Gathering public input is a key part of the process to develop the action plan.
Great Lakes Piping Plovers StoryMap: a new tool to engage the public on Piping Plover conservation in the Great LakesAugust 11, 2023
Developed in collaboration with Audobon Great Lakes, the interactive site will be used for education and outreach and includes several GLRI-supported recovery efforts.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Takes Next Step to Create New Wetland Ecosystem in Buffalo’s Outer HarborAugust 10, 2023
Construction of the stone breakwater in Buffalo’s Outer Harbor marks the first major physical step in creating another new wetland ecosystem on Buffalo’s waterfront using material dredged from the Buffalo River.
Application Deadline Extension: Request for Applications to Create Great Lakes Environmental Justice Grant ProgramsAugust 4, 2023
New Application Deadline is September 15, 2023!
Funding for two ongoing and two new cooperative agreements will support habitat restoration efforts that strengthen Great Lakes fisheries, ecosystems, and communities.
NOAA Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program announced $941,100 in funding for seven environmental education projects throughout the Great Lakes basin.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners celebrate the release of federally endangered piping plover chicks back into the wild at Montrose Beach in Chicago, Illinois.
Fourth-generation farmers and owners of Brey Cycle Farm in Door County highlight the environmental and financial benefits of conservation practices that improve soil health and protect water quality.
Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat and Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations BUIs removed at Muskegon Lake AOCJune 14, 2023
After implementing an extensive shoreline and wetland habitat restoration plan in Muskegon Lake and portions of its tributaries, the Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat and Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations Beneficial Use Impairments have been removed from the Muskegon Lake Area of Concern. There are two remaining BUIs in this AOC.
With funding from the GLRI through the USDA Forest Service, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe removed ash trees plagued by emerald ash borer and replaced them with a diverse selection of trees to restore a forest in upstate New York.