EPA announces conservation grants in Grand Haven

A national park and an American Indian tribe will receive a combined $1.1 million for environmental projects in northern Michigan. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the projects at a briefing in Grand Haven on Thursday. The EPA said the projects will be funded under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a multi-year program designed to boost the health of the lakes by cleaning up toxic pollution, fighting invasive species and other measures.
AP Wire
Oct 7, 2011

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore gets $891,225 to control invasive plants, protect the endangered piping plover and restore forests damaged by the emerald ash borer. The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians gets $255,365 for watershed restoration work.

They’re among eight projects the EPA is unveiling this week under the Great Lakes program, designed specifically to create temporary jobs.

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