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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.

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.

Wetland Restoration Boosts Outdoor Recreation

August 26, 2018

Restoring a wetland near the Manistee River is improving water quality, creating a home for wildlife, and creating outdoor recreation opportunities.

Rep. Bishop Introduces Resolution Designating Week of Memorial Day as ‘Great Lakes Week’

May 8, 2018

Congressman Mike Bishop wants to designate the week of Memorial Day as “Great Lakes Week” to highlight the importance of the Great Lakes and promote conservation efforts.

Restoring Wetlands in Michigan Provides Home for Wildlife

April 26, 2018

storing wetlands at Maankiki Marsh in Michigan helped reduce flooding, improve water quality, and boost outdoor recreation opportunities.

Groups to Congress: Maintain Great Lakes Funding

March 26, 2018

Almost 200 organizations signaled their support for Great Lakes restoration funding in the next fiscal year.

Coalition: Budget a Victory for People, Great Lakes

March 23, 2018

The U.S. House and Senate have passed the fiscal year 2018 budget, which now heads to the White House to be signed by President Trump.

Restoring Wetlands Provides Recreation Opportunities

June 29, 2017

Restoring wetlands in the Detroit International Wildlife Refuge is allowing native plants and wildlife to return, supporting outdoor recreation.