Success Stories

July 20th 2015

Video on Milwaukee Water Commons

The Milwaukee Water Commons has been doing great work connecting the people in Milwaukee to their water. This video shows the diverse ways in which the Water Commons project has made the connection between daily life and the importance of … Continue reading

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July 9th 2015

Little Traverse Bay Water Sees Reduction in Stormwater Impacts

Sediment and nutrients are picked up by stormwater and washed into Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. Sedimentation inundates aquatic wildlife habitats and reduces the ecosystem’s productivity by blocking out sunlight, while excessive nutrient levels promote bacterial growth and can result in … Continue reading

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July 7th 2015

Invasive Plant Removal Restores Michigan Wildlife Santuary

Frog-bit is an invasive aquatic plant that forms thick, dense mats that can quickly crowd out native plants and degrade fish and wildlife habitat. Fish and waterfowl can also become trapped within the frog-bit mats, as can any boats trying … Continue reading

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July 2nd 2015

Chicago Conservation Corps Removes Invasive Species

The Calumet Conservation Corps is a small group of people committed to removing invasive species in parks around Chicago. These ecosystems provide habitat for native wildlife and filter water on its way to Lake Michigan. The Conservation Corps also provides … Continue reading

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July 1st 2015

Lake Michigan Shoreline Habitat Restoration Removes Invasive Species

A diverse group of native ecosystems around the Chicago area help protect water quality in Lake Michigan and provide habitat for native wildlife. Yet many of these ecosystems are being threatened by invasive species that choke out native plants. Local … Continue reading

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