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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bill invests more than $11 billion to reverse impacts of mandate, puts forth solutions to protect drinking water, restore wildlife habitat, and confront climate change. Seeking to break through the deadlocked discussions between oil interests and the corn ethanol industry, conservation groups signaled their strong support for bills

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) has awarded $3.5 million in funding for 21 additional projects in its ongoing Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative. HABRI is a statewide response to the threat of harmful algal blooms that arose out of the 2014 Toledo drinking water crisis, where elevated levels of the algal toxin

tags: Education, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today urged the U.S. Congress to reject the Trump Administration’s budget and infrastructure plan as insufficient to restore and protect the Great Lakes and to meet the needs of the 30 million people who depend on the lakes for their drinking water, jobs, and way of

tags: Environmental Impact

Friday, February 16, 2018

To simplify the public’s ability to report fish kills, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently developed an online form for reporting fish kills in quantities larger than 25 fish. A fish kill of this size could have more factors involved that need further DNR investigation. The new Sick or Dead Aquatic Species form

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Monday, February 12, 2018

With the adage that “all politics is local,” Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) offers a new online Advocacy Tool for recreational boaters. The tool serves as a one-stop shop for federal and state recreational boating issues and gives recreational boaters the option to track relevant bills by state, find

tags: Environmental Impact

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Communities across the Great Lakes region continue to grapple with crumbling drinking water and wastewater infrastructure—according to the U.S. EPA, a staggering $180 billion over the next 20 years is needed in improvements, upgrades and repairs in the eight-state region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,

tags: Environmental Impact, Great Lakes

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Ohio Clean Marinas Program has continued its voluntary certification program, which recognizes marinas that choose to adopt best management practices to improve the environmental, educational and economic aspects of their operations. Seven marinas in Ohio were newly certified in 2017, and three marinas were recertified for

tags: Lake Erie, Awards, Boat Club, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently finished the 2017 dredging season, having removed 1,053,042 cubic yards of dredge material from state park lakes and other state properties. Last year, a total of 1,011,458 cubic yards of sediment were removed statewide. “Dredging is critical at our state park lakes to

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

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A cooperative multi-entity task force created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting Jan. 30 in Houghton County, kicking off long-term efforts to save the important lake trout and whitefish spawning areas on Buffalo Reef from being covered with shifting stamp sands. The meeting will be 6-8 p.m.

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Superior

Friday, December 15, 2017

A small wind farm “demonstration project” in the planning stages, to be located on Lake Erie, 8 to 10 miles northwest of Cleveland, Ohio, may be a sign of what the future holds for thousands of acres of Lake Erie waters. With more than 18,000 dues-paying members in Ohio, Boat Owners Association of The United States

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

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