Tag Archives: boating

May 16th 2013

New boats cruise for trash in Cleveland harbor

Two unique vessels with great names — Flotsam and Jetsam — are patrolling the waters of Cleveland harbor in search of debris. The boats, which were launched last year, are expected to collect up to 800 tons of debris annually … Continue reading

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February 12th 2013

Successful anti-invasive species program expanding

Minnesota Sea Grant’s Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!™  campaign has taught millions of Great Lakes boaters the importance of cleaning their boats after every outing to prevent the spread of invasive species like zebra mussels. Now the successful program is expanding, thanks to … Continue reading

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February 4th 2013

Massive cleanup restoring a Lake Michigan harbor

A $48 million cleanup that began last fall will remove 175,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from Waukegan Harbor, near Chicago. The sediment cleanup, funded in part by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, will be completed by the end of … Continue reading

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January 22nd 2013

Sheboygan River cleanup nearly complete

A $62 million dredging project that removed 400,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment in Wisconsin’s Sheboygan River marked one of the final phases of a 30-year effort to clean up the river and make it a recreational asset. The Great … Continue reading

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April 11th 2012

Video: Lake Erie Waterkeeper discusses algae crisis

Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Sandy Bihn is on the front line of efforts to solve Lake Erie’s toxic algae crisis. In this video, Bihn discusses what’s causing the algae crisis and what could be done to solve this problem.

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