Tag Archives: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

July 2nd 2015

Chicago Conservation Corps Removes Invasive Species

The Calumet Conservation Corps is a small group of people committed to removing invasive species in parks around Chicago. These ecosystems provide habitat for native wildlife and filter water on its way to Lake Michigan. The Conservation Corps also provides … Continue reading

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July 1st 2015

Lake Michigan Shoreline Habitat Restoration Removes Invasive Species

A diverse group of native ecosystems around the Chicago area help protect water quality in Lake Michigan and provide habitat for native wildlife. Yet many of these ecosystems are being threatened by invasive species that choke out native plants. Local … Continue reading

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June 9th 2015

U.S. EPA Announces Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Grants

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced more than $1.8 million in Shoreline Cities grant awards for cities around the Great Lakes basin. The Shoreline Cities grant program is funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and provides funding … Continue reading

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May 26th 2015

New Poll: Ohioans Support Clean Water Protections, Investment in Great Lakes

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (May 26, 2015)—A new statewide Ohio survey reports that most voters in Ohio favor stronger state and federal regulations to protect the state’s rivers, streams and lakes, which are sources of drinking water and recreational activities. The … Continue reading

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May 15th 2015

Great Lakes Restoration Funding Announced for Minnesota AOC

On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $3.5 million in available funding for the restoration of Spirit Lake, an area in Minnesota part of the St. Louis Rive Area of Concern. The EPA will provide $2.275 million in funding … Continue reading

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