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December 23rd 2013

Curbing erosion reduces pollution in Lake Michigan

A nearly $800,000 project reduced soil erosion in a ravine about 35 miles north of Chicago. The Lake Bluff Ravine project — which reduced storm water runoff into a creek that winds through the ravine and armored eroding stream banks … 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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November 19th 2013

Trout may be reintroduced in restored Ohio stream

The restoration of Sulphur Springs, in suburban Cleveland, could clear the way for the reintroduction of native Ohio brook trout in the Lake Erie tributary. The Sulphur Springs project was selected as Ohio’s featured project for America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, a … Continue reading

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November 12th 2013

Restored wetland shows nature’s resilience

A wetland restoration project in Duluth-Superior Harbor transformed the site of a former lumber mill into one of the region’s best birding sites. The project removed 11,000 cubic yards of soggy wood waste that suffocated the coastal wetland for close … Continue reading

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October 29th 2013

Removing wood waste will restore St. Louis River estuary

The first phase of a $2.4 million project to clean up sawmill waste in the St. Louis River estuary, in Duluth, Minn., removed 146 tons of wood waste and 250 derelict wood pilings from the bay. By 2014, the project … Continue reading

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