Environmental Protection Agency GLRI Projects

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has used GLRI funds for a variety of activities including grants and the direct implementation of Great Lakes Legacy Act projects.

For more information about these projects, contact:

Peter Cassell
cassell.peter@epa.gov

Year GLRI Amount Type Project Title Recipient Name Description Focus Area Start Date End Date State
Year GLRI Amount Type Project Title Recipient Name Description Focus Area Start Date End Date State
2010 $85,375 New Project Tribal Capacity - 1854 Treaty Authority (Grand Portage and Bois Forte Bands of Chippewa) 1854 Authority This project will assist the 1854 Treaty Authority in building capacity to contribute to activities that support the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan; to develop and maintain an active role in activities of the Lake Superior Binational Program; and to fulfill their responsibility as co-managers in continuing to address issues within the Lake Superior watershed and 1854 Ceded Territory. This project also includes activities that will address aquatic invasive species and climate change. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/1/2010 5/31/2015 MN
2010 $789,384 New Project Collaborative Partnership to Restore Alger County Watersheds Alger Conservation District This project will control nonpoint source pollution by installing Best Management Practices and replacing culverts on Hurricane Creek, Slapneck Creek and Sucker River. The project will stabilize 30 upland acres to protect wetland and nearshore waters from sedimentation. This project will also establish a watershed internship program with Northern Michigan University to continue the Alger County road/stream crossing inventory; compile results in a GIS database; and to build and maintain the erosion and sediment control Best Management Practices. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 8/31/2013 MI
2010 $250,000 New Project Volunteer Survey and Restoration of Great Lakes Alliance for the Great Lakes This project will develop and implement a program by which trained volunteers will work with beach managers to monitor beaches in Areas of Concern (AOCs) that have been designated as having Beneficial Use Impairments for beach closures. Volunteers will also assist in litter removal. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/25/2010 8/25/2012 IL
2010 $499,254 New Project Danvers Pond Dam Removal and Stream Restoration Alliance of Rouge Communities This project will remove the Danvers Pond Dam, located on Pebble Creek, a tributary of the Rouge River. The project will create a naturalized water course and restore the former impoundment bottom lands as an open area connected to the stream to dissipate and store flood waters. The streambank will also be created using bioengineering and naturalizing techniques to prevent erosion, resulting in improved habitat and water quality in the creek. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 8/1/2012 MI
2010 $648,750 New Project Transforming the Rouge Area of Concern Alliance of Rouge Communities This project will restore riparian corridor, wetlands and upland habitat in the Rouge River Watershed to advance the delisting of Beneficial Use Impairments. This project will also create 25 acres of native vegetation zones and restore 7 acres of wetlands along the Main, Upper and Lower branches of the Rouge River. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 12/31/2010 12/31/2012 MI
2010 $100,000 New Project Tribal Capacity Bad River Band of Lake Superior Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians This project will assist the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in building capacity to actively participate in Lake Superior Basin ecosystem initiatives; the Lake Superior Binational Program; and other Great Lakes initiatives. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 WI
2010 $150,000 New Project Bay Mills-Tribal Capacity Program Bay Mills Indian Community The project will facilitate sustained Tribal involvement in both the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) and St. Mary's River Area of Concern (AOC) programs. Multiple Focus Areas 8/1/2010 7/31/2012 MI
2010 $771,376 New Project Lake Michigan Sanitary Beach Surveys in Northeast Wisconsin Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission Sanitary surveys will be conducted at selected Lake Michigan beaches located in Northeast Wisconsin. The sanitary survey data from this project, as well as other GLRI projects, will be used to assist in beach redesign plans to reduce or prevent microbial contamination at several beaches located in Marinette, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2010 10/31/2013 WI
2010 $156,493 New Project Improving Great Lakes Bird and Amphibian Indicators Bird Studies - Canada This project will improve the ability of the Bird Studies Canada Marsh Monitoring Program to report on wetland bird and amphibian species diversity, relative abundance, and long-term population trends across the Great Lakes basin to improve State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference indicators. These indicators are used to assess Beneficial Use Impairments in Areas of Concern and to help evaluate and prioritize coastal wetlands for protection and restoration. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/1/2010 8/31/2012 Multi-state
2010 $377,354 New Project Baird Creek Riparian Protection Brown County (WI) This project will focus on buffer strip installation in key sections of the Baird Creek watershed to reduce agriculture nutrient, sediment and pesticide loading to Baird Creek and ultimately the Lower Fox River and Bay of Green Bay. The project will enhance and protect critical wetland habitat in an area of Northeast WI that contains one of the largest remaining blocks of wetlands in the area. Brown County will partner with the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation to improve local and state water quality goals; educate local officials and citizens regarding the effectiveness of buffer strips; and develop an adopt-a-stream monitoring program through the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 WI
2010 $1,500,000 New Project Cat Island Chain Restoration Project Brown County (WI) This project consists of constructing a 2.5 mile barrier in Lower Green Bay to begin the process of restoring the Cat Island Chain of barrier islands. Three barrier islands will be created over the next 20 years. These islands will protect and enhance 1,400 acres surrounding Duck Creek area (a tributary to Green Bay). This project will also provide immediate environmental benefits by protecting wetlands and promoting emergent and submergent aquatic vegetation growth in Lower Green Bay. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 5/1/2011 12/1/2012 WI
2010 $2,000,000 New Project Renard Island Soil Capping Project Brown County (WI) This project will cap a portion of Renard Island and contribute to delisting the Green Bay Area of Concern and removal of Beneficial Use Impairments. This project involves placing approximately 225,000 cubic yards of clean dredged material on Renard island. This will protect humans, birds and other animals from direct contact with the underlining PCB-contaminated soils. These activities are recommended in the Lower Green Bay Area of Concern Remedial Action Plan . 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 12/1/2010 4/30/2011 WI
2010 $395,815 New Project West Shore Green Bay Northern Pike Habitat Restoration Project-Brown County Brown County (WI) This project will restore habitat that will result in increased populations of northern pike and increased use of the west shore by waterfowl and other birds, thus moving the area toward delisting the "fish and wildlife population" and "fish and wildlife habitat" beneficial use impairments for the Green Bay/Fox River Area of Concern. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 WI
2010 $657,245 New Project Buffalo River Area of Concern Habitat Restoration - Riverbend Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper This project will result in the design, implementation, and monitoring of a restoration project at the Riverbend site on the Buffalo River. This is a former industrial site and these efforts will help restore the area's natural habitat. The work will include 2800 ft of river bank enhancement, plus 6.3 acres of floodplain habitat restoration. Tasks include river bank regrading to reduce soil erosion, planting native trees and shrubs, and removal of invasive plant species. Two years of vegetation surveys and monitoring will then occur. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 NY
2010 $17,964 Increase Buffalo River RAP Management Project Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper This agreement provides funds to support the remedial action plan to address stream water quality monitoring, river bottom sediments, inactive hazardous waste sites, municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities, combined sewer overflows, and fish and wildlife habitat issues in the Buffalo River Area of Concern. In particular, these funds will be used to collect data on the degradation and loss of fish and wildlife habitat, the degradation of microscopic plant and animal populations, and the presence of excess levels of nutrients and algae. These data will be used to help restore the river and remove it from the US/Canadian Great Lakes list of greatest environmental Areas of Concern. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2005 9/30/2010 NY
2010 $600,000 New Project Buffalo River Remedial Action Plan Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper This project will coordinate environmental monitoring, and environmental restoration actions designed to restore the Buffalo River ecosystem in and around the city of Buffalo. Specific activities will include public education and outreach, the development of monitoring protocols needed to measure progress to delisting, promotion of the use of green infrastructure, support of remedial efforts that will address toxic contaminants and habitat issues, and reporting progress. This grant will also promote the development of shoreline buffer zones wherever possible. These activities will contribute to the restoration of the Buffalo River and the Great Lakes ecosystem. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 7/1/2010 12/31/2012 NY
2010 $200,000 New Project Buffalo River Wetlands Restoration at Seneca Bluffs Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper The project will result in restoration of the 15-acre Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Area. The project area includes two acres of wetland restoration, 13 acres of forested floodplain restoration and enhancement, and nearly a mile of river bank/shoreline improvements. Trees and shrubs will be planted, and invasive plant species will be managed and controlled. Habitat quality monitoring will be conducted. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 12/30/2012 NY
2010 $224,997 New Project Enhanced Fish Consumption Advisory in Buffalo Niagara Region Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper This project will allow the Buffalo-Niagara Riverkeeper and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to improve fish consumption advisories and outreach in the Buffalo River Area of Concern and Niagara River watershed. Current advisories will be revised to improve understanding of exposure information in high-risk communities. Local community and refugee outreach groups will collaborate to translate and distribute non-traditional outreach materials. This project will also improve understanding of fish consumption patterns. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2012 NY
2010 $243,936 New Project Niagara River Habitat Restoration Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper This project will develop a habitat restoration strategy for the New York, Niagara River Basin by identifying opportunities and strategies to protect and restore habitats essential to the Niagara River Basin ecosystem. The project will complement the on-going Niagara River Area of Concern (AOC) activities addressing the causes of environmental Beneficial Use Impairments within the AOC. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 8/31/2012 NY
2010 $111,264 New Project Evaluating Ponto-Caspian Fish Species for Risk of Great Lakes Invasion Buffalo State College This project will identify `high-risk` fish species from the Ponto-Caspian region of Russia. Information obtained from this investigation will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of ballast water regulations against invasive species from the Ponto-Caspian. Informational materials will be developed to support early detection and monitoring initiatives in the Great Lakes. 2 - Invasive Species 9/1/2010 8/31/2011 NY
2010 $962,583 New Project Observing Systems and Monitoring Nearshore Lake Erie Buffalo State College This project will increase the existing network of nearshore monitoring on Lake Erie with acquisition of three observational buoys to assess nutrients, energy and particulate fluxes between nearshore and open water zones at listed Great Lakes Areas of Concern, such as Ohio?s Ashtabula River and New York?s Buffalo River, including Cattaraugus Creek. An automated underwater vehicle will be used to monitor changes in water quality, hydrodynamic parameters and ice thickness. Results from this project will be used to validate work by the University of Michigan on a hydrodynamic forecasting model to predict impacts of environmental and climate change on Lake Erie. Real-time data will be available to Great Lakes stakeholders through a website. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/30/2010 9/30/2012 NY
2010 $615,813 New Project The Lake Erie Nearshore and Offshore Nutrient Study Buffalo State College This project will assess the causes of nutrient-related problems in the Lake Erie central and eastern basins. It will quantify the major biotic and abiotic nutrient pools, rates of nutrient movement, and trophic pathways in the nearshore and offshore regions of Lake Erie. Additionally, data will be coupled with hydrodynamic models of particle transport and phosphate source tracking to assess whether the pools of nutrients in the nearshore and offshore regions follow predicted patterns of lake mixing models. The models will be used to determine where nutrients came from and how they move from the nearshore to offshore Lake Erie, providing information to managers on how/where to address excess nutrient input. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/1/2010 8/31/2013 NY
2010 $793,424 New Project Technical Assistance to Agricultural Producers in SE Lake Michigan Watersheds Calhoun Soil Conservation District This project provides technical assistance to agricultural producers in the Kalamazoo, Black, and St. Joseph River watersheds to implement the Agricultural Water Enhancement Program. Work will be conducted to address the following watershed concerns: hydrologic flows and loading of sediment, nutrients, pathogens, and pesticides. Energy conservation will also be addressed. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 8/31/2013 MI
2010 $320,000 New Project Center for Transformation of Waste Technology and Hammond Sanitary District Center for Transformation of Waste Technology Project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 111-88. This project will: conserve water for municipal and industrial supplies; replenish groundwater that flows to Lake Michigan by reusing 38 million gallons per day of treated effluent discharged by the Hammond, Indiana Sanitary District; and recycle over three million pounds of reclaimed nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium per year. This project represents Phase 2 of a multi-phased Water Reuse Project and involves planning, developing the engineering designs, and conducting topographic surveys that will be needed to convey millions of gallons of secondarily treated wastewater into selected locations within the three-county urban area of Northwest Indiana. This project will eliminate the discharge of pollutants into the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern and Lake Michigan. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/30/2010 9/30/2011 IN
2010 $471,773 Increase Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Central Michigan University This project will establish a basin-wide coastal wetland monitoring program. Fish, invertebrate, bird, amphibian, and plant communities, along with chemical and physical variables, will be assessed in the majority of coastal wetland areas throughout the Great Lakes basin. These efforts will produce information on the status and trends of Great Lakes coastal wetlands, and enable managers to identify the highest quality, most degraded and most threatened coastal wetlands in both the United States and Canada. This information will be used by decision-makers to prioritize their efforts and expenditures to protect or restore these critical habitats. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/10/2010 8/31/2015 MI
2010 $2,000,000 New Project Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Central Michigan University This project will establish a basin-wide coastal wetland monitoring program. Fish, invertebrate, bird, amphibian, and plant communities, along with chemical and physical variables, will be assessed in the majority of coastal wetland areas throughout the Great Lakes basin. These efforts will produce information on the status and trends of Great Lakes coastal wetlands, and enable managers to identify the highest quality, most degraded and most threatened coastal wetlands in both the United States and Canada. This information will be used by decision-makers to prioritize their efforts and expenditures to protect or restore these critical habitats. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/10/2010 8/31/2015 MI
2010 $99,340 New Project A Comprehensive Communications Program for Chicago Beaches Chicago Park District This project will implement a comprehensive beach communications program that is designed to improve public understanding of beach water quality and beach health and to increase public notification of swimming bans and advisories for 21 of the 24 Chicago Beaches in Lake Michigan. The project will include signage, expanded electronic communications, staff training, and a new volunteer Beach Ambassadors program. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 5/28/2010 6/30/2012 IL
2010 $181,708 New Project Developing Great Lakes Scientific Approaches to Restoration Chicago Park District This project will address the timing and method of native seeding and evaluate the role of introducing native and commercial sources of soil into restoration projects. The ultimate goal is to improve bio-diversity and function of the habitats that are restored and managed by advancing the science of restoration. The work will be undertaken as a specific on-the-ground restoration project on 32 acres in Chicago's Burnham Park, adjacent to Lake Michigan. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 6/30/2010 4/30/2013 IL
2010 $245,420 New Project Development of Swimcast Models at Chicago Beaches Chicago Park District The Chicago Park District proposes to begin development of new predictive models using SwimCast monitoring stations at Montrose Beach, Foster Beach and Calumet Beach. In addition, the Chicago Park District will continue to refine the existing predictive models at 63rd Street Beach. Technical assistance in analyzing data for the development of the models will be provided by the United States Geological Survey. USGS will use the data collected from the SwimCast stations to further work on a regional model. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 12/31/2013 IL
2010 $250,000 New Project Sanitary Surveys at Chicago Beaches Chicago Park District The Chicago Park District proposes to conduct sanitary surveys at every Chicago beach and the catchment areas of storm drains that discharge into Lake Michigan. Samples will be collected directly from the stormwater outfalls to determine whether storm drains and urban runoff are contributing to fecal indicator bacteria levels at nearby Chicago beaches. Sources of fecal indicator bacteria will be characterized and will be used to develop evaluation and assessment protocols that can be used by beach managers in similar Great Lakes settings. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 12/31/2013 IL
2010 $401,500 New Project Improved Water Control of Big Marsh City Of Chicago This project will upgrade a poorly functioning water control structure at Big Marsh, the largest individual wetland within Chicago's Calumet Open Space Reserve. Herons, egrets, and other birds use this wetland. The project will reconnect Hegewisch Marsh, Indian River Marsh, Heron Pond, and Hyde Lake Wetlands into a single water flow management unit, thereby helping prevent floodwater damage to bird rookeries and industrial roadways; lessening habitat fragmentation; and improving ecosystem function. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 IL
2010 $249,131 New Project Ring-billed Gull Management for Lake Michigan City of Chicago The Chicago Department of Environment, in collaboration with the Chicago Park District and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Wildlife Services, will take an integrated approach to reduce ring-billed gull use of beaches (City of Chicago area) to improve Lake Michigan beach water quality and reduce swim advisories and bans, thereby increasing public enjoyment of beaches. This project will strengthen understanding of connections between gull management techniques, gull use of beaches, and beach water quality. The project will consist of limiting ring-billed gull population production, gull dispersal from a refuse management facility, gull dispersal from beaches (with the aid of canines), monitoring gull use of swimming beaches, and increased educational efforts of beachgoers. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 5/28/2010 3/15/2012 IL
2010 $244,000 New Project Stormwater Management at Hancock Beach City of Hancock The City of Hancock, Michigan will design stormwater best management practices at Hancock Beach to reduce nonpoint source pollution into Portage Lake and Lake Superior. The best management practices (porous surfaces, bioretention areas and channel restoration) will allow stormwater to infiltrate into the subsurface, thereby preventing sediment, nutrients, and bacteria from being discharged into Portage Lake. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/30/2011 MI
2010 $2,000,000 New Project Partridge Creek Diversion to Benefit Deer Lake Area of Concern City of Ishpeming This project will address the issue of mercury source control and assist in the delisting of the Deer Lake Area of Concern. Funding will support the diversion of Partridge Creek from an inactive mine shaft. The expected outcome is to enhance water quality and human health. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 5/1/2011 11/30/2012 MI
2010 $300,000 New Project Pennoyer Beach Outfall Stormwater Infiltration Basin City of Kenosha This project involves the design and construction of a stormwater treatment and infiltration basin adjacent to a storm sewer outfall at a public bathing beach in the City of Kenosha. The stormwater treatment basin is expected to promote infiltration, resulting in the reduction or elimination of stormwater from flowing across the public beach and into Lake Michigan. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 5/20/2011 WI
2010 $1,500,000 New Project St. Clair River Area of Concern Living Shorelines Project City of Marysville The St. Clair River Living Shorelines Project includes removal of 2,250 ft of steel seawall and establishment of a "Living Shoreline" along an ecologically important reach of the St. Clair River Area of Concern. This demonstration of vegetative alternatives to riverbank hard armoring is critical to prevent further habitat losses across the Great Lakes Basin. Additional fish habitat restoration includes adding gravel substrate and establishing aquatic macrophytes. This project will make measurable progress toward removal of the Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat and Degradation of Benthos beneficial use impairments. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 MI
2010 $1,266,400 New Project City of Monroe-Michigan City of Monroe The project will install fish passage structures at 4 dams along a 3.5 mile stretch of the River Raisin, where it runs into Lake Erie. This project is expected to result in the delisting of several Beneficial Use Impairments in this Area of Concern. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 MI
