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Thursday, June 6, 2019

No matter how strict a marina’s safety protocols may be, boat fuel tanks are going to belch. Nuisance spills and splashes on your hands and clothing can quickly escalate and become a real disaster when rags, pads, and boat surfaces are exposed to flammable liquid. Additionally, that swirling rainbow sheen lapping the pilings of

tags: Accessories, Environmental Impact

Monday, May 27, 2019

If you fish the Great Lakes and catch a marked and tagged fish, the DNR wants to know. Since the 1980s, the DNR has used the coded-wire tag program to mass mark various trout and salmon species in Michigan. Mass marking provides critical data as fisheries biologists assess the value of naturally reproduced versus stocked fish, as well

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Boaters and anglers in Michigan have some new rules to abide by, based on changes in Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) that went into effect in late March, but they are guidelines that anyone who enjoys fishing and boating in any of our Great Lakes should consider adopting. Boaters in the

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boating 101, Environmental Impact

Thursday, May 9, 2019

With recreational boats now waking up from their long winter’s nap and their protective shrink wrap covers coming off prior to spring launch, a new video from the Ohio Clean Marinas Program shows boaters everywhere how to prepare boat shrink wrap for recycling in six easy steps. Essentially plastic, shrink wrap is an effective

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Environmental Impact, Spring Commissioning

Friday, April 26, 2019

Boating and environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan are cheering the New Jersey Public Utilities Commission’s decision to reject the proposed Nautilus wind farm off the Garden State, declaring that it “fails to demonstrate a net economic benefit to the state.” Organizations in Ohio and Michigan are engaged in a

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

In an action that many are seeing as anti-environment, anti-consumer and a big nod to the ethanol lobby, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving toward permitting the sale of E15 (15% ethanol) fuels during the summer ozone season (June 1 to September 15). Currently available only in the colder months, E15’s

tags: Law & Politics, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Anglers fishing for lake trout in the waters of Grand Traverse Bay this year need to be aware of a new regulation now in effect. At yesterday's meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission in Lansing, the commission acted to reduce the daily possession limit of lake trout in these waters from two fish to one. The lake trout

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Michigan, Law & Politics

Monday, April 8, 2019

New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is among the most recent recipients of support from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) for its work to support lake sturgeon recovery efforts in New York and lead outreach and education programs to inspire appreciation for this prehistoric freshwater fish and state Threatened Species. The fund has been

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Friday, March 29, 2019

Committed to helping shrink wrap users recycle their wrap, Dr. Shrink announces their 10th Annual Recycling Run Program in partnership with Bay Area Recycling for Charities of Traverse City, Michigan. This program offers an environmentally friendly option to all Michigan boat storage facilities, marinas, and boat owners, asking them

tags: Environmental Impact, Spring Commissioning

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) reminds Ohioans that small numbers of dead fish may be common in ponds and small lakes this spring. Winter die-offs of fish that result from long periods of heavy ice and snow cover on small waters are referred to as “winterkills.” Winterkills may occur in some Ohio waters

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