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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.

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.

Removing Invasive Phragmites Improves Presque Isle Habitat

July 25, 2019

Removing phragmites and other invasive plants has allowed native plant communities to recover, restoring healthy habitat.

Nature-based Infrastructure Reduces Runoff

June 25, 2019

Installing nature-based infrastructure in Hobart, Ind. is preventing at least 800,000 gallons of polluted stormwater runoff from flowing into Lake Michigan.

Harvesting Invasive Cattails Restores Coastal Wetlands

June 25, 2019

Harvesting invasive cattails in 200 acres of coastal wetlands helped native plants return, restored habitat and paved the way for fish to flourish.

Restoring Land Surrounding Duncan Bay Improves Coastal Habitat

June 25, 2019

Purchasing and restoring 317 acres of land surrounding Duncan Bay improved aquatic habitat and fostered outdoor recreational opportunities.

Replacing a Culvert Improves Brook Trout Habitat in Pennsylvania

June 25, 2019

Replacing a culvert, stabilizing a road and restoring fish habitat allowed for fish passage in a small stream that eventually feeds into Lake Ontario.

Stabilizing Bull Creek Reduces Erosion, Improves Wetland Habitat

May 25, 2019

Bull Creek’s streambed and banks were stabilized, preventing erosion and reducing sediment pollution in wetland habitats and Lake Michigan.