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Great Lakes Resurgence

Cleanup efforts bring life to local waterfronts

Audrey Maran 0 524 Article rating: No rating

Revitalization breaks through in this photo essay from National Geographic photographer Peter Essick, in collaboration with the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, demonstrating the renewed majesty of the Great Lakes.

 Take a visual tour of the restoration and resurgence of Great Lakes tributaries that were designated as Areas of Concern under the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. These tributaries were pinpointed due to significant pollution and habitat problems, but with funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Areas of Concern are getting cleaned up and habitat is being restored.

An ecological investment is bringing life back to the aquatic environment. Tourism, recreation, and development are returning to the basin’s rivers, harbors, and lakes.

Sea Grant and partners work together to restore culturally important wild rice

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Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs along with NOAA's Office for Coastal Management and many tribal and local partners are working together to increase community awareness about the cultural and ecological importance of native wild rice. 

For Economic Growth, Just Add Water

Michigan is first in the country for water-dependent economic growth

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A recent NOAA report found that water-based industries are outpacing other economic sectors. Michigan, partially assisted by Michigan Sea Grant, shows some of the most significant growth in water-based industries. 

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