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Ohio Publishes 2025 Algae Reduction Plan

Ohio Publishes 2025 Algae Reduction Plan

21-Nov-2017

In 2015, a number of states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Canadian government signed the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, a deal to take action against Lake Erie’s infamous algae blooms by cutting nutrient loads to the lake by 40 percent by 2025. This month Ohio has rel...
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Pioneer in Epoxy Construction Passes Away

Pioneer in Epoxy Construction Passes Away

17-Nov-2017

Meade A. Gougeon, a pioneer in the use of epoxy boat construction and cofounder of Gougeon Brothers, passed away earlier this summer on August 27, 2017. He died peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 78. Along with his brothers, Jan and Joel, Gougeon founded Gougeon Brothers in 1968. Th...
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Enbridge Knew of Enamel Missing on Pipeline

Enbridge Knew of Enamel Missing on Pipeline

31-Oct-2017

Despite scrutiny from environmental groups and the public the past few years, Enbridge has recently revealed that it has known about gaps in an enamel coating on Line 5 since 2014 but did not inform regulatory agencies. The Enbridge Line 5 pipeline runs through the Straits of Mackinac, an en...
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Lake Superior Circle Tour Website Revamped

Lake Superior Circle Tour Website Revamped

30-Oct-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. Just this spring, Outside magazine called the tour “the country’s most overlooked playground.” In fact, the Circle Tour is becoming so popular that Du...
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Alliance for the Great Lakes Reflects on Successful Summer

Alliance for the Great Lakes Reflects on Successful Summer

17-Oct-2017

The Alliance for the Great Lakes, a charity advocating for the protection of the Great Lakes and surrounding environment, has announced a successful end to its Summer of Water campaign. Many of the Alliance’s efforts this summer involved volunteers from around the Great Lakes regions. The...
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New Non-Native Species in Lake Erie

New Non-Native Species in Lake Erie

11-Oct-2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced the discovery of a new non-native species in the Great Lakes. Rotifer Brachionus leydigii, a type of zooplankton commonly found in Europe and Asia, was found in the western basin of Lake Erie. ...
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Keith Holmes Passes Away

Keith Holmes Passes Away

04-Oct-2017

Offshore powerboat racer Keith Holmes of Nunica, Michigan was tragically killed in a racing accident on July 30 at the OPA Offshore sanctioned St. Clair River Classic race. The 30-year veteran in the sport was owner and throttleman for the sponsored AMERICAN ETHANOL/CAT CAN DO, a 40-foot Skate...
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Ohio Sea Grant to Study Lake Erie Algal Blooms

Ohio Sea Grant to Study Lake Erie Algal Blooms

02-Oct-2017

Dr. Justin Chaffin, research scientist for The Ohio State University’s Stone Lab and Ohio Sea Grant, along with partners across Ohio and Michigan, has received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to study what causes Lake Erie algal blooms to become toxic. T...
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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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