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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Survives the House

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Survives the House

13-Sep-2017

Despite a White House budget proposal to eliminate the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the House Appropriations Committee voted to fully fund the program through September 2018. The bill will now move on to the House. ...
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Alliance for the Great Lakes Summer of Water

Alliance for the Great Lakes Summer of Water

07-Sep-2017

Boaters who want to show their love for the Great Lakes are urged to participate in the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ Summer of Water campaign. The Summer of Water celebrates the Great Lakes and taking action to support them. The Alliance for the Great Lakes will be sending boaters volunte...
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Brig Boats Unveils Eagle 10

Brig Boats Unveils Eagle 10

06-Sep-2017

High-tech gear and style aren’t just for luxury yachts anymore: In fact, Brig Boats’ new Eagle 10 flagship has both. Brig Boats is one of the top manufacturers of rigid-hull inflatable boats (RIB) in the world, and the company announced its latest model will officially be unveiled to...
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<em>The Lookout</em> Added to National Register of Historic Places

The Lookout Added to National Register of Historic Places

14-Aug-2017

The Wisconsin Historical Society recently announced that The Lookout, a shipwreck off the coast of Wisconsin in Lake Michigan, has officially been added to the National Register of Historic Places. This designation makes it possible for the wreck to qualify for grants and for rehabilitation income t...
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Lake Superior Circle Tour Website Revamped

Lake Superior Circle Tour Website Revamped

14-Aug-2017

It looks like a Great Lakes secret is out, as more and more people are heading north to complete the Lake Superior Circle Tour. In fact, the Circle Tour is becoming so popular that Duluth-based Lake Superior Magazine has revamped its website and guide on the trip. The Lake Superior Circle Tour ...
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Army Corps Release Plan to Prevent Asian Carp

Army Corps Release Plan to Prevent Asian Carp

09-Aug-2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently published a draft report that explores different strategies for fending off Asian carp at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois. The aim of the plan is to prevent Asian carp from swimming closer to the Great Lakes. “It looks like the ...
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State of the Great Lakes Report Released

State of the Great Lakes Report Released

05-Aug-2017

In June, the U.S. and Canadian governments released the “State of the Great Lakes 2017” report, an assessment of the health of the Lakes. Overall, the Great Lakes are assessed as “fair and unchanging,” according to the report; however, the “Nutrients and Algae&rdq...
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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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