Tag Archives: Areas of Concern

January 9th 2015

Funding Opportunity: NOAA AOC Land Acquisition Grant

There is a funding opportunity available through the NOAA Great Lakes Areas of Concern Land Acquisition Grants program. The AOC Land Acquisition Grants program provides federal funding for groups to buy or create conservation easements on AOC land. The deadline … Continue reading

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December 17th 2013

Project curbs mercury polllution in Lake Superior basin

An $8 million project funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative re-established the natural channel of a northern Michigan creek, which for years carried mercury from underground mines to a nearby lake in the Lake Superior watershed. The restoration of … Continue reading

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June 25th 2013

The Health of the Great Lakes in the News

Several news stories about the health of the Great Lakes have been coming out over the past week. The EPA announced $2.2 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds for cleaning up the St. Louis River estuary in northeastern Minnesota. … Continue reading

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May 17th 2011

New Study: Michigan Restoration Project to Provide 6-to-1 Return on Investment

A Great Lakes restoration project in Muskegon, Mich., is producing the kind of financial returns that would make stockbrokers envious. The $10 million shoreline restoration project on Muskegon Lake will generate more than $66 million in economic benefits, according to … Continue reading

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August 5th 2009

Sen. Sherrod Brown promotes Great Lakes initiative in Cleveland

People around the Great Lakes might not like their tax dollars heading off to Washington each year, but this year a good portion of those dollars are expected to come back home. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative would provide at … Continue reading

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