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Volunteers sought to assess hazards in Straits of Mackinac

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for volunteers to help assess environmental and navigation hazards in the Straits of Mackinac, the channel that links lakes Huron and Michigan.

The Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment workshop is scheduled for July 24-25 in St. Ignace.

It will bring together waterway users, stakeholders, and government agencies to identify safety risks and consider steps that can be taken to reduce them.

Participants will be selected by their expertise. One goal will be to have a broad cross-section of interests represented.

Those who would like to take part should write to Lt. Sean Murphy at sean.v.murphy@uscg.mil by June 15.

The Coast Guard has sponsored more than 60 studies of the type since 1999.

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