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EPA Research Vessel Lake Guardian open for tours, photos in Detroit on Aug. 10

Contact Information: 
Francisco Arcaute (
312-886-7613 312-898-2042 Cell

For Immediate Release    No. 18-OPA41

CHICAGO (August 9, 2018)           U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will open its largest research vessel, the Lake Guardian, to the public while the ship is docked on the riverfront at the Cobo Center, in Detroit, Mich., Aug. 10.

The Lake Guardian is operated by EPA’s Great Lakes National Program Office and is used to monitor the water quality and health of all five Great Lakes - Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario.

When:                      Friday, Aug. 10

       Tours are subject to change or cancellation if weather or operations pose a problem.

Tour Times:         10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., each lasting approximately 60 minutes.

Where:                    Riverfront at Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd.

Space is limited.  Advanced sign-up is not available.  Please wear closed toe shoes.

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