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Commission endorses Marquette Plan

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PORTAGE | The city's Plan Commission gave its thumbs up to the Marquette Greenway Plan Monday night.

The plan, devised by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., would recapture a 200-foot wide swath of Lake Michigan's shoreline from the Illinois state line to the eastern edge of Portage for recreational purposes and green space.

For Portage, it will mean the lakefront city would finally have its own municipal beach as well as a walking trail from the beach to its public marina and South Shore Line train station.

Passing the resolution Monday night "takes it to the next level. It is what you and this city has designated as important in its comprehensive plan," said A.J. Monroe, director of community development and a member of the plan's working group.  more...


 



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Musical idea may help out lakes

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Protecting the Great Lakes can feel like homework: Care to explain the Great Lakes Charter Annex to the class? Or summarize research on benthic macroinvertebrates?

Didn't think so.

So let's make it fun: Annual Great Lakes Aid music concerts, patterned after the hugely successful Live Aid and Farm Aid events, are in the works, organizers announced this weekend.

If they can pull it off (no sure thing) the shows will feature big-name headliners, donate millions of dollars in proceeds to Great Lakes environmental efforts and rotate among port cities like Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo.

And before you diss Fuhrman for shooting his mouth off without having even a single singer or venue lined up, know this: He's got Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committed as a partner, a steering committee of people from national and regional conservation groups, and $10,000 in seed money donated last month by the Cleveland-based Gund Foundation.  more...

 



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The ice man cometh

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GLADWIN - While most northern Michigan residents are snug in their beds trying to escape the frigid temperatures of late, Jim Kneiper is building an ice track.

Each night - when it gets down to 15 degrees or lower - the Albright Shores man braves the elements and pours thousands of gallons of water to make the best ice track possible for the Gladwin County Ice Carnival.

The carnival, scheduled for Friday through Sunday, would not be possible without Kneiper's commitment, noted fellow volunteer Phil Griffenham, of Bay City.

Kneiper, who co-owns Pat & Jerry's Family Restaurant in Auburn, serves as president of the Gladwin County Ice Carnival. For 41 years, the Albright Shores area club has hosted the event, which showcases premier racing activities, including four-wheel-drive drags, outlaw ice races for bikes and ATV's, 120cc mini stocks (Kitty Kats), snowmobile drags and vintage snowmobile racing.   more...

 



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Discover Great Lakes & Great Getaways!

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LANSING, Mich., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan is filled with travel destinations to meet everyone's tastes and vacation desires. From historical sites honoring Michigan's Native American Culture, to adventure sporting at white water rafting excursions, to fine dining and theater in downtown Detroit, the choices are endless. The 2005 edition of Michigan Travel Ideas, the official State of Michigan Travel Guide, is now available to assist travelers in planning their Michigan getaways and vacations. Copies of the free 120-page guide can be ordered at http://www.michigan.org , by calling (888) 78-GREAT or picked up at any of the 13 Welcome Center locations across the state.   more...

 



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John Valk from Grinstone Angling Guide's and Flyshop

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All new slide presentation
This Saturday at 2:00 PM John Valk from Grindstone Angling in Wderdown Ontario will be in town to discuss new opportunities on the Grand River, Saugeen River with a sneak peak of a trip to Iceland for 2005. You won't want to miss this one.  

Owner of Grindstone Angling, head river guide and outfitter. John has been fly fishing and guiding for more than 30 years and can teach you anything from the beginner levels of casting to advanced stages of double hauling for distance or the right presentation to fool any wary trout or steelhead. He spends over 200 days a year on the water and can work any casting situation to produce a positive outcome for his clients or students. John is also a professional licensed guide in British Columbia and Alberta and chases trout and migratory species all over Canada. In 2001 he was a member of the championship casting team for the Paul Young sporting flies event in Michigan.   more...

Upcomming Events at Flymart;

February 19th Captain Steve Kunnath & Lake St Clair

February 26th Morning fly tying class with world famous Jeff "Bear" Andrews. We still have a few spots available for this close and personal class with Bear. Call soon before all the spots are full.

February 26th in the afternoon Bear will give us a look at fishing for those giant brookies in Quebec and Labrador.

Flymart Flyshop is located 1/2 mile north of downtown Royal Oak at 1000 North Main Street. With plenty of parking in the rear of the building.

Contact John Vincent at 248-584-2848 for more information on these seminars or any of our hosted trips around the world.

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Foundation plans concert series to benefit Great Lakes

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ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- Live Aid helped battle an African famine. And Farm Aid annually helps America's family farmers. Now comes Great Lakes Aid -- a planned series of concerts in U.S. and Canadian cities to raise money for environmental projects that will benefit the great lakes.

A steering committee was to announce plans to form the Erie-based Great Lakes Aid foundation, which will sponsor the annual concert series, at Saturday's first Erie Environmental Awards dinner.

Organizers would like to see annual concerts hosted on a rotating basis by five large Great Lakes cities -- Toronto, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago and Buffalo, N.Y. The group hopes to raise about $2 million a year to improve and maintain the lakes.   more...

