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Landmark Great Lakes coastal wetland program continues restoration drive that began in 2010

By: Gary Wilson, Great Lakes Now

It was 2010 when after a decade of lobbying by Great Lakes advocates, federal funding in the U.S. to restore the Great Lakes began to flow to the tune of $475 million.  

Beneath the radar in that first year, Central Michigan University received $10 million to lead a team of regional scientists who would study coastal wetlands that had been severely degraded over time. The degradation was to the point that 50 percent of Michigan’s coastal wetlands had been lost. In some areas like the Detroit River, the loss was 90 percent.  

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