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EPA awards $854,977 to Michigan for study of Upper Peninsula’s Torch Lake

outline of the Great Lakes with a star showing the location of Torch Lake AOC

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant of $854,977 to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to test projects that could revitalize the population of benthic (bottom-dwelling) organisms in Torch Lake, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The lake has been identified by the United States and Canada as one of 43 areas experiencing severe environmental degradation in the Great Lakes basin, known as Areas of Concern (AOCs).

Read the full EPA news release

EPA: Torch Lake AOC

MEGLE: Torch Lake AOC