Tag Archives: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

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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May 20th 2014

Michigan: Representative Benishek Tours GLRI Projects

Last Thursday, Rep. Dan Benishek (Mich. 1st) toured several restoration projects in his district that were funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council led the tour, which took Rep. Benishek to Tannery Creek … Continue reading

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April 22nd 2014

Project in Northern Minnesota Restores Riverbanks and Decreases Erosion

A project in northern Minnesota along the Flute Reed River has installed fallen trees along the riverbank to reduce erosion, re-establish the flood plain, and provide habitat for fish and wildlife. Sediment from the Flute Reed River is naturally high … Continue reading

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