The U.S. EPA has awarded over $1 million for projects related to Great Lakes restoration. The funds are part of a $475 million Great Lakes initiative approved by Congress in 2009.
• Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, $411,680, for cleanup and restoration of the St. Louis River Area of Concern.
• University of Minnesota, $193,432, for restoring 200 acres of moose foraging habitat near wetlands in the Lake Superior Uplands.
• Community Action Duluth, $636,365, for restoring urban riparian zones and implementing critical habitat restoration projects in the St. Louis River Area of Concern.
To read about the federal Great Lakes restoration program, click on this link.