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October 6th 2017

Detroit Branch NAACP and Healing Our Waters–Great Lakes Coalition Tackle Potential Fixes to City’s Water Systems

DETROIT, MICH. (October 6, 2017) – The Detroit Branch NAACP and Healing Our Waters–Great Lakes Coalition held a press briefing today, Friday October 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. to discuss potential fixes to the City of Detroit’s Water System.  Representatives from the … Continue reading

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July 30th 2014

Restoration Successes on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park

Restoration projects underway and completed on Belle Isle—a Detroit-owned public park, now cared for by the state of Michigan—have focused on fish and wildlife habitat restoration. Two success stories detail the work being done at the island’s South Fishing Pier, … Continue reading

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May 6th 2014

Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure Grants Awarded to Cities in Michigan, New York, and Illinois

Since February, the Environmental Protection Agency has been steadily announcing awards for their Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure grants, funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. These grants allow cities to invest in green infrastructure to help reduce urban runoff that … Continue reading

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October 23rd 2013

Feds providing a boost for river restoration in Michigan

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is accelerating efforts to restore ailing rivers in metropolitan Detroit, and the work is paying off, according to government officials and river advocates. Signs of progress can be found across southeast Michigan: Fish and bald … Continue reading

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March 31st 2012

Ohio residents fear repeat of Lake Erie algae bloom

One year after a toxic algae bloom covered 10 percent of Lake Erie, Ohio residents are on edge about what this summer might bring the state’s most popular tourist attraction. The 2011 algae bloom, which covered 990 square miles of … Continue reading

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