2010 $1,296,700 New Project City of Port Huron-Restoring Fish Habitat City of Port Huron Within the northern reach of the St. Clair River Area of Concern, this project will: restore over 4,800 square feet of rocky bottom fish habitat; remove 5,200 cubic yards of marine debris and rubble; restore and stabilize 322 lineal feet of river bank; reduce erosion, sedimentation and nutrient loading from urban nonpoint sources; improve water quality and shoreline aesthetics; provide a public recreational area for locals and visitors; assist in removing the Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat beneficial use impairment; and aide in ultimately delisting the St. Clair River as an AOC. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 12/1/2011 MI
2010 $270,600 New Project Ottawa River Watershed Scrap Yard Program City of Toledo This project will update the existing scrap yard inventory, develop a geographic information system to ensure rapid containment of spills or other emergencies, monitor the streams and sediments upstream and downstream of the outfall points for the five sites of most concern, and develop educational materials to promote implementation of best management practices at scrap yards. The project will focus on a pollution prevention program to reduce the release of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metals from scrap yards within the Ottawa River watershed. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 8/1/2010 8/30/2012 OH
2010 $1,250,000 Increase Fish Monitoring and Surveillance Clarkson University This project will assess trends and identify emerging and legacy contaminants (identified in the GLWQA) at levels previously impossible to detect by monitoring fish from each of the 5 Great Lakes. Additionally, in collaboration with other state, federal, and international agencies, the project will assess transfer of contaminants from the water column through the food chain, expand the existing Great Lakes Fish Monitoring Surveillance Program (GLFMSP) analyte list to include important emerging contaminants, and provide better information for decision-makers regarding the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 NY
2010 $1,500,000 New Project Fish Monitoring and Surveillance Clarkson University This project will assess trends and identify emerging and legacy contaminants (identified in the GLWQA) at levels previously impossible to detect by monitoring fish from each of the 5 Great Lakes. Additionally, in collaboration with other state, federal, and international agencies, the project will assess transfer of contaminants from the water column through the food chain, expand the existing Great Lakes Fish Monitoring Surveillance Program (GLFMSP) analyte list to include important emerging contaminants, and provide better information for decision-makers regarding the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 NY
2010 $704,725 New Project Paint Creek Habitat Restoration Dam Removal Clinton River Watershed Council This project, located in the Clinton River Area of Concern, will contribute to the delisting of Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) for Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat by removing the Paint Creek Dam and stabilizing the stream bank. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/15/2010 9/15/2012 MI
2010 $636,365 New Project Restoring Lake Superior's Streams One Neighborhood At a Time Community Action Duluth This project will protect and restore urban riparian zones and implement critical habitat restoration projects on riparian properties adjacent to streams draining into Lake Superior in the St. Louis River Area of Concern. The projects will restore critical habitat and native landscapes, install and implement green infrastructure and plant and protect approximately 20,000 trees on private riparian lands. The project follows the Civilian Conservation Corps model of employing underemployed or disadvantaged community members to implement priority conservation projects. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 MN
2010 $762,500 New Project Betsie and Platte Rivers Watershed Improvement-Phase 2 Conservation Resource Alliance This project will implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) to address excessive sedimentation, channelization and inadequately designed and constructed road crossings in the Betsie and Platte River Watersheds, which flow into Lake Michigan. The BMPs will include road/stream crossing replacement with appropriately sized structures, strategic placement of woody debris, wetland restoration, and re-vegetation of unstable stream banks. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/31/2011 MI
2010 $986,299 New Project Cover Crops and Conservation Tillage Reduce NPS Pollution Conservation Technology Information Center This project will establish 15,000 acres of cover crops and promote the use of conservation tillage farming systems to reduce the amount of soil and associated nutrients entering waterways in three Great Lakes watersheds. This project will improve water quality by reducing the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus running off farm fields. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 7/31/2013 IN
2010 $331,967 New Project Improving Lake Ontario Environmental Management Decisions Cornell University This project will evaluate the status of the Lake Ontario ecosystem using water quality and biological sampling results collected through coordinated U.S. and Canadian monitoring efforts in 2008. Analysis of this large data set will help inform future environmental management decisions relating to control of nutrient loading and fishery management practices. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 8/1/2010 7/31/2012 NY
2010 $247,518 New Project Holistic Watershed Approach at Huntington Beach Cuyahoga County Board of Health This project is designed to improve recreational water quality at Huntington Beach by reducing pathogen inputs from the surrounding watershed. DNA fingerprinting will be used to link land-based sources of fecal pollution runoff in the water/sewer-shed to outfalls at Huntington Beach. Information from this project will be used to identify strategies and management practices to minimize exposure to hazards for beach visitors. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 4/1/2011 3/31/2013 OH
2010 $3,000,000 New Project Cuyahoga River Urban Riparian Habitat Restoration Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office This project will restore 3,000 linear feet of fish habitat within the Cuyahoga River shipping channel to promote the delisting of two remaining Beneficial Use Impairments in the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern. Multiple Focus Areas 7/1/2010 1/31/2013 OH
2010 $1,396,050 New Project Restoration of Lacustrine Refuge in Cuyahoga Area of Concern Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District This project will restore five acres of urban coastal wetlands and restore 1,500 linear feet of shoreline habitat in Lower Euclid Creek, a part of the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern (AOC). The project will aid in delisting the Cuyahoga River AOC by increasing habitat for degraded fish and wildlife populations. Municipal, county, state and federal agencies will collaborate on project implementation. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 11/30/2011 OH
2010 $200,000 New Project Lake Michigan Forum and the Lake Michigan Watershed Academy Support Delta Institute This project will support two stakeholder networks, the Lake Michigan Forum and the Lake Michigan Watershed Academy. Both organizations play key roles in the implementation of the Lake Michigan LaMP goals and objectives, providing avenues for the Lake Michigan public to stay informed through meetings, webinars, e-newsletters and web sites. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 9/30/2011 IL
2010 $250,000 New Project Implementation of Best Management Practices at Door County Beaches Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department This project will offer municipalities a cost share incentive for the construction of best management practices, to reduce a stormwater contamination from entering beaches; increase overall beach health and water quality; and ultimately reduce beach closures and advisories. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 WI
2010 $974,037 New Project Anchor Bay/St. Clair Flats Phragmites Control and Education Project Ducks Unlimited Inc. This project will utilize an integrated approach of herbicide treatment, prescribed fire, and mowing on 1,000 acres of St. Clair Flats (including Dickinson Island) and 200 acres surrounding Anchor Bay to control invasive Phragmites in northern Lake St. Clair. Additionally, education and outreach programs will provide information about the control and management of this invasive species. By controlling invasive Phragmites, the project will maintain or improve the conditions of native fish and wildlife. It will further the protection and restoration of Great Lakes aquatic and terrestrial habitats, including physical, chemical, and biological processes and ecosystem functions. 2 - Invasive Species 8/23/2010 6/30/2013 MI
2010 $284,477 New Project Dusseau Wetland/Lakeplain Prairie Restoration Ducks Unlimited Inc. This project will restore 38 acres of emergent wetland and 28 acres of globally rare lakeplain prairie. Work will involve (a) refurbishing and extending low level berms; (b) rerouting an agricultural drainage ditch from its existing discharge to Lake Erie into a watercourse being developed within the site; and (c) installing a pump to emulate natural hydrological patterns to control invasive species and improve native wetland plant and wildlife habitat. The project will improve physical, chemical, and biological processes and ecosystem functions and maintain or improve the conditions of native fish and wildlife. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 MI
2010 $192,862 New Project Nayanquing Point Coastal Wetland Project Ducks Unlimited Inc. This project will replace a pump station and associated management infrastructure, resulting in more reliable management of 448 acres of Saginaw Bay coastal marsh within Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area. The project will allow (a) the management of water levels to emulate natural hydrologic regimes that will prevent growth of invasive Phragmites and promote native wetland plant communities; and (b) the operation of a fish/aquatic organism passage structure to promote access to the restored wetland. The project will improve physical, chemical, and biological processes and ecosystem functions, and will help maintain or improve the condition of native fish and wildlife. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 6/30/2012 MI
2010 $192,653 New Project Pointe Aux Peaux Wetland Restoration Ducks Unlimited Inc. This project will restore/enhance a 91-acre coastal wetland on Brest Bay on Lake Erie. The site vegetation is currently 90 percent invasive species. By removing old culverts and installing new water conveyance structures, hydrologic processes will be improved and native wetland vegetation will be restored. The project will improve physical, chemical and biological processes and ecosystem functions, and will help maintain or improve conditions for native fish and wildlife. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 MI
2010 $119,199 New Project Van Hove Coastal Wetland Restoration Ducks Unlimited Inc. This project will disable and re-route drain tiles; and re-configure a tile pump to divert drainage water into the restored Van Hove wetland before it enters Saginaw Bay. It will convert 40 acres of previously drained land to coastal wetland adjacent to Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron, thus providing additional spawning and nursery habitat for a diversity of native fish species. These activities will improve physical, chemical and biological processes and ecosystem functions, and will help maintain or improve conditions for native fish and wildlife. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 8/23/2010 12/31/2011 MI
2010 $658,009 New Project Winegar Pond-Invasive species control in a Green Bay wetland Ducks Unlimited Inc. This project will enhance 220 acres of Lake Michigan coastal wetland by (a) installing fish passage structures to prevent seasonal migration of invasive common carp while allowing access by native gamefish into a 120-acre coastal wetland, and (b) chemically treating 100 acres of invasive Phragmites. 2 - Invasive Species 8/23/2010 10/31/2012 MI
2010 $25,000 New Project Quality Assurance for Air Monitoring Network Environment Canada This grant provides funding for the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN). The IADN is a binational U.S. and Canada air toxics monitoring network that promotes data compatibility and quality across U.S. and Canadian agencies. The program includes continued use of an IADN Quality Assurance Officer and review of data from the binational monitoring station at Point Petre, Ontario. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 3/31/2015 Multi-state
2010 $91,440 New Project Beach Forecasting Model and Weather Station Network Erie County (NY) This project will establish weather station networks with real-time internet data retrieval at five northeast Lake Erie beaches and associated streams. These networks will be validated by water quality sampling results and will make existing pre-emptive beach closure procedures more accurate and precise. This will allow beach managers to protect human health by making more informed decisions. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 11/1/2010 12/31/2013 NY
2010 $79,076 New Project Lake Erie Stream Sanitary Surveys Erie County (NY) Sanitary surveys will be conducted on the Delaware Creek, Big Sister Creek, Little Sister Creek and Berricks Creek. Rain events, prevailing winds, and inshore currents carry contamination from these streams into Lake Erie and cause beach closures. Dry and wet weather sampling will be conducted to identify potential sources of human fecal matter and help protect public health. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 11/1/2010 12/31/2013 NY
2010 $485,212 New Project Cascade Creek /Presque Isle Bay Watershed Restoration Erie County (PA) Conservation District This project will complete the restoration of 1,100 feet of Cascade Creek in Frontier Park, located 3,500 feet from Presque Isle Bay in an Area of Concern. It will improve water quality by stabilizing stream banks and creating riparian buffer habitat. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 9/30/2012 PA
2010 $998,749 New Project Improving Water Quality in the New York Lake Ontario Basin Finger Lakes Association This project will: target agricultural areas contributing pollutants (e.g. sediment, excess phosphorus, pesticides) to streams in the watershed drainage basin of Lake Ontario; implement best management practices to reduce these pollutants in the watershed; and have a direct environmental benefit to Lake Ontario and other NY areas of environmental impairment. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 NY
2010 $150,000 New Project Tribal Capacity- Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Fond Du Lac Band of Chippewa This project will assist the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in building capacity to participate in the implementation of the Lakewide Management Plan for Lake Superior, and in remedial planning for delisting Beneficial Use Impairments in the St. Louis River Area of Concern. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 8/31/2011 MN
2010 $75,000 Increase Tribal Capacity Program - Fond du Lac Reservation Fond Du Lac Band of Chippewa This project will assist the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in establishing a partnership with US Geological Survey and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission to establish baseline hydrology and water quality data from key watersheds in the Lake Superior Basin. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/1/2010 8/31/2012 MN
2010 $1,428,994 New Project Blue Heron Lagoon/Detroit River Restoration Project Friends of the Detroit River This project will address two Beneficial Use Impairments relating to fish and wildlife in the Detroit River Area of Concern: Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat and Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations. To contribute to the restoration of these beneficial uses, the project proposes to reconnect and naturalize the discharge of Belle Isle?s Blue Heron Lagoon to the Detroit River, restoring fish access to over 95 acres of existing wetlands, shallow and deep water habitat and over 2.2 miles of canal habitat. In addition, the project will enhance five acres of coastal wetland specifically designed for fish rearing and nursery habitat. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 8/31/2012 MI
2010 $1,200,000 New Project Detroit River Area of Concern Habitat Restoration - US Steel Site Friends of the Detroit River This project will restore 1,100 feet of shoreline, 1.7 acres of emergent wetlands, 750 feet of rock shoal, and create an acre of fish spawning area in the Detroit River Area of Concern. Additionally, approximately 4.6 acres of upland habitat will be restored adjacent to the shoreline. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 8/31/2012 MI
2010 $497,634 New Project South Fishing Pier/Detroit River Restoration Friends of the Detroit River This project will address two Beneficial Use Impairments (BUI) in the Detroit River Area of Concern: Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat, and Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations. To contribute to the restoration of these beneficial uses, this project will provide a nursery area for fish in an area of the Detroit River with very little nursery habitat. The project aims to increase fish populations by providing connectivity between fish spawning and nursery areas in the river through the following actions: 1) create 2.5 acres of coastal wetland immediately downstream of an existing artificial spawning reef and 2) create deep and shallow water habitat in the flat bottomland of the Belle Isle South Fishing Pier. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 8/31/2012 MI
2010 $177,599 New Project Calumet Wetland and Upland Habitat Restoration Friends of the Forest Preserves This project will restore 45 acres of high quality dune and swale habitats in a southern Lake Michigan watershed that harbors significant biological diversity, including at least 6 listed species. Non-native plant species and aggressive native woody brush will be controlled. The removal of the invasive species will be followed by a return of natural physical processes. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 IL
2010 $105,353 New Project Tribal Capacity- Grand Portage Reservation Tribal Council Grand Portage Band of Chippewa This project will assist the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa in building capacity to participate in the implementation of the Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) for Lake Superior. Participation in LaMP activities will enable the Tribe to meet long term goals including the protection and preservation of tribal resources and lifeways. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MN
2010 $86,829 New Project Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians - Tribal Capacity Program Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians This project will assist the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians in building capacity to participate in the implementation of the Lakewide Management Plan for Lake Michigan. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2010 $935,182 New Project Grand Traverse Regional Invasive Network Grand Traverse Conservation District This project will create a collaborative effort between regional organizations to prioritize and remove invasive species, prevent the introduction and spread of new invasive species, and educate the Grand Traverse community about stewardship of its natural resources. The proposed Invasive Species Network seeks to engage 16 partners to form a regional network of highly skilled and highly motivated organizations with a strong presence in the region. The Invasive Species Network will address multiple invaders, both aquatic and terrestrial, and provide financial assistance to local partners in an agressive public awareness campaign and invasive species removal effort. 2 - Invasive Species 9/1/2010 9/30/2013 MI
2010 $291,721 New Project Lake-specific Onboard Education and Outreach Grand Valley State University This project will deliver onboard educational experiences for the general public, decision-makers, and formal training for educators and grade 3-12 students in Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, St. Clair and the Detroit River. Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, Inland Seas Education Association and Bay Sail will collaborate to provide custom-designed, lake specific experiences using their research and training vessels. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 Multi-state
2010 $568,449 New Project Observatory for Ecosystem Changes in Muskegon Lake Grand Valley State University This project will establish a long-term observatory in Muskegon Lake to track changes taking place in this Area of Concern. Observatory-derived lake and meteorological time-series data will be used to assess indicators of ecosystem change such as food web structure, water quality and harmful algal blooms. Information will be shared through live data display, web and regional observing networks for monitoring, research and educational outreach to support the restoration of this coastal Great Lakes environment. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 8/1/2010 7/31/2013 MI
2010 $247,212 New Project Studies to Support Ruddiman Creek Implementation-Ready TMDL Grand Valley State University The Muskegon Lake Remedial Action Plan identifies benthos degradation as a beneficial use impairment. Grand Valley State University will use an integrated assessment approach to study hydrology and sediment transport within the watershed, and select appropriate best management practices to reduce storm flow volume, velocity and sediment loads. This information will be used by the State of Michigan to develop an implementation-ready total maximum daily load. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 7/31/2012 MI
2010 $99,937 New Project Beach Advisories Through Smartphones: myBeachCast Great Lakes Commission The Great Lakes Commission proposes to develop a smartphone application that provides more options and opportunities for public access to beach closure notifications and other environmental information. The beach notification system (myBeachCast) will be supplemented with other data, such as weather forecasts and wavecasts drawn from the Great Lakes Observing System, to increase value to the user and broaden the audience to include all recreational water users on the Great Lakes. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 8/31/2012 MI
2010 $29,556 New Project Great Lakes Commission and Great Lakes Beach Association Support Great Lakes Commission The Great Lakes Commission and Great Lakes Beach Association seeks to: improve the immediacy and availability of data to beach managers; increase the knowledge and use by beach managers of sanitary survey tools; implement rapid testing and predictive modeling methods; and enhance collaboration among the beach management community (national, state, local) to make beach monitoring programs more effective and cost-efficient. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 8/31/2011 MI
2010 $15,000 New Project Great Lakes Commission Regional Areas of Concern Conference Great Lakes Commission This project will support the 2010 Regional Areas of Concern (AOC) Conference and will provide ongoing coordination support for the United States Areas of Concern Program. The regional AOC conference will: 1) review recent developments affecting the AOC program; 2) discuss approaches for implementing delisting targets; 3) build capacity to implement on-the-ground restoration actions; 4) identify opportunities to address AOC restoration priorities under President Obama?s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; 5) improve linkages between the AOCs, the Lakewide Area Management Plans and other programs; and 6) consider actions that will strengthen the regional AOC program. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 6/30/2011 Multi-state
2010 $228,000 New Project Enhanced St. Mary's River Sea Lamprey Control Great Lakes Fishery Commission This project will lead to an evaluation of sea lamprey behavior in the vicinity of traps under varying flow conditions, which will improve trapping efficiency and further suppress sea lamprey populations. This project will enhance existing control strategies and develop new technologies to control the populations of invasive sea lampreys in the Great Lakes region, particularly the St. Mary's River, Lake Huron. 2 - Invasive Species 9/1/2010 9/30/2011 MI
