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Huron-Clinton Metroparks to Improve Lake Erie Shoreline

Huron-Clinton Metroparks to Improve Lake Erie Shoreline

13-Sep-2019

Thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, 1.7 acres of the Lake Erie shoreline around the Lake Erie Metropark will be restored. The 3-year-long project will focus on the hardened sand on the 1,18...
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Piece of Ontario Twice the Size of Bermuda Now Protected

Piece of Ontario Twice the Size of Bermuda Now Protected

11-Sep-2019

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced its largest protected area in Ontario: 26,514 acres on Cockburn Island, located in northern Lake Huron. The non-profit, private land conservation organization has conserved more than 60% of the Great Lakes’ seventh largest island, and a...
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Garmin Founder Gary Burrell Has Died

Garmin Founder Gary Burrell Has Died

29-Aug-2019

Gary Burrell, cofounder of Garmin, passed away on June 12 at the age of 81. Burrell retired from Garmin in 2002 and continued to serve as Garmin’s co-chairman until 2004 when he was named chairman emeritus. Burrell cofounded Garmin with Dr. Min Kao in 1989 with the vision of creating prod...
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New Ontario Project Looks At Microplastic Pollution From Washing Machines

New Ontario Project Looks At Microplastic Pollution From Washing Machines

17-Aug-2019

A new project launched by environmental group Georgian Bay Forever in collaboration with the University of Toronto aims to reduce microfibers released into Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay. The project, called Divert & Capture, is targeting household washing machines, testing a device which colle...
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Lake Erie Islands Water Trail Designated Ohio’s 12th Water Trail

Lake Erie Islands Water Trail Designated Ohio’s 12th Water Trail

15-Aug-2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has designated the Lake Erie Islands as the state’s 12th Water Trail. With five separate sections totaling more than 50 miles around North Bass, Middle Bass and South Bass Islands, Kelleys Islands, Catawba Island and East Harbor State Pa...
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Erosion Widens Gap Underneath Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac

Erosion Widens Gap Underneath Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac

15-Aug-2019

Erosion has created a larger than normal opening underneath the two Enbridge Line 5 pipelines that run beneath the Straits of Mackinac; however, according to a statement by Enbridge (https://www.enbridge.com/media-center/media-statements/line-5-span-management-program), while the span exceeds al...
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EPA Announces Trash-Free Great Lakes Grant Program

EPA Announces Trash-Free Great Lakes Grant Program

27-Jul-2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant program to help make the Great Lakes trash-free. The new Trash-Free Great Lakes Grant Program will be accepting applicants starting in October. About $2 million in funding — w...
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Michigan DNR Creates New Office

Michigan DNR Creates New Office

25-Jul-2019

Michigan offers more than 8 million acres of publicly accessible lands, 12,000 miles of trails, 3,288 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and more, all of which generate $26.6 billion a year in consumer spending. This huge economic impact has led the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to crea...
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You Can Help New York “Reimagine the Canal”

You Can Help New York “Reimagine the Canal”

18-Jul-2019

Calling all New York boaters! If you travel on the Erie Canal System, the State of New York wants suggestions on how the 195-year-old waterway could be updated. Community engagement sessions will be hosted by New York Power Authority. In June 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a...
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Irwin Jacobs: 1941-2019

Irwin Jacobs: 1941-2019

11-Jul-2019

On April 10, 2019, Irwin Jacobs, best-known for his ownership of Genmar Holdings Co, died at the age of 77. Genmar Holdings Co. was once one of the largest manufacturers of recreational boats. Jacobs later purchased Marquis, Carver, Seaswirl and Larson brands through his company J&D Acquisitions...
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