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Century-Old Shipwreck Found in Lake Superior

Century-Old Shipwreck Found in Lake Superior

18-Oct-2019

In July, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society (GLSHS) announced that it had discovered a century-old shipwreck off the Keweenaw Peninsula in Lake Superior. The steamer, S.R. Kirby, sank near Eagle Harbor, Michigan, in May 1916. According to GLSHS, Kirby was a 294-foot-long wooden-hulled stea...
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Lake Ontario Recovery Program Accepting NY Applications Until October 31

Lake Ontario Recovery Program Accepting NY Applications Until October 31

12-Oct-2019

Residents in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne counties can now apply for assistance in the damages their property may have sustained following a year of flooding and high water in Lake Ontario. Up to $50,000 is available for homeowners. The news was ann...
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Collaborative Formed to Tackle Great Lakes’ Invasive Mussels

Collaborative Formed to Tackle Great Lakes’ Invasive Mussels

10-Oct-2019

Three organizations around the Great Lakes have teamed up to reduce the number of invasive zebra and quagga mussels in the water. The Great Lakes Commission, International Joint Commission and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission are also teaming up with federal and local governments in the U.S. and C...
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EPA Gives $3.7 Million to Dredge Grand Traverse Harbor, Save Buffalo Reef

EPA Gives $3.7 Million to Dredge Grand Traverse Harbor, Save Buffalo Reef

03-Oct-2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided $3.7 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funds to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the removal of stamp sands in Grand Traverse Harbor near the town of Gay, Michigan. Stamp sands are a waste product from copper pr...
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Wisconsin Point Restored Thanks to $1.5M Grant

Wisconsin Point Restored Thanks to $1.5M Grant

26-Sep-2019

With more than $1.5 million in funds from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, the restoration of Wisconsin Point and other parts of the area along Lake Superior have been completed, according to WPR (https://www.wpr.org/sensitive-coastal-habit...
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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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