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Great Lakes Commission Awards More than $1.5 Million to Reduce Runoff to the Great Lakes

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The Great Lakes Commission announced that it will award over $1.5 million in grants to reduce runoff of sediment, nutrients and other pollutants into the Great Lakes and their tributaries through the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program.>

The Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program provides competitive grants to local, state and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations to install erosion and nutrient control practices in the Great Lakes basin. These practices are important to preventing harmful algal blooms and dead zones. The 2021 projects generally focus on three approaches: long-term sediment and nutrient management through engagement with the agricultural community, streambank restoration, and green infrastructure.

Funding for the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service under the GLRI as part of its efforts to reduce harmful sediment and excess nutrients to the most significant surface freshwater resource on the planet, the Great Lakes.

More information about the projects is available at the GLC website.

Read the full GLC news release 

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service GLRI