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Removal of two dams in Michigan restores river, eliminates safety hazard

November 22, 2011

Two dams in southwest Michigan were removed, restoring the river’s natural channel and providing more recreational activities.

Wetland Restoration to Improve Fish and Wildlife Populations

October 23, 2011

Removing invasive plants and restoring a 15-acre oxbow wetland on Buffalo Creek dramatically improved fish and wildlife populations in the creek.

Removing Toxic Mud Paves Way for Healthy Fishery

October 22, 2011

A 1998 sediment cleanup in Newburgh Lake, an impoundment in the Rouge River, removed 544,000 tons of toxic mud and restored a healthy fishery.

Removal of Abandoned Boats Sets Stage for Further Restoration at Fordson Island

October 22, 2011

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds are helping to clean up marine debris and abandoned boats to increase recreational opportunities on island.

Projects Help Restore Iconic Rouge River

October 22, 2011

Damaged stream banks and wetlands are being restored, which will reduce stormwater runoff, decrease flooding and create fish and wildlife habitat.