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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), the Bay Point Marina in Marblehead earned Ohio’s first platinum Ohio Clean Marina certification, which is now the highest certification available in the state. Bay Point Marina is the first marina statewide to participate in the new tiered certification structure

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Michigan's seasonal salmon runs are a busy time for DNR fisheries staff. During the runs, large numbers of chinook and coho salmon return to their native streams to spawn, and afterward they die. The DNR maintains several sites (weirs) to block these fish and then collect their eggs and milt (sperm) for use in state fish hatcheries.

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Early data gathered by wildlife agencies in the western basin of Lake Erie indicate great news for Ohio anglers, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The 2018 walleye hatch appears to be exceptional, the second highest in the history of the Ohio survey, and the yellow perch hatch was strong, well above its

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Erie

Thursday, September 20, 2018

A total of $75,000 in grants are now available under a new Department of Natural Resources initiative aimed at helping local governments, organizations and others recruit new anglers, particularly adult women and other groups underrepresented in the activity. The Angler Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation (Angler R3) grant

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Fishing

Monday, September 17, 2018

October event showcases fishing on Two Hearted River The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program is offering a Beyond BOW steelhead fishing workshop for women. This event is designed to introduce or further enhance steelhead fishing skills in a wild, remote river setting. Beginners are

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Fishing, Women in Boating

Monday, September 17, 2018

State fish records have been falling fast this summer but none faster than for an invasive species shot with a bow and arrow and hauled from the Mississippi River. Michael Mahnke of Waukesha shot a 38-1/4 inch, 34 pound, 7.2 ounce grass carp on August 5 from the Mississippi River in Grant County. The fish broke the existing record by

tags: Awards, Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Saturday, September 1, 2018

The spectacular rugged scenery, isolated Lake Superior shore, and quaint mining towns of northern Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula can make visitors feel like they’ve taken a step back in time. However, with a recent dedication at the Great Lakes Research Center in Houghton, something new is on the way – a hub for the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will be accepting new grant applications for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) until Thursday, Nov. 15. Local government entities, such as villages, counties, park districts and cities, may now apply for up to $500,000 for the acquisition, development and rehabilitation of

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

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Quick actions of two Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers earlier this month resulted in a successful water rescue, saving a woman from drowning in the Manistee River. CO Sam Koscinski and CO Scott MacNeill were conducting marine patrol on the river in Manistee County when they noticed a distressed female in

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Feel Good Story, Lake Michigan, Safety

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

More than 2,000 pounds of live, illegal red swamp crayfish recently were seized by Department of Natural Resources conservation officers – the largest aquatic invasive species seizure by the Michigan DNR. Red swamp crayfish are prohibited in both Michigan and Canada. They burrow and create shoreline erosion, creating

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

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