Category Archives: Tourism

Senator Proos Blasts White House Inaction on Asian Carp

State Senator John Proos is putting the blame for the discovery of environmental DNA from invasive silver carp in the Kalamazoo River squarely on the shoulders of the Obama administration. The St. Joseph Republican says there has been “consistent inaction” by the White House that has resulted in the species of Asian carp to “inch closer to destroying our vital Southwest Michigan waterways.”

Proos joins Congressman Fred Upton in noting the carp, if they were to get established in the Great Lakes, threaten a $4 billion fishing and tourism industry. He adds he’s continuing to push for the closure of the Chicago locks to separate that city’s water system from Lake Michigan in order to prevent the invasive fish from getting in. Continue reading

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Time Running Out to Apply for Antlerless Deer Hunting License

Hunting in Michigan’s great outdoors is a tradition for many Southwest Michigan families and out-of-state visitors. Helping attract more hunters to Michigan than any other state, our rich hunting heritage plays a key role in our economy and way of life.

Deer firearm season is Nov. 15-30 and is the most popular deer hunting season, but it’s not the only one. In fact, antlerless deer license applications are already on sale through Aug. 15. Continue reading

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Consider Taking Amtrak For Your Holiday Travels

In a world where we are constantly connected, the holiday season offers us a chance to cast the worries of our everyday life aside and really reconnect with our loved ones. Continue reading

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Hunting Season is Underway

Hunting is a tradition for many Southwest Michigan families and out-of-state visitors. Our great outdoors offers something to interest every type of hunter — helping Michigan attract more hunters than any other state. Continue reading

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State Tax Dollars Should Stay in Michigan to Support Michigan Jobs

Michigan spends more than $30 billion annually on goods and services, and using state businesses to meet our needs can improve efficient use of taxpayer dollars, boost our economy and create jobs. That is why I co-sponsored a bill to … Continue reading

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Tele-Town Hall a Resounding Success

I recently held the latest in a series of “tele-town hall” meetings to discuss our accomplishments and to hear from residents about their priorities. It was a resounding success with more than 7,800 residents participating. Continue reading

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Michigan’s Winter Free Fishing Weekend Set for Feb. 16-17

Michigan offers two weekends each year when Southwest Michigan families and out-of-state visitors can get together and enjoy some of the world’s best fishing – at no charge.

This year’s Winter Free Fishing Weekend is Feb. 16-17. Continue reading

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