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North Point Marina Beach Safe for Swimming Once More

September 17, 2015

Restoring native plants to a Lake Michigan beach and the dune habitat, gulls stopped frequenting the beach and water quality has been restored.

Northerly Island Success Story

September 16, 2015

Funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is restoring a native prairie and marsh ecosystem to Chicago’s Northerly Island in Lake Michigan to provide habitat to native fish and wildlife, and an outdoor recreation space in the city for people.

Burnham Wildlife Corridor

September 15, 2015

Migratory birds and butterflies have a safe place to stop over, thanks to the Burnham Wildlife Corridor. Invasive species have been removed and volunteers have planted thousands of native trees and shrubs in their place.

Mapping Harmful Algal Outbreaks Helps Combat Future Threat

September 6, 2015

Mapping historic harmful algal outbreaks has increased our understanding of their causal factors and will lead to more effective future management.

Calumet Conservation Corps

August 17, 2015

In five sites around the greater Chicago region, a conservation crew has removed invasive plants and weeds, restoring habitat for local wildlife.

Reducing Stormwater Impacts In Lake Michigan Watershed Improves Water Quality

July 9, 2015

Fixing road-stream crossings, restoring river banks, and installing rain gardens in the Little Traverse Bay reduced sedimentation and nutrient loading.

Removing Invasive Frog-bit Colonies Prevents its Spread Through Michigan

July 7, 2015

Removing invasive frog-bit from the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary helped restore fish and waterfowl habitat and taught people how to help prevent its spread.