Success Stories

May 15th 2017

Removing Invasive Plants Restores Habitat at Times Beach

Located at the confluence of the Niagara River, the Buffalo River, and Lake Erie, Times Beach is a focal point for migrating birds and pollinators seeking food, shelter, and breeding grounds. The site contains a wide range of habitat types … Continue reading

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May 11th 2017

Chambers Grove Park Shoreline Naturalization Project

Thanks to a grant from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Chambers Grove Park near Duluth, Minn. has been improved. The shoreline of the park was designed during the days when the St. Louis River was more heavily industrialized, and so … Continue reading

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April 26th 2017

Huron River Revitalized by Restoration Project

The Huron River provides many services to its surrounding communities in southeast Michigan. Both local residents and visitors to the area swim and fish in the river, and half a million people rely on it for their drinking water. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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March 22nd 2016

Minnesota River Restored

The Knife River is one of the premier cold-water fisheries in Minnesota. Unfortunately, changes to the Knife River watershed have drastically altered its natural hydrology. Extensive logging in the early 20th Century removed many of the area’s coniferous trees, which … Continue reading

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March 15th 2016

Community Action Restores Duluth Streams

Duluth, Minn., has many streams and rivers that provide habitat for fish and wildlife species and eventually flow into Lake Superior. Unfortunately, shoreline development and the degradation of river banks are threatening these aquatic habitats. As riparian buffers have disappeared, … Continue reading

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