Author Archives: HOW Coalition

December 30th 2013

Making Great Lakes wind power ‘bird friendly’

A $2 million project funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative used radars to track bird migration and bat populations in the Great Lakes basin. The project could make Great Lakes wind power more ‘bird friendly’ by guiding wind power … Continue reading

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December 23rd 2013

Curbing erosion reduces pollution in Lake Michigan

A nearly $800,000 project reduced soil erosion in a ravine about 35 miles north of Chicago. The Lake Bluff Ravine project — which reduced storm water runoff into a creek that winds through the ravine and armored eroding stream banks … Continue reading

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December 17th 2013

Project curbs mercury polllution in Lake Superior basin

An $8 million project funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative re-established the natural channel of a northern Michigan creek, which for years carried mercury from underground mines to a nearby lake in the Lake Superior watershed. The restoration of … Continue reading

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December 10th 2013

Restored creek curbs sediment load in Lake Erie

A nearly $1 million restoration of Cascade Creek in Erie, Pa., reduced urban flooding and cut the load of sediment washing into Lake Erie by more than 200 tons annually. The project was funded largely by the Great Lakes Restoration … Continue reading

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November 24th 2013

Buffalo River becoming a community treasure

An industrialized stretch of the Buffalo River is being transformed into a  greenway, and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative provided most of the funding for the nearly $1 million project. Restoring the River Bend site will be another huge step toward … Continue reading

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