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Robert Braithwaite, Sunseeker’s Founder, Passes Away

Robert Braithwaite, Sunseeker’s Founder, Passes Away

22-May-2019

Sunseeker’s founder, Robert Braithwaite, sadly passed away in March. “Braithwaite was an inspiration to everyone at Sunseeker and to the wider marine industry, recognized as a boating pioneer, a true visionary and someone who changed the face of boating forever,” says Christi...
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Join Erie Hack 2.0 Competition

Join Erie Hack 2.0 Competition

17-May-2019

n efforts to combat some of the environmental problems Lake Erie faces — from toxic algal blooms to plastic pollution — Erie Hack returns for some friendly competition and high-ticket prizes. The competition runs from February 7 to June 20. This is the second year that the Clevelan...
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Michigan Has New Boating Laws Beginning Summer 2019

Michigan Has New Boating Laws Beginning Summer 2019

08-May-2019

Beginning March 21, 2019, Michigan has made changes to its Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA). The updates require users of both motorized and non-motorized watercraft to take additional steps to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Fishing regulations are also in ...
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ODNR to Acquire 118 Acres of Endangered Daisy Preserves

ODNR to Acquire 118 Acres of Endangered Daisy Preserves

02-May-2019

The Lakeside Daisy State Nature Preserve near Lake Erie in Ottawa County, Ohio is about to get a lot bigger. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is purchasing additional land, increasing the protected area from 19 to 137 acres, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and d...
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A Great Lakes Monthly Series Premieres April 30

A Great Lakes Monthly Series Premieres April 30

26-Apr-2019

Starting April 30 at 7:30 p.m., a show centered on issues affecting the Great Lakes and the surrounding land will premiere on Detroit Public TV (DPTV) and subsequent last Tuesdays of every month. Great Lakes Now is made possible through a community of different PBS stations and DPTV’s Grea...
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Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Purchase Land

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Purchase Land

19-Apr-2019

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists have purchased two parcels of land, totaling more than 536 acres, on Michipicoten Island in Lake Superior. The group purchased the property to make sure the native nesting peregrine falcons and woodland caribou are protected. ...
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Part of Lake Ontario’s Shoreline May Become a National Marine Sanctuary

Part of Lake Ontario’s Shoreline May Become a National Marine Sanctuary

12-Apr-2019

There are 14 national marine sanctuaries around the country, and some of the shorelines of Lake Ontario in upstate New York may be one soon, according to Syracuse.com. Areas of Oswego, Cayuga, Wayne and Jefferson counties along the lake make up the area that would be protected by the National Oc...
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Got Any Old Lake Michigan Shoreline Photos? Scientists Want Them!

Got Any Old Lake Michigan Shoreline Photos? Scientists Want Them!

04-Apr-2019

Researchers at the Michigan Environmental Council, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council and Michigan State University want any old photos of the shores of Lake Michigan that may be sitting in picture frames, photo albums or on SD cards. The scientists will use the photos to study how t...
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Bill Aims to Designate Indiana Dunes a National Park

Bill Aims to Designate Indiana Dunes a National Park

20-Mar-2019

A new proposed bill aims to designate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore along Lake Michigan as a national park, the second attempt by lawmakers. The national lakeshore was established in 1966 and now includes about 15,000 acres at the southern end of Lake Michigan. ...
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Voters Elect to Give Lake Erie the Same Rights as Humans

Voters Elect to Give Lake Erie the Same Rights as Humans

07-Mar-2019

Late last month, the city of Toledo, Ohio, voted to give Lake Erie the same rights as citizens. This means that abuse caused by people and corporations — including pollution, dumping of waste and harmful substances — will now be illegal, according to the official Lake Erie Bill of Ri...
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