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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Many owners mistakenly use strong generic soap on their boats, thinking harsh equals effective. Nothing could be further from the truth. It instead removes any previously applied protective products, makes it difficult to rinse, and pollutes the environment with chemical runoff. Brite Wash from Shurhold is different. Safe to use on

tags: Cleaners, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Since its inception in 2014, the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program has allocated over $18.5 million in grants to universities, non-profits, and units of government to prevent, detect, and manage invasive species in Michigan. Now, you can see all 112 grant-funded projects in one place with the MISGP story map, a digital

tags: Environmental Impact, Dept of Natural Resources, Education

Monday, October 7, 2019

NOAA will fund 12 new research projects around the country to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms (HABs) and improve our collective response to them. NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) is allocating $10.2 million in FY 2019 to fund HAB research across the nation. Approximately $8.4 million

tags: Great Lakes, Law & Politics, Awards, Environmental Impact

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has confirmed the presence of European frogbit, a prohibited invasive aquatic plant, in Michigan's lower Grand River immediately upstream of Grand Haven in Ottawa County and in Pentwater Lake in Oceana County. European frogbit was first detected in southeast Michigan in 1996 and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Michigan

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Arksen is a technology and innovation company building the most authentic, capable, and efficient explorer vessels of their kind. The brainchild of UK tech entrepreneur Jasper Smith, the Arksen product and ethos is driving a new wave of innovation within the marine industry. With the objective to provide a positive impact through

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Literal tons of protective shrink wrap covers are torn off boats coming out of winter storage every year across the Midwest. It’s a superb material for protecting our vessels from the ravages of northern winters. But, it also means huge amounts of this plastic could end up in our already rapidly-filling landfills and take

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Boating 101, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sailing teaches you a lot of lessons. From the physics of making the boat go, to the geometry of navigation, it is an activity that offers plenty of educational opportunity. One of the most important of these lessons is the healthy respect for the environment that most sailors take away from their time on the water. The most obvious

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Environmental Impact, Lifestyle, Sailing

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

As summer gets in full swing, approximately 13 million pleasure boats will be entering our nation’s waters for fishing, casual cruising, and other marine-based sports. These fun days in the sun, however, may have an unintended negative impact on the environment due to the majority of these boats being gas-powered. Not only can

by: Joe Fleming, Chief Engineer for Elco Motor Yachts, www.elcomotoryachts.com

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Monday, August 19, 2019

When Earth Day was created in 1970, mainstream America was largely tuned out to the benefits of recycling. Fast forward nearly half a century, however, and it’s fairly common to see local paper, glass, and plastic recycling programs. But what about boats? A pilot project by recreational marine industry businesses in the state of

tags: Environmental Impact, Salvage

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Coupling luxurious travel with a love for the planet can be challenging to say the least. Bee + Hive makes sustainable exploration possible and simple, acting as an association of hotels, parks, and restaurants that are committed to ecological, socio-economic, and cultural sustainability. These travel resources promote preserving the

tags: Travel, Beyond the Lakes, Environmental Impact