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North Point Marina Beach Safe for Swimming Once More

September 17, 2015

Restoring native plants to a Lake Michigan beach and the dune habitat, gulls stopped frequenting the beach and water quality has been restored.

Northerly Island Success Story

September 16, 2015

Funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is restoring a native prairie and marsh ecosystem to Chicago’s Northerly Island in Lake Michigan to provide habitat to native fish and wildlife, and an outdoor recreation space in the city for people.

Burnham Wildlife Corridor

September 15, 2015

Migratory birds and butterflies have a safe place to stop over, thanks to the Burnham Wildlife Corridor. Invasive species have been removed and volunteers have planted thousands of native trees and shrubs in their place.

Mapping Harmful Algal Outbreaks Helps Combat Future Threat

September 6, 2015

Mapping historic harmful algal outbreaks has increased our understanding of their causal factors and will lead to more effective future management.

Calumet Conservation Corps

August 17, 2015

In five sites around the greater Chicago region, a conservation crew has removed invasive plants and weeds, restoring habitat for local wildlife.

Chiwaukee Beach Lake Plain Habitat Restoration

June 30, 2015

Funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has helped Chicago area groups remove invasive species in Chiwaukee so native species can thrive.

Business Owners, Anglers Work to Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

June 6, 2014

Researchers, working with agencies, bait shop owners, and anglers, are developing a public education campaign to prevent the spread of invasive species.

Dead Dog Creek Restoration Reduces Pollution in Lake Michigan

March 28, 2014

The eroded stream banks of Dead Dog Creek along the Illinois/Wisconsin boarder are being restored to reduce nutrients and sediments in Lake Michigan.