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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

After receiving multiple tips from local anglers about possible over-fishing on Gladwin County’s Lake Lancer, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers spoke with the suspected man twice in one day while he was at the lake. The second contact of the day led to a voluntary search of the 67-year-old Gladwin

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Law & Politics

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Syracuse, N.Y. The Great Lakes Research Consortium (GLRC) in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced $121,916 in grants for five projects conducted by faculty and students at four State universities: The College at Brockport, the University at Buffalo, Stony Brook University, and the

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Ohio Wildlife Council received several new fishing proposals at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, July 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. If approved, proposed regulations will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. “Ohio offers many opportunities for people to get outside and

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

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Buffalo Reef Task Force has scheduled a meeting in Lake Linden later this month to discuss with the public three alternatives tentatively selected for further analysis in the fight to save this important natural reef off the Keweenaw Peninsula. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. EDT July 31 at the Lake Linden-Hubbell High School,

tags: Law & Politics, Environmental Impact, Lake Superior

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

As water levels reached record highs across the Great Lakes earlier this summer, boaters in several states were prompted to be sensitive to the wakes their watercraft leave. That’s especially true in designated no-wake zones, where high waters have exacerbated the erosion problem caused by boat wakes. One example is

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boating 101, Law & Politics

Monday, July 22, 2019

The nation’s largest advocacy group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging Empire State boaters and those who transit the Erie Canal System to have their voices heard at upcoming “Reimagine the Canal” stakeholder sessions this week in Lockport and Brockport and in

tags: Events, Law & Politics, The Great Loop, Travel

Monday, July 8, 2019

Icebreaker is proposed to be the first offshore wind turbine facility in the freshwater Great Lakes and opposition has rapidly increased as people learn the truth about this plan. It will consist of six 480’ high wind turbines, located eight miles northwest of Cleveland, or just about five miles from the Lakewood and Rocky River

by: John Lipaj, Lake Erie Foundation Board Member

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Monday, July 8, 2019

There will be no net benefit to the people of Ohio from the Icebreaker project. There will be no massive outlay of jobs in a “supply chain." There will be no reduction of GHSs, and may indeed be more, and the people of Ohio will be asked to bear the societal and personal costs of higher energy rates. Offshore wind is known to

by: Great Lakes Wind Truth

tags: Environmental Impact, Events, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Boating and booze don’t mix! The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is reminding everyone that operating a boat under the influence is not only illegal, it is extremely dangerous. Alcohol is involved in about one in every four fatal boating-related accidents in Ohio. “Don’t risk the lives of your

tags: Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Safety

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Over the objections of a wide coalition of American citizens and environmental, conservation, food producer, fuel retailer, taxpayer advocate, and outdoor recreation industry groups, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently waived Clean Air Act provisions and eliminated the three-and-a-half-month blackout period on the sale

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact, Fuel Treatments, Law & Politics, Service & Repair