in the Great Lakes
Some of the most seriously polluted areas of the Great Lakes have been restored, with fish and wildlife thriving, native plants flourishing, and economic activity returning once more. Six of these toxic hotspots, called Areas of Concern, have been restored with more well on their way to being restored. In the process, more than 3.5 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment was removed or contained.
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.
Duluth Slip Project Caps 150,000 Cubic Yards of Contaminated Riverbed
Capping contaminated soil in the St. Louis River and harbor to Lake Superior prevents toxic pollution from spreading and harming fish, wildlife, and people.