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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Brunswick Corporation recently announced the publication of its first Company-wide Sustainability Report. Themed “Thinking Beyond the Horizon”, the report is part of the Company’s broad commitment to continually advance the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of its business and leverage its

tags: Environmental Impact, Awards

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

During these unsettling times, much comfort can be had from thinking of one’s happy place - we know for many of you that place is Bitter End. We also remind ourselves that life’s storms prove the strength of our anchors. The Bitter End family has been through a lot over the last fifty years; as a community, we will come

tags: Environmental Impact, Feel Good Story, Yacht Club, Caribbean Islands

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater coatings, announced today the revolutionary foul-release coating designed specifically for transducers – Foulfree – is now shipping. “After years of development and testing in collaboration with Airmar, we are excited that Foulfree is now available to the market,”

tags: Polishes & Waxes, Propellers, Service & Repair, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The salmon and trout fisheries we Great Lakes anglers enjoy are the result of an ongoing effort by fishery managers and continually shaped by a combination of political forces and those offered up by Mother Nature. We have it incredibly good in many areas, and not so much in others, but it changes constantly—if sometimes

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Great Lakes

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

As boaters, we walk a fine line when it comes to the environment. Whatever focus you have for your time on the water, the very nature of our enjoyment of our sports rely on a safe and healthy environment—whether in regard to the fish and bird population for hunting, fishing, and diving, or clean air and water for sailing,

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Environmental Impact, Fuel Treatments

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Boating Associations of Ohio has intensified its call on the Ohio Power Siting Board for a full Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed “Icebreaker” project off Cleveland before any construction permit is issued. This time BAO is pointing to the concerns for Lake Erie being loudly voiced in New York state, with

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Environmental Impact

Monday, March 9, 2020

Sea Bags, the Maine-based designer and manufacturer of stylish and durable bags, totes and accessories handmade from recycled sails, is excited to announce that it is expanding to the Great Lakes region and opening four new stores in Michigan between March and April. All stores will carry Sea Bags’ unique designs and seasonal

tags: Clothing & Shoes, Company Expansions, Environmental Impact, Gift Ideas, Sailing

Friday, March 6, 2020

State leaders recently shared Michigan’s draft Adaptive Management Plan that will inform decisions and guide projects outlined in the Domestic Action Plan for Lake Erie, a targeted approach for improving water quality and reducing the amount of phosphorus entering the lake by 40 percent by 2025. Decreasing phosphorus inputs is

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Have you ever been fishing Michigan waters and pulled in a fish with a missing fin or one with an external tag on it? Several fish species found around the state are marked in some way, and the details on the fish and the tags are important to several DNR studies and management efforts. Such species include Chinook and Atlantic

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Mid-December marked Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s (WSBC) Sustainable Business Awards Ceremony during which Mercury Marine received the Sustainable Process Award. The award recognized Mercury Marine for several sustainable practices in the company’s process of using aluminum for manufacturing outboard marine

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact