Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

2018 Summer Lower Fox Demo Farm Field Day [video]

The Lower Fox Demonstration Farms Network is a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project designed to showcase and demonstrate leading-edge conservation practices that improve Great Lakes water quality by reducing phosphorus from entering Green Bay and Lake Michigan. The partnership is the first of its kind in the Great Lakes region and it consists of eight producers within the Fox River…

$300 million for Great Lakes cleanup moves forward in Congress

DETROIT — A wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program would receive $300 million next year under a spending bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The measure cleared the committee last week and now goes to the full Senate. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative focuses on the region’s most longstanding environmental problems, such as toxic pollution, farm and urban runoff, invasive species and…

House panel to consider bill preserving Great Lakes cleanup

  DETROIT — Congressional budget writers are proposing to overrule President Donald Trump’s call for eliminating a program that funds Great Lakes cleanup efforts. A House appropriations subcommittee is scheduled to consider a bill Wednesday that includes $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The program started under President Barack Obama. It pays for removing toxic pollution from harbors…