the concern that Asian carp will invade the Great Lakes isn&...
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NWF Produces Video on Line 5, Local Businesses

NWF Produces Video on Line 5, Local Businesses

13-Jul-2017

The National Wildlife Federation has produced another video in a series on Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. This short clip focuses on the impact a potential spill from Line 5 could have on northern Michigan businesses and the regional economy. The video features th...
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TruNorth Adventures Offers Marquette Paddle Tours

TruNorth Adventures Offers Marquette Paddle Tours

07-Jul-2017

TruNorth Adventures, an adventure paddle tour company, is now offering three different guided kayak tours around the Marquette, Michigan area. The tours will cruise along the Lake Superior shoreline and explore sights around Presque Isle. The first tour option is best for beginners. The Tour...
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Asian Carp Found Near Lake Michigan

Asian Carp Found Near Lake Michigan

28-Jun-2017

Great Lakes environmentalists are on high alert ever since an Asian carp was found less than 10 miles from Lake Michigan earlier this month. The fish was found beyond an electrified barrier designed to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes and its diverse ecosystem. Asian carp were fi...
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Racine Mayor Resigns, Leads Great Lakes Group

Racine Mayor Resigns, Leads Great Lakes Group

26-Jun-2017

John Dickert, mayor of Racine, Wisconsin, will step down from his position later this year to lead the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative — a group of city leaders working to “restore and protect” the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. Dickert will be the Cities Initia...
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Lake Erie Shipwreck Guide Updated

Lake Erie Shipwreck Guide Updated

22-Jun-2017

Due to its shallow depth and severe storms, Lake Erie has claimed more than 1,700 ships, 300 of which have been found. Divers and snorkelers interested in exploring these shipwrecks can now check out an updated version of the Lake Erie Shipwrecks & Maritime Tales brochure, a free guide to shipwr...
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Line 5 Oil Pipeline Has Had 29 Known Spills

Line 5 Oil Pipeline Has Had 29 Known Spills

15-Jun-2017

The Enbridge Energy Line 5 Oil Pipeline — which runs through Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas, crossing under the Straits of Mackinac — is in hot water yet again. The National Wildlife Federation recently released records of spills, ruptures, and equipment failur...
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