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Dam Removal Boosts River’s Water Quality and Fish Passage

September 3, 2014

Removing the Nashville Dam in Michigan has improved fish habitat and water quality, increased fish diversity, and provided more recreational opportunities.

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.

Native Species Return to a Fen Along the Kalamazoo River

August 27, 2014

By removing invasive species from a wetland fen outside of Kalamazoo, Mich., native plants returned on their own and ecosystem health improved.

Muskegon Lake’s Contaminated Sediment Clean Up by Poplar Trees

August 27, 2014

Planting poplar trees around Muskegon Lake is helping remove toxins in the soil by absorbing and degrading the chemicals as the trees grow.

Coldwater River in the Trout River

August 27, 2014

Reducing riverbank erosion and placing fallen trees in the Coldwater River restored fish habitat and led to a 38-fold increase in the site’s trout population.

Thorgren Basin Naturalization

August 21, 2014

Retrofitting and naturalizing a retention basin in Indiana improved water quality by filtering out sediments and pollutants from stormwater, decreasing the harmful impact of storms, and improving aquatic wildlife habitats.

Belle Isle’s South Fishing Pier Attracts Fish and Fishermen Once Again

July 30, 2014

Restoring a fishing pier in Detroit has provided diverse habitat for fish to rest in, making the area suitable for fish and fishermen alike.

Reconnecting the Blue Heron Lagoon to the Detroit River

July 30, 2014

Reconnecting the Blue Heron Lagoon to the Detroit River provided a home for fish and wildlife and turtles, small fish, snakes, and frogs to grow and thrive.

Coalition Comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regarding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan II

July 29, 2014

The Coalition would like to thank the federal agencies responsible for the implementation of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.