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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Effort takes place on the Black River in Presque Isle County The Black Lake Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow in Cheboygan County is seeking volunteers to join in its effort, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement and Fisheries Divisions, to help protect lake sturgeon from illegal

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Edem Tsikata of Boston, Massachusetts accepts the grand prize at the Carp Tank from Gov. Rick Snyder, David Lodge, Jeff DeBoer and Dr. Denice Shaw. Governor Rick Snyder today announced the grand prize winner of the Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge. The solution proposed by Edem Tsikata, a software consultant at Harvard Medical

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) has awarded $3.5 million in funding for 21 additional projects in its ongoing Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative. HABRI is a statewide response to the threat of harmful algal blooms that arose out of the 2014 Toledo drinking water crisis, where elevated levels of the algal toxin

tags: Education, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today urged the U.S. Congress to reject the Trump Administration’s budget and infrastructure plan as insufficient to restore and protect the Great Lakes and to meet the needs of the 30 million people who depend on the lakes for their drinking water, jobs, and way of

tags: Environmental Impact

Friday, February 16, 2018

To simplify the public’s ability to report fish kills, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently developed an online form for reporting fish kills in quantities larger than 25 fish. A fish kill of this size could have more factors involved that need further DNR investigation. The new Sick or Dead Aquatic Species form

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Monday, February 12, 2018

With the adage that “all politics is local,” Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) offers a new online Advocacy Tool for recreational boaters. The tool serves as a one-stop shop for federal and state recreational boating issues and gives recreational boaters the option to track relevant bills by state, find

tags: Environmental Impact

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Communities across the Great Lakes region continue to grapple with crumbling drinking water and wastewater infrastructure—according to the U.S. EPA, a staggering $180 billion over the next 20 years is needed in improvements, upgrades and repairs in the eight-state region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,

tags: Environmental Impact, Great Lakes

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