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Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds the public that Michigan’s waters provide opportunities to catch a variety of fish, and summer is an ideal time to spend a few hours or a whole day on the water fishing. For those who don’t have a fishing boat, may not have the correct fishing gear, don’t know how

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The new Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Destination, Inland Boating

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Recognizing the many recreational, environmental, and economic benefits that spring from Michigan’s Great Lakes and inland lakes, Gov. Rick Snyder has designated July 2016 as Lakes Appreciation Month. In the proclamation, Gov. Snyder cites the vital importance of the state’s lakes and reservoirs to Michigan’s

tags: Dept of Natural Resources

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ohio’s waters remained safe this weekend as zero boating-related fatalities occurred during Operation Dry Water, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “Alcohol is involved in about one of every four fatal boating-related accidents in Ohio, which is why it is important to always have a sober captain

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Events

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will be participating in Operation Dry Water, a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. From June 24-26, ODNR officers will increase patrols, breathalyzer tests, checkpoints and boater

tags: Dept of Natural Resources

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Forty-one projects to restore wetland and waterfront habitat, control aquatic invasive species and implement lake and river management plans are receiving nearly $2.4 in fiscal 2016 surface water grants from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Surface water management grants are submitted to DNR each year in February and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The first days of spring are attracting boaters and other recreational enthusiasts to their favorite Ohio waters. However, Ohioans should remember that even though the air temperature is getting warmer, the water temperature is still cold. Dressing for the water temperature and wearing a life jacket is extremely important.

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced the 2015 results from its Master Angler program, which since 1973 has recognized large fish caught by recreational anglers. This past year, 1,542 anglers representing 15 states and Canada submitted catches that were recognized as Master Angler fish. That's a

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Department of Natural Resources wants to remind everyone the annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14. That weekend, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. Michigan has celebrated the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Department of Natural Resources recently stocked 27,449 muskellunge fingerlings into 17 water bodies located throughout the state, in an effort to further enhance Michigan’s world-class fisheries. Michigan is home to two strains of naturally producing muskellunge: Great Lakes and northern. The DNR has reared muskellunge in

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing