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Monday, January 18, 2021

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft is offering $500,000 in grants to improve boating access for hand-powered watercraft at public facilities across the state. Applicants may request up to $75,000 for a single project during the grant period. “Ohio has experienced extraordinary

tags: Dept of Natural Resources

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

LAKES SUPERIOR, MICHIGAN, and HURON Lake St. Clair The primary target for ice anglers on Lake St Clair is yellow perch. Most of the effort is focused on the northern part of the lake in Anchor Bay. The bay provides some protection from the wind, so generally has the most consistent ice formation - although ice conditions can vary

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Great Lakes

Monday, December 28, 2020

An all-encompassing report on recreational boating activity in the U.S. is giving the U.S. Coast Guard, policymakers and the boating community the ability to shape smart boating safety policy into the future. Issued last week by the Coast Guard, The National Recreational Boating Safety Survey (NRBSS) looks at boating participation

tags: Dept of Natural Resources

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Invasive species can cause harm to the environment, the economy, and in rare cases, human health. Many invasive species can hitchhike from one waterbody to another by the movement of boats, trailers, and gear. Fortunately, there are simple steps boaters can take to prevent the introduction and spread of harmful aquatic invasive

by: Kevin Walters, Aquatic Biologist, Michigan Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Three members of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Conservation Teen Advisory Council (ConTAC) will share their passion for preserving and protecting Ohio’s waters with the Great Lakes Commission at its annual meeting that took place on Thursday, November 19, 2020. The Great Lakes Commission is composed of

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie

Saturday, November 7, 2020

2020 has been an interesting year, to say the least, but it has also been exciting for anglers! The Great Lakes’ state’s wildlife resource departments have been working diligently to ensure the future of our hatcheries and fisheries. Join me in celebrating their hard work! ~ Savannah, Editor LAKES SUPERIOR, MICHIGAN, and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Great Lakes

Friday, October 9, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a virtual public meeting to engage with stakeholders and discuss options for maintaining and improving the Green Bay and Lake Michigan smallmouth bass fishery. This virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Members of the public can access the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Many invasive species are already in Michigan, causing harm to the state’s waters, woods and open spaces – and others could be on the way. What is being done to respond to these threats? NotMISpecies, a new, monthly webinar series from Michigan’s Invasive Species Program, will take an in-depth look at efforts across

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

A wholesale fish dealer from Platteville is facing state charges for allegedly illegally selling Asian carp, Wisconsin’s most prominent and highly destructive invasive species. The charges against the operator of Li Fish Farm, LLC, a Grant County-based fish company, is the first case involving illegal sales of Asian carp. A

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Laws & Politics

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Preliminary results from surveys in the western basin of Lake Erie indicate more great news for Ohio anglers, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The 2020 walleye and yellow perch hatches are both above average and continue an exceptional era of fish production in the western basin of

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

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