Holland/Grand Haven Weather Buoy
$8,380 of $15,600 goal
Raised by 67 people in 18 months
**The 2017 fund drive is over.. please head to our 2018 fund drive** https://gofundme.com/2018psbuoy/
The 2017 weather buoy project is supported entirely by contributions from local government, businesses, organizations, and individual boaters. This valuable asset to the Holland and Grand Haven communities provides up-to-date lake conditions to weather forecasters, search and rescue personnel, and thousands of boaters and fishermen throughout the boating season. Observations of wind speed, wave height, and water temperature were requested over 900,000 times in 2016 from almost 31,000 unique visitors, making it the most popular buoy in the Great Lakes. The buoy’s webcam also streamed high quality images and video to the web, showing exactly what conditions were like on the water. Become a 2017 buoy supporter NOW. Your contribution will fund the annual maintenance of the buoy, replacement of sensitive marine instruments, and technicians to keep the buoy fully operational from April to October.
**Visit us at the Grand Rapids Boat Show, Feb. 15-19**
Yacht Basin Marina
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Data from the buoy is available here
News stories about the buoy
Thank you to everyone that has donated! Please continue to spread the word about the buoy! We deployed the buoy on April 12 due to the strong show of support! We are continuing to raise funds to reach our goal to ensure the project is fully funded. Stickers will be mailed next week. Please don't hesitate to email me directly at email@example.com with any questions. -Ed
THANK YOU to everyone that has donated! We are well on our way to funding the buoy for 2017. Please continue to spread the word that folks that use data form the buoy need to contribute to keep it coming back!