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Buoy-marking project will protect Michigan shipwrecks, divers
MLive (8/17)
This year, (hopefully), the Ironsides will be among the first of more than 180 wrecks in Michigan's underwater preserves to be marked by a mooring buoy — a project several years in the making.

Conference promotes proposed marine sanctuary
WLUK-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/14)
Could a marine sanctuary be part of the future of the Lakeshore? People at an environmental meeting in Manitowoc, Wis., are promoting the idea.

More marine sanctuaries coming to Great Lakes
WBFO - Buffalo, NY (8/11)
For the first time in 20 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is expanding its national marine sanctuary program. For Oswego, N.Y., and other communities on the Great Lakes, that designation would bring federal funding and a boost to tourism.

Lake Ontario national marine sanctuary application nearing completion
WRVO - Oswego, NY (6/7)
A group seeking to have the southeastern part of Lake Ontario designated as a national marine sanctuary will submit their application to NOAA later this month.

Committee recommends support of application for National Marine Sanctuary
Oswego County Today (4/22)
A coalition in Oswego, N.Y., is pursuing a designation for southeastern Lake Ontario as a National Marine Sanctuary.

Chamber pushes for marine sanctuary funding
Sheboygan Press (3/11)
In Wisconsin, Sheboygan business leaders are asking community members to contact Congressional leaders and express support for continued funding for the National Marine Sanctuary System.

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National Estuarine Research Reserve System
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a network of protected areas established for long-term research, education and stewardship.

National Marine Sanctuaries
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Information about our nation's marine sanctuaries -- how they were established, how they're managed and their scientific and educational programs.

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The area of Lake Huron known as "Shipwreck Alley," near Alpena, Mich., have been protected as a national marine sanctuary.

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