Great Lakes Restoration Videos

Members of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, as well as other organizations, have put together several videos on the benefits of Great Lakes restoration. You can view these videos below.

Removing Sediment Improves Buffalo River

Jill Spisiak Jedlicka of the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper explains the progress being made on cleaning up the toxic sediments at the bottom of the Buffalo River’s Area of Concern. Video produced by the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition.

Frog Bay Tribal National Park Protects Land on Lake Superior

Hear from Bryan Bainbridge, Vice Chairman, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; Ellen Kwiatkowski, Former Executive Director of the Bayfield Regional Conservancy; David Johnson, former landowners of the site and Emeritus Professor University of Wisconsin. Video produced by the Joyce Foundation.

Economic Comeback for White Lake, Michigan

The area around White Lake, Michigan was declared severely impaired in the late 1980’s. Cleanup around the lake has led to an economic resurgence, as we hear from Ron Russell, Co-owner, White Swan Inn.Video produced by the Joyce Foundation.

Birds and Bird-Watchers Return to Ashtabula, Ohio

Birds of all sizes are beginning to return to the area around Ashtabula, Ohio. Bald Eagles are even nesting there, according to John Pogacnik, Birder and Biologist with the Lake County Metroparks in Ohio. The region has been restored, thanks in part to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Video produced by the Joyce Foundation.

Development Along the Buffalo River

The restoration of the Buffalo River has led to economic development springing up all along the river corridor. We hear from Doug Swift, a Developer with Buffalo Riverworks, and Jill Jedlick, Executive Director and Riverkeeper of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper.Video produced by the Joyce Foundation.

Regional Success Stories Across the Great Lakes

In this video produced by the Joyce Foundation we hear from people in northern Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and New York about the restoration successes they are seeing in their communities.

Chicago River Restoration

Friends of the Chicago River and the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources worked together to release channel catfish into the Chicago and Calumet Rivers. The success of this river restoration will serve as a model to other cities on how to turn an urban river into an environmental asset. Video produced by Ravenswood Media.

Vacant to Vibrant

The Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Vacant to Vibrant project has produced a way to turn vacant city lots into green infrastructure that mitigates the overflow of storm water while beautifying urban landscapes. The Great Lakes Protection Fund supported the project because of its potential to improve the health of the Great Lakes while addressing the quality of life for its residents.

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