2010 $7,000,000 New Project Sea Lamprey Control Ttechniques Great Lakes Fishery Commission Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) will field test developing sea lamprey pheromone control techniques. GLFC will use an acoustic telemetry system to observe species movement for improved fisheries management. These efforts will reduce the threat of invasive species within the Great Lakes. 2 - Invasive Species 1/1/2010 9/30/2011 MI
2010 $458,524 New Project Mercury Testing and Updating Tribal Walleye Consumption Advice Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission This project will determine mercury levels in walleye, lake trout, whitefish, cisco, and siscowet from Lake Superior and walleye from inland lakes. Test results for selected fish species and areas in Lake Superior will be compared with data from previous testing. Results from inland waters will be used to update tribal and lake specific maps and consumption advice aimed at reducing health risks associated with consuming mercury contaminated walleye. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2013 WI
2010 $142,430 New Project Risk Assessment of Invasive Species to Tribal Resources Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission This project will prioritize management actions based on "culturally significant resource threats" posed by some 8,000 documented non-native invasive plant sites in the Lake Superior counties of Wisconsin and Michigan. The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission will use this data to develop "species distribution" models for invasive plants. GLIFWC plans to select 10 culturally significant native plant species within the Lake Superior basin and develop similar " species distribution" models to identify invasive plants posing the greatest risk and will prioritize areas for early detection and rapid response efforts. 2 - Invasive Species 9/1/2010 2/28/2013 WI
2010 $190,000 Increase Support for Tribal Participation in LaMPs Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission This project will enhance tribal participation in implementation of the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan and facilitate intergovernmental coordination among tribes and with other governments. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 8/1/2010 7/31/2015 WI
2010 $400,000 New Project Support for Tribal Participation in LaMPs Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission This project will enhance tribal participation in implementation of the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan and facilitate intergovernmental coordination among tribes and with other governments. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 8/1/2010 7/31/2015 WI
2010 $1,467,171 New Project Enhanced Tributary Monitoring Great Lakes Observing System Regional Association This project will gather data through the deployment, operation, and maintenance of buoys, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), and other platforms in designated nearshore areas and tributaries. The activities in this project will help to delist Benefical Use Impairments in five Areas of Concern (St. Louis River, Lower Fox River, Saginaw River, Maumee River, and Genesse River). 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/1/2010 11/30/2011 MI
2010 $14,935 Increase Innovative Strategies For Pollution Reduction Great Lakes United Great Lakes United proposes an integrated approach to developing innovative strategies for pollution reduction in the Great Lakes Basin ecosystem. Through work in the Binational Toxics Strategy policy forum, reform of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, and the development of a Green Chemisrty Network, over the next two years Great Lakes United will engage key industry, academic, agency, and non-governmental sectors to discuss, adopt and support innovative processes aimed at the reduction, clean up, and elimination of toxic chemical pollution. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 12/30/2008 12/31/2010 NY
2010 $140,000 New Project Habitat Improvement in the Milwaukee River Estuary Groundwork Milwaukee Inc. This project will create habitat for fish and other aquatic organisms along 15 miles of hardened river shorelines within Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern. This project will install small rubber baskets filled with native aquatic plants affixed to shoreline walls and larger floating structures containing a mix of submergent and emergent plants and submerged habitat structure. Monitoring data will document long-term viability of plantings and use by fish. The results will be applicable to over 130 Great Lakes ports and harbors. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 8/30/2012 WI
2010 $581,851 New Project Enhancing St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Fish Advisory Communication Health Research Inc. Health Research Inc. will collaborate with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) to update SRMT's fish advisories and to communicate benefits and risks of consuming fish caught from the St. Lawrence River Basin. The project will engage the community in the design and development of new fish advisory communications, increase awareness and understanding of advisory messages, and maintain and respect traditional tribal customs and beliefs. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 NY
2010 $222,867 New Project Implementation of Rapid Test Methods at Lake Ontario Beaches Health Research Inc. This project will improve the effectiveness of monitoring fecal pollution by local health departments at two urban Lake Ontario beaches. Through this project the local laboratory will be able to perform water quality testing using two different rapid detection methods, which in conjunction with traditional bacterial methods (which take 24 hours for results) will allow the local beach manager to quickly, and more accurately make decisions on opening and closing bathing beaches, thereby protecting the bathing public. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 9/30/2013 NY
2010 $850,000 New Project Sanitary Surveys and Website for Beach Water Quality Information Health Research Inc. Specifically, 38 bathing beach sanitary surveys will be conducted on the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, and Lake Erie. Site assessments will be performed to identify sources of pollution. Results will be used to direct remediation efforts to improve water quality, reduce bather exposure to pollution, and prevent potential illness. A publicly accessible web-based system with real-time water quality information for all Great Lakes beaches will also be developed. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2010 9/30/2014 NY
2010 $415,000 New Project Hills Creek Stamp Sand Stabilization Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District This project will develop innovative remediation techniques to reduce copper leachate from the Hills Creek Stamp Sand site, located on a Lake Superior tributary. The project will build upon methods that were effective in past stamp sand containment and that will restore vegetation and ecological health in the area. This project will also restore the native fishery. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/30/2013 MI
2010 $382,000 New Project Rifle River Watershed Nonpoint Implementation Project Huron Pines This project will address the two highest pollutants of concern within the Rifle River watershed: sediment and nutrient loading. This will be accomplished by addressing the sources of pollution by implementing agricultural, streambank, road crossing, stormwater and permanent land protection best management practices. In addition, the existing watershed plan will be updated to meet current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 8/31/2013 MI
2010 $812,000 New Project North Central Ohio Sediment Reduction Project Huron Soil and Water Conservation District This project will implement the following best management practices in the Huron-Vermillion Waterbasin: plant 15,000 acres of winter cover crops; install 10 acres of grassy waterways and 250 acres of filter strips. The project will reduce erosion, saving over 2,000 tons of soil annually, and reduce phosphorus loading by 23,250 pounds. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/25/2010 12/31/2014 OH
2010 $550,000 New Project Illinois LaMP and RAP Support Illinois Department of Natural Resources This project will provide capacity for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to assist with the development and implementation of Lakewide Management Plans for Lake Michigan, as well as Remedial Action Plans for an Area of Concern. The agency will assess ecosystems, quality-assure data, remediate problems in order to delist Beneficial Use Impairments; and control nutrients, invasive species and habitat loss lakewide. Multiple Focus Areas 9/30/2010 6/30/2015 IL
2010 $245,000 New Project Illinois Beach Sanitary Surveys Illinois Department of Public Health The Illinois Department of Public Health will perform detailed surveys of swimming beaches and associated watersheds to identify sources of pollution contributing to water quality exceedances at 10 Lake Michigan beaches. The department will identify ways to eliminate pollution and disseminate findings. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 12/30/2011 IL
2010 $127,497 New Project Increasing Knowledge of Illinois Fish Advisories Illinois Department of Public Health This project proposes to improve the effectiveness of Illinois Fish Advisories along Lake Michigan and statewide. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2010 9/30/2011 IL
2010 $1,398,248 New Project Grand Calumet River Area of Concern Restoration Indiana Department of Environmental Management This project will restore approximately 230 acres of wildlife habitat within the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern. This project will improve the quality and increase the acreage of suitable habitat for wildlife, including migratory birds, by controlling woody and herbaceous invasive plant species within the dune and swale ecosystem. This restoration project will improve conditions for the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly and other non-game wildlife species. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 IN
2010 $249,999 New Project Indiana Lake Beaches Sanitary Surveys Indiana Department of Environmental Management The Indiana Department of Environmental Management will conduct beach sanitary surveys and microbial source tracking at Indiana's Lake Michigan coastal beaches and river outfalls in order to determine sources of bacterial contamination. Contamination identification will lead to remediation and restoration measures that will eliminate contamination sources and improve water quality. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/30/2010 8/31/2012 IN
2010 $1,718,321 New Project LaMP/RAP Support for the Grand Calumet River and Harbor Area of Concern Indiana Department of Environmental Management This grant provides resources to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to continue its efforts to develop and implement remedial action plans to restore the Grand Calumet River and Harbor Area of Concern, and to continue its participation in the Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) process. Project activities conducted will include: habitat restoration; watershed planning; and invasive species control at the Indiana Dunes State Park. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 IN
2010 $200,000 New Project Hoosier Prairie Restoration -- Norco East Indiana Department of Natural Resources This project will restore 25 acres of wet prairie and oak savanna at Hoosier Prairie Nature Preserve in Griffith, Indiana. This project will increase the quality and acreage of suitable habitat for wildlife. These goals will be met by controlling invasive shrubs and trees within a recently protected portion of the property, known as Norco East. This habitat restoration will improve conditions for non-game wildlife and improve wetland and prairie ecosystem functions. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 1/31/2013 IN
2010 $289,225 New Project Grand Calument River Area of Concern Assessment Tools Indiana State University This project will develop assessment tools and delisting criteria for three Beneficial Use Impairments (BUI) in the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern. The three BUIs are fish and wildlife population degradation, fish tumor and other deformities, and loss of fish and wildlife habitat. This project will monitor and assess the current condition of fish populations studied previously by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. This assessment will be used to establish delisting criteria, which will then guide cleanup actions. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 IN
2010 $998,008 Increase Operation of the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN) Indiana University This assistance will provide continued implementation of the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN) as mandated by Annex 15 of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. IADN is a binational (U.S.-Canada) network made up of 5 master stations (one per Great Lake) and 10 satellite stations. The intent of IADN is to measure and evaluate persistent organic pollutant concentrations in the atmosphere (airborne vapor, airborne particles, and precipitation). The measurements are used to calculate loadings of selected toxic organic contaminants to the Great Lakes and to explore spatiotemporal trends in their atmospheric and precipitation concentrations in order to measure progress in the environment as a result of toxics reduction efforts. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2009 9/30/2014 IN
2010 $1,027,847 Increase Operation of the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN) Indiana University This assistance will provide continued implementation of the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN) as mandated by Annex 15 of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. IADN is a binational (U.S.-Canada) network made up of 5 master stations (one per Great Lake) and 10 satellite stations. The intent of IADN is to measure and evaluate persistent organic pollutant concentrations in the atmosphere (airborne vapor, airborne particles, and precipitation). The measurements are used to calculate loadings of selected toxic organic contaminants to the Great Lakes and to explore spatiotemporal trends in their atmospheric and precipitation concentrations in order to measure progress in the environment as a result of toxics reduction efforts. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2009 9/30/2014 IN
2010 $300,000 New Project Bi-national Cooperation on Invasives and Emerging Contaminants International Joint Commission This project will support bi-national cooperation in two critical areas: 1) aquatic invasive species rapid response; and 2) wastewater treatment for emerging chemicals of concern. Activities include: 1) a pilot bi-national rapid response plan for invasive species in the boundary waters of the Detroit-St. Clair River Corridor; and 2) a multi-layered GIS map of wastewater treatment plants in the Great Lakes basin detailing the location and level of treatment for each plant. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 9/30/2011 Multi-state
2010 $118,312 New Project Restoring Degraded Tributaries of Onondaga Lake Izaak Walton League of America This project will reduce sedimentation, improve water quality, and restore fish and insect life in two streams draining into Onondaga Lake, located 30 miles upstream from Lake Ontario in the eastern Finger Lakes Basin. As a result, this project will help to conserve or restore stream corridors in order to sustain native and migratory fishes and wildlife. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 7/1/2010 12/31/2012 NY
2010 $500,000 New Project Sandy Creek Stream Bank Stabilization Project Jefferson County (NY) Soil and Water Conservation District Several projects will be constructed to stabilize Sandy Creek (a major stream that flows into Lake Ontario) to prevent run-off and erosion which are sources of pollution, and restore aquatic habitat. Projects include stream bank barrier walls, stream crossings to limit cattle access, and planting vegetation along the creek. This project supports Jefferson County's existing stream restoration plans. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 10/1/2012 NY
2010 $196,139 New Project Restoring Habitats of Southwest Michigan Endangered Species Kalamazoo Nature Center Inc This project will remove invasive species, establish native flora, reintroduce historic fire regimes, monitor results, and conduct outreach activities. These activities will (a) restore approximately 1,500 acres of prairie fen and associated upland habitats; and (b) benefit an additional 500 acres of surrounding forest and wetlands within the Kalamazoo River Watershed. Prairie fens and associated uplands (historically oak dominated savanna) are critical habitats for several state and federally listed species, and this project will address habitat needs of 16 state and federally listed plant and animal species. It will also improve physical, chemical, and biological processes and ecosystem functions, and will help maintain or improve conditions for native fish and wildlife. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 10/31/2013 MI
2010 $360,960 New Project Habitat Restoration of Sand Point Brownfield Site Keweenaw Bay Indian Community This project will complete the restoration of a 33.6 acre brownfield site at Sand Point in Baraga, Michigan. The project will introduce a diversity of native wildlife food plants to capped sands, create relief in the landscape which will lessen erosion potential, protect valuable coastal wetlands, and increase habitat for birds and other wildlife. Sand Point suffers from vast tonnages of industrial copper mining sands derived from an early 20th Century stamp mill which operated four miles north of the project site from 1902 to 1919, deposting six billion pounds of mine waste rock into Keweenaw Bay. This project will complete the restoration initiative started in 2006 when the stamp sands were capped. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/30/2010 9/29/2012 MI
2010 $295,000 New Project Sustainable Hazardous Waste Collection Program Keweenaw Bay Indian Community The tribe will develop a sustainable hazardous waste collection program to serve tribal and non-tribal community members in Baraga County to prevent toxic contaminants from entering Lake Superior. The program will include household hazardous waste and electronic waste collection events, the construction of a hazardous waste storage building, and public outreach and education. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 MI
2010 $200,000 New Project Tribal Capacity Program - Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Keweenaw Bay Indian Community This grant funds Keweenaw Bay Indian Community participation on the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) process. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2010 $832,850 New Project Kellogg Watershed-Dead Dog Creek Restoration Lake County (IL) Stormwater Management Commission This project will implement in-stream, streambank, and riparian buffer water quality and sediment control bioengineering practices on Dead Dog Creek in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois. In addition, residential and business demonstration sites will be created with run-off reduction and water quality improvement practices. This project will restore hydrology and stabilize stream channels by reducing urban stormwater flows to Dead Dog Creek. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 7/31/2013 IL
2010 $118,500 New Project Lake County Stormwater Management Lake County (IL) Stormwater Management Commission This project will include a detailed hydrologic study to identify existing flow patterns of water entering the Waukegan Harbor Extended Area of Concern (EAOC) from Glen Flora Tributary. By (1) identifying inundation frequency, inundation depth, and direction and quantity of flow into and through the EAOC; (2) determining the respective quantity of water in each flow path; and (3) determining the influence of Glen Flora Tributary on the hydrology of the EAOC, the project will form the basis of restoration and management decisions for wetlands and native plant communities for wildlife habitat in the EAOC and nearby buffer area. The project will provide data critical to implementation of projects to delist the Waukegan Harbor EAOC. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 8/10/2010 9/30/2012 IL
2010 $134,485 New Project Lake Superior Center Lake Superior Center This grant will support the development, construction and implementation of an interactive aquarium exhibit and associated K-12 curriculum focused on reducing the spread and impact of aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes. The aquarium exhibit, located at Duluth's Lake Superior Center, will encourage all Great Lakes residents to undertake specific projects and actions to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species into Lake Superior and the Great Lakes. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/1/2010 9/30/2011 MN
2010 $196,148 New Project Habitat and Water Quality Improvements to the Bear River Watershed Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians This project will improve habitat and water quality in the Bear River Watershed, which directly affects waters flowing into Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. The results of this project will include healthier greenbelts, stabilized erosion sites, and eradication and replacement of harmful invasive species with native vegetation. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 7/1/2010 3/31/2013 MI
2010 $98,610 New Project Tribal Capacity Program- Little Traverse Bay Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians This project will assist the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa to increase the Tribe's capacity to participate in several Great Lakes meetings and initiatives. As appropriate, the Tribe will provide a tribal perspective at meetings and comment on documents. The Tribe will actively participate in Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan implementation projects to ensure tribal concerns are considered. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 9/30/2011 MI
2010 $449,603 New Project Sustainable Approach for Wetland Biodiversity Loyola University of Chicago This project will focus on reducing the nuisance growth of invasive plants and restoring the physical and chemical health of coastal wetlands. The project will manage invasive species, such as Typha and Phragmites, while researching the efficiencies of different harvesting techniques. The project partners will compost the mechanically harvested invasive plants in anaerobic digesters to produce methane fuel and fertilizer. The two project sites will be selected from a group of coastal wetlands in the Michigan Upper Peninsula; which includes Fish Dam, Neebish Island, Sugar Island, and St. Mary?s River wetlands. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 7/1/2010 6/30/2013 IL
2010 $1,492,500 New Project Lake St. Clair Coastal Marsh Restoration Macomb County (MI) This project will restore nearly 500 acres of Great Lakes coastal marsh on Lake St. Clair. This project will complete the steps required to appropriately restore the wetland by restoring the natural hydrology of the site; continuing ongoing efforts to control invasive Phragmites; and re-introducing native vegetation. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/15/2010 8/15/2013 MI
2010 $250,005 New Project Household Hazardous Waste Shoreline Collection Macomb County (MI) Health Department The Macomb County Health Department will implement a Household Hazardous Waste Collection program that provides residents of Macomb County an environmentally friendly option for disposal/reclamation of toxic waste, electronic wastes and pharmaceuticals from their homes. The project will result in the reduction of toxic materials entering Lake St. Clair and the Great Lakes. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 1/1/2011 12/31/2012 MI
2010 $250,000 New Project Illicit Discharge Elimination Program Macomb County (MI) Health Department Failing septic fields and cross-connected sewers are thought to be major contributors of bacterial contamination to recreational waters in Macomb County, Michigan. Dye tests will be conducted to identify and address illicit connections and failing septic systems, resulting in improved water quality throughout the project area, including the Clinton River Watershed Area of Concern. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 1/1/2011 12/31/2012 MI
