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  • construction at Harpersfield Dam April 20, 2020

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced the completion of all major work on the Harpersfield Dam Sea Lamprey Barrier project, within the Grand River in Ohio.

  • USDA US Forest Service logos April 17, 2020

    The US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service announces a Request for Applications for GLRI funds to plant trees and improve forest health in the Great Lakes Basin. The application deadline is 6 p.m. Eastern on June 26, 2020.

  • U.S. EPA Seal April 14, 2020

    (April 14, 2020) Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced fifteen Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants totaling $9,056,711 to fund projects addressing excess nutrient runoff from nonpoint sources, including stormwater and agriculture, to the Great Lakes. 

  • people walking on a paved path next to a river April 14, 2020

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed a $2.9 million agreement to remediate contaminated sediment along the Detroit River in Detroit, Michigan. The contaminated sediment is within the Detroit River Area of Concern. Work will be funded through a Great Lakes Legacy Act cost-sharing partnership with the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.

  • artist's rendering of a dam bypass project April 13, 2020

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $6.4 million GLRI grant to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission to restore and manage fish species through its FishPass project and the use of the Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System.

  • U.S. EPA Seal April 9, 2020

    Following Congress’ appropriation of an additional $20 million in GLRI funding for FY 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it anticipates using the increase to further its efforts to address persistent challenges affecting the Great Lakes including Areas of Concern, invasive species control and prevention, excess nutrients, and habitat restoration.

  • map of Lower Menominee AOC April 2, 2020

    (March 16, 2020) The Lower Menominee River Area of Concern Draft Final Delisting Report is now out for public comment until April 24. The report outlines AOC remediation and restoration work, details on Beneficial Use Impairment removal, and monitoring—demonstrating that the AOC designation can be removed from the Lower Menominee River. A public meeting webinar will be held Thursday, April 9, 5:00 - 6:00 PM.

  • U.S. EPA Seal March 30, 2020

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed a $4.5 million agreement to remediate contaminated sediment in the St. Louis River Area of Concern on Lake Superior. The St. Louis River AOC is one of 43 toxic hotspots identified by the United States and Canada in the Great Lakes basin, and is the second largest AOC in the United States. EPA and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will fund the work through a Great Lakes Legacy Act cost-sharing partnership.  

  • Between the Lakes Demonstration Farm Network March 20, 2020

    (March 20, 2020) The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Wisconsin and 4 eastern Wisconsin counties are launching a new network called the Between the Lakes Demonstration Farm Network, which will support farms that will demonstrate best conservation practices that reduce phosphorous loading into the Great Lakes.

  • NOAA B-WET March 17, 2020

    (March 17, 2020) NOAA has announced $866,487 in funding for 11 projects under the Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program. The projects support environmental education programs in Illinois, Michigan, New York and Ohio.