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Wisconsin

Walker Backs Lake Michigan Sanctuary Zone

In recent weeks an opposition group has raised questions about a Lake Michigan Sanctuary proposed for an area off of the lake’s Wisconsin shoreline. The state purpose of the sanctuary is to protect historic shipwrecks. Leaders in communities adjacent to the zone, Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Port Washington have expressed strong support for the sanctuary. But […]

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Wisconsin

Group Raises Concerns about NOAA Lake Michigan Sanctuary

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing a National Marine Sanctuary off  the Western Coast of Lake Michigan. The stated intent of the 1,075-square-mile sanctuary adjacent to Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties is to preserve shipwrecks in the area.  But a group opposing the designation says sanctuaries allow NOAA to do much more than […]