2010 $525,000 New Project Installation of Barnyard Run-off Controls in Manitowoc County Manitowoc County (WI) Soil and Water Conservation Over a period of three years all significant livestock barnyards within 300 feet of streams that flow to Lake Michigan, in Manitowoc County, will control run-off. The Manitowoc County Soil and Water Conservation Department will utilize an existing, county-wide barnyard inventory to prioritize sites, starting with barnyards with the highest pollution rating. The project will result in reductions in nutrients, bacteria and pathogens in Lake Michigan. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/31/2013 WI
2010 $40,282 New Project Illinois Electronic Recycling Clearinghouse Metropolitan Mayors Caucus The Illinois Electronic Recycling Clearinghouse will be a tool that communities will be able to use to access manufacturer sponsored electronics recycling programs; to organize and market community-wide collections of e-waste; and to change behavior of residents in anticipation of the 2010 electronics landfill ban. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2012 IL
2010 $475,530 New Project Clean Sweep: Expand Pesticide and Pharmaceutical Collection Michigan Department of Agriculture This project expands the Michigan Pesticide Clean Sweep Program statewide and uses established infrastructure to provide services for the collection and disposal of pharmaceuticals and pesticides from agricultural and residential sources. This project includes enhancement of an existing collection and tracking database; establishment of three additional regional collection facilities throughout the state; and development of educational and marketing materials. This project will result in the reduction of toxics throughout the State of Michigan. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 9/30/2012 MI
2010 $349,994 New Project Enhance State of Michigan Fish Consumption Advisories Michigan Department of Community Health This project will expand fish monitoring and incorporate the best available science on risks and benefits of eating fish into the advisory process. Partnerships will be formed to develop effective tools to communicate state-wide and community-specific fish consumption advisories. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 8/1/2010 7/31/2011 MI
2010 $361,956 New Project Kalamazoo River Dam Removal Feasibility Study Michigan Department of Natural Resources This project will develop design plans for the removal of two dams on the Kalamazoo River. The plans will also address removal of PCB-contaminated sediment which has accumulated behind the dams. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 MI
2010 $1,028,548 New Project Rapid Response to Invasive Species Michigan Department of Natural Resources This project will develop and implement a Rapid Response Program in Michigan to control invasive aquatic plant species. This project will use best known methods to eradicate and control several invasive aquatic plant species that impact the health of the Great Lakes. This Rapid Response Program will help direct future resources for invasive species control to the most cost-effective, strategic, and highest threat locations. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 MI
2010 $178,000 New Project Assessment of Three Michigan Beneficial Use Impairments Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will implement procedures to monitor, assess, and prepare delisting documents for up to ten Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs) across all Areas of Concern in Michigan. These procedures will likely result in several immediate BUI removals and will set the stage for restoring additional beneficial uses in the coming years. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 MI
2010 $258,374 New Project Beach Sanitary Surveys Using qPCR Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will integrate molecular tools (quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction/qPCR) into Michigan beach sanitary surveys. Eight County Health Departments in Michigan will implement this new approach. The research will compare the performance of molecular methods with conventional tests. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 MI
2010 $947,000 New Project Black Creek Sedimentation and Phosphorus Reductions Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This grant will fund construction of a 102-acre flow-through wetland in the Black Creek subwatershed. The constructed wetland is expected to capture 1,005 pounds of phosphorus per year and 6 tons of total suspended solids per year. These pollutant load reductions will improve water quality and fish and wildlife habitat, as well as increase public recreational opportunities in the watershed. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 9/30/2013 MI
2010 $267,775 New Project Bryant Park Beach Remediation Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will implement stormwater management efforts at Bryant Park, located on Grand Traverse Bay, to reduce bacterial contamination at the beach. Benefits expected from this project include: reduction of human health risks at this heavily-used swimming beach and delisting of the beach from the State's list of impaired waters. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 10/31/2011 MI
2010 $228,337 New Project Building Beach Manager's Capacity Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will train health departments in the use of quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) rapid methods for beach monitoring. Project funding will also enable the implementation of fully functional molecular laboratories at five health departments. The project aims to convert the qPCR tools to a user-friendly system where environmental health scientists, local health departments, and decision makers can efficiently use and provide the results to the public to protect human health. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 9/30/2012 MI
2010 $328,047 New Project Climate Prediction for Michigan and the Great Lakes Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality The proposed project consists of three interrelated projects on climate change and the Great Lakes Basin. The first two projects use global and regional climate models to assess changes in mean climate and weather extremes. The third project involves an observational and modeling analysis of the relationship between large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns and Great Lakes water levels. The results will provide the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment with tools to assess the impact of climate change on Great Lakes and Michigan water quality and habitats. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 MI
2010 $245,528 New Project Great Lakes Connections Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will update the Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum, and provide materials and Great Lakes-oriented professional development for 1,000 teachers. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 8/1/2010 6/30/2012 MI
2010 $103,337 New Project Healthier Great Lakes Beaches through Improved Communication Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will communicate beach monitoring and nearshore health issues using three components: videos to inform experts about quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) rapid methods for beach monitoring; workshops and online material for journalists and beach managers for improved communications; and in-depth news coverage of beach monitoring and nearshore health issues. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 MI
2010 $856,046 New Project Implementation of Mercury strategies in Michigan Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality The purpose of this grant is to implement state and regional mercury strategies within the State of Michigan. Activities include outreach; education and funding to enhance implementation of Michigan?s prohibition on open burning of refuse; a mercury ban in schools; efforts to promote proper disposal of thermostats, furnaces and white goods; auto switch recycling; and installation of amalgam separators at dentist offices. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 MI
2010 $394,923 New Project Michigan Beaches - Bay/Macomb/Ottawa Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will extend the use of sanitary surveys and develop a predictive model that will improve monitoring and the investigation of sources of bacterial contamination, so that corrective actions can be taken in the future. This grant will fund the following three projects: Michigan Beaches-Bay County Health Department, Michigan Beaches-Macomb County Health Department, Michigan Beaches-Ottawa County Health Department. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 MI
2010 $793,464 New Project Michigan Beaches - Chippewa/NW Michigan/Superior Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will: expand the frequency and duration of beach monitoring efforts; expand sanitary surveys implementing wet weather monitoring; and implement rapid-test methods to monitor beaches. Information from this project will be used to investigate bacterial contamination sources and identify future corrective actions. This grant will fund the following four grants: Michigan Beaches-Chippewa County Health Department, Michigan Beaches-Health Department of Northwest Michigan, Michigan-Expanded Lake Michigan Beach Tracking-Source Tracking, and MI-Expanded Lake Superior Beach Testing-Source Tracking. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 MI
2010 $837,924 New Project Michigan Beaches - St. Clair/Huron/Erie/Arenac Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will expand the frequency and duration of beach monitoring and increase the number of beaches regularly monitored with beach sanitary surveys, so that corrective actions can be taken in the future. These combined efforts will reduce human health risks at high priority beaches by improving monitoring, investigating sources of bacterial contamination, and potentially eliminating identified sources. This grant will fund the following four projects: Michigan Beaches-St. Clair County Health Department, Michigan-Restoring Three Arenac County Beaches, MI-Expanded Lake Huron Beach Testing-Source Tracking, and MI-Expanded Lake St. Clair-Erie Beach Testing-Source Tracking. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 MI
2010 $282,707 New Project Michigan Beaches-Developing and Integrating Models Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will use locally measured weather data to develop statistically-based forecasts of E. coli bacteria levels in water at five popular beaches in Michigan. Monitoring at Great Lakes beaches traditionally has been based on an assumption that today's fecal bacteria levels will persist and predict tomorrow's levels. In general, this assumption is effective 75 percent of the time. At beaches vulnerable to large changes in bacteria levels, however, statistically-based forecasts can be more accurate. Accuracy of the forecasts developed through this project will be compared with forecasting methodologies assessed in Grant Number 00E00658. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 MI
2010 $3,376,500 New Project Michigan LaMP and RAP Support Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This will fund the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment's Area of Concern and Great Lakes Coordination work for Fiscal Years 2010-2014. The project encompasses Michigan's 14 Areas of Concern and Lakewide Management Plans for Lakes Superior, Michigan, Erie, and the Binational Partnership for Lake Huron and the Lake St. Clair Comprehensive Management Plan. Multiple Focus Areas 9/2/2010 9/30/2014 MI
2010 $531,576 New Project Monitoring to Support Lake Michigan and Lake Superior Priorities Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will measure important water quality indicators to establish contaminant inputs for Lake Michigan and Lake Superior and to reduce loadings, as appropriate. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 MI
2010 $3,347,362 New Project Portage Creek Toxic Substance Source Reduction Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will restore 1,440 linear feet of habitat in an industrialized section of Portage Creek, by removing deteriorating cement channel walls and contaminated fill material from the upland floodplain area. The project will significantly restore habitat for fish and benthic organisms and address the three habitat-related Beneficial Use Impairments which will lead to delisting the Kalamazoo River Area of Concern. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 MI
2010 $1,350,000 New Project River Raisin/Sterling State Park Wetland Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will repair dikes and install water control structures for 310 acres of marsh at Sterling State Park. This project will provide habitat for shorebirds, and control the invasion of phragmites on approximately 1,100 acres of public and private lands. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 9/30/2014 MI
2010 $1,500,000 New Project Sterling State Park Marsh and Prairie Restoration Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will re-create approximately 25 acres of emergent and sub-emergent Great Lakes marsh and 25 acres of lakeplain prairie at Sterling State Park. The project addresses 2 of the River Raisin Area of Concern's Beneficial Use Impairments; Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat and Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 9/30/2014 MI
2010 $741,857 New Project The River Raisin Nitrate Total Maximum Daily Load Reduction Project Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will support the improvement of the Great Lakes by reducing non-point source pollution that impacts Lake Erie. Advanced technology best management practices will be promoted to reduce nitrate loads to the River Raisin, which flows into Lake Erie. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 9/30/2013 MI
2010 $65,001 New Project Forecasting Beach and Nearshore Health Effects Using Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Michigan State University This project will improve the forecasting of beach and nearshore health effects. A risk tool will be developed for primary recreation. This tool will be amenable for use with beach monitoring data and nearshore transport models for a quantitative microbial risk assessment for pathogens of interest. A spreadsheet tool for the user to enter microbial concentrations will display risk levels related to swimming advisories. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 MI
2010 $937,669 New Project Health Care Provider Organization Outreach Michigan State University The goal of this project is to inform fish consumers about the harmful impact of environmental chemicals and to improve compliance with advisories on fish consumption. The grantee will accomplish this by working directly with medical and nursing students in the State of Michigan. The grantee will provide students with tools and information to identify "at risk" patients and to determine appropriate fish consumption levels. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/30/2015 MI
2010 $202,628 New Project Implementation Plan for Coon Creek Michigan State University Michigan State University will develop a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) implementation plan for escherichia coli and dissolved oxygen for the East Branch Coon Creek. Coon Creek is located within the Clinton River Area of Concern. The TMDL implementation plan aims to reduce total suspended solid loads by at least 50 percent and improve the overall ecosystem health for the Great Lakes and its tributaries. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 7/31/2013 MI
2010 $498,434 New Project Mercury Effects on Great Lakes Fish Populations Michigan State University This project will assess the subtle effects of mercury on perch population dynamics. The project will develop an experimental approach which can be used to assess ecological exposures and effects of mercury on perch and which also can be used to study the impact of other contaminants on other Great Lakes fish populations. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 8/1/2010 7/30/2013 MI
2010 $15,000 Revision Michigan State University Michigan State University This project will assess the subtle effects of mercury on perch population dynamics. This project will develop an experimental approach which can be used to assess ecological exposures and effects of mercury on perch and which also can be used to study the impact of other contaminants on other Great Lakes fish populations. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 8/1/2010 7/31/2013 MI
2010 $499,954 New Project Nutrient Management Models to Constrain Harmful Algal Blooms Michigan State University This project involves developing management strategies to minimize algal blooms. The Michigan State University will use over 35 years of Landsat imagery to map nearshore algal bloom intensity and extent, at unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution. The Michigan State University will then establish nutrient thresholds for specific risks from harmful algal blooms (HAB), identify sources of nutrients on the landscape, and prioritize restoration strategies. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/9/2010 2/29/2012 MI
2010 $217,553 New Project Quantitative Species-specific Identification of Human and Animal Viruses Michigan State University The US Geological Survey, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Michigan Department of Public Health will collaborate to enhance beach sanitary surveys by using quantitative species-specific identification of human and animal viruses. This additional analysis will help to identify sources of microbial pollution that impacts Great Lakes beaches. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 6/1/2010 5/31/2012 MI
2010 $399,287 New Project Saginaw Bay/Lake Huron Land Policy Project Michigan State University This project will support technical assistance to local governments and land owners to implement land use planning, protection, and restoration strategies. The project will provide information on land-use planning tools, best management practices for reduced runoff, conservation of habitat, and other critical implementation activities as identified by local governments. There will be opportunities for coordination and information exchange for local officials and land owners at a conference and several workshops. The initial focus will be in the Saginaw Bay watershed, including the Cass, Pinnebog/Pigeon, and the Rifle Rivers sub-watersheds. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/15/2010 8/31/2012 MI
2010 $852,483 New Project Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Mapping Michigan Technological University This project will develop moderate scale maps using state-of-the-art remote sensing, to provide a current inventory of Great lakes coastal wetlands in both the United States and Canada from the shoreline to 10 km inland. These maps will provide information on wetland extent and type, as well as information on potential wetland stressors, particularly invasive plant species and the level and type of development surrounding wetlands. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 5/31/2013 MI
2010 $276,281 New Project Improved Cladophora Monitoring through Remote Sensing Michigan Technological University This project will provide timely information to address the Great Lakes Cladophora problem. Using satellite imagery, this project will create maps of the aerial extent of Cladophora for the entire Great Lakes coastal area. Estimates of biomass will also be made using the maps and field data. Results from this project will serve as a baseline, and enable communities to monitor changes in the aerial extent of Cladophora for each of the Great Lakes. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/1/2010 12/31/2011 MI
2010 $306,015 New Project Predicting Ecosystem Changes in Lake Superior Michigan Technological University The project will develop a decision support tool that can predict ecosystem changes in Lake Superior resulting from changes in climate, nutrient inputs and invasive species. The decision support system will be developed and tested for benthic (Diporeia-lake whitefish) and pelagic (Mysis - rainbow smelt) food web components which are characteristic of Lake Superior. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/1/2010 4/30/2013 MI
2010 $148,650 New Project Restoring Peatlands Michigan Technological University This project will expand current efforts to restore a very large peatland of cedar swamps and patterned fens where ditches were created as a firebreak during the 2007 Sleeper Lake Fire, in Luce County, Michigan. To date, approximately one mile of ditches have been restored and evaluation of the effort has shown that the methods used for restoration are sound. Based on the new restoration techniques, the project will greatly expand wetland restoration activities for the remaining 6.5 miles of ditches. These ditches are affecting an area of almost 575 acres of otherwise pristine peatland. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 5/31/2013 MI
2010 $132,840 New Project Develop TMDLs for the Kinnickinnic River Watershed Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) will develop third-party pathogen, phosphorus, and sediment total maximum daily loads for the Kinnickinnic River watershed in southeastern Wisconsin. Implementation plans will also be developed to identify the steps needed to achieve the load and wasteload pollution reduction allocations. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 11/1/2010 10/31/2012 WI
2010 $170,252 New Project Develop TMDLs for the Menomonee River Watershed Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District will develop third-party pathogen, phosphorus, and sediment total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for the Menomonee River watershed in southeastern Wisconsin. Implementation plans will also be developed to identify the steps needed to achieve the load and wasteload pollution reduction allocations. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 11/1/2010 10/31/2012 WI
2010 $225,752 New Project Develop TMDLs for the Milwaukee River Estuary Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) proposes to develop third-party pathogen, phosphorus, and sediment total maximum daily loads for the Milwaukee Estuary in southeastern Wisconsin. Implementation plans will also be developed to identify the steps needed to achieve the load and wasteload pollution reduction allocations. This project will address six beneficial use impairments within the Milwaukee River Estuary Area of Concern and complements a similar project for the Milwaukee River Estuary. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 11/1/2010 10/31/2012 WI
2010 $349,854 New Project Develop TMDLs for the Milwaukee River Watershed Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District proposes to develop third-party pathogen, phosphorus, and sediment total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for the Milwaukee River watershed in southeastern Wisconsin. Implementation plans will also be developed to identify the steps needed to achieve the load and wasteload pollution reduction allocations. This project will complement a similar one for the Milwaukee River Estuary. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 11/1/2010 10/31/2012 WI
2010 $1,564,733 New Project Kinnickinnic River Habitat Restoration Project Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District This project will restore a portion of the Kinnickinnic River channel and floodplain in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, through removal of 500 feet of concrete channel lining and habitat restoration along 1,000 feet of the river channel and associated floodplain. This project will include (a) installation of riffle and pool sequences to enhance aquatic habitat and provide fish passage; (b) bio-engineered channel banks and side slope stabilization to resist erosion; (c) geotechnical embankment repairs to address existing and potential slope failures; and (d) restoration of native plant communities to provide habitat and floral diversity. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 8/31/2013 WI
2010 $1,103,000 New Project Menomonee River Area of Concern Habitat Restoration Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District This project will addresses restoration of fish passage, sustainable fish populations, in-stream habitat, riparian wetland plant communities and water-based recreational uses in one of Wisconsin?s most urbanized, populated and demographically diverse watersheds. This project aims to remove concrete from the Menomonee River bed and replace it with a series of engineered pools and riffles with a rock substrate, thereby removing the final downstream fish passage barrier between Lake Michigan and the Menomonee River watershed. The project will restore Lake Michigan and Milwaukee Estuary fish stock access to 37 miles of stream and over 1,000 acres of historical spawning, rearing and over-wintering deep water habitat. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 WI
