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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, are hosting the 2018 Stone Lab Guest Lecture Series from June 14 through August 2, 2018. The lecture series features speakers from Ohio universities, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and private consulting firms, all covering

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Events, Lake Erie

Friday, June 8, 2018

Final approvals were recently granted by government regulatory agencies for a dredging project set to begin this summer at the Grand Traverse Bay Harbor in Houghton County on the Keweenaw Peninsula. The work is part of the ongoing effort to save Buffalo Reef, an important Lake Superior natural fish-spawning reef, from being covered

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Superior

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

If you fish the Great Lakes and catch a marked and tagged fish, please report it. You’re helping the DNR collect critical information about the state’s fish populations and trends. The department has used a coded-wire tag program to “mass mark” various fish species in Michigan since the 1980s. Mass marking

tags: Lake Michigan, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Huron

Thursday, May 24, 2018

We boaters are the original conservationists. We can point to our long-standing concern for clean water. So, while it’s upsetting to read recent headlines about 79-thousand tons of plastic debris in one area of the Pacific Ocean alone, it also highlights an issue boaters must actively get behind. The story is that some 1.8

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only

tags: Environmental Impact

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lake sturgeon – evolutionary ancients that have lived in the Great Lakes almost forever – have something in common with Michigan’s salmon, which didn’t even live around here until a half century ago. Both types of fish spend most of their time in big lakes but run up rivers to spawn; and they both show

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing

Friday, May 18, 2018

Do you know the difference between ecotourism, sustainable travel, responsible travel and volunteer vacationing? While there is a lot of overlap with each of these terms, they all have one common theme - that is to improve lives through travel and tourism. Data shows that more and more, customers are seeking out these types of

tags: Environmental Impact, Travel

Thursday, May 17, 2018

US Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9) leads a list of dignitaries scheduled to celebrate the reopening of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, May 19, at 10 am. The memorial was closed in 2017 for $2.4 million in deferred maintenance (DM) work that included repointing the

tags: Environmental Impact, Events

Monday, May 7, 2018

Bee + Hive, a not-for-profit sustainable tourism association based in Canada, unites hotels, restaurants and parks that embrace sustainable practices and experiences. The association continues to expand around the world and has announced the addition of Little St. Simons Island in Georgia to its roster. Additional members are Sal

tags: Beyond the Lakes, East Coast, Environmental Impact, Travel

Thursday, May 3, 2018

As part of the ongoing commitment to protecting the environment, Evinrude employees volunteer on land and water to support river cleanup On Saturday April 21st, 2018, Evinrude employees took part in the 23rd Annual Milwaukee Riverkeeper Spring Cleanup as part of the company’s Earth Day celebration. Joining over 4,000 volunteers

tags: Environmental Impact, Events

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded just over $1.1 million in grants for five new two-year coastal science research projects. New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, and one of 33 university-based programs under the National

tags: Environmental Impact, Safety