 



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EXPLORING A GREAT LAKES SALT MINE

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Ever wonder where road departments get the mountains of salt they use each winter? Here in the Midwest, the answer can be found deep under Lake Erie. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Ann Murray has the story:

Orvosh: "Step right in there."

Murray: "Ok, thanks."

For Don Orvosh, an elevator ride nearly 2000 feet underground is just part of the daily grind.

"It’s about a four and a half minute ride to the bottom. 1800... about 1800 feet."  more...

Learn what's in the Cargill road salt from Cleveland (.pdf document )

Read about the history of salt from the Salt Institute

This document outlines some of the methods to prevent salt contamination from the use of road salt (.pdf document)

 



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Great Lakes Day 2005

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Great Lakes Day in Washington D.C. is an annual event featuring presentations and dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and Members of Congress. This year's meeting will be held on March 2 at the Rayburn House Office Building, register today!   more...

 



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Officials pitch Michigan as "Third Coast"

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MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) -- Jim Rutz figures Michigan's got as good a shot as any other state to become the what some call the film industry's "Third Coast."

The coast would be the No. 3 location of choice for filmmaking -- behind hotspots New York and California. Several states, including Louisiana, Texas, Florida and North Carolina, are in the unofficial running for the moniker.

"I always thought that Michigan should get in the game," Rutz, head of the Muskegon Film Festival's selection committee and a filmmaker himself, told The Muskegon Chronicle for a recent story. "Michigan's a jewel that's being underutilized as far as film goes."

The state's coasts and natural beauty make it ideal, he said.   more...

 



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Annual festival draws climbers to

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MUNISING - Experts and amateurs scaled side by side Saturday during the 2005 Ice Fest celebration in Munising.

Hundreds of climbers from across North America enjoyed prime conditions as they navigated the nooks and crannies of ice formations along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

The unseasonably warm sun beaming in the bright blue sky worried nearby ice fishermen, as the ice shrank from beneath their shanties. But the few drips and drops at the "Curtains" formation on Sand Point Road didn't dampen spirits or curb climbing.

"The ice does melt a bit," said Jeff Stasser, co-owner of Down Wind Sports. "But it just makes the routes more pliable. It melts over the top of what's already there. But what's there is solid."   more...

 



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Plan your summer cottage escape now

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It's never too early to start thinking about summer.

Proof of that is the arrival this past week of the annual free guide to renting summer accommodations in Grand Haven on the west shore of Lake Michigan.

The guide is not fancy, but its list of 103 properties is filled with information needed when considering a dwelling to rent for a week, month or season.

The cottages, condos and vacation homes listed are along Lake Michigan, on Spring Lake or in downtown Grand Haven. Details include whether the property is suitable for the handicapped or elderly, if pets are allowed, if smoking is permitted, whether it includes a private beach and if it has water views.   more...

 



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Flatland boy's surfing safari

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I have a confession to make: Since November 2003, ever since I wrote a column about Larry "Longboard" Williams and his brother The Water Flea and their friend The Bear and the totally transcendent life of the surfing community in Sheboygan, I have been obsessed with the notion of becoming a surfer.

Ridiculous, I know. Utterly ridiculous. I am a guy in his 50s living and working in Wisconsin, with two kids and a dog and a cat and a little farmstead in Ozaukee County and a cabin on the Wisconsin River and a variety of commercial interests ranging from writing columns and books to real estate and the current love of my business and psychic life, a stake in The Onion, "America's Finest News Source."

It would seem to be enough, right? It should be enough, right? No, it should be more than enough, right?

And yet, it is not. Ever since that cold, windy November day when I stood on the beach at Sheboygan with Longboard — and, especially afterwards, when he and I and The Bear sucked back a bunch of beers at a tavern overlooking Lake Michigan and the two of them taught me the true meaning of the word "fetch" (wind over water, which produces waves) — I have been thinking and dreaming about chucking it all and becoming a real-life, honest-to-God surfer.  more...

 



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Wetlands studycomes to life

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MIDLAND -- From swamp grass to salty marshes and oysters to frogs, more than 600 elementary students last week learned the secrets of Louisiana bayou country.

The pupils studied disappearing wetlands from an auditorium at the Midland Center for the Arts with scientists beamed in by satellite from Plaquemine Parish in Louisiana.

The Jason Project -- named for the ancient Greek tale of Jason and the Argonauts, who went farther than anyone at that time in search of the Golden Fleece -- unites scientists and students on a two-week study at sites around the world.   more...

 



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Ice sheets put a lid on lake-effect snowfall

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In Burnham Harbor a sturdy metal ladder was bent sideways, trapped and twisted by the glacial movement of an enormous ice floe. The surface of the lake around it was even more striking, a broad frozen expanse bound only by a wintry horizon.

"You can really think of yourself in a different world," said Carole Pooler, a year-round Chicago lakefront runner. "It looks like what it probably looks like at the North Pole."

But along with inspiring flights of imagination, weather watchers say the ice can have a direct impact on all who live within reach of the Great Lakes' winds.

February is the month when the spread of the winter ice packs reaches its farthest extent, forming a cap that--if wide enough--can prevent water from evaporating from the lake surface, condensing in winter winds and falling onshore as snow.

The more ice on the lake, the less lake-effect snow.   more...


 



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