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Sault Ste. Marie Project Funding

Sault Ste. Marie Project Funding

09-Aug-2018

The State of Michigan has set aside $50 million in its 2019 budget to contribute to a project that will build a new supersize shipping lock at Sault Ste. Marie....
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Ottawa County Parks and Land Conservancy of West Michigan Now Co-Own Land

Ottawa County Parks and Land Conservancy of West Michigan Now Co-Own Land

08-Aug-2018

The public will have a chance to enjoy land along “the sag” north of Grand Haven thanks to a partnership between the Ottawa County Parks and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan (LCWM). The property is 345 acres along the Grand River that has been privately owned for years, but then...
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East Chicago, Indiana Lakefront Transformation

East Chicago, Indiana Lakefront Transformation

16-Jul-2018

East Chicago, Indiana is undergoing a $15.5 million lakefront transformation, including adding a permanent stage on the beach, a new harbor walk and umbrella sculptures. New piers at the marina will offer cable television and Wi-Fi, social spaces for boaters and a site for PWC and kayak rentals. ...
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Perry's Victory Monument Reopens

Perry's Victory Monument Reopens

06-Jul-2018

After being closed for repairs last season, Perry’s Victory Monument has reopened on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. This monument commemorates a key victory for the U.S. in the War of 1812. ...
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Flower Creek Dunes Preserve Doubles in Size

Flower Creek Dunes Preserve Doubles in Size

02-Jul-2018

The Land Conservancy of West Michigan has announced that more than 17 acres of sand dunes along Lake Michigan has been added to the Flower Creek Dunes Nature Preserve in Montague, Michigan. Thanks to 100 private donors and grants, the added acreage nearly doubles the size of the dune preserve,...
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Labatt USA Partners with Lake Erie Waterkeeper On Special Beer Can

Labatt USA Partners with Lake Erie Waterkeeper On Special Beer Can

28-Jun-2018

With a $10,000 investment and a custom beer can, Labatt USA has announced its support for Lake Erie Waterkeeper, aiming to sustain drinkable, fishable and swimmable lake water. “Increasing public awareness of water stewardship is crucial to preserving, protecting and improving our wate...
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Great Blue Benefit Raises More Than $170,000

Great Blue Benefit Raises More Than $170,000

28-Jun-2018

The 16th annual Great Blue Benefit fundraiser on June 21, put on by the Alliance for the Great Lakes, raised $170,000 to support the efforts to protect the Great Lakes. “Water is life for every one of the millions who drink Great Lakes water and depend on it to be clean, safe and affor...
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Chicago Joins Great Lakes Basin Partnership

Chicago Joins Great Lakes Basin Partnership

28-Jun-2018

Chicago is the newest member of the Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp, a multi-jurisdictional coalition that supports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to reduce the risk of invasive carp entering the Great Lakes by upgrading security at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Jo...
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New 12-day Small Ship Cruises

New 12-day Small Ship Cruises

16-Jun-2018

Tauck will offer new 12-day small ship cruises around the Great Lakes in 2019. Cruise from Chicago to Toronto aboard the beautiful yacht Le Champlain. Prices start at $7,990 at tauck.com (http://www.tauck.com)...
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Chicago to be “Two Waterfront City”

Chicago to be “Two Waterfront City”

13-Jun-2018

During the second Building on Burnham address, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined the future of Chicago as a “two waterfront city.” Rahm announced that 985 acres of parks have been acquired and 5.5 miles of waterfront access have been developed under the plan. The comprehensive plan to ...
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