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New Buffalo to Redevelop Waterfront

New Buffalo to Redevelop Waterfront

31-Oct-2019

The city of New Buffalo, Michigan, will be creating a master plan to redevelop its waterfront thanks to a $51,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development. “With the redevelopment of our downtown completed over the last few years we have been wanting to shi...
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EPA Unveils Plan For Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

EPA Unveils Plan For Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

29-Oct-2019

A five-year plan has been announced in regards to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) called the GLRI Action Plan III. The new plan will take place over five years and includes $11 million in grants for conservation efforts in Michigan. &l...
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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Looks at Two Areas of Concern

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Looks at Two Areas of Concern

25-Oct-2019

Muskegon Lake in Muskegon, Michigan, and Torch Lake, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (not to be confused with the famous lake in Antrim County) — both official Areas of Concern (AOC) — will be cleaned up thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Great Lakes Re...
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Century-Old Shipwreck Found in Lake Superior

Century-Old Shipwreck Found in Lake Superior

18-Oct-2019

In July, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society (GLSHS) announced that it had discovered a century-old shipwreck off the Keweenaw Peninsula in Lake Superior. The steamer, S.R. Kirby, sank near Eagle Harbor, Michigan, in May 1916. According to GLSHS, Kirby was a 294-foot-long wooden-hulled stea...
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Lake Ontario Recovery Program Accepting NY Applications Until October 31

Lake Ontario Recovery Program Accepting NY Applications Until October 31

12-Oct-2019

Residents in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne counties can now apply for assistance in the damages their property may have sustained following a year of flooding and high water in Lake Ontario. Up to $50,000 is available for homeowners. The news was ann...
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Collaborative Formed to Tackle Great Lakes’ Invasive Mussels

Collaborative Formed to Tackle Great Lakes’ Invasive Mussels

10-Oct-2019

Three organizations around the Great Lakes have teamed up to reduce the number of invasive zebra and quagga mussels in the water. The Great Lakes Commission, International Joint Commission and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission are also teaming up with federal and local governments in the U.S. and C...
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EPA Gives $3.7 Million to Dredge Grand Traverse Harbor, Save Buffalo Reef

EPA Gives $3.7 Million to Dredge Grand Traverse Harbor, Save Buffalo Reef

03-Oct-2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided $3.7 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funds to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the removal of stamp sands in Grand Traverse Harbor near the town of Gay, Michigan. Stamp sands are a waste product from copper pr...
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Wisconsin Point Restored Thanks to $1.5M Grant

Wisconsin Point Restored Thanks to $1.5M Grant

26-Sep-2019

With more than $1.5 million in funds from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, the restoration of Wisconsin Point and other parts of the area along Lake Superior have been completed, according to WPR (https://www.wpr.org/sensitive-coastal-habit...
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Huron-Clinton Metroparks to Improve Lake Erie Shoreline

Huron-Clinton Metroparks to Improve Lake Erie Shoreline

13-Sep-2019

Thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, 1.7 acres of the Lake Erie shoreline around the Lake Erie Metropark will be restored. The 3-year-long project will focus on the hardened sand on the 1,18...
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Piece of Ontario Twice the Size of Bermuda Now Protected

Piece of Ontario Twice the Size of Bermuda Now Protected

11-Sep-2019

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced its largest protected area in Ontario: 26,514 acres on Cockburn Island, located in northern Lake Huron. The non-profit, private land conservation organization has conserved more than 60% of the Great Lakes’ seventh largest island, and a...
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