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Trump Budget Cuts to Great Lakes Programs a ‘Non-Starter’

February 12, 2018

The Trump Administration today released its proposed budget, which drastically cuts core Great Lakes programs as well as funding for the federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, charged with implementing them.

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.

Mapping Harmful Algal Outbreaks Helps Combat Future Threat

September 6, 2015

Mapping historic harmful algal outbreaks has increased our understanding of their causal factors and will lead to more effective future management.

Reducing Stormwater Impacts In Lake Michigan Watershed Improves Water Quality

July 9, 2015

Fixing road-stream crossings, restoring river banks, and installing rain gardens in the Little Traverse Bay reduced sedimentation and nutrient loading.

Restoring Local Creek Brings Diverse Communities Together

September 10, 2014

Faculty are improving the Plaster Creek’s water quality and promoting environmental justice through restoration, research, and community education.

New Map Helps Communities Plan their Green Infrastructure Projects

August 27, 2014

The Natural Connections Map of the Lower Grand River Watershed aims to protect the region’s plants, animals, air, water, health, and quality of life.

Flute Reed Riverbank Stabilization

April 21, 2014

Installing fallen trees, re-establishing flood plains, and planting new trees along Minnesota’s Flute Reed River helped stabilize the river, reduce sedimentation, and provide habitat for fish and wildlife.

Former Golf Course Transformed into Wetlands and Public Green Space

April 2, 2014

The site of a former golf course has been restored to a wetland ecosystem in order to reduce sediment and nutrients entering water system.

Dead Dog Creek Restoration Reduces Pollution in Lake Michigan

March 28, 2014

The eroded stream banks of Dead Dog Creek along the Illinois/Wisconsin boarder are being restored to reduce nutrients and sediments in Lake Michigan.