Prolonged cleanup effort paying off for lake in Michigan

Decades of work to clean up White Lake, a Great Lakes Area of Concern in West Michigan, is paying huge dividends for the waterway and the local economy.

Cleaning up contaminated sediments and other pollutants has restored some of the luster to White Lake. (Lakeside Inn photo)

Cleanup projects have removed nearly 100,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediments from the lake bottom, which improved water quality and the lake’s fishery. That work has advanced efforts to get White Lake de-listed as a Great Lakes Area of Concern.

A recent $2.1 million grant from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will restore miles of shoreline on White Lake, creating more habitat for fish and wildlife.

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