Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

February 11th 2015

Action Alert: Contact Your Representative, Ask them to Sign On to Support the Great Lakes

At the beginning of February, President Obama released his budget for fiscal year 2016, and, once again, programs funding the Great Lakes took a hit. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) was cut by $50 million—now $250 million, down from … Continue reading

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January 27th 2015

Act to Authorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Gains New Co-Sponors

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2015 was introduced in the House at the beginning of the year by Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio) along with 17 co-sponsors. Since then, eight additional co-sponsors have joined to support the bill, including Reps. … Continue reading

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June 10th 2014

USDA Announces New Grant Opporunity

The USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area has announced a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant funding opportunity for tree planting projects in the Great Lakes Basin. More information can be found here. The Categories and available funding amounts are: Restore urban … Continue reading

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May 6th 2014

Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure Grants Awarded to Cities in Michigan, New York, and Illinois

Since February, the Environmental Protection Agency has been steadily announcing awards for their Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure grants, funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. These grants allow cities to invest in green infrastructure to help reduce urban runoff that … Continue reading

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March 24th 2014

Action Alert Reminder: Letter supporting GLRI ends on Friday

We’re beginning this week with 21 co-signers to the letter supporting the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding at $300 million in 2015. The letter now includes support from Reps: John Dingell (D-Mich.), David Joyce (R-Ohio), Sander Levin (D-Mich.), Louise Slaughter … Continue reading

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