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Invention could help solve Great Lakes ballast water crisis

August 26, 2013

A New Jersey scientist has invented a system that uses ultrasound and filters to kill invasive species in ballast water to help protect the Great Lakes.

Large Woody Debris Restores Whittlesey Creek

August 6, 2013

Placing logs in Whittlesey Creek in Wisconsin has restored a more natural flow to the river and provided habitat for fish and wildlife.

Hank Aaron Trail in the Menomonee River Valley Hits a Home Run

August 6, 2013

The land adjacent to the Menonmonee River in Milwaukee has been restored, allowing wildlife to return and providing outdoor recreational opportunities.

Green Infrastructure Resurrects a Polluted Beach

August 6, 2013

A coalition of more than 20 government agencies, business and community groups worked together to reduce pollution at Bradford Beach.

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve: A Flyway Replaces the Fairway

August 6, 2013

Turning a 116-acre golf course into a nature preserve has allowed migratory birds a place to shelter along the coast of Lake Michigan.

Floating Islands Provide Habitat in the Milwaukee River

August 6, 2013

Floating islands along the industrialized corridor of the Milwaukee River have provided fish with habitat and a way to navigate upstream.

Farmers’ Fields Transformed to Help Wildlife and Water Retention

August 6, 2013

Restoring habitat on former farmland has helped reduce runoff, created a home for wildlife and created outdoor recreation for people in the community.

A Pilot Project Experiments with Monitoring and Management

August 6, 2013

New grazing and monitoring programs on a buffalo farm managed by the Oneida Tribe are helping reduce manure runoff from entering the Fox River.

Cat Island Project Restores Native Fish Populations

August 6, 2013

A former barrier island chain in Green Bay is being rebuilt to protect wetlands allowing native fish like bluegill and largemouth bass to return.