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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Buffalo Reef Task Force has scheduled a meeting in Lake Linden later this month to discuss with the public three alternatives tentatively selected for further analysis in the fight to save this important natural reef off the Keweenaw Peninsula. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. EDT July 31 at the Lake Linden-Hubbell High School,

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Superior, Law & Politics

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Our city is the perfect destination to explore the natural beauty of Ontario while experiencing authentic food, culture, arts, and entertainment. Owen Sound has a variety of must-haves, whether you are visiting, passing through, or thinking of making our city home. It truly features it all – a beautiful harbour and bay, winding

tags: Destination, Lake Huron

Friday, July 19, 2019

LYRA 2019 is a GO!! The Oakville Clubs are pleased to announce that despite historic water levels on the Great Lakes, we are on track with 2019 LYRA Race Week and we are planning for an equally historic Regatta. We can accommodate visiting boats and we have a full slate of social activities and events planned. Please join us as we

tags: Racing, Sailing, Lake Ontario

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Cameron Benedict is not aware of any skippers younger than him in this year’s Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, scheduled for July 20 and now with 220 registered entrants. The Plymouth, Mich. sailor is 26 years old, and last year his father Chris Benedict, who owned the Santana 35 Shape together with Win Cooper

tags: Events, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

NOAA and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom (HAB) this summer. This year’s bloom is expected to measure 7.5 on the severity index, but could possibly range between 6 and 9. An index above 5 indicates blooms having greater impact. The severity index is

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Safety

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Evinrude and Alumacraft recently announced the donation of an Alumacraft boat powered by an Evinrude E-TEC engine to the Milwaukee Riverkeeper. The boat and engine will be used to support Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s mission to protect and restore Milwaukee’s waterways. The boat’s maiden voyage was part of Evinrude

tags: Charity, Environmental Impact, Lake Michigan

Monday, July 8, 2019

Icebreaker is proposed to be the first offshore wind turbine facility in the freshwater Great Lakes and opposition has rapidly increased as people learn the truth about this plan. It will consist of six 480’ high wind turbines, located eight miles northwest of Cleveland, or just about five miles from the Lakewood and Rocky River

by: John Lipaj, Lake Erie Foundation Board Member

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Monday, July 8, 2019

There will be no net benefit to the people of Ohio from the Icebreaker project. There will be no massive outlay of jobs in a “supply chain." There will be no reduction of GHSs, and may indeed be more, and the people of Ohio will be asked to bear the societal and personal costs of higher energy rates. Offshore wind is known to

by: Great Lakes Wind Truth

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

Friday, July 5, 2019

The Antique Boat Museum, North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, New York, will host its longest, continuously running Antique Boat Show for the 55th year Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. The Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction features boats and motors of all makes, models, and age

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Lake Ontario

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Ohio Sea Grant, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the North Coast Bass Anglers Association (NCBAA) join partners at hundreds of water access sites throughout the Great Lakes region for an AIS Landing Blitz from June 28 to July 7 to inform boaters and others of the risks of introducing and spreading aquatic invasive

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Events, Lake Erie

Rec'd Oct 2019