Southeast Michigan Resilience Fund partners announced $1.7 million in grant funding to six projects that will benefit communities and wildlife habitats in southeast Michigan. The grants awarded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will leverage $3.5 million in matching contributions to generate a total conservation impact of more than $5.2 million. This program receives significant support through the GLRI.
These investments will strengthen regional resilience and improve water quality for communities, especially historically underserved communities, by installing green infrastructure, increasing urban tree canopy, and restoring riparian and floodplain habitat. The selected projects will provide critical habitat for wildlife such as monarch butterflies and migratory birds, while also creating and enhancing public access.
The projects supported by these grants will:
- Add 4.4 million gallons of stormwater storage
- Plant more than 60,300 trees for increased stormwater storage and habitat
- Restore 65 acres through invasive species control
- Help restore the quality and connectivity of the region’s unique habitats
- Improve quality of life by increasing public access to natural areas and parks through five new access points