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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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Michigan Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Enbridge Line 5

Michigan Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Enbridge Line 5

02-Jul-2019

On June 27, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a lawsuit against Enbridge’s dual pipeline system, Line 5, in Ingham County Circuit Court. Line 5 runs underneath the Straits of Mackinac and was slated to be repaired and expanded by Enbridge. The lawsuit claims that the 66-year-old ...
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Send in Your Old Lake Michigan Beach Photos!

Send in Your Old Lake Michigan Beach Photos!

24-Jun-2019

Got any old Lake Michigan coastal dune pictures? Scientists want them! Researchers at the Michigan Environmental Council, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council and Michigan State University want any old photos of Michigan’s coastal dunes along Lake Michigan that may be sitting in pict...
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Raffle for Freighter Ride

Raffle for Freighter Ride

19-Jun-2019

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to ride aboard a Great Lakes freighter? Now is your chance to find out! Enter the Soo Locks Visitors Center Association raffle for a chance to take a round-trip voyage aboard an Interlake Steamship vessel in the summer of 2020. The first-place winner...
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