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Initial Great Lakes Restoration Investments Handed Out in Ohio

By Kristin Watt

USEPA announced today the first grants awarded under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. . . with $4.5 million awarded to Ohio organizations, agencies and universities.  Today's press release can be found here.  Grant recipients include:

· $1,348,595, University of Toledo (Maumee River Area of Concern—Wolf Creek passive treatment wetland).

· $498,612, Wayne State University (Toledo Harbor invasive species early warning system pilot project).

· $242,837, Ohio Environmental Council (Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan public engagement).

· $331,669, The Nature Conservancy (Phragmites control on western Lake Erie shoreline).

· $151,000, Delta Institute (Cleveland and Toledo e-waste reduction).

· $425,160, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (Cuyahoga River Area of Concern debris management system).

· $369,472, Cleveland Metroparks (Invasive plant control in Cuyahoga River Basin).

· $294,693, Cleveland Metroparks (West Creek ecosystem restoration).

· $546,417, Ohio EPA (Lake Erie nutrient reduction).

· $177,688, Ohio EPA (Fish deformity analysis).

· $122,429, Ohio EPA (Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force).


Tags: Initiative, Great, Restoration, Lakes, Environment

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