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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: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A cooperative multi-entity task force created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting Jan. 30 in Houghton County, kicking off long-term efforts to save the important lake trout and whitefish spawning areas on Buffalo Reef from being covered with shifting stamp sands. The meeting will be 6-8 p.m.

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Superior

Friday, December 15, 2017

A small wind farm “demonstration project” in the planning stages, to be located on Lake Erie, 8 to 10 miles northwest of Cleveland, Ohio, may be a sign of what the future holds for thousands of acres of Lake Erie waters. With more than 18,000 dues-paying members in Ohio, Boat Owners Association of The United States

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It’s a common scenario at many marina fuel docks — splashing fuel all over your boat, your clothes, and even fuel spilling into the water. If you’re a recreational boat owner, chances are your boat’s fuel tank has “burped” while refueling, and the start of a pleasant day of boating has turned into a

tags: Accessories, Environmental Impact

Monday, December 4, 2017

The State of Michigan today called on Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. to give the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board (PSAB) a full accounting of the status of the Line 5 pipeline in light of new information released today by Enbridge that additional coating gaps were discovered during the company’s most recent inspection of the dual

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

Monday, December 4, 2017

Capt. Jim Greer and his solar boat RA returned to their home port in New Port Richey, Florida, Nov. 8, after completing a 7,200-mile voyage running totally on solar panels, batteries and an all-electric propulsion system provided by Torqeedo. The Great Loop voyage took RA from Florida up the East Coast, through the Great Lakes, down

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact, The Great Loop

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: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Superior

Friday, November 24, 2017

The new EP CARRY Motor system is the only one designed just for small craft such as dinghies, tenders, row boats, and fishing skiffs. EP CARRY delivers quiet, safe, efficient electric power with unique, patented features for control, comfort, and safety. Small boats are different; they’re lighter and more unstable, with

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network has released a comprehensive and coordinated outreach and education report on Asian carp in the region. The document includes information on carp life history, movement and behavior, monitoring, control, ecosystem impacts and gaps in current knowledge that need to be addressed further. “These

tags: Lake Erie, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network has released a comprehensive report on Asian carp in the Great Lakes region. New York Sea Grant coastal education and fisheries specialists contributed to development of the Education and Outreach on Asian Carp report that includes information on carp life history, movement and behavior, monitoring,

tags: Lake Ontario, Environmental Impact, Fishing