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Waste Into Fuel: A Water Infrastructure Success in Green Bay

October 1, 2020

Thanks to federally funded programs such as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF), communities that struggle with aging water infrastructure can get low-interest or no-interest loans and even loan forgiveness to upgrade these systems and protect communities and habitats over the long term.

Duluth Slip Project Caps 150,000 Cubic Yards of Contaminated Riverbed

February 25, 2020

Capping contaminated soil in the St. Louis River and harbor to Lake Superior prevents toxic pollution from spreading and harming fish, wildlife, and people.

Lake Sturgeon Monitoring in Lower Niagara River Ensures Helps Fish Recover

February 25, 2020

State-of-the-art monitoring technology ensures stable, healthy population growth and recovery for threatened lake sturgeon.

Wetland Restoration Reduces Stormwater Runoff, Improves Water Quality

February 25, 2020

Restoring 9 acres of wetlands in Michigan City, Ind., is preventing 37.5 million gallons of polluted urban runoff from flowing into a local creek and ultimately, Lake Michigan.

Streambank Restoration at Petrifying Springs Park Improves Water Quality, Restores Native Species

February 25, 2020

Planting native vegetation along the Pike River and restoring an adjacent wetland is reducing erosion, preventing storm runoff, and providing a home for fish and other native species.

Demonstration Farms at Genesee River in Pennsylvania pioneer innovative pollution controls

February 25, 2020

By implementing the conservation practices that are part of this demonstration farm network, projects such as this support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative goal for reducing nutrient runoff from agriculture.

Griswold Creek Restoration Restores Floodplain, Reduces Erosion, and Improves Native Plant Diversity

February 25, 2020

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has helped reconnect the Griswold Creek in Chesterland, OH, to its natural floodplain, reducing erosion and improving habitat.

Planting Trees Provides Shade, Water Management

December 9, 2019

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has helped fund the replacement of hundreds of trees in the Chicago area that were destroyed by the Emerald ash borer.

Replacing Risky Dam with Natural Rapids in Frankenmuth, Mich., Opens up Fish Habitat

December 6, 2019

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has funded a project in Frankenmuth, MI, upgrading the Cass River Dam and allowing spawning access to local fish such as Walleye and Lake Sturgeon.