Michigan continues Great Lakes cleanup planning

LANSING, MI – Michigan continues to establish its priorities for seeking federal funding available to help clean up the Great Lakes.

The state recently posted on a Web site a framework it will use when applying for a share of the $475 million federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Michigan may seek grants to continue restoration in areas such as the Saginaw Bay, Kalamazoo River and the Huron-Erie corridor.

The state may focus on cleanup of contaminated sediment and mercury pollution.
Fighting invasive species, preventing the further spread of the emerald ash borer, regulating ballast water discharge, public education about fish consumption and beach
cleanup are among the several other items on the list.