Congressional budget writers are proposing to overrule President Donald Trump’s call for eliminating a program that funds Great Lakes cleanup efforts. A House appropriations subcommittee is scheduled to consider a bill Wednesday that includes $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. It pays for removing toxic pollution from harbors and river mouths, restoring wetlands, fighting invasive species and preventing harmful algae outbreaks
The Bay City Tall Ship Celebration begins Thursday July 14th and is the largest tall ship festival in North America. This year will mark 15 years since the city began hosting this festival and has been awarded the designation “Port of the Year” by Tall Ships America more than any other community in all of North America. The ships will arrive in Bay City on Thursday, between 1:30-4:00 p.m. The event will run through Sunday July 17th.