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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

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Eldean Shipyard recently installed and activated its second solar installation to generate electricity on-site at the marina! The new, larger solar installation produces 97 kWh of electricity, nearly 1.5x more than the initial 66 kWh array. Like their first solar installation in 2014, these solar panels are installed on the roof of a

tags: Environmental Impact

Monday, November 30, 2020

Having plenty of electric power on board while cruising can make the difference between a fantastic experience and a marginal one. At Custom Marine Products, we know this because we are cruising sailors ourselves, specializing in marine solar systems and LiFePO4 marine battery energy storage systems. Close interaction with our

by: Tom Trimmer

tags: Environmental Impact, Retrofitting

Sunday, November 8, 2020

As part of Governor Mike DeWine’s H2Ohio initiative, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in partnership with Black Swamp Conservancy, is transforming 54 acres of frequently flooded farmland located along the Sandusky River into a public nature preserve that will benefit the people and environment of northwest Ohio.

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Monday, October 26, 2020

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) recently announced that its Fort Wayne Operations is its first boat manufacturing facility to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill status. This accomplishment represents a significant milestone in Brunswick’s ongoing campaign to advance its sustainability mission. The Zero Waste to Landfill

tags: Environmental Impact

Thursday, October 22, 2020

This year the Alliance for the Great Lakes celebrates its 50th anniversary. From a tiny but influential startup called the Lake Michigan Federation, the Alliance for the Great Lakes has grown into a leading voice for the protection of the Great Lakes and for all the ways that people and wildlife are dependent on them. The Great Lakes

by: Joel Brammeier President & CEO, Alliance for the Great Lakes

tags: Environmental Impact, Great Lakes

Monday, October 12, 2020

The 13 unique parks comprising the Huron-Clinton Metroparks system in Southeast Michigan generate more than $90 million in direct visitor spending as well as millions more in other economic, environmental and health benefits each year across the five counties and hundreds of communities it serves, a new study by the Trust for Public

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Huron, Lake St.Clair, Lifestyle, COVID-19

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

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Great Lakes are massive and awe inspiring. But they are also at risk from issues like invasive species, plastic pollution, and toxic algal blooms if we do not take care of them. Boaters are deeply connected to the Great Lakes and are at the front lines of their protection. Each year, tens of thousands of volunteers and advocates

tags: Great Lakes, Charity, Environmental Impact

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