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Low Cost Life Jackets for Teens Available for Camps, Schools, Non-Profit Programs

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 28, 2012 -- The BoatUS Foundation's Teens Afloat Program helps keep teens safe on the water by offering discounted vest-style life jackets - at just $5 - to non-profit summer camps, schools, or any local non-profit organization providing on-the-water educational programming for teens. Now is the time to help your group get in on the discount. more

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Sailing On Ice? Yeah, That's A Sport.

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 Come Sail Away: Retired high school science teacher — and adrenaline junkie — Andy Sajor rides his ice boat on a frozen Lake Champlain in New York. Perfect ice sailing conditions call for cold temperatures, a strong breeze and a thick sheet of ice — but not too much snow.


The minute I learned that ice sailing was an actual sport, I wanted to give it a try. I watched YouTube videos of wooden boats with big white sails zooming across the ice on steel runners. It seemed like such a rush: Imagine racing over a frozen lake on a wind-powered sled, hitting speeds that top 40 miles an hour.

So I was delighted when Andy Sajor, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., offered to let me hitch a ride over an icy Lake Champlain. The 13th largest lake in the country, Champlain sits between upstate New York and Vermont and has emerged as one of the best ice sailing venues in the U.S.

We meet at Chazy Landing on the New York side of Lake Champlain, 12 miles from the Canadian border. It's bright and windy. The ice stretches for miles, dotted by camps of shanties set up by ice fisherman. I'm bundled up in four layers of winter clothing. Sajor hands me a crash helmet and ski goggles.  more...



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Chicago Match Cup slated as only US stop on World Match Racing Tour

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The 2012 Chicago March Cup has been selected for the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and will be the only ISAF Grade WC (World Championship) event in the US. The World Class event will offer stadium sailing at Navy Pier, with the world's best match race sailors to vie for $100,000 in prize money.   more...


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1925 Mackinac winner, Bernida, to race again

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The Bernida was found rotting in 1995. It has won the Port Huron to Mackinac race twice. This year, there are changes to the course including a big one: Race headquarters are at the Grand Hotel.Bernida, the first boat to win a Port Huron to Mackinac race in 1925, will race again in this summer's Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race.

And it's going to be a grand race July 14: Race headquarters have been switched to the Grand Hotel, which will be open to crews and their families with the $10 charge waived, said Greg Thomas, race chairman.

Bernida was bought by Al Declercq of Grosse Pointe Park last fall and will return to Bayview, the club it sailed out of when it was a proud new boat during the 1920s.  more...



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I Want Your Outdoor Job: Bryan Hansel, Professional Photographer and Kayak Guide

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Bryan Hansel. Photo Credit: Bryan Hansel

Bryan Hansel is a busy guy working in the outdoor industry. He is a professional photographer and kayak guide living in the small, quirky tourist town of Grand Marais, Minnesota which is on the northshore of Lake Superior. He tells the world about his adventures by writing for several outdoor magazines and through his blog, paddlinglight.com.

After guiding for several years, this year he decided to start North Shore Expeditions which offers both day tours and multi-day kayak trips on Lake Superior.  more...



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Underwater guns set toward invaders

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LANSING -- A new federal and state partnership seeks to bolster the Grand Traverse Bay's native fish populations. Officials will use traps and seismic guns to clear rusty crayfish and round gobies from spawning reefs, where they hang out and eat fish eggs.

"We are trying to give the native species a helping hand," said Lindsay Chadderton, the Great Lakes aquatic species director for the Nature Conservancy. Chadderton is based at the biology department at the University of Notre Dame.  more...



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Lake Erie virtually ice-free this year,

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CLEVELAND - The Walleye are biting out in Lake Erie, but don't grab the ice fishing gear. Leave that at home. I know -- it's mid-February.

Die-hard Lake Erie anglers would normally venture out on a thick coating of ice to reel in their favorite fish. But this year, there is no ice. And Lake Erie is not alone in this ice-free zone. Temperatures around all five Great Lakes are averaging a good 5 degrees F above normal since November. Great Lakes ice cover stands at only 5 percent as of February 15.  more...



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Great Lakes foster different type of comeback

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Call Michigan the comeback state.

We have the fastest job growth anywhere, and native lake trout are filling up the Great Lakes.

But there's another native making a big comeback, and it's not going to be pretty.

In the 1960s and '70s, we had huge problems with a kind of slimy green algae called Cladophora. It would grow in thick mats on the bottom of shallow lakes and near the shores of deeper waters.  more...



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Wilmette considering fence, fee for beach

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Access to one of the rare free beaches along the Lake Michigan shore in Illinois may soon be restricted in Wilmette, as the park district considers building a $100,000 fence and charging admission.

