It’s a new year! Here’s some of the Great Lakes restoration news you may have missed this past week:


About $1.8 million in federal Farm Bill funding have been awarded to help protect the Huron River watershed, reports MLive.


The Buffalo News reports that the Western New York Land Conservancy is embarking on a project to restore the Niagara Gorge.


Ducks Unlimited has concluded a wetlands restoration project at Shiawassee Refuge, reports the Midland Daily News.


The Minnesota DNR fears that Lake Superior’s herring population may be in trouble following a decrease in commercial harvest, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.


The Associated Press reports that Flint residents and businesses will remain eligible for state-funded credits on their water bills through March, following legislation to extend the reimbursements. Meanwhile, MLive reports that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will meet with water quality experts to discuss Flint’s water system in two weeks.