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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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Ludington State Park to Gain 100 Acres

Ludington State Park to Gain 100 Acres

06-Mar-2019

Visitors to Ludington State Park will soon have more to explore. Michigan’s DNR has announced that 100 acres of sand dunes, wetlands and forests formerly owned by a Michigan-based mining company have been added to the state park. Nearly 60 of the 100 acres have never been altered, according to...
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Sunsail Adds Lagoon

Sunsail Adds Lagoon

04-Mar-2019

Luxury yacht charter company Sunsail has added the Lagoon brand of catamarans to its charter fleet. The new Sunsail 424 (Lagoon 42) will be located in the Bahamas, St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Martin, BVI and Belize, while the Sunsail 464 (Lagoon 46) will be available in the BVI. Sunsail.com. (http://ww...
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Indiana Dunes is now a National Park!

Indiana Dunes is now a National Park!

22-Feb-2019

Indiana’s most-visited site, with 3.5 million visitors annually, is now a national park — and it’s right on the shores of Lake Michigan. The 15,000-acre Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was announced as a national park by Indiana Sen. Todd Young, Rep. Pete Visclosky and Rep. Ja...
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Michigan Governor Signs Oil Pipeline Bill

Michigan Governor Signs Oil Pipeline Bill

15-Feb-2019

A panel will oversee the construction of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan in the Straits of Mackinac, as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill appointing three members to the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority. Opponents of the legislation vowed, however, that the...
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New York Horse Island Protected as a War of 1812 Site

New York Horse Island Protected as a War of 1812 Site

14-Feb-2019

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that part of Horse Island will be officially protected government land, becoming part of the Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site in Jefferson County. The land, 24 acres and nearly all of the island, is ...
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Nearly 12 Acres of Shoreline Now Part of Michigan's Hiawatha National Forest

Nearly 12 Acres of Shoreline Now Part of Michigan's Hiawatha National Forest

06-Feb-2019

Hiawatha National Forest Research Natural Area in Michigan's Upper Peninsula now has 11.25 additional acres of shoreline along Lake Michigan. The land was transferred from The Conservation Fund to the U.S. Forest Service in December 2018 thanks to funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection A...
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EPA Awards Indiana $400K For Lake Erie Protections

EPA Awards Indiana $400K For Lake Erie Protections

06-Feb-2019

Indiana will receive more than $400,000 from the EPA to work on improving water quality in Lake Erie’s western basin. Waterways in six northeastern Indiana counties feed into Lake Erie’s western basin. Soil and manure runoff from farming that enter those waterways can cause algal blooms ...
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Shipwreck Reappears on Michigan Beach

Shipwreck Reappears on Michigan Beach

04-Feb-2019

The spine of a sunken ship buried in sand is visible again. Researches first thought it was the remains of the LC Woodruff, which sank in Lake Michigan in November 1878, but they now believe it’s the smaller Contest, which was built in Buffalo, New York, and lost in 1882. Michigan Shipwre...
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