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Native Species Returning to Indiana Dunes in Area of Concern

February 23, 2016

By removing invasive species from three sites in Northwestern Indiana adjacent to Lake Michigan, native plants and wildlife are returning.

Stabilized Sandy Creek Riverbank Restores Fish Habitat and Reduces Runoff

February 23, 2016

Planting trees and placing boulders along Sandy Creek in upstate New York has reduced runoff and restored fish and wildlife habitat.

Restored Shore in Marysville Brings the Community and Wildlife Back to the St. Clair River

February 22, 2016

A natural shoreline has been restored, reducing the destructive power of St. Clair River waves, while also restoring adjacent wetlands.

North Point Marina Beach Safe for Swimming Once More

September 17, 2015

Restoring native plants to a Lake Michigan beach and the dune habitat, gulls stopped frequenting the beach and water quality has been restored.

Northerly Island Success Story

September 16, 2015

Funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is restoring a native prairie and marsh ecosystem to Chicago’s Northerly Island in Lake Michigan to provide habitat to native fish and wildlife, and an outdoor recreation space in the city for people.

Burnham Wildlife Corridor

September 15, 2015

Migratory birds and butterflies have a safe place to stop over, thanks to the Burnham Wildlife Corridor. Invasive species have been removed and volunteers have planted thousands of native trees and shrubs in their place.

Calumet Conservation Corps

August 17, 2015

In five sites around the greater Chicago region, a conservation crew has removed invasive plants and weeds, restoring habitat for local wildlife.

Chiwaukee Beach Lake Plain Habitat Restoration

June 30, 2015

Funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has helped Chicago area groups remove invasive species in Chiwaukee so native species can thrive.

Restored Ohio Creek Reduces Flooding

March 3, 2015

A restored creek will reduce flooding near a suburban Cleveland high school. Students at the school helped design and complete the project.