Tag Archives: Fishing

October 17th 2014

Weekly News Roundup: Asian Carp, Nutrient Pollution, and More

In case you missed this past week in Great Lakes conservation news: A stretch of the Illinois River running through Havana, Illinois has one of the highest Asian carp concentrations in the world, reports WGN Chicago. It’s estimated that Asian … Continue reading

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November 26th 2013

$6.6 Million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant Funding Awarded

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded grants throughout the Great Lakes states that will impact the health of fish and the people who eat them, will increase tree cover to filter rainwater and runoff, and will study how algal … Continue reading

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August 20th 2013

Grants preserve large, scenic parcel along Lake Superior

The state of Michigan used a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Forest Service and a $1.5 million private donation to acquire a 3,180-acre parcel of land along Lake Superior that includes more than two miles of shoreline. The project … Continue reading

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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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September 21st 2012

Great Lakes resources support $14 billion economy

It’s no secret that the Great Lakes are the backbone of the region’s economy; a new report quantifies a portion of their tremendous economic value. In 2009, 273,410 people were employed in businesses that depend on Great Lakes resources, earning $6.9 … Continue reading

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