Tag Archives: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

July 30th 2014

Restoration Successes on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park

Restoration projects underway and completed on Belle Isle—a Detroit-owned public park, now cared for by the state of Michigan—have focused on fish and wildlife habitat restoration. Two success stories detail the work being done at the island’s South Fishing Pier, … Continue reading

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July 29th 2014

Coalition Submits Comments on Revised Great Lakes Action Plan

‘With some simple improvements, a strong program can be even better.’ Federal Great Lakes restoration efforts over the next five years need to be better aligned with goals of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, take into account climate change … Continue reading

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July 11th 2014

U.S. House Bill a ‘Step in Right Direction’, More Work Needed for Great Lakes

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – A U.S. House appropriations subcommittee yesterday released a funding bill that maintains Great Lakes restoration funding, but cuts investments to halt sewage contamination and rolls back essential Clean Water Act protections. “The bill is a step … Continue reading

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June 10th 2014

USDA Announces New Grant Opporunity

The USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area has announced a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant funding opportunity for tree planting projects in the Great Lakes Basin. More information can be found here. The Categories and available funding amounts are: Restore urban … Continue reading

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June 4th 2014

Obama Administration Releases Great Lakes Action Plan

The Obama Administration recently released its five-year plan to guide federal efforts to restore the Great Lakes—which supplies drinking water to more than 30 million people. The plan sets priorities for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a federal program which, … Continue reading

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