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Wisconsin Farm Network Reduces Runoff

October 21, 2021

The Door-Kewaunee Watershed Demonstration Farm Network is supporting sustainable methods of farming to reduce runoff pollution into Lake Michigan and Green Bay, improve groundwater and surface water quality, and model those practices for other local farms.

Ashtabula River in Ohio Removed from Areas of Concern List

August 26, 2021

After years of clean-up efforts, the Ashtabula River in Ohio is no longer considered one of the “most environmentally degraded” areas in the Great Lakes Region thanks, in part, to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding.

Rouge River Education Project in Michigan Trains Next Generations of Conservationists

December 16, 2020

The Rouge Education Project trains a new generation of conservationists while monitoring river health.

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.

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.

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.