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Why One Group Wants to Sink a Ship—On Purpose

Why One Group Wants to Sink a Ship—On Purpose

17-Nov-2018

A group in Port Washington, Wisconsin wants to sink a ship in Lake Michigan intentionally. Yes, you read that correctly! The plan from the Shipwreck Education and Preservation Alliance (SEAPA) is said to create an abundance of artificial reefs and thus a great environment for fish, and the g...
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Enbridge to Build Tunnel Underneath Line 5

Enbridge to Build Tunnel Underneath Line 5

09-Nov-2018

The fate of Enbridge’s Line 5 has finally been decided. The State of Michigan has reached an agreement to build a tunnel underneath the oil and gas pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. The plan is to remove the 65-year-old Straits section of the pipeline and build a four-mile tunnel an...
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America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 Signed into Law

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 Signed into Law

25-Oct-2018

President Trump has signed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 into law after months of advocacy. The piece of legislation includes the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 and provides funding for infrastructure projects, dredging programs and restoration projects. It also a...
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New Non-Native Species Found in the Great Lakes

New Non-Native Species Found in the Great Lakes

15-Oct-2018

Two non-native species of zooplankton have been found in the Great Lakes, according to researchers at the Cornell University Biological Field Station: The Diaphanosoma fluviatile and the Mesocyclops pehpeiensis. The researchers announced the news after they partnered with EPA’s Great Lakes Nat...
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Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper restoration

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper restoration

11-Oct-2018

The Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has completed a habitat restoration project on eight sites along the Buffalo River, which included restoration at the Katherine Street Peninsula, the Buffalo Color Peninsula and the Ohio Street Boat Launch. Visit bnwaterkeeper.org. (http://www.bnwaterkeeper.org) ...
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Two Great Lakes Advocacy Groups Sue the U.S. Coast Guard

Two Great Lakes Advocacy Groups Sue the U.S. Coast Guard

06-Oct-2018

On August 22, the Environmental Law & Policy Center and the National Wildlife Federation filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Coast Guard, stating that the USCG do not have an adequate strategy for dealing with oil spills in the channel linking Lake Huron and Michigan. Last year, the C...
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Senate Vote on Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 Expected Soon

Senate Vote on Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 Expected Soon

04-Oct-2018

A vote on bill S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018, and the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) is anticipated to take place in the near future. The bill, advocated for by the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatU.S.), brings funding for waterways, r...
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Lake Huron Shipwreck from 1906 Found

Lake Huron Shipwreck from 1906 Found

20-Sep-2018

A shipwreck from over 100 years ago has been found in Lake Huron’s lower Georgian Bay. The J.H. Jones was carrying general freight, a brick-molding machine, a sleigh, and about 20 barrels of coal on November 22, 1906, when it was lost in a storm with 30 people on board. The vessel was head...
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25 Great Lakes Projects Awarded Millions for Restoration

25 Great Lakes Projects Awarded Millions for Restoration

16-Aug-2018

Grants from Sustain Our Great Lakes, a ArcelorMittal and federally-funded program, have given $6.6 million to 25 projects hoping to restore wetland habitats; reopen 100 miles of rivers for fish passage; control invasive species; prevent nitrogen, phosphorus runoff that leads to algal blooms; and...
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Glastron and Groupe Beneteau's Bruce Sargent Retires

Glastron and Groupe Beneteau's Bruce Sargent Retires

10-Aug-2018

Glastron Boats and Groupe Beneteau’s regional sales manager, Bruce Sargent, is retiring after 45 years. “Bruce’s knowledge and commitment to detail will surely be missed as he moves forward with the next chapter of his journey,” says Andy Lindsay, the vice president of S...
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