Tag Archives: Illinois

May 21st 2014

Private Landowners Help Prevent Erosion into Lake Michigan

Northeastern Illinois ravine ecosystems provide a valuable service to Lake Michigan—they filter and slow stormwater before it enters the lake, removing excess nutrients and pollution along the way. Development has destroyed many of these ravines, by cutting down trees, paving … Continue reading

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May 21st 2014

The Threat of Microbeads in the Great Lakes

Progress is being made in restoring the health of the Great Lakes through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and other state and government programs. Yet old threats from toxic sediments and new threats from microbead pollution keep reminding us that … 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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March 28th 2014

Restoring Dead Dog Creek reduces sediment and nutrients flowing into Lake Michigan

The Illinois Beach State Park in northeastern Illinois is one of the last relatively undeveloped stretches of Lake Michigan shoreline between Chicago and Milwaukee. In the Village of Winthrop Harbor, located just upstream of the park, there is a severely … Continue reading

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March 3rd 2014

Success Story Slide Shows Now Available for Each State

Leading up to Great Lakes Days, the Healing Our Waters-Coalition has made state-by-state slide shows for each Great Lakes restoration success stories we’ve written about. Check out your state’s slide show and share your state’s successes with others! 

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