2010 $200,000 New Project Subsurface Gravel Wetland to Improve Water Quality Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District This project will reduce negative impacts of nonpoint source pollution. The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) will develop a subsurface gravel wetland that holds rainwater where it falls, filters it, absorbs it through plant root systems, and evapotranspires it into the atmosphere. The MMSD will implement this innovative infrastructure measure in the Green Tea Basin on Lincoln Creek, a tributary of the Milwaukee River. This will address six beneficial use impairments in the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 11/1/2010 4/30/2011 WI
2010 $1,207,055 New Project Consortium of State Fish Advisory Programs Minnesota Department of Health This project will provide support for the State of Minnesota and the consortium of Great Lakes state fish advisory programs to work together to increase public knowledge about risks and benefits of eating fish and promote more consistent fish consumption advisory messages. This project will complement other state fish consumption projects in the basin because each of the Great Lakes are part of the consortium and will utilize the outcomes of this project in their own states. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2012 MN
2010 $1,571,985 New Project Evaluation of Methods to Control Mercury Emissions at Taconite Plants Minnesota Department of Natural Resources This project will evaluate multiple methods to control mercury emissions during the processing of taconite. Evaluations include injection of brominated sorbents into flue gas, upstream from wet scrubbers, as well as post-scrubber fixed carbon and baghouse methods. Activated carbon will also be added directly to the taconite pellet bed in the beginning of the taconite processing stream, as a means to oxidize mercury in process gases. The activities in this project will reduce mercury inputs into the Lake Superior basin. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 9/1/2012 MN
2010 $843,616 New Project Amity Creek Restoration Project Minnesota Pollution Control Agency In 2005, a special endowment program, the Weber Restoration Initiative, was started with a goal of restoring and protecting Lake Superior Basin trout streams. Turbidity impaired Amity Creek was chosen as a watershed demonstration for restoration and assessment activities based on existing interactive, on-line animations of real-time water quality and regional stormwater education and outreach programs. This project, with its emphasis on Amity Creek, will reduce sediment and phosphorus sources, implement a novel on-line residential mapping tool and ditch design manual, and disseminate results via web and partnerships. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 9/30/2013 MN
2010 $540,603 New Project Flute Reed River Restoration Initiative Minnesota Pollution Control Agency This project will restore a bridge site, replace undersized and damaged culverts, and stabilize banks along the Flute Reed River to reduce sediment and nutrient loadings to Lake Superior. The project builds on a partnership of state, local, and non-profit organizations committed to the restoration of this cold water fishery. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 MN
2010 $200,000 Increase Minnesota Lake Superior LaMP Support Minnesota Pollution Control Agency This project will provide capacity for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to assist with the development and implementation of the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan, as well as the Remedial Action Plans for the St. Louis River Area of Concern. The agency will assess ecosystems, quality assure data, remediate problems in order to delist Beneficial Use Impairments; and control nutrients, invasive species and habitat loss lakewide. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MN
2010 $836,331 New Project Minnesota Lake Superior LaMP Support Minnesota Pollution Control Agency This project will provide capacity for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to assist with the development and implementation of Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan, as well as Remedial Action Plans for the St. Louis River Area of Concern. The agency will assess ecosystems, quality assure data, remediate problems in order to delist Beneficial Use Impairments; and control nutrients, invasive species and habitat loss lakewide. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MN
2010 $411,680 New Project St Louis River Area of Concern Implementation Framework Minnesota Pollution Control Agency This project is designed to support the removal of Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs) and to restore the St. Louis River Area of Concern (AOC). The St. Louis River Area of Concern is located in the headwaters of the Lake Superior watershed. The project will develop an "Implementation Framework" which will act as the revised Stage II Remediation Action Plan to guide projects for delisting BUIs. The Framework will also strengthen the relationships between AOC partners and stakeholders and define delisting objectives for the coalition. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 MN
2010 $2,160,765 New Project White Lake Area of Concern Habitat Restoration Project Muskegon County (MI) Soil Conservation District This project will restore and protect wetland and wetland-associated uplands and aquatic and terrestrial habitats in seven different locations within the White Lake Area of Concern (AOC). This project will improve the conditions of native fish and wildlife and will lead to delisting the two habitat-related Beneficial Use Impairments at this AOC. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 3/31/2012 MI
2010 $1,307,382 Increase Resident Research Associateship Program- National Academy of Science/NRC To provide interns with opportunities for research on problems that are compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring Divisions with the intent of enhancing the participant's research skills and improving the base and core abilities of the scientific community. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2006 9/30/2011 Multi-state
2010 $1,773,654 Increase Resident Research Associateship Program- National Academy of Science/NRC To provide interns with opportunities for research on problems that are compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring Divisions with the intent of enhancing the participant's research skills and improving the base and core abilities of the scientific community. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2006 9/30/2011 Multi-state
2010 $315,223 New Project Be Green in the Great Lakes New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation This project will encourage homeowners and land care providers to adopt organic land care practices that reduce water use and avoid the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) will initiate an education and outreach program that will disseminate brochures and web content, hold training sessions, and introduce NYSDEC's "Be Green Organic Yards NY" program. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 NY
2010 $1,250,000 New Project State Capacity for LAMP/Area of Concern Priorities New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation This project will form a Great Lakes Team to coordinate project planning, public outreach, sampling and monitoring for the Lake Ontario and Lake Erie Management Plans, and management of the Great Lakes Areas of Concern in New York State. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2011 NY
2010 $305,000 New Project Total Maximum Daily Load for Phosphorus in the Upper Black Creek New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation This project will allow New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to develop a Total Maximum Daily Load to reduce sources of phosphorus to Upper Black Creek, a tributary to the Genesee River. Mathematical models will be developed to establish phosphorus criteria to protect stream health. This work will help guide efforts to reduce phosphorus throughout the Lake Ontario watershed. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 11/1/2010 10/31/2012 NY
2010 $500,000 New Project Xenobiotics in Fish from New York's Great Lakes International Waters New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation This project will produce updated fish contaminant data for legacy chemicals and new data on chemicals of emerging concern for human and ecosystem health. The data will be evaluated by the New York State Department of Health to produce appropriate fish consumption advisories for New York State waters. The data will also be used by to identify impaired waters and for the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads for toxic contaminants. As a result, at-risk populations will obtain the cultural and health benefits of fish consumption while minimizing chemical exposures. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 6/1/2010 5/31/2013 NY
2010 $999,996 New Project Safe Dreissena Control: Promise for Unionid Restoration New York State Education Department This project will develop new methods to control invasive zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissena species). These invasive species have established populations throughout the Great Lakes over the past two decades. As they continue to spread, these mussels impact almost every aspect of the ecology of these unique waterbodies. The goal of this proposed three year project is to develop the use of a common soil bacteria as a tool to limit these invasive mussel populations, slow their spread, and reduce impacts on native mussels. 2 - Invasive Species 9/1/2010 8/31/2013 NY
2010 $250,000 New Project Sanitary Surveys: Lake Erie/Lake Ontario/Niagara River NY State Parks New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Sanitary surveys will be conducted at seven beaches located on Lake Erie, western Lake Ontario, and the Niagara River. The sanitary surveys will identify hydrological conditions, primary pollutants and their source locations. Information generated will be used to improve understanding of contamination problems and implement steps toward beach remediation. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 7/31/2014 NY
2010 $250,000 New Project Sanitary Surveys: Ontario/St. Lawrence River NY State Parks New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Sanitary surveys will be conducted at 9 beaches located on eastern Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The sanitary surveys will identify primary pollutants and their source locations and then use this information to remediate beaches. This work will provide for a better understanding of how the surrounding watershed and beach hydrology affect beach water quality. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 7/31/2014 NY
2010 $200,833 New Project Woodlawn Beach Pollution Source Identification and Remediation New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation This project will continue Woodlawn Beach sanitary survey work by conducting pollution source identification on Rush Creek, Blasdell Creek and Foster Brook. Remediation efforts will be conducted by studying various beach grooming techniques and other efforts to reduce pollution. Work conducted will improve beach water quality, recreational opportunities, public health protection of swimmers, and public education. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 7/31/2013 NY
2010 $129,175 New Project Lake Ontario Education and Outreach - Engaging the Public Niagara County (NY) Soil and Water Conservation District This project will develop a community-based public involvement program, engaging residents, schools and communities in the process to develop the Lake Ontario Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) and Areas of Concern Remedial Action Plans (RAPs). The project will plan and implement a New York Lake Ontario basin-wide public education and awareness program which promotes the LAMP-RAP partnership and stewardship of Lake Ontario and its watershed. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 NY
2010 $87,959 New Project Comparison of Methodologies to Assess Bacterial Levels at Ohio Beaches Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District This project, conducted by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, will start during the 2011 recreation season and will include collection of water samples at four Lake Erie beaches. The samples will be analyzed for E. Coli and Enterococci using new rapid test methods (immunomagnetic seperation/adenosine triphosphate (IMS/ATP), quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)) and traditional standard culture methods. The results from IMS/ATP and qPCR will be compared to the results from the culture-based method to evaluate the effectiveness of rapid test methods. A subset of the collected samples will also be analyzed for Clostridium and Campylobacter to determine if these bacteria exist in quantifiable amounts in beach sand and water. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 1/10/2011 3/25/2012 OH
2010 $250,000 New Project Installation of Dental Amalgam Separators Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District This project will prevent approximately 25 pounds of mercury, a well-known persistent toxic substance, from being released annually into the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. Mercury, in the form of dental amalgam, is among the largest sources of mercury found in wastewater influent reaching POTWs. This project will provide a financial incentive to dental offices in the Greater Cleveland Area to install Amalgam Separators. Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District staff will conduct surveys and inspections of select dental facilities that applied for rebate incentives to verify compliance. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/30/2010 9/30/2012 OH
2010 $248,060 New Project Predictive Models for Urban Beaches Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District This project will develop a predictive model that will more accurately diagnose unsafe water conditions at urban beaches than current models fail to predict. Historical and newly collected data will be used test the predictive model. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 1/10/2011 1/31/2013 OH
2010 $175,197 New Project State Electronics Challenge Northeast Recycling Council Inc. This project will expand the voluntary State Electronics Challenge into the Great Lakes Basin states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota and will maintain it's operation in Pennsylvania and New York. Under the challenge, partners from state and local governments commit to: purchase electronic products that are more energy efficient and contain fewer toxins; enable ENERGY STAR power management features on electronics; extend computer life; and manage end-of-life electronics in an environmentally safe manner. Environmental outcomes include the reduction of toxic materials such as mercury and lead, greenhouse gases, energy use, municipal solid waste and hazardous waste. Such reductions in turn will lead to fewer toxic contaminants entering the Great Lakes from inappropriate disposal and through decreased energy use. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 Multi-state
2010 $224,988 New Project Rapid Bacteria Detection at Cleveland Beaches Northeastern Ohio Medical University This project will use multiplexed, near-real time pathogen detection technology to significantly improve decision-making about recreational beach use. This project will monitor water quality at Cleveland's Villa Angela and Euclid Beaches in 2011. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 1/1/2011 12/31/2011 OH
2010 $251,414 New Project Chequamegon Bay Area Habitat Restoration Project Northland College This project will reduce erosion and sedimentation through replacement of degraded culverts, and will restore connectivity of tributaries to Lake Superior by removing structural impediments to fish and other aquatic organisms. The activities completed with this project will improve physical, chemical and biological processes and ecosystem functions; and will help maintain or improve the conditions for native fish and wildlife. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 9/30/2011 WI
2010 $192,116 New Project Chequamegon Bay Beach Sanitary Surveys Northland College In this project, sanitary surveys will be conducted at eight tribal beaches in the Lake Superior Basin to identify pollution sources and to use beach grooming and aeration to address the problem. Two of these beaches are impaired (Clean Water Act, Section 303(d)) due to the presence of E. coli. Other area beaches have been cited at advisory levels. Efforts under this grant will be coordinated with other sanitary survey grants in Wisconsin (GL-00E00586-0 and GL-00E00587-0) to avoid duplication. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 11/30/2011 WI
2010 $144,623 New Project Lake Superior Binational Forum Northland College The Lake Superior Binational Forum's outreach activities will promote the goals of the Lakewide Management Plan and the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration. The expected outcome is to enhance water quality, reduce negative impacts on Lake Superior and promote sustainable lifestyle choices, thus improving the overall quality of life in the basin. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 WI
2010 $77,315 Increase U.S. Lake Superior Binational Forum Coordinator Northland College The Northland College will conduct education and outreach activities related to Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan and the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration priorities for the Lake Superior Basin via an electronic newsletter, enhanced public input sessions and the support of sustainable communities capacity building to meet Lakewide Management Plan and Great Lakes Regional Collaboration priorities 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2009 9/30/2011 WI
2010 $1,000,000 New Project Toxic Waste Collection Education and Mapping Project Northwest Regional Planning Commission This project will develop a hazardous waste collection, education and remedial action program to serve the south shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to prevent toxic contaminants from entering Lake Superior and the environment. The project will expand hazardous waste collection sites; develop educational materials; and create a mapping tool to identify industry and businesses with hazardous materials in their operations and/or waste streams. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2012 WI
2010 $1,000,000 Increase Water Quality Protection Center Support NSF International The Water Quality Protection Center (WQP) addresses technologies for protecting both surface water and groundwater from contamination, including, but not limited to: wastewater treatment and nutrient reduction systems for residential applications; animal waste treatment systems; stormwater treatment systems and technologies for water reuse applications. The Center also addresses urban infrastructure rehabilitation technologies, and ship ballast water treatment technologies. 2 - Invasive Species 12/1/2009 11/30/2012 MI
2010 $489,427 New Project West Shore Green Bay Northern Pike Habitat Project Oconto County (WI) Land Conservation Division This project seeks to establish riparian buffers and restore/enhance wetland areas along intermittent and perennial streams of the Green Bay west shore in the area of the Pensaukee River watershed that are potential spawning and rearing areas for northern pike. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 10/30/2013 WI
2010 $100,000 New Project Ohio Department of Health Support for Public Health Ohio Department of Health This project, which is being performed by the Ohio Department of Health, will include three activities: 1) development of several web-based communication systems to share information about beach health and swimming conditions with the public; 2) development of a press package for use in promoting beach health and safety; and 3) development and implementation of a poster contest to raise awareness about beach health in the 9 counties surrounding Lake Erie. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2010 9/30/2011 OH
2010 $250,000 New Project Sanitary Surveys to Reduce Pollution in Lake Erie Ohio Department of Health The Ohio Department of Health will partner with local health departments to conduct comprehensive beach sanitary surveys at all public beaches on the Ohio shoreline of Lake Erie. The Department of Health will then work with local beach managers, health departments and sewer districts to determine remediation activities needed to reduce the amount of bacterial contamination entering Lake Erie. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2010 9/30/2011 OH
2010 $500,000 New Project Cuyahoga River and Harbor Area of Concern Habitat and Fish Characterization Ohio Department of Natural Resources This project will characterize fish habitat, usage and spawning movements, and water quality parameters in the Cuyahoga River and Harbor Area of Concern. Habitat will be mapped using hydroacoustics, drop cameras, and substrate samples, and described using geo-referencing software. Decision-makers will use maps and data developed through this project to target and implement additional watershed protection and restoration activities. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 OH
2010 $168,000 New Project Reforestation of Maumee Bay and Mary Jane Thurston State Parks Ohio Department of Natural Resources This project is intended to reforest Maumee Bay and Thurston State Parks which have sustained extensive losses of Ash trees due to the Emerald Ash Borer. Damaged trees are being removed at Maumee Bay State Park and 500 replacement trees are needed. At Thurston State Park, 159 trees must be removed due to Emerald Ash Borer infestation. Replacement trees will restore the shade, prevent soil erosion, restore carbon sequestration capacity, and maintain riparian forest habitat. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 OH
2010 $75,000 Increase Ohio Environmental Council Ohio Environmental Council This proposed project consists of several actions that will improve the ecosystem and health of the Lake Erie Basin and improve the water quality of the Lake and its tributaries by fostering public involvement, outreach, and stewardship in various nutrient reduction outreach activities. The project will also foster public participation and governmental transparency in the Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan process through the facilitation of the Public Forum. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 7/1/2009 9/30/2011 OH
2010 $1,500,000 New Project Ashtabula River Area of Concern Habitat Restoration Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Approximately 1400 ft. of fish habitat shelves will be installed along the east bank of the Ashtabula River Area of Concern. Since contaminated sediment has been remediated, habitat restoration is the next step to restore and delist the Area of Concern. Combined with several other complementary habitat projects in the same area, this effort will lead directly to delisting three Beneficial Use Impairments (degraded fish populations, degraded benthos, and loss of fish habitat) for this area of concern. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 7/1/2010 7/15/2012 OH
2010 $1,195,000 New Project Comprehensive Monitoring Program to Assess Nearshore Lake Erie Water Quality Ohio Environmental Protection Agency This grant provides resources for a comprehensive monitoring program to assess the nearshore Lake Erie water quality. The project will initially build on the 2010 National Coastal Assessment framework by adding ambient sites, plankton, and additional parameters. Subsequent years will focus on harbors, bays, and estuaries, as well as evaluation of biological communities at various trophic levels. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 9/30/2014 OH
2010 $1,000,000 New Project Cuyahoga County - Nearshore Ohio Environmental Protection Agency This project will enhance nonpoint source pollution management; stream and wetland restoration; and, innovative stormwater management and green infrastructure demonstrations in Lake Erie tributaries which fall in the targeted geographic area of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. This project proposes to leverage $1 million in GLRI funding with $1.5 million in state Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF) grant funds to accelerate local implementation of approved TMDL studies and nine element watershed action plans. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 6/1/2010 5/15/2013 OH
