CHICAGO − (April 12, 2018) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $980,000 to the state of Michigan to restore rock reef in Saginaw Bay and improve fish and wildlife habitat in the Lake Huron watershed. Saginaw Bay is located within Lake Huron on the eastern side of the state of Michigan. Its recreational fishery is currently valued at more than $33 million per year.
“Today’s grant illustrates the value of federal and state partnerships in restoring the Great Lakes” said Region 5 Administrator and Great Lakes National Program Manager Cathy Stepp. “EPA is proud to invest in a project that will restore important habitat and stimulate the economy of local communities by enhancing the Lake Huron fishery.”