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

Friday, January 19, 2018

In mid-January, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will mail letters to property owners along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast whose properties are located within a preliminarily-identified Coastal Erosion Area (CEA). The letters will initiate a 120-day comment period for coastal erosion maps that have been updated since the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2018 Winter Free Fishing Weekend Saturday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 18. On those two days, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. In addition,

tags: Fishing, Dept of Natural Resources, Events

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: Lake Erie, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Friday, January 5, 2018

On an early summer day, in front of a white gazebo overlooking Lake Independence, spirited women who had taken on the challenge of improving their outdoor skills assembled on the lawn for a group photograph. These pink-shirted ladies, some who were here for the first time, and others who had returned on several occasions, gathered

tags: Lifestyle, Anniversaries, Dept of Natural Resources

Thursday, January 4, 2018

For just $11 (or $6 for motorcycles) a year, Michigan's Recreation Passport enables Michigan-registered vehicles Recreation Passport logoaccess to more than 100 state parks, hundreds of miles of trails, historic sites, boat launches and other state-managed destinations. That’s just 3 cents a day for a year’s worth of

tags: Lifestyle, Coupons & Discounts, Dept of Natural Resources

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced registration is open for the winter “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, which is set for Feb. 23-25, 2018 in Marquette County. This winter’s gathering will mark the 16th annual winter BOW program for women, ages 18 and older, who are seeking an opportunity to

tags: Fishing, Lake Superior, Dept of Natural Resources, Education

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Lake Linden-Hubbel High School Auditorium in Lake Linden on saving the Buffalo Reef has been postponed due to blizzard conditions forecast for the Keweenaw Peninsula. “We will be rescheduling this meeting for early in the new year, but we have no date for that meeting

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

Friday, November 3, 2017

The State of Michigan announced today that the Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge, which sought innovative solutions to stop the movement of invasive carp, received 353 entries from 27 countries. The challenge, hosted by global crowd-sourcing company InnoCentive, netted new ideas and raised the global profile of this important

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Awards, Dept of Natural Resources

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Fisheries Division has released its draft five-year strategic plan that will guide its future management activities. This draft plan expands on the division's 2013-2017 effort, “Charting the Course: Fisheries Division’s Framework for Managing Aquatic Resources.” It can be

tags: Law & Politics, Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing