EPA Announces 28 Great Lakes Projects, 12.5$ Million

 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative logo. Credit: fws.gov

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative logo. Credit: fws.gov

     As part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the EPA has announced grants totaling over $12.5 million. The grants, divided into four categories-- invasive species prevention, invasive species control, urban watershed management implementation, and agricultural watershed management implementation-- were awarded to 28 different projects in the Great Lakes region.

     "With support from a strong alliance of bipartisan senators, representatives, states, tribes, municipalities, conservation organizations and businesses, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will keep making strong investments to resuscitate the Lakes," said Cameron Davis, senior advisor to the U.S. EPA Administrator.

     Some projects include:

  • Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council ($641,077) for invasive species control
  • The IPM Institute of North America ($408,150) for agricultural watershed management implementation
  • Lake County Stormwater Management Commission ($446,603) for urban watershed management implementation
  • Regents of the University of Minnesota ($500,000) for invasive species prevention

     For the full list of projects and grants, click here or on the link available below.