The debate over limiting access to Gillson Park's south beach dates to the 1960s, said Wilmette Park District Board President James Brault. It was rekindled in August, when a teenager drowned in an area where swimming is not allowed because no lifeguards are on duty.  more...



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Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice on Lake Superior

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The U.S. Coast Guard Station Duluth warned the public of unsafe ice Sunday.

“Ice conditions are deteriorating rapidly. Major wet cracks and ice breaks have been recognized the last few days,” Boatswains Mate Third Class Matthew Murphy said. “With forecasted temps climbing to the high 30s, this will only accelerate weakening ice.”

Warm weather and shifting winds have combined to create extremely hazardous ice on the St. Louis River, according to the Coast Guard.  more...



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Pinery abundant with rare wildlife

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Just an hour and twenty minutes to the west of London on Lake Huron is a unique and beautiful nature preserve -- Pinery Provincial Park.

While many Southwestern Ontario people know the Pinery as a "go to" summer spot for beaches and camping, it offers much to nature enthusiasts through all four seasons.

One of the most important aspects of the Pinery is its oak savanna habitat. Because this is such an unusual form of Carolinian forest it has become home to unique and rare species of plants and animals.

I spoke this week with Alistair MacKenzie who is responsible for natural heritage education and resource management at the park. I was astounded to learn that there are 160 "tracked species." These include plants, insects, birds, and other animals. Some of these species are at risk. The Eastern hog-nosed snake for example is threatened and is protected by both federal and provincial laws.  more...



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In winter, a park on Lake Erie is the gateway to a sci-fi moonscape.

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Don't climb the ice dunes, warn the rangers and the signs. Yet danger seemed remote amid the serene frosted landscape near the entrance to Presque Isle State Park, a 7-mile spit of land arching into Lake Erie from Pennsylvania's far northwest corner.

Nevertheless, locals share tales of daredevils who have attempted ice dune ascents only to crash through and break an arm or a leg, or succumb to hypothermia, or risk drowning in a frosted tomb. Then there was the woman stuck on a dune that broke free and drifted away from the shore.

For those who aspire only to plant their eyes, not their feet, on the dunes, the rewards come with lesser risks, such as fingers numb from clutching cameras.  more...



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Wind project on Lake Ontario shore threatens endangered birds: Nature Canada

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PICTON, Ont. - A proposed wind energy project in Ontario's rural Prince Edward County has ruffled feathers with Nature Canada, which says the turbines would threaten several endangered bird species.

The location of the project at Ostrander Point, on land owned by the province, is "one of the most significant sites for migrating birds in eastern Ontario," the national conservation group says. Every year tens of thousands of birds stop there to refuel, drawn by the unique geography of the area on Lake Ontario's shoreline.

"While Nature Canada recognizes wind energy is an important green energy solution, wind farms in the wrong place can be bad for wildlife."

The group has suggested citizens tell the province's Environment Ministry to refuse the application by Toronto-based Gilead Power Corp. for the project.  more...



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FCC Course Change Promising for Boaters

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Agency Acknowledges GPS Interference Issues with LightSquared Plan

ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 16, 2012 - Recreational boaters who rely on global positioning devices to keep them safely on course can breathe a sigh of relief since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced plans on Tuesday, February 14 to revoke conditional approval of a proposed cellular telephone network that could interfere with GPS signals. The decision came after the U.S. Commerce Department advised the Commission that "At this time there are no mitigation strategies" that could prevent interference with GPS signals if the cell phone network planned by a private company, LightSquared, were to be built as proposed. more

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I Want Your Outdoor Job: Fiona Westner-Ramsay and Mike Ramsay, Canoe Paddle Makers

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Badger Paddles Paddles.

I Want Your Outdoor Job is a new series I have started that finds people in the outdoor industry who are making a living doing exactly what they love to do, and asks them how they did it.

First out of the gate are friends of the site, Fiona Westner-Ramsay and Mike Ramsay, owners of Badger Paddles based out of Huntsville, Ontario.

When not working on their canoe paddles, Fiona and Mike are the primary caregivers for their autistic son, Makobe and actively work on autism awareness in Ontario.

1) How long have you been in business and what got you started?

Fiona: Mike and I met over 10 years ago while working at the Toronto Sportsman Show in the Swift Canoe booth. Mike was working for Swift and I was the guest paddle painting artist. We married a few years later. We always had a dream to work in the outdoor industry and own our own business. With my father (a.k.a. Poppa Badger) being a wood worker and finisher as well as inherited owner of the family business, Badger & Son (he was the grandson), we naturally spent time around his shop learning the ropes, working with wood, mostly fine furniture.  more...


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