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EPA awards Great Lakes cleanup cash

Published by Steve Coleman on August 26, 2011

Water in and around the Motor City may have more sparkle in a few years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $2.2 million for four Great Lakes cleanup projects.

The four were among 70 worth $30 million announced on Aug. 26.

The funded projects in the Detroit area include:
• $254,406 - Macomb County (Eliminating E. coli Sources Impacting Beach Closures).
• $534,689 - The Nature Conservancy (Detroit River-Western Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area and Phragmites Control).
• $500,000 - Wayne County - Department of Public Services (Toxics Reduction within the Rouge and Detroit River Areas of Concern).
• $1,000,000 - Huron Clinton Metropark Authority (Reducing the Impact of Stormwater on Metro Beach).

Awards by EPA and other federal agencies will be published on the multi-agency website at http://www.glri.us.

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