Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

June 24th 2016

Community Benefits from Kinnickinnic River Rivitalization

Communities along the Kinnickinnic River in Milwaukee, Wis. are benefiting from Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding that has been used to remove concrete channelization and naturalize the space. We have previously written about this work on the Kinnickinnic as a success … Continue reading

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May 24th 2016

House Subcommittee to Vote Wednesday on Great Lakes Program Funding

The U.S. House Interior and Environment subcommittee has scheduled a markup of its appropriations bill for Wednesday, May 25. The legislation contains proposed funding levels for several core Great Lakes programs. Based on the draft that was released today, the bill … Continue reading

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March 16th 2016

Record number of representatives urge appropriators to restore Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding

A letter circulating in the House of Representatives since February in response to President Obama’s proposed budget closed on Monday with a record number of 55 signatories. The president’s budget would cut $50 million from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative–a popular program … Continue reading

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February 29th 2016

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to be Reviewed by House Committee

On Wednesday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee will review the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2015, H.R. 223. The bill would authorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative–a successful and popular program that works to restore and protect the … Continue reading

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February 22nd 2016

Action Alert: Urge Representatives to Restore Great Lakes Restoration Funding

In the wake of the President’s budget release two weeks ago and on the heels of Great Lakes Day this week, several Representatives are circulating a dear colleague letter in support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The bipartisan dear … Continue reading

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