2010 $200,000 New Project Lake Erie Synthesis and Coordination Team Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Funding for this project will be used to implement a multi-year coordination and synthesis project for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative-funded activities in the State of Ohio. This project will coordinate existing and ongoing scientific research, which, in turn, will enhance the cumulative value and impact of the research and improve the environmental management decision-making process. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 8/1/2010 9/30/2013 OH
2010 $202,000 New Project Phosphorus Reduction Using Variable Rate Technology Ohio Environmental Protection Agency This project will reduce nutrient loading to the Maumee River basin and the Western basin of Lake Erie by working with local agricultural dealers in northwest Ohio to implement Variable Rate Technology (VRT) for applying phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizer. VRT provides a means of assuring that fertilizer applications are made only in amounts and locations where they are needed, thus reducing environmental pollution from agrochemicals. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 9/15/2013 OH
2010 $1,075,000 Increase State Capacity Initiative Ohio Environmental Protection Agency This grant provides resources to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to continue its efforts to develop and implement remedial action plans to restore Ohio?s four designated Lake Erie Areas of Concern (Maumee River, Black River, Cuyahoga River, and Ashtabula River), and to continue its participation in the bi-national Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) process. Grant activities conducted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will improve the water quality and habitat of the Lake Erie ecosystem. Multiple Focus Areas 7/1/2010 10/15/2015 OH
2010 $1,000,000 New Project State Capacity Initiative Ohio Environmental Protection Agency This grant provides resources to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to continue its efforts to develop and implement remedial action plans to restore Ohio?s four designated Lake Erie Areas of Concern (Maumee River, Black River, Cuyahoga River, and Ashtabula River), and to continue its participation in the bi-national Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) process. Grant activities conducted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will improve the water quality and habitat of the Lake Erie ecosystem. Multiple Focus Areas 7/1/2010 10/15/2015 OH
2010 $250,000 New Project TMDL for Ottawa River (Lima) Watershed Ohio Environmental Protection Agency This project proposes the completion of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report for the Ottawa River watershed near Lima, Ohio. The project will evaluate appropriate use designations, determine which waters are impaired, and calculate pollution loads for nonpoint and point sources. The TMDL report will include actions to restore impaired stretches of the Ottawa River. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2010 7/15/2013 OH
2010 $250,000 New Project Toledo Harbor Sediment Management and Reuse Ohio Environmental Protection Agency The project will create significantly enhanced native fish, bird and plant habitats in Western Lake Erie through the beneficial reuse of dredged sediment. The Toledo Harbor Sediment Management Plan (SMP) will also be finalized, resulting in detailed plans for management of all material dredged from the Toledo Harbor shipping channels. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 6/30/2012 OH
2010 $646,800 New Project Lake Macatawa Runoff Reduction Ottawa County (MI) Ottawa County Parks, working with partners, will implement best management practices identified in the Macatawa Watershed Implementation Plan. The Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department has purchased a 122 acre property. Wetland construction on this property, and streambank stabilization will reduce non-point source pollutant loading and phosphorous levels to Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan. This highly visible restoration project will provide excellent opportunities for watershed education in addition to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 11/30/2011 MI
2010 $491,000 New Project Beneficial Use Impairment Monitoring of Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern Ozaukee County (WI) This project will implement a comprehensive monitoring program of the Milwaukee River in Ozaukee County to partially address delisting targets or required actions for 7 of the 11 Beneficial Use Impairments (BUI). The project includes fish population surveys, sediment sampling and analysis for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB), and water quality monitoring for phosphorous, pathogens, and other constituents relevant to addressing BUIs. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 WI
2010 $1,478,640 New Project Enhancement of Milwaukee River Estuary Ozaukee County (WI) This project will increase the high quality habitat suitable for northern pike propagation (northern pike being a surrogate for a suite of species) and improve water quality in spawning areas by enhancing wetland areas. The project benefits will help in delisting three of the eleven Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs) identified within the Milwaukee River/Estuary Area of Concern. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 WI
2010 $200,000 New Project Ravine and Fish Habitat Restoration at Millard Park Park District of Highland Park This project will restore natural stream conditions to improve fish habitat in Ravine Number 7L at Millard Park (a tributary of Lake Michigan, located in Highland Park, Illinois) to make it more suitable for the return of desirable cold-water fish such as brook trout, brown trout, lake chub and white sucker. A restored stream, with successfully reproducing stocks of native fish, will enhance the overall desirability of the Park, improve Great Lakes fish habitat and water quality, and provide a model of fish habitat restoration for future projects in the Lake Michigan ravine ecosystems. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 9/30/2013 IL
2010 $1,365,684 New Project Restoring Ottawa River Wetlands and Habitat Partners for Clean Streams Inc. This project will restore at least 10 acres of wetland, 30 acres of associated upland habitat, and 1200 linear feet of erodable stream bank along the Ottawa River, at a 157-acre Boy Scout Camp in the Oak Openings Region of the Maumee River Area of Concern, directly improving Lake Erie's Western Basin. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 OH
2010 $464,831 New Project Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Support Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection This project will support the Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan. Specificially, this project will include habitat restoration; nutrient management; invasive species control; implementation of two stormwater reduction demonstration projects, as well as other projects identified in the Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay Area of Concern watershed restoration plan. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 9/30/2011 PA
2010 $800,000 New Project Pigeon River Corridor Sediment Reduction Project Pigeon River Interagency Drain Drainage Board This project consists of design and implementation of best management practices for streambank stabilization and soil erosion control located within the Pigeon River riparian corridor. Additional best management practices include: incentives for and installation of buffers; wetland restoration; tile outlet repair and construction of a regional sediment basin. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 1/1/2011 12/31/2013 MI
2010 $497,486 New Project Best Management Practices in the Maumee River Basin Purdue University This project will use a watershed-scale model to provide an assessment of the most appropriate Best Management Practices; and their potential effectiveness in reducing nonpoint source loadings to the Indiana portion of the upper Maumee River basin. The project results will be incorporated into existing watershed management and Total Maximum Daily Load implementation plans to improve water quality. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 IN
2010 $249,785 New Project Laser Technology for Improving Beach Monitoring for Bacteria Purdue University This project will develop a new accurate, rapid, and easy to use laser bioimaging technology to detect E. coli in samples which will be collected on selected beaches in Indiana, Michigan and Illinois; and will train beach managers and end users on the use of this new technology. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/15/2010 8/14/2012 IN
2010 $365,637 New Project Red Cliff Septic System Project Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa This project will replace or provide major maintenance and upgrades to failed or failing septic systems on the Red Cliff Reservation. Some of the failed systems will be connected to the Tribal central wastewater system. Further, the Tribal Water Resources Program intends to extend monthly surface water monitoring to include bacterial sampling of bathing and recreational areas. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/31/2011 WI
2010 $50,000 New Project Tribal Capacity-Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa This project will assist the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas to increase the Tribe's capacity to participate in several Great Lakes meetings and initiatives. As appropriate, the Red Cliff Band will provide a tribal perspective at meetings and comment on documents. The Tribe will actively participate in Lakewide Management Plan implementation projects to ensure tribal concerns are considered. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 WI
2010 $144,502 New Project Regional Science Consortium Regional Science Consortium This project will utilize beach sanitary surveys and molecular techniques to determine the extent to which weather, changes in water chemistry, and nutrient loads influence movement/transport of Cladophora and bacteria. This knowledge will allow for better beach management decisions at Presque Isle State Park's Lake Erie beaches. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 7/31/2011 PA
2010 $123,604 New Project Regional Science Consortium at the Tom Ridge Regional Science Consortium This project will produce a model that will predict E. coli levels in advance of traditional methods. The predicted levels will be compared to actual results to test the efficacy of the model. Each beach is unique and requires collection and evaluation of physical and chemical parameters, as well as a variety of other parameters (e.g., human & wildlife activity, water currents, etc.) in order to construct an effective model. Results will be available to Presque Isle State Park beach managers through a website. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 7/31/2011 PA
2010 $1,500,000 New Project Revitalizing Lake Michigan Sturgeon Population River Alliance of Wisconsin-Inc This project will help to revitalize the sturgeon fish population of Lake Michigan by developing permanent and effective fish passage on the lower Menominee River (near Marinette, Wisconsin). This project will reconnect the existing sturgeon population with historic spawning and rearing habitat along a 21-mile stretch of the Menominee River. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 6/30/2013 WI
2010 $75,002 New Project Tribal Capacity Building - Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe This project will assist the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in building capacity to participate in the implementation of Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) and Remedial Action Plan (RAP) meetings. The Tribe will also investigate the extent to which persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic substances have contaminated fish populations targeted by tribal members and ways in which tribal members use fish that are distinct from the general population. The focus of these efforts will be on Lake Huron; however, the Tribe intends to emphasize data and analyses that could be applicable to other Great Lakes tribes. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 MI
2010 $150,000 New Project Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe involvement in LaMPs/RAPs Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe This project will enhance the participation of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and other Indian Nations in the Lake Ontario Basin, collectively known as the Haudenosaunee, in the environmental protection and restoration activities of the Lake Ontario Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) and the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the St. Lawrence River at the Massena Area of Concern (AOC). A tribal coordinator will work with the LaMP and RAP Coordinators on such activities as project planning, public outreach, and monitoring. The project will help assure that efforts to address Beneficial Use Impairments are consistent with tribal values, priorities and programs. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 3/31/2012 NY
2010 $1,229,415 New Project St. Lawrence River Area of Concern Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe This project will focus on 4 Beneficial Use Impairments (Restrictions on Fish and Wildlife Consumption, Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations, Bird/Animal Deformities or Reproductive Problems, and Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat) in the St. Lawrence River, Massena, NY, Area of Concern. This project will monitor furbearers, turtles and birds, and conduct tissue analysis of wildlife to assist decision-makers considering restrictions on wildlife consumption. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 NY
2010 $723,107 New Project St. Lawrence River Sturgeon Restoration Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe This project will advance efforts to restore Lake Sturgeon in the St. Lawrence River, Massena, NY, Area of Concern, by investigating suitable spawning habitat, water quality, and causes of reproductive failure. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 NY
2010 $100,000 New Project Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Capacity Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians There is a need for sustained Tribal involvement in both the Lake-wide Management Plan (LaMP) and Area of Concern (AOC) programs. The Inter-Tribal Fisheries and Assessment Program (ITFAP) proposes to prevent water pollution and protect aquatic systems and the overall ecosystem health of the Great Lakes by continuing participation on behalf of Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority (CORA) in the Lake Michigan LaMP, the Lake Superior Binational Program, and the St. Mary's River Remedial Action Plan (RAP). 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 MI
2010 $111,900 New Project Tribal Capacity- Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians This project will assist the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to build capacity to participate in the implementation of the Lakewide Management Plans (LaMP) and initiatives relating to the St. Mary's River Area of Concern (AOC). Funding will enable the Tribe to plan projects in support of LaMP priorities and assist in solving environmental problems in the AOC. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 MI
2010 $200,000 New Project Hobart Marsh Restoration Project Save The Dunes Conservation Fund Inc. This project will control invasive species and restore wildlife habitat in wetlands and uplands on 127 acres of protected natural lands in the Little Calumet River watershed, a sub-watershed of the Lake Michigan Basin. This project will reduce sedimentation and non-point source pollution in the watershed; and will improve ecosystem function by improving physical, chemical, and biological processes in a range of habitat types, including tall-grass prairie, burr oak savanna, black oak savanna, deciduous swamp, emergent marsh and sedge meadow. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 11/30/2012 IN
2010 $265,235 New Project Great Lakes Restoration Effects on Fish Mercury Levels Science Museum of Minnesota This project uses a combination of field work and mass balance modeling to provide decision-makers with an assessment of the potential effects of Great Lakes restoration activities on mercury cycling and bioaccumulation. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 Multi-state
2010 $279,807 New Project Capacity Building for Lake St. Clair Partners Southeast Michigan Council of Government This proposal helps to meet the needs and priorities of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by helping to build the capacity of the U.S. Lake St. Clair Team to develop priority projects for implementing the St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair Comprehensive Management Plan. These projects will address such issues as: 1) restoration of fish and wildlife habitat; 2) restoration of Great Lakes marsh, particularly the St. Clair Delta; 3) controlling invasive species; and, 4) removing wastewater from the Lake St. Clair tributaries through implementation of a regional Illicit discharge Elimination Program. The project will also help develop a stronger collaboration of governments, federal, state and local as well as stakeholder partners. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/1/2010 9/30/2012 MI
2010 $500,000 New Project Restoring the Lake Erie Corridor through Green Streets Southeast Michigan Council of Government The green streets program will achieve the following outcomes: construction of bioswales, tree trenches and grow zones to manage road runoff; reduction of annual stormwater runoff volumes, sediment, and nutrient loading by approximately 50%; development of a Great Lakes Green Streets Guidebook transferable to municipalities; and installation of Green Streets signage for public education benefits. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 9/30/2012 MI
2010 $64,912 New Project Anticipating Future Chemical Threats to the Great Lakes SRC-Inc This project will identify persistent and bioaccumuative contaminants that chemical monitoring and surveillance programs should analyze when testing fish, air and sediments in the Great Lakes. The project will focus on possible impurities, by-products, and degradation products/metabolites of commercial chemicals. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 7/1/2010 3/31/2011 NY
2010 $289,552 New Project Source Tracking Oswego River Phosphorus SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry This project will provide important information to environmental managers on the sources, loadings and types of nutrients entering the Lake Ontario nearshore zone from the Oswego River. The water quality monitoring to be conducted under this project will provide critical information needed to better understand the movement of nutrients from the nearshore to offshore zone of the Lake and how these nutrients relate to the growth of noxious algal blooms. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 4/30/2012 NY
2010 $600,000 New Project Blueprints for Conservation of Biodiversity The Nature Conservancy This project will develop plans for the rehabilitation, restoration, and conservation of native species and habitats in the Lake Erie and Lake Michigan basins. Using a well-established conservation planning process this project will synthesize existing habitat and species information, and facilitate collaborative protection and restoration actions among diverse and widespread partners. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 MI
2010 $843,852 New Project Invasive Plant Prevention and Control, Grand River Watershed The Nature Conservancy This project will involve the control of invasive plants on 531 acres of floodplain, bottomland hardwood, and wetlands in the Grand River watershed through an integrated approach focused on the Grand River main stem and priority tributaries. The work will include early detection and rapid response, targeting threats at their source, and providing aid to ongoing partner management projects within the watershed. The project will help restore degraded habitats and protect those that remain in good condition. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 OH
2010 $555,518 New Project Lake Ontario Wetland Invasive Species Control and Restoration The Nature Conservancy This project will use an early detection/rapid response process to prevent new infestations of aquatic invasive plant species and lessen the impact these invasive species pose on the ecologically significant communities and rare species of the Eastern Lake Ontario barrier beach and coastal wetland complex. This will be accomplished by the implementation of various wetland restoration techniques such as re-establishing natural water flow patterns, and invasive species prevention measures and control strategies. 2 - Invasive Species 8/1/2010 12/31/2013 NY
2010 $200,000 New Project Restoration of Fen and Savanna in Southern Michigan The Nature Conservancy This project will restore/enhance 225 acres of prairie fen and oak savanna within four watersheds (River Raisin, Grand River, Paw Paw River, and Muskegon River) across southern Michigan by removing invasive plants, reintroducing fire, restoring natural hydrology, and creating corridors of habitat, thereby benefiting 100 plant and animal species in need of conservation. This project will improve physical, chemical, and biological processes and ecosystem functions and improve the conditions of native wildlife. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 9/30/2012 MI
2010 $1,362,896 New Project Sensiba State Wildlife Area Wetland Restoration The Nature Conservancy This project will restore 1,210 acres of wetland habitat within the Sensiba State Wildlife Area in Wisconsin. These actions will result in improved habitat and water quality for currently degraded fish and wildlife populations. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 10/1/2012 WI
2010 $480,726 New Project Two Hearted River Watershed Sedimentation Reduction The Nature Conservancy This project will address the most significant sediment sources within the watershed: road-stream crossings and recreation access sites. This project will systematically improve 12 of the highest priority sites with a net effect of reducing sediment loads in the watershed and nearshore waters of Lake Superior by 25%. The project will also eliminate fish barriers at 4 sites, restoring unrestricted fish access to over 20 miles of high quality stream habitat and a 55-acre lake. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2010 12/31/2012 MI
2010 $1,452,419 New Project Wet Prairie Restoration in the Maumee Area of Concern The Nature Conservancy This project will restore habitat in the Oak Openings of Ohio by removing invasive plants, and implementing prescribed fire management on 601 acres of historic wet prairie. Changes in groundwater and other biological indicators will be monitored to evaluate success. The project will contribute to the delisting of the Maumee Area of Concern. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 12/31/2013 OH
2010 $249,512 New Project Innovative Rapid Identification of Lake Erie Fecal Sources The Ohio State University Ohio's Lake Erie beaches are among the Nation's most impaired. With a need for data-driven remediation plans to maximize source reductions, this project will employ two rapid molecular tools to quantify human and waterfowl-specific fecal indicators at three Ohio beaches. Routine sanitary and water quality surveys performed in tandem with molecular methods will provide details on human and waterfowl impacts that will improve recreational decision-making. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2010 12/31/2011 OH
2010 $530,760 New Project Undo the Great Lakes Chemical Brew The Pennsylvania State University This project will prevent the release of chemicals of concern to the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network (GLSGN) is proposing a six-pronged education/outreach effort in the eight Great Lakes states to provide tools for making better informed, more proactive decisions regarding the prescription, consumption, and disposal of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs). The goal of the project is to properly dispose of well over 10,000 pounds of PPCPs which will no longer be able to reach Great Lakes waterways. Initially, four of the seven Great Lakes Sea Grant programs (New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois-Indiana) will take an active role in this effort, while the three remaining programs will assume a supporting role, distributing outreach materials at relevant events. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2012 PA
