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March 2nd 2017

Great Lakes Update: Specter of Drastic Budget Cuts Looms

We’re hearing that the Trump Administration’s proposed budget drastically slashes EPA funding—including the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $10 million. See this twitter post from Rob Davis, an Oregon reporter. The leaked budget numbers likely come from the administration’s … Continue reading

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December 17th 2013

Project curbs mercury polllution in Lake Superior basin

An $8 million project funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative re-established the natural channel of a northern Michigan creek, which for years carried mercury from underground mines to a nearby lake in the Lake Superior watershed. The restoration of … Continue reading

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September 11th 2013

‘Good food’ crusader fires up Great Lakes advocates

Attendees at the 9th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Milwaukee were treated to one of the most inspiring speeches in the event’s history. Will Allen, the founder and CEO of a Milwaukee-based nonprofit organization called Growing Power, gave a … Continue reading

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September 10th 2013

Conference fuels debate about success of GLRI

In its first four years, the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has funded the removal of more than 1-million cubic yards of toxic mud from polluted harbors, restored more than 90,000 acres of wetlands in the basin and cleared 800 … Continue reading

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September 10th 2013

Milwaukee leads on climate change adaptation

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s campaign to end all sewer overflows into Lake Michigan by 2035 has encountered a daunting obstacle: Climate change. Milwaukee is one of many Great Lakes cities that rely on combined sewer systems, which collect and … Continue reading

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