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Michigan State Parks Turn 100 Years Old

Michigan State Parks Turn 100 Years Old

14-Jun-2019

With events planned for the entire year, there’s no limit to how you can join The Michigan Department of Natural Resources in celebrating 100 years of Michigan State Parks! Merchandise and collectibles, including T-shirts, hats, totes, posters and more, are available for purchase at Go...
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Little Traverse Conservancy Establishes Two New Michigan Preserves

Little Traverse Conservancy Establishes Two New Michigan Preserves

13-Jun-2019

More than 2,411 feet of Michigan shoreline has been preserved, thanks to two recent land donations to the Little Traverse Conservancy — one on Drummond Island, the other near Good Hart. The new Forslund Dix Point Nature Preserve, located on the northwestern tip of Drummond Island, includ...
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May Brought Record Water Levels to All Five Great Lakes

May Brought Record Water Levels to All Five Great Lakes

06-Jun-2019

All five of the Great Lakes saw record high water levels last month, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) (https://www.lre.usace.army.mil/Missions/Great-Lakes-Information/Great-Lakes-Water-Levels/Water-Level-Forecast/Weekly-Great-Lakes-Water-Levels/). Lake Ontario saw an 18-inch...
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Isle Royale Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Isle Royale Added to the National Register of Historic Places

31-May-2019

On January 24, 2019, Minong — the Ojibwe word for Isle Royale — was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Minong Traditional Cultural Property. While this Michigan island in Lake Superior and its more than 450 surrounding islands has been a national park since 1945 &md...
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Holland, Michigan Prescribing “Nature Prescriptions”

Holland, Michigan Prescribing “Nature Prescriptions”

30-May-2019

If you live in or around the Holland, Michigan, area you may receive a nature prescription, thanks to the Ottawa County Parks, City of Holland, Outdoor Discovery Center, several local Townships, the Holland Physical Hospital Organization and Park RX America. The project is spearheaded by Dr....
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Navico Mourns Passing of Darrell Lowrance

Navico Mourns Passing of Darrell Lowrance

24-May-2019

Darrell J. Lowrance — founder of the Lowrance Electronics brand — passed away in March at the age of 80. Lowrance served as president and CEO of Lowrance Electronics from 1964 to 2006, and was responsible for many breakthroughs in marine electronics. In addition to the first recr...
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New Holland Brewing Co. Brew Celebrates 100 Years of Michigan State Parks

New Holland Brewing Co. Brew Celebrates 100 Years of Michigan State Parks

23-May-2019

To celebrate 100 years of state parks in Michigan, the New Holland Brewing Co. has released the Lake & Trail Lager! The Michigan-only brew is the result of a partnership between the brewery, Woosah Outfitters, Merrell and REI Co-op. With inspiration from nature, the Woosah Outfitters fo...
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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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