2010 $213,644 New Project Lac Vieux Desert Wild Rice Restoration The Stewardship Network This project will implement an exportable habitat restoration program designed to significantly rehabilitate and protect wild rice habitat. This program will serve as a template for other such efforts in the Great Lakes Region. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 11/30/2012 MI
2010 $15,000 New Project The Stewardship Network The Stewardship Network This conference will bring together more than 400 people from Lower Michigan to build the capacity of volunteer and natural resource manager's knowledge about ecological restoration. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 12/1/2009 12/31/2010 MI
2010 $730,000 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Buffalo River) U.S. EPA To delineate the limits of sediment contamination in the Lower Buffalo River near Buffalo, New York, develop a feasibility study and develop the remedial design and bid specifications for the selected remedial option for contaminated sediments in the entire Buffalo River Area of Concern. 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 11/18/2010 3/30/2013 NY
2010 $130,000 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Detroit River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct monitoring and assessment activities in the Trenton Channel 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 11/18/2010 3/17/2011 MI
2010 $278,925 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Eighteenmile Creek Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization activities at the Eighteen - Mile creek 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 11/18/2010 8/10/2011 NY
2010 $1,726,160 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Grand Calumet River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct the dredging and capping of contaminated sediment from the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern in Hammond and East Chicago, Indiana 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 8/9/2010 4/30/2012 IN
2010 $282,975 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Manistique River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work in the Manistique River 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 10/26/2010 6/15/2015 MI
2010 $780,000 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Maumee River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work and monitoring and assessment work in Duck & Otter Creek and sediment remediation activities at the Ottawa River 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 12/15/2010 10/30/2013 OH
2010 $5,173,725 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct monitoring and assessment activities in the Lincoln Park River 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 12/17/2010 5/4/2011 WI
2010 $900,000 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Multi-AOC) U.S. EPA To conduct the chemical analysis of sediment samples from the various site characterizations conducted under the GLLA 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 3/25/2010 ongoing Multi-state
2010 $100,000 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Muskegan Lake Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct monitoring and assessment activities at Division Street Outfall 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 11/17/2010 12/30/2013 MI
2010 $60,000 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (River Raisin Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization activities at the River Raisin 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 3/18/2011 3/17/2011 MI
2010 $50,000 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Rouge River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization activities at the Lower Rouge River 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 9/30/2010 6/30/2011 MI
2010 $368,445 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Sheboygan River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct the site characterization and remedial design at the Sheboygan River Area of Concern 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 9/29/2010 7/30/2013 WI
2010 $400,000 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (St. Louis River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct monitoring and assessment activities in the St. Louis River/Howards Bay 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 11/10/2010 9/10/2011 MN
2010 $231,440 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (St. Marys River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct monitoring and assessment activities at the St. Marys River 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 2/4/2010 4/30/2013 MI
2010 $4,111,152 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act support (Multi-AOC ) U.S. EPA These projects provide overall programmatic support for the Great Lakes Legacy Act. They include: 1) Technical assistance from the USACE; 2) Quality Assurance/Quality Control assistance; 3) Programmatic Community involvement; 4) partnership recuitment; and 5) Sediment cap research and monitoring 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 4/6/2010 ongoing Multi-state
2010 $440,519 New Project Expanding Lake Michigan Food Web Knowledge University of Illinois This project will evaluate the causes of several recent changes that have occurred in Lake Michigan fish populations. This project will use a combination of three methods ? stomach content analysis, fatty acid analysis, and stable isotope analysis - to construct the nearshore food web and assess how it varies by substratum and location. Results will be used to determine how individual species have responded to change in community structure and energy flow. This information will help fisheries managers determine what population levels will be sustainable, and if stocking of a species would be successful. The information from this study will be used to inform a Lake Michigan bioenergetics model, to provide a basis for fisheries decisions. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/24/2010 9/23/2013 IL
2010 $674,993 New Project Healthy Landscapes-Healthy Lakes University of Illinois This collaborative effort led by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) will reduce pesticide and fertilizer inputs to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence basin by promoting and implementing sustainable lawn and landscape practices at the community and household level. The project will brand existing outreach materials, develop a coordinated message, and provide outreach programs and training. This approach leverages the successful strategies and existing resources of partners to ensure that best practices are used for lawn and landscape care. Project evaluation will advance knowledge of successful outreach methods and enable replication in other regions. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2013 IL
2010 $481,090 New Project Measurement of Lake Michigan Nutrient Input University of Illinois The amount of nutrients transported into Lake Michigan by individual storm events is uncertain. Large rain events may account for 80 percent or more of annual nutrient loads. This project will help determine the nutrient loads transported into Lake Michigan by large storm events. The project will identify new correlations and trends in nutrient loads from precipitation and land use changes and use this information to develop predictive models for stormwater related nutrient loads. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 IL
2010 $1,062,331 New Project Fish-Net - Curriculum for Healthcare Providers University of Illinois-Chicago The goal of this project is to reach healthcare providers with a message regarding the health benefits and risks of Great Lakes fish consumption. Healthcare providers are one of the most trusted sources of fish consumption advice. The project plans to utilize, upgrade, and redesign the content of a recently developed fish consumption curriculum (FishFacts) that was developed for Great Lakes Basin healthcare professionals to test its efficacy among pediatricians, obstetricians, family doctors, and nurse midwives. Once the curriculum is revised and finalized, the grant recipient will develop and implement a curriculum marketing strategy for the Great Lake healthcare professionals that focuses on specialty professional organizations? websites, conferences, and journals. Curriculum uptake will also be assessed. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 8/25/2010 8/24/2013 IL
2010 $702,395 New Project Great Lakes Sediment Surveillance Program University of Illinois-Chicago This project will investigate the presence of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic substances (PBTs), and determining the spatial distribution and temporal trend of PBTs in the Great Lakes through sedimentary records. Sediment samples will be collected in all 5 Great Lakes and selected inland lakes, age-dated and analyzed for PBTs. The program will make high quality data available to the public and the Great Lakes scientific community. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 IL
2010 $239,358 New Project Reactive Stormwater Filter University of Illinois-Chicago This project will evaluate different combinations of filter material to determine the optimum design for an in-ground filter system to remove contaminants from stormwater run-off at a Chicago beach. Once optimized, a full-scale demonstration filter system will be designed and tested for one year at a Chicago stormwater discharge point to evaluate its effectiveness in improving water quality. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 7/31/2012 IL
2010 $296,358 New Project Chicago as a Source of Air Toxics to Lake Michigan University of Iowa This project will investigate the importance of the Chicago region as a source of persistent organic pollutants to Lake Michigan. The overall goal of the project is to better understand the relationship between the observed concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in Chicago?s air and their subsequent deposition into Lake Michigan. This work will identify and quantify hotspots of emission sources of persistent organic pollutants in Chicago for potential source reduction and/or remediation. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2014 Multi-state
2010 $140,586 New Project 60 Hour Beach Forecasting Models University of Michigan This project will use weather data from the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory's Coastal Forecasting System to generate 60-hour forecasts of fecal bacteria at 22 beaches in Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania. This project will compare the accuracy of its bacteria forecasts with alternative predictions based on weather data collected at individual beaches. If it is found that NWS data can support effective beach bacteria forecasts, the new approach offers the promise of cost savings. Accuracy of these forecasts will be compared with forecasting methodologies assessed in Grant Number 00E00678. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 7/31/2011 MI
2010 $214,319 New Project Case Study Models to Forecast Changes in Lake Huron University of Michigan Great Lakes ecosystems are stressed due to invasive species, fluctuating nutrients, and climate change. This project will develop case study models to evaluate relative influences of recent changes and predict consequences for the ecosystem and fisheries for alternative management scenarios. Case study models of the changes in Lake Huron ecosystems will provide a tool for forecasting the effects of invasive species throughout the Great Lakes. 2 - Invasive Species 9/1/2010 8/31/2012 MI
2010 $181,773 New Project Deposition Modeling in Support of Michigan Mercury TMDL University of Michigan The University of Michigan Air Quality Laboratory (UMAQL) will perform a one year simulation of the atmospheric deposition (both wet and dry) of mercury and other pollutants of concern in the Great Lakes region. In addition to the base year simulation, the UMAQL will work with the State of Michigan to determine a "future emissions scenario" for use in potential rulemaking by the State. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 12/31/2011 MI
2010 $341,817 New Project Green Marina Education and Outreach Project University of Michigan This project will recruit, train and certify marinas for the Clean Marina program across the Great Lakes and include them in a new network. The grantees will leverage Sea Grant Program experience, on-line training and experts from the industry to provide educational materials and training workshops focused on proper fuel storage, spill prevention and invasive species issues. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 MI
2010 $14,906 New Project Impact of Great Lakes on Regional Employment and National Economy University of Michigan Building on an economic study (2009) of jobs in Michigan supported by the Great Lakes, this project will assess how to extend the geographic scope and update the methodology to encompass other States within the region and to view their contributions in relation to the national economy. This project will assess the analytic approach via an expert advisory panel of economists, identifying data sets and models for estimating Great Lakes-related employment. The expected outcome is improved understanding of economic sectors supported by the Great Lakes ecosystem, including but not limited to job creation as a consequence of environmental programs. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 3/1/2011 9/30/2011 MI
2010 $513,249 Increase Monitoring-Zooplankton, Benthos, and Chlorophyll University of Michigan Results from the 2006 Lake Superior lower food web study and ancillary data from Lake Superior indicate that the current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) surveillance program is missing the depth zones where the vast majority of Diporeia live in Lake Superior. To correct this situation, EPA and the University of Michigan have agreed to add nine stations in this depth interval (20-100 meters) to the Lake Superior benthos sampling plan. The additional effort to support this change requires more taxonomic work to identify and count Diporeia and Dreissenids from 27 samples from nine stations. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 3/1/2007 2/29/2012 Multi-state
2010 $288,828 New Project Toxic Emissions in the Great Lakes University of Michigan This project will examine the sources, distribution and risks of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and a related and potentially more toxic, but much less recognized and understood class of contaminants, nitro-PAHs (NPAHs), in the Great Lakes basin. This will be accomplished through: characterization of bottom sediments and biota for current N/PAH levels; analysis of N/PAH emissions from current and next generation diesel engines; identification of N/PAH loadings; and assessment of risks associated with N/PAHs. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 3/31/2013 MI
2010 $390,188 New Project Avian Botulism in Cladophora University of Minnesota This project will examine the potential for the botulism pathogen, Clostridium botulinum, to grow in the nuisance algae Cladophora and to be spread to birds via macroinvertebrates residing in or near the algal mats. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/9/2010 7/31/2012 MN
2010 $198,140 New Project Beach Information Communications System University of Minnesota This project, conducted by the University of Minnesota, will give beach users access to an unprecedented amount of data about beaches, including bacteria monitoring, harmful algal blooms, and weather and water forecasts. By assembling all relevant beach information into a single "Beach Report" and providing the data in multiple formats accessible through wireless technologies, beach users will have a one-stop shop for critical beach information on-the-go. This increased convenience will result in fewer beach users swimming during unsafe conditions, and greater awareness of beach safety issues. The project is designed for the following beaches: Minnesota Point beach in Duluth, MN, a beach in Grand Haven, MI, and another beach in Lake Michigan State Park. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 5/31/2014 MN
2010 $985,332 Increase GLEI-II Indicator Testing and Refinement University of Minnesota This project will validate and expand upon a previous U.S. EPA project to determine the current condition of the Great Lakes nearshore waters (US and Canada) and to test the usefulness of indicators at previously sampled sites that have experienced landscape changes and at location with no change, which will serve as a reference. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 7/31/2013 MN
2010 $409,705 Increase Phytoplankton Sampling and Analysis University of Minnesota Phytoplankton sampling will be conducted by Natural Resources Research Institute NRRI personnel with support from EPA personnel aboard the Lake Guardian during the spring and summer data surveys of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Phytoplankton (diatoms and soft forms) will be identified and enumerated from open water samples and diverse literature resources including the dynamic web-based diatom taxonomy resources of the co-investigators and those developed to support this project. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 3/1/2007 2/28/2012 Multi-state
2010 $640,437 New Project Refinement of Great Lakes Environmental Indicators University of Minnesota This project will validate and expand upon a previous U.S. EPA project to determine the current condition of the Great Lakes nearshore waters (US and Canada) and to test the usefulness of indicators at previously sampled sites that have experienced landscape changes and at location with no change, which will serve as a reference. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2010 7/31/2013 MN
2010 $193,432 New Project Restoring Moose Foraging Habitat in Lake Superior Uplands University of Minnesota This project will (a) restore 200 acres of moose foraging habitat near wetlands; (b) evaluate use of about 800 acres of previously restored moose foraging habitat; and (c) monitor how GPS-radiocollared moose utilize the restored sites. This project will improve physical, chemical, and biological processes and ecosystem functions, and will help maintain or improve conditions for native fish and wildlife. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 8/16/2010 9/30/2013 MN
2010 $174,941 New Project Enhancing Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network with Passive Samplers University of Rhode Island This project will support Annexes 12 and 15 of the GLWQA and the Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern focus area of the GLRI by enhancing the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN) with passive samplers. Samplers will be deployed in the atmosphere and surface water along coastal stations and mid-lake to: (i) assess the extent to which atmospheric concentrations of persistent bioaccumulative toxics (PBTs) vary across Lakes Erie and Ontario; (ii) determine the amount of atmospheric PBTs being transferred to Lakes Erie and Ontario; and (iii) detect emerging contaminants of concern across Lakes Erie and Ontario. This work will also identify source regions of PBTs for potential source reduction and better measure the progress of restoration efforts. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/30/2015 Multi-state
2010 $550,228 New Project Prevention of Surface Water Contamination from Biosolids University of Toledo Application of biosolids to agricultural fields is a common practice in northwest Ohio. Contaminants from the biosolids enter ditches and streams flowing into Lake Erie tile drains. Through DNA fingerprinting of E. coli and detection of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCP), this project will evaluate the feasibility of a tile drain cap as a way to mitigate contamination of waterways after biosolids application. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/30/2010 6/30/2012 OH
2010 $807,921 New Project Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Pharmaceutical Waste University of Wisconsin This project will implement a comprehensive pharmaceutical waste collection, awareness and education program. Key tasks include expanding Wisconsin's pilot mail back collection program throughout the 36 counties in the Wisconsin Great Lakes watershed; expanding the Wisconsin Pharmaceutical Waste working group to four other Great Lake states (Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana) with assistance from the Midwest Product Stewardship Council to identify product stewardship management strategies for pharmaceutical wastes in the Great Lakes. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 9/30/2012 WI
2010 $186,960 New Project Great Lakes Education University of Wisconsin This project will adapt Earth Partnership curricula which will engage teachers, students, resource personnel and citizens in research, restoration and outreach activities associated with the Great Lakes and their watersheds. This project will combine other Great Lakes education programs to create a comprehensive, inquiry and restoration-based approach. The overall goal is to ensure that all citizens are educated to understand how their actions can improve the health of the Great Lakes. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 8/16/2010 8/15/2013 Multi-state
2010 $107,980 New Project Improved Botulism and Algal Bloom Reporting University of Wisconsin This project will develop a web application that will facilitate reporting, by the general public, of events that may affect human and wildlife health. This tools will be an adjunct to more standardized beach sanitary surveys, and provide increased knowledge about locations of new outbreaks of botulism, harmful algal blooms, and Cladophora overgrowths in the nearshore waters of the Great Lakes. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 10/31/2011 WI
2010 $411,833 New Project Innovative approaches to Treating Stormwater University of Wisconsin This project will implement the testing of innovative environmental approaches to treating stormwater, using varied hydro-periods and native plants to address suspended solids, nitrogen and dissolved phosphorus. The test is designed to achieve beneficial outcomes for streams, wetlands and nearshore waters of the Pensaukee Watershed near Green Bay. With its partners, the Wisconsin Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the Environmental Law Institute, the university aims to identfy "on -the-ground" opportunities within the Green Bay to improve stormwater treatment to allow fewer nutrients to make their way to coastal wetlands and nearshore waters of Lake Michigan. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 8/30/2010 5/31/2012 WI
2010 $835,871 New Project Support for Delisting the Beneficial Use Impairments in Wisconsin?s five Areas of Concern University of Wisconsin This project will provide statewide and local coordination and support for delisting the Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs) in Wisconsin?s five Areas of Concern (AOCs). Work will include group facilitation, project coordination, program planning, materials development, and communication for a variety of State-wide and local committees. Basin educators from the University of Wisconsin Extension Service program will build a sustainable management structure which will lead to the strategic implementation of the actions needed for BUI delisting. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2010 6/30/2013 WI
2010 $71,149 Increase Total Phosphorus Loads University of Wisconsin - Green Bay This Grant Agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Great Lakes National Program Office and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will update the total phosphorus, total dissolved phosphorus, chloride and nitrate loadings for Lakes Michigan, Huron, Superior, and Ontario for the fifteen year period from 1994-2008. In addition, this project will use the updated loadings to re-calibrate the mass balance models that were previously developed and compare the results to historical projections. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/8/2008 9/8/2010 Multi-state
