Success Stories

June 28th 2017

Michigan’s Ford Marsh Restored

Once Henry Ford’s personal waterfowl hunting preserve, the Ford Marsh in southeast Michigan is now part of the 5,700-acre Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, located within the River Raisin Area of Concern. The marsh’s 175 acres of Lake Erie wetlands … Continue reading

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June 14th 2017

Pike River Restoration

Our latest Great Lakes success story is outside of Mt. Pleasant, Wis. The Pike River travels through lower Wisconsin before emptying out into Lake Michigan. Prior to restoration, the river was in a straight channel and prone to flooding during … Continue reading

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June 7th 2017

Illinois Town Replants Trees Following Invasive Beetle Infestation

In 2006, the village of Wilmette discovered an infestation of emerald ash borers, an invasive beetle whose larvae consume and kill ash trees. For a community that takes pride in its status as a Tree City USA, and in which … Continue reading

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May 31st 2017

Indiana’s Great Marsh Restored

Located just south of Lake Michigan in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the Great Marsh provides crucial wetland habitat for a variety of native wildlife and plants. Migratory birds such as the sandhill crane rely on the Marsh for nesting … Continue reading

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May 26th 2017

Creek Restoration in Ohio Helps Lake Erie Habitat, Golf Couse Bottom Line

Our latest Great Lakes success story comes from the Lost Nation Golf Course in Willoughby, Ohio. Ward Creek travels through the suburbs of Cleveland, meeting up with the Chagrin River, which then flows into Lake Erie. A portion of the creek notorious for … Continue reading

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