Sadly, we missed Wear Your Lifejacket to Work Day. (It was May 17.) But we can still remind boaters of safety tips as the summer boating season heats up. “We are excited to join forces with partners around the world to encourage everyone to wear a life jacket when on the water and always boat…

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The Cuyahoga River Safe Paddle Forum is designed to inform kayakers and paddleboarders of the challenges of paddling on a working river and hear from those that work the river what we need to know to coexist safely. We will have speakers from the Coast Guard, GOODTIME III, Nautica Queen Cruise Dining Ship, PHASTAR Corp., Cleveland…

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It’s summer boating season! And the Lake Carriers Association — the Rocky River-based trade group that represents U.S. freighters on the Great Lakes — wants to keep all vessels safe on the water. “If everybody follows the rules of the road, if you have good seamanship, we ought to have a safe summer,” Lake Carriers…

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  Spring is ramping into summer this week, and with air temperatures jumping to nearly 80 degrees, you may be grabbing your kayak or stand-up paddleboard. First, put on your personal flotation device — and dress for the water temperature, which in Lake Erie Monday was about 38 degrees. Since 2010, 631 people have drowned…

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What if Lake Erie made New Year’s resolutions? The lake we love is already great, obviously. But it could be greater with a little self-improvement. In that vein, here are a few ideas: 1. Reduce the amount of phosphorus flowing into the lake: Reducing phosphorus — namely from fertilizer run-off into the Maumee River —…

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So you got a stand-up paddleboard for Christmas. Cool! Welcome to one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Did you get an inflatable or a hard board? SUP is great for newbies, since you can learn the basics in a few hours. About 1.2 million people tried the sport in 2011 alone and it…

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They came from yacht clubs and marinas all along Ohio’s north coast, to voice their concerns about Lake Erie. They worry about harmful algal blooms, invasive species, dredging, erosion, the dead zone in the central basin. They want Norfolk Southern railroad to raise the bridge over the Cuyahoga River more quickly, and renters of kayaks…

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