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Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Purchase Land

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Purchase Land

19-Apr-2019

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists have purchased two parcels of land, totaling more than 536 acres, on Michipicoten Island in Lake Superior. The group purchased the property to make sure the native nesting peregrine falcons and woodland caribou are protected. ...
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Part of Lake Ontario’s Shoreline May Become a National Marine Sanctuary

Part of Lake Ontario’s Shoreline May Become a National Marine Sanctuary

12-Apr-2019

There are 14 national marine sanctuaries around the country, and some of the shorelines of Lake Ontario in upstate New York may be one soon, according to Syracuse.com. Areas of Oswego, Cayuga, Wayne and Jefferson counties along the lake make up the area that would be protected by the National Oc...
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Got Any Old Lake Michigan Shoreline Photos? Scientists Want Them!

Got Any Old Lake Michigan Shoreline Photos? Scientists Want Them!

04-Apr-2019

Researchers at the Michigan Environmental Council, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council and Michigan State University want any old photos of the shores of Lake Michigan that may be sitting in picture frames, photo albums or on SD cards. The scientists will use the photos to study how t...
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Bill Aims to Designate Indiana Dunes a National Park

Bill Aims to Designate Indiana Dunes a National Park

20-Mar-2019

A new proposed bill aims to designate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore along Lake Michigan as a national park, the second attempt by lawmakers. The national lakeshore was established in 1966 and now includes about 15,000 acres at the southern end of Lake Michigan. ...
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Voters Elect to Give Lake Erie the Same Rights as Humans

Voters Elect to Give Lake Erie the Same Rights as Humans

07-Mar-2019

Late last month, the city of Toledo, Ohio, voted to give Lake Erie the same rights as citizens. This means that abuse caused by people and corporations — including pollution, dumping of waste and harmful substances — will now be illegal, according to the official Lake Erie Bill of Ri...
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Ludington State Park to Gain 100 Acres

Ludington State Park to Gain 100 Acres

06-Mar-2019

Visitors to Ludington State Park will soon have more to explore. Michigan’s DNR has announced that 100 acres of sand dunes, wetlands and forests formerly owned by a Michigan-based mining company have been added to the state park. Nearly 60 of the 100 acres have never been altered, according to...
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Business
Sunsail Adds Lagoon

Sunsail Adds Lagoon

04-Mar-2019

Luxury yacht charter company Sunsail has added the Lagoon brand of catamarans to its charter fleet. The new Sunsail 424 (Lagoon 42) will be located in the Bahamas, St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Martin, BVI and Belize, while the Sunsail 464 (Lagoon 46) will be available in the BVI. Sunsail.com. (http://ww...
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Indiana Dunes is now a National Park!

Indiana Dunes is now a National Park!

22-Feb-2019

Indiana’s most-visited site, with 3.5 million visitors annually, is now a national park — and it’s right on the shores of Lake Michigan. The 15,000-acre Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was announced as a national park by Indiana Sen. Todd Young, Rep. Pete Visclosky and Rep. Ja...
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Michigan Governor Signs Oil Pipeline Bill

Michigan Governor Signs Oil Pipeline Bill

15-Feb-2019

A panel will oversee the construction of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan in the Straits of Mackinac, as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill appointing three members to the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority. Opponents of the legislation vowed, however, that the...
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New York Horse Island Protected as a War of 1812 Site

New York Horse Island Protected as a War of 1812 Site

14-Feb-2019

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that part of Horse Island will be officially protected government land, becoming part of the Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site in Jefferson County. The land, 24 acres and nearly all of the island, is ...
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