Tag Archives: Fishing

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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July 5th 2012

Good news for Lake Erie: Algae blooms will be mild this summer

Scientists on Thursday said the toxic algae blooms that have plagued Lake Erie for much of the past decade will be mild this summer. This is great news for the health of the lake and the region’s $10 billion tourism … Continue reading

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