Tag Archives: water

December 23rd 2013

Curbing erosion reduces pollution in Lake Michigan

A nearly $800,000 project reduced soil erosion in a ravine about 35 miles north of Chicago. The Lake Bluff Ravine project — which reduced storm water runoff into a creek that winds through the ravine and armored eroding stream banks … Continue reading

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December 10th 2013

Restored creek curbs sediment load in Lake Erie

A nearly $1 million restoration of Cascade Creek in Erie, Pa., reduced urban flooding and cut the load of sediment washing into Lake Erie by more than 200 tons annually. The project was funded largely by the Great Lakes Restoration … Continue reading

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November 19th 2013

Trout may be reintroduced in restored Ohio stream

The restoration of Sulphur Springs, in suburban Cleveland, could clear the way for the reintroduction of native Ohio brook trout in the Lake Erie tributary. The Sulphur Springs project was selected as Ohio’s featured project for America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, a … Continue reading

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November 5th 2013

Restored wetland benefits wildlife, curbs pollution

A Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant funded the rehabilitation of an important coastal wetland along Lake Erie. The wetland, which was drained decades ago for agricultural purposes, now provides habitat for birds and other wildlife, as well as a natural … Continue reading

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October 29th 2013

Removing wood waste will restore St. Louis River estuary

The first phase of a $2.4 million project to clean up sawmill waste in the St. Louis River estuary, in Duluth, Minn., removed 146 tons of wood waste and 250 derelict wood pilings from the bay. By 2014, the project … Continue reading

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