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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Twenty-four Ohio communities will receive a total of $565,085.52 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to support local marine patrol units. Provided by the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft, these assistance funds represent a continuing effort to keep Ohio waterways safe and enhance recreational boating

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Law & Politics

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

185 organizations urge U.S. House, Senate to continue support for programs that protect drinking water for more than 30 million people Days after the passage of the fiscal year 2018 budget, which contained strong support for Great Lakes restoration programs, 185 organizations urged the U.S. Congress to continue their support for

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Thursday, March 22, 2018

“Boaters Need to Weigh in on Lake Erie Wind Farm Project” read the heading of a recent story sent to the more than 18,000 BoatUS members in Ohio. Indeed, the time has come to take a stand, particularly if you’re one who is convinced wind turbines in Lake Erie are undesirable. Dubbed the “Icebreaker Wind

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only

tags: Lifestyle, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

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

Friday, March 16, 2018

Just two short years ago, Congress extended some boat sales tax and mortgage interest deductions for recreational boat buyers. Excluding home equity loans, those deductions remain for next year’s 2018 tax season with the recently passed GOP tax overhaul plan signed into law on December 22, 2017, albeit with some new lower limits

tags: Law & Politics

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: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Law & Politics

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

As federal and state agencies keep blowing smoke up our kilts but doing little else to address the problem, a genuine threat to boating and fishing’s future continues to go unchecked. It’s time all boaters and anglers demanded effective action. The latest red flag comes from news that the Gulf of Mexico dead zone is now

by: Norm Shultz

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A new Canadian law that will affect the rights and actions required of American boaters and anglers who cross over to the Canadian side of the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, the Niagara River - or any other border water of the two countries, for that matter - was signed into law Monday night. "It's now law. It was signed by Gov.

by: David Figura

tags: Law & Politics

Friday, August 19, 2016

Sixteen iconic figures in the rich maritime history of the Door Peninsula and three local Coast Guardsmen were honored at the annual Mariner Award Dinner held at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club on Monday evening, August 8. A joint effort by the Door County Maritime Museum and Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, the Mariner Award is presented

tags: Awards, Law & Politics

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Issue: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking for comments on a proposal to increase the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply for 2017. If adopted, these proposed levels will require the use of a record amount of ethanol, forcing higher-level ethanol fuel blends (including E15

tags: Law & Politics