2011 Healing Our Waters Grants

2011 Healing Our Waters Grants

Huron Pines

Amount: $10000

Project Title: Rifle River Watershed Restoration Project

Project Description: Huron Pines received $382,000 of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding to complete a 3 year project in the Rifle River watershed. The overall goal is to reduce sediment and nutrient pollution entering the river. Water quality and wildlife habitat thr


Save Our Sodus

Amount: $14500

Project Title: Prioritization of Best Management Practices for Improving Water Quality in Sodus Bay

Project Description: Sodus Bay, NY (eastern Lake Ontario) suffers from aquatic weeds and toxic blue-green algae blooms.  These inhibit the recreational use of the bay and have a negative economic impact on the surrounding communities.  An EPA-sponsored management plan identif


Friends of the Shiawassee River

Amount: $14180

Project Title: Community Supported Engineering/Feasibility Study for Removal of Owosso Dam

Project Description: The Shiawassee River provides habitat for 59 fish species, many of which migrate to and from Saginaw Bay.  Since modification of the Chesaning Dam, fish can now migrate through Chesaning and upstream to the Owosso Dam. No provisions have been made for fis


Great Lakes Lifeways Institute

Amount: $10000

Project Title: Wild Rice Restoration Feasiblity Study in Saginaw Bay

Project Description: The communities in Bay, Arenac, Tuscola, and Huron (BATH) Counties have teamed together to conduct an invasive species control project on public lands in Sagniaw Bay. Replacing invasive phragmites beds with wild rice beds would be extremely beneficial to


Center for Environmental Information

Amount: $14820

Project Title: Salmon Creek Watershed Restoration

Project Description: Residents, visitors, fisherman and boaters who use Salmon Creek and the Pultneyville Harbor cannot access that resource to the extent they want due in part to eutrophication and e-coli contamination.  Funding of this project will allow the Center for Envi


Community Action Duluth

Amount: $15000

Project Title: Initiative to Protect Duluth Stream Corps. Investment in Stream Restoration

Project Description: The Duluth Stream Corps is a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative-funded program that works with private riparian landowners to complete coldwater stream restoration projects in and around Duluth, MN, advancing the delisting of the St. Louis River AOC. Incl


Friends of the Detroit River

Amount: $8000

Project Title: Detroit River Area of Concern/GLRI Project Support

Project Description: The Friends of the Detroit River (FDR) has been actively involved in managing the project activities within the Area of Concern for nearly 10 years.  Recently, FDR was awarded three grants from the EPA to address three habitat projects directly affecting


Waukegan Harbor Citizens’ Advisory Group

Amount: $10000

Project Title: Waukegan/Bowen Park Massive Storm Damage Clean-Up Glen Flora Ravine/Pike-Root Watershed

Project Description: The CAG is working with the Waukegan Park District (WPD), the landowner, on a project to help them arrange to clear severely storm damaged woodland paths in Priority Area 1 of Bowen Park, one of the highest quality natural areas located in the Pike-Root W


St. Louis River Alliance

Amount: $11500

Project Title: St. Louis River Area of Concern GLRI Projects Support

Project Description: The St. Louis River Alliance seeks support for administrative staff and for outreach activities associated with its work involving several Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funded projects.  These on the ground restoration projects, located within the St


Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association

Amount: $15000

Project Title: Phosphorus/Nitrate Removal by Tile Bioreactor(s) Demonstration Project/Field Day

Project Description: Soluble reactive phosphorous (SRP) and nitrate runoff from agriculture with subsurface drains (tiles), has helped fuel explosive cyanobacterial growth in Western Lake Erie. Drain tile bioreators in Illinois have reduced nitrate concentrations before drain


Winous Point Marsh Conservancy

Amount: $10000

Project Title: Phragmites control in Western Lake Erie Coastal Wetlands

Project Description: Members of the Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area have been working collaboratively over the last three years to control invasive Phragmites australis in western Lake Erie.



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