Tag Archives: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

April 10th 2014

Coalition to Testify at House Hearing on Great Lakes Efforts

Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition Policy Director Chad Lord will be testifying today before a U.S. House subcommittee responsible for funding environmental programs. Lord will discuss federal efforts to restore the Great Lakes through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The … Continue reading

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April 9th 2014

Coalition Supports House, Senate Efforts to Boost Great Lakes Programs

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today issued its support to U.S. House and Senate leaders who are pushing to restore funding to Great Lakes programs. The group of bi-partisan public officials is asking federal appropriators to restore funding to … Continue reading

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April 1st 2014

Former Golf Course Transformed into Wetlands and Public Green Space

The Macatawa River in western Michigan flows into Lake Macatawa and is part of the Lake Michigan watershed. The area is prone to flash floods that cause erosion and sedimentation. Much of the sediment introduced into the water system is … Continue reading

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March 31st 2014

Senate letter supporting the GLRI is still open; House GLRI letter closed with 46 Reps in support

A letter to U.S. House AppropriatorsĀ indicating support for funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $300 million in 2015 is being finalized, with the sign on letter having closed on Friday. A total of 46 Representatives signed on, with at … Continue reading

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March 28th 2014

Restoring Dead Dog Creek reduces sediment and nutrients flowing into Lake Michigan

The Illinois Beach State Park in northeastern Illinois is one of the last relatively undeveloped stretches of Lake Michigan shoreline between Chicago and Milwaukee. In the Village of Winthrop Harbor, located just upstream of the park, there is a severely … Continue reading

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