On Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced $15.8 million in funding through its National Marine Fisheries Service. The funds will go to restore habitat along the Great Lakes, in marshes, and in wetlands, as well as for increasing fish passage along rivers and streams.
Projects that were funded include:
- The Menomonee River Fish Barrier Removal Project, Milwaukee, Wis.
- Stony and Celeron Island Habitat Restoration Design Project, Detroit, Mich.
- Rouge River AOC Oxbow Restoration Project-Phase III, Dearborn, Mich.
- St. Marys River Little Rapids Habitat Restoration Project, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
- The Howard Farms Habitat Restoration Project in the Maumee AOC, Toledo, Ohio
- Restoration of Radio Tower Bay St. Louis River AOC, Duluth, Minn.
- Remediation of Contaminated Sediment within the Manistique River AOC, Manistique, Mich.
The full description of each project can be viewed here.