NOAA Fisheries is recommending nearly $17.5 million in GLRI funding to continue three ongoing partnerships. Through this funding, partners will implement 12 projects that will restore habitat and improve resilience in degraded Great Lakes ecosystems.
Partnering with NOAA, the following organizations will continue their Great Lakes restoration work:
- Friends of the Detroit River will continue work on a suite of habitat restoration projects at priority sites within the Detroit River AOC.
- The Great Lakes Commission will continue to implement several habitat restoration projects that benefit native fisheries in multiple watersheds in southern and eastern Lake Michigan, alongside Lake Ontario, and in the Maumee and Niagara River AOCs.
- The West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission will continue to restore fish passage and wetlands in the eastern Lake Michigan watershed.
Through the GLRI, NOAA restores habitat for Great Lakes fish and benefits local communities, economies, and ecosystems. Learn more at the NOAA Fisheries GLRI funding announcement.