Tag Archives: Michigan

October 31st 2014

Small Michigan community sees rapids once more thanks to dam removal

The small village of Dexter, Mich., about 50 miles west of Detroit, has rapids running on Mill Creek once more, thanks to the removal of a dam. The dam had been built in 1824 as part of a sawmill, but … Continue reading

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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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May 21st 2014

The Threat of Microbeads in the Great Lakes

Progress is being made in restoring the health of the Great Lakes through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and other state and government programs. Yet old threats from toxic sediments and new threats from microbead pollution keep reminding us that … Continue reading

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May 6th 2014

Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure Grants Awarded to Cities in Michigan, New York, and Illinois

Since February, the Environmental Protection Agency has been steadily announcing awards for their Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure grants, funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. These grants allow cities to invest in green infrastructure to help reduce urban runoff that … 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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