Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

March 30th 2015

U.S. EPA Announces Awards 14 Great Lakes Restoration Grants

Last Thursday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced 14 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants awarded to organizations in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Michigan. The grants total $17 million and are focused on improving Great Lakes water quality, reducing runoff, and preventing soil … Continue reading

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March 24th 2015

Action Alert: Urge Senators to Support Great Lakes Issues

Members of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force have released four letters to send to appropriators on a variety of important Great Lakes issues. The first letter urges appropriators to provide strong funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), … Continue reading

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March 9th 2015

Action Alert Reminder: Urge Your Member of Congress Support Full GLRI Funding

This week is the final week for members of congress to sign on to a letter indicating support for restoring funding to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. President Obama, in his budget for 2016, proposed cutting the GLRI by $50 … Continue reading

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March 5th 2015

U.S. EPA Awards more than $8 Million in GLRI Funding to Fight Invasive Species

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced more than $8 million in funding to fight invasive species in the Great Lakes region. The fifteen grants come from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, administered by the EPA. From the EPA press … Continue reading

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March 3rd 2015

Action Alert: Urge Your Representative to Sign On to Restore GLRI Funding

At the beginning of February, when President Obama released his budget for fiscal year 2016, we learned that programs funding Great Lakes restoration had been cut. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) was cut by $50 million—from $300 million this … Continue reading

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