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Watch Bridge’s discussion about the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

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Bridge Michigan kicked off its Great Lakes Conservation series on Wednesday with a discussion about the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a 12-year-old federal program that has dedicated billions of dollars to restoring waterways throughout the Great Lakes basin.


The program, which was in danger of elimination during the Trump administration, recently was awarded $1 billion in new federal funding for toxic site cleanups, habitat restoration and other projects.

    If you missed the discussion, you can watch it on demand below. 

    Bridge Michigan reporter Kelly House was joined by Crystal Davis, vice president of policy and strategic engagement at Alliance for the Great Lakes, and Robert Burns, Detroit riverkeeper at Friends of the Detroit River for an hour-long discussion.

    This event was the first of a six-part, bimonthly discussion series about the Great Lakes produced in partnership with Circle of Blue and funded by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation.


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      The series will resume in March.

      Stay tuned for an announcement of the topic and for registration information.

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