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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Since 2015, 11th Hour Racing Ambassadors have worked to foster systemic change in the maritime and sailing communities focused on restoring ocean health. As representatives of the organization, they help promote sustainable operations at regattas, engage in community outreach, and identify potential partners and solutions to reduce

tags: Charity, Environmental Impact, Racing

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The fishing apparel brand RepYourWater and conservation organization National Wildlife Federation have announced a partnership to raise awareness of the threat that invasive Asian carp pose to the Great Lakes and their connected fisheries, as well as to mobilize anglers to support solutions to stop Asian carp from getting into the

tags: Charity, Clothing & Shoes, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

More and more people are seeking experiences instead of accumulating more things. What better way to close out the year than to give back to the environment and feed your soul. Travel experiences provide memories that will last a lifetime, as opposed to items that get tossed aside by the next holiday season. Bee + Hive, a

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Environmental Impact, Travel

Friday, June 15, 2018

Michigan’s historic effort to reintroduce Arctic grayling to the state’s waters will be supported by a $5,000 grant from the Oleson Foundation to the Department of Natural Resources. To develop Michigan’s broodstock – a group of mature fish used for breeding – the DNR plans to source wild Arctic grayling

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, are hosting the 2018 Stone Lab Guest Lecture Series from June 14 through August 2, 2018. The lecture series features speakers from Ohio universities, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and private consulting firms, all covering

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Events, Lake Erie

Friday, June 8, 2018

Final approvals were recently granted by government regulatory agencies for a dredging project set to begin this summer at the Grand Traverse Bay Harbor in Houghton County on the Keweenaw Peninsula. The work is part of the ongoing effort to save Buffalo Reef, an important Lake Superior natural fish-spawning reef, from being covered

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

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

If you fish the Great Lakes and catch a marked and tagged fish, please report it. You’re helping the DNR collect critical information about the state’s fish populations and trends. The department has used a coded-wire tag program to “mass mark” various fish species in Michigan since the 1980s. Mass marking

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

Thursday, May 24, 2018

We boaters are the original conservationists. We can point to our long-standing concern for clean water. So, while it’s upsetting to read recent headlines about 79-thousand tons of plastic debris in one area of the Pacific Ocean alone, it also highlights an issue boaters must actively get behind. The story is that some 1.8

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only

tags: Environmental Impact

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lake sturgeon – evolutionary ancients that have lived in the Great Lakes almost forever – have something in common with Michigan’s salmon, which didn’t even live around here until a half century ago. Both types of fish spend most of their time in big lakes but run up rivers to spawn; and they both show

tags: Fishing, Environmental Impact

Friday, May 18, 2018

Do you know the difference between ecotourism, sustainable travel, responsible travel and volunteer vacationing? While there is a lot of overlap with each of these terms, they all have one common theme - that is to improve lives through travel and tourism. Data shows that more and more, customers are seeking out these types of

tags: Environmental Impact, Travel