in New York
From 2009 through 2020, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has invested over $275 million in more than 600 projects in New York to restore habitat, fight invasive species, clean up toxic pollution, and reduce polluted runoff. Habitat restoration of Clear Creek means native plants and animals are returning. Toxic pollution is being cleaned up and contained in the Buffalo River, bringing people back to their waterfronts.
Let your members of congress know they should take action to protect the Great Lakes! Contact your senators and representative and tell them:
- The Great Lakes are our most important source of fresh water, providing drinking water to 30 million people. We must continue our efforts to clean and restore them.
- Although we have made progress the lakes still face serious threats.
- We can’t afford to stop now. These projects to clean up our lakes will only get harder and more expensive the longer we wait.
Reducing Erosion Could Benefit A New York Trout Stream
Stabilizing eroding stream banks and improving fish passage in New York’s Clear Creek could improve the trout stream by reducing the amount of sediment washing into the waterway. The project is part of a growing effort to help New York reclaim its heritage as a state teeming with healthy trout streams.