2010 $249,884 New Project Regional Rapid Testing Facilities Throughout Wisconsin University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh This project will expand existing (Racine and Milwaukee Counties) rapid testing facilities and establish new rapid test method labs in the Lake Superior region, Door County, and Manitowoc County. This project will provide all infrastructure required, including all equipment and training needed to start using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) rapid test methods for coastal recreational water monitoring. These laboratories will have the capability to analyze surface water samples within 60 minutes. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 WI
2010 $250,000 New Project Sanitary Surveys of High Risk Beaches: Northern WI University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh In this project, sanitary surveys will be conducted at all impaired beaches [Clean Water Act (CWA), 303(d)] in Wisconsin (WI) to identify pollution sources and drive mitigation. This effort covers approximately one-half of the State of WI and coupled with its allied project (Grant Number 00E00586-0) will cover the entire Great Lakes shoreline of WI. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 6/25/2010 12/31/2012 WI
2010 $250,000 New Project Sanitary Surveys of High Risk Beaches: Southern WI University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh In this project, sanitary surveys will be conducted at all impaired beaches [Clean Water Act (CWA), 303(d)] in Southeast Wisconsin (WI) to identify pollution sources and drive mitigation. This effort covers approximately one-half of the State of WI and coupled with its allied project (Grant Number: 00E00587-0) will cover the entire Great Lakes shoreline of WI. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 6/25/2010 12/31/2012 WI
2010 $971,714 New Project Implementing WIDNR's Lake Superior Monitoring Plan University of Wisconsin - Superior This project will establish a permanent monitoring framework that will enable Wisconsin to systematically assess conditions in its nearshore areas of Lake Superior. This baseline data set will include biological, physical and chemical characterization of the nearshore, coastal wetlands, tributaries, land cover, and coastal structure. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 7/1/2010 6/30/2013 WI
2010 $953,450 New Project Restoration in Milwaukee Estuary Area Of Concern Urban Ecology Center Inc. This project will protect and restore 40 contiguous acres of land along the Milwaukee River, within the Milwaukee River Estuary Area of Concern (AOC), and will address three AOC Beneficial Use Impairments. Overall, 1,500 native trees and shrubs, 100,000 herbaceous plants and millions of native seeds will be planted, leading to an increase in biodiversity and improvement in ecosystem function. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 9/30/2013 WI
2010 $274,682 New Project Support for Local Projects by the Village of Egg Harbor Village of Egg Harbor The Village of Egg Harbor will construct improvements at a beach and event/ boat trailer overflow parking lot in order to improve nearshore health and reduce nonpoint source pollution to Green Bay. The Village plans to expand upon a beach improvement project by installing a biofilter / infiltration basin; replacing impervious surfaces with pervious pavement; redirecting parking lot runoff; and restoring disturbed areas with native vegetation intended to discourage waterfowl. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/7/2010 9/25/2011 WI
2010 $788,900 New Project Lake Bluff Ravine Restoration Village of Lake Bluff This project will restore a severely degraded ravine by stabilizing the bank and bed; repairing storm sewer outfalls to reduce scour; removing invasive vegetation; and establishing a ravine buffer and native vegetation. The project is anticipated to reduce sediment loads to Lake Michigan by 302 tons per year. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 7/30/2013 IL
2010 $243,000 New Project Village of Lake Linden/Torch Lake NPS Pollution Reduction Village of Lake Linden The Village of Lake Linden will implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) to improve water quality at the village park on Torch Lake. The proposed project includes incorporating stormwater BMPs (porous asphalt/porous pavers and bioinfiltration) at two beach parking lots. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 12/31/2011 MI
2010 $200,000 New Project Pike River Wetland and Fish Habitat Restoration Village of Mount Pleasant The project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 111-88. This project will restore 21 acres of wetland habitat and 60 acres of prairie habitat along the Pike River in the Lake Michigan watershed. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 WI
2010 $240,000 New Project Sewage Contamination Prevention- Shorewood Village of Shorewood This project will reduce contamination near Atwater Beach in Shorewood by eliminating sewage leakage into storm sewers. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/2/2010 5/31/2011 WI
2010 $1,433,350 New Project Waukegan Harbor Area of Concern Restoration Waukegan Harbor AOC Citizens Advisory Group This project will: 1) restore and expand a green buffer to preserve vital habitat and water quality for near shore species; 2) gather baseline biological data for the Waukegan Extended Area of Concern; 3) prevent erosion and sedimentation in the riparian near shore, wetland and upland reaches of the Dead River watershed; and 4) provide greater infiltration and stabilization of at least 160 acres riparian inflows to Lake Michigan. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/15/2010 8/15/2013 IL
2010 $519,564 New Project Verification of Ballast Water Treatment Technology Wayne State University The goal of this project is to develop technology that will enable assessment of the effectiveness and durability of shipboard ballast water treatments systems. The applicant is partnering with a ballast water treatment company to allow testing both in the laboratory and with ship ballast. The techniques will be tested and optimized in bench-top experiments and will then be applied to intake and discharge waters obtained during shipboard operation of ballast water treatment. 2 - Invasive Species 9/30/2010 7/31/2012 MI
2010 $299,717 New Project Development of a Beach Safety Outreach Program Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services The Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services seeks to increase the accessibility and availability of information on microbial beach hazards and to improve public awareness of these hazards. New web content on beach and surface water quality parameters such as coliform bacteria, lake algae (Cladophora), and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) will be developed. New outreach activities will be implemented and materials, such as brochures and press releases, will be developed. The project will be guided by a comprehensive beach quality program evaluation plan. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 6/30/2013 WI
2010 $1,001,177 New Project Enhance Wisconsin Fish Advisory Program Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services This five year project includes all components needed to improve Wisconsin's fish consumption advisories: assessment of essential nutrients and contaminants in Great Lakes fish; consumer focus groups; serial evaluation of advisory awareness and fish consumption; contaminant body burdens and health status among elderly men who eat frequent meals of Great Lakes fish; and the development of interactive web pages and electronic media outreach tools. Fish and human tissues will be analyzed for selenium, omega-3 fatty acids, polychlorinated biphenyls (including PCB11), brominated flame retardants, perflourinated organic acids, toxaphene, DDE, and toxic metals. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 WI
2010 $222,491 New Project Ashland - Chequamegon Bay Shoreline Restoration Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This project will restore 4,100 feet of public shoreline in Ashland, Wisconsin to native plant communities by eliminating invasive species and implementing green infrastructure practices. Restoration of this area will enhance scenic beauty, help protect water quality, protect the region?s ecology, and provide opportunities for recreation and tourism. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/30/2010 1/31/2012 WI
2010 $109,430 New Project Barrens Habitat Restoration for Endangered/Threatened Species Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This project will restore 1,390 acres of barrens habitat in the Fox River watershed of the Lake Michigan Basin. It will provide habitat for the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis), nine other endangered/threatened species, and 44 other species in need of protection. Restoration sites are adjacent to wetlands and streams and will protect surface and ground water at these locations. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2010 8/31/2013 WI
2010 $249,998 New Project Expanded Beach "Nowcast" Modeling across Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This project will significantly expand operational "nowcasting" of beach water quality in Wisconsin by building models for high priority and impaired beaches using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Virtual Beach 2.0." In addition, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will test a complementary system developed by the United States Geological Survey. WDNR will provide hands-on training and technical assistance to beach managers to build local capacity to operate and refine the models, and will provide user-feedback to U.S. EPA and USGS to further enhance the tools and lower barriers to their use throughout the Great Lakes. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2010 8/31/2013 WI
2010 $805,626 New Project Removal of Phragmites and Lyme Grass from WI Lake Michigan Shoreline Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This project will remove invasive Phragmites and Lyme Grass from the following: 1) 54 miles of shoreline and 3,315 acres in Brown, Marinette, and Oconto Counties; 2) 50 miles of shoreline and 240 acres in Door County; and 3) 13 miles of shoreline and 55 acres in Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties. 2 - Invasive Species 9/1/2010 8/31/2013 WI
2010 $202,181 New Project Sheboygan Area of Concern Pathway to Delisting Habitat BUIs Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This project is intended to support the development of delisting strategies and a fish and wildlife population and habitat restoration plan to address the "fish and wildlife population" and "fish and wildlife habitat" beneficial use impairments for the Sheboygan River and Harbor Area of Concern. This project includes a rapid ecological assessment using historical and current data, as well as new field surveys, as needed, to fill data gaps or update needed for the assessment. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2012 WI
2010 $997,724 New Project WI Partnerships for Invasive Species Prevention Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This project will support efforts to create a tight barrier at Wisconsin?s Great Lakes coast that limits invasive species' movement into, out of, or between the Great Lakes and nearby waterbodies. Activities include watercraft inspections, early detection networks, volunteer participation, and county partnerships. 2 - Invasive Species 9/15/2010 9/30/2012 WI
2010 $1,479,703 New Project Wisconsin LaMP and RAP Support Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This project will provide capacity for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to assist with the development and implementation of Lakewide Management Plans for Lakes Superior and Michigan, as well as Remedial Action Plans for associated Areas of Concern. The Department will assess ecosystems, quality-assure data, remediate problems in order to delist Beneficial Use Impairments; and control nutrients, invasive species and habitat loss lakewide. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 12/30/2015 WI
2011 $85,375 Increase Tribal Capacity - 1854 Treaty Authority (Grand Portage and Bois Forte Bands of Chippewa) 1854 Authority This project will assist the 1854 Treaty Authority in building capacity to contribute to activities that support the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan; to develop and maintain an active role in activities of the Lake Superior Binational Program; and to fulfill their responsibility as co-managers in continuing to address issues within the Lake Superior watershed and 1854 Ceded Territory. This project also includes activities that will address aquatic invasive species and climate change. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 5/31/2015 MN
2011 $66,504 New Project Simple Avian Management Techniques for Cleaner Beaches Alliance for the Great Lakes The Alliance for the Great Lakes will implement simple best management practices to reduce bird populations by reducing food sources at three to five beaches in three Areas of Concern (Milwaukee Estuary, Detroit River, and the Cuyahoga River). The Alliance will monitor Adopt a Beach Program data to evaluate project effectiveness. This project is expected to reduce bacteriological contamination and improve water quality at the targeted beaches. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2011 2/28/2013 Multi-state
2011 $100,000 Increase Tribal Capacity Bad River Band of Lake Superior Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians This project will assist the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in building capacity to actively participate in Lake Superior Basin ecosystem initiatives; the Lake Superior Binational Program; and other Great Lakes initiatives. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 WI
2011 $168,985 New Project New York Teachers Get WET for the Great Lakes Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper This grant will support two five-day academies and 14 ?Get WET for the Great Lakes? institutes at which teachers will be provided with content and methods for conducting watershed education experiences relating to the Buffalo River, Niagara River, Eighteen Mile Creek, and Rochester Embayment Areas of Concern in New York State. The project will target teachers from underserved schools and will empower teachers and students to protect fresh water resources through direct stewardship activities in their Areas of Concern. Following the training, teachers will receive support to help them integrate Great Lakes information into their curricula. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 12/1/2011 11/30/2013 NY
2011 $247,159 New Project Establishing Gull Exclusion Zones at Public Beaches Central Michigan University Central Michigan University researchers will use trained border collies to chase geese and other birds from beaches in Ottawa and Muskegon Counties to improve beach water quality and reduce beach closings. The effectiveness of this approach will be assessed by measuring levels of E. coli and zoonotic pathogens in water near the gull exclusion zones. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 5/1/2012 4/30/2014 MI
2011 $1,623,071 Increase Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Central Michigan University This project will establish a basin-wide coastal wetland monitoring program. Fish, invertebrate, bird, amphibian, and plant communities, along with chemical and physical variables, will be assessed in the majority of coastal wetland areas throughout the Great Lakes basin. These efforts will produce information on the status and trends of Great Lakes coastal wetlands, and enable managers to identify the highest quality, most degraded and most threatened coastal wetlands in both the United States and Canada. This information will be used by decision-makers to prioritize their efforts and expenditures to protect or restore these critical habitats. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/10/2010 8/31/2015 MI
2011 $243,465 New Project A Protective Barrier to Improve Beach Safety in Chicago Chicago Park District The Chicago Park District (CPD) will install a protective barrier at Montrose Beach or Rainbow Beach to prevent nonpoint sources of pollution from outside the beach basin from impacting beach water quality in the swimming area. CPD will also conduct 45 days of intensive sampling and analysis of water and sand inside and outside the barrier area to determine the effectiveness of reducing bacteriological, algal and chemical contamination concentrations in the beach swimming area. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2011 9/30/2013 IL
2011 $749,121 New Project Enhancing Beach Management for Beach Safety in Chicago Chicago Park District The Chicago Park District (CPD) will reduce bacterial contamination from ring-billed gulls, litter, and organic material. CPD will groom twenty four Chicago beaches seven days a week to reduce bacteria from sand and will begin a Beach Ambassador program to educate beachgoers and day camp children about beach health. CPD will collect data on algae mats and detritus to evaluate grooming effectiveness. This project is expected to reduce pollution sources impacting Chicago?s Great Lakes beaches, resulting in fewer beach closures or advisories, and improved protection of public health. The project builds on work funded by a 2010 GLRI grant to CPD. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2011 9/30/2014 IL
2011 $182,500 New Project Modification of 63rd Street Beach to Improve Water Quality Chicago Park District The Chicago Park District will use this grant to install a culvert through an existing pier on the south end of the 63rd Street Beach. The culvert will improve water circulation and reduce bacterial contamination levels at the beach, resulting in fewer beach closures and advisories and improved protection of public health. This project will complement ongoing bacteria management efforts in Chicago, including a waterfowl management project funded through a 2010 GLRI grant to the Chicago Department of Environment. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2011 9/30/2014 IL
2011 $254,406 New Project Eliminating E. coli Sources Impacting Beach Closures City of Macomb Public Works The County of Macomb will remove 8,500 square feet of an existing impervious parking lot at a Lake St. Clair beach and replace it with a 15,800 square-foot porous paver driveway and 11,500 square-foot rain garden. This project is expected to reduce stormwater runoff by increasing infiltration, resulting in lower E.coli levels, fewer beach closures, and improved water quality in Lake St. Clair. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2011 8/31/2013 MI
2011 $376,180 New Project White Lake Area of Concern: Urban Street Stormwater Management - Low Impact Design City of Whitehall The City of Whitehall will implement an urban street stormwater project using Low Impact Design techniques such as bioswales, naturalized detention, and wetland treatments to improve water quality and reduce nutrient loading within the White Lake Area of Concern. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2011 7/30/2012 MI
2011 $1,407,003 Increase Fish Monitoring and Surveillance Clarkson University This project will assess trends and identify emerging and legacy contaminants (identified in the GLWQA) at levels previously impossible to detect by monitoring fish from each of the 5 Great Lakes. Additionally, in collaboration with other state, federal, and international agencies, the project will assess transfer of contaminants from the water column through the food chain, expand the existing Great Lakes Fish Monitoring Surveillance Program (GLFMSP) analyte list to include important emerging contaminants, and provide better information for decision-makers regarding the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 NY
2011 $369,472 New Project Invasive Plant Partnership in the Cuyahoga River Basin Cleveland Metroparks Cleveland Metroparks will control a variety of invasive plants on more than 6,000 acres in the Cuyahoga River basin, map priority natural areas, create a youth jobs corps, and plant native species along stream corridors to improve riparian and in-stream habitats for native aquatic species. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2011 9/30/2014 OH
2011 $294,693 New Project West Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project Cleveland Metroparks Cleveland Metroparks will use an ecosystem approach to restore the West Creek watershed, which is an urban watershed in the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern. The grant will be used for design, construction, and monitoring to determine the effectiveness of the project on nonpoint source pollution. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2011 9/30/2014 OH
2011 $425,160 New Project Deploying Debris Management System in Cuyahoga River Area of Concern Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority The grant will be used to purchase and deploy vessels and containment boom to capture floating debris in the North Coast Harbor and Cuyahoga Ship Channel to address the Degradation of Aesthetics Beneficial Use Impairment for the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 7/1/2011 6/30/2012 OH
2011 $200,000 New Project Lake Michigan Forum and Watershed Academy Implementation Delta Institute The Delta Institute will use this grant to support the Lake Michigan Forum and Watershed Academy. For the Lake Michigan Forum, Delta will facilitate meetings, provide technical assistance for the Sustainable Harbors Initiative, and conduct a public outreach campaign to increase the number of stakeholders involved in Lakewide Management Plan implementation. For the Watershed Academy, Delta will coordinate a peer to peer network, manage a grants program, assist in the establishment of metrics to track benefits of on the ground projects, and expand the Transportation and Environmental Collaboration Initiative. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2011 9/30/2012 IL
2011 $151,000 New Project Toxics Reduction via E-Waste Management Delta Institute Delta Institute will work with businesses and local governments in the Cleveland and Toledo metro areas to develop improved purchasing and management practices that will reduce electronic waste (e-waste) and releases of associated toxic substances. Expected results include preventing the release of 1,915 pounds of lead, 3,400 pounds of plastic and significant quantities of mercury and flame retardants. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 7/1/2011 6/30/2012 IL
2011 $702,300 New Project Implementation of Beach Management Practices to Improve Water Quality Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department The Door County Soil & Water Conservation Department will design and install green infrastructure measures to reduce, capture, and treat stormwater runoff to improve water quality at public beaches. These measures include the reduction of impervious surfaces near beach areas, installation of rain gardens and bio-filters, and reduction of waterfowl landing and congregation at beaches. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2011 12/31/2014 WI
2011 $25,000 Increase Quality Assurance for Air Monitoring Network Environment Canada This grant provides funding for the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN). The IADN is a binational U.S. and Canada air toxics monitoring network that promotes data compatibility and quality across U.S. and Canadian agencies. The program includes continued use of an IADN Quality Assurance Officer and review of data from the binational monitoring station at Point Petre, Ontario. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 3/31/2015 Multi-state
2011 $387,664 New Project Cascade Creek Stream Corridor Remediation - Phase V Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority The Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority will remediate an additional 450 feet of Cascade Creek and reduce non-point source pollution entering Presque Isle Bay, an Area of Concern in recovery. The Authority will reduce sediment loading to Lake Erie by 98 tons per year, improve water quality and fish and wildlife habitat, naturalize streambank gradient, and reduce a parking lot footprint. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2011 9/30/2012 PA
2011 $75,000 Revision Tribal Capacity- Fond du Lac Band Fond Du Lac Band of Chippewa This project will assist the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in building capacity to participate in the implementation of the Lakewide Management Plan for Lake Superior, and in remedial planning for delisting Beneficial Use Impairments in the St. Louis River Area of Concern. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 MN
2011 $518,467 New Project Calumet Invasive Species Conservation Corps Initiative Friends of the Forest Preserves The grant will be used to employ five people from diverse communities in the Calumet area to control invasive species on 228 acres in four high-quality natural areas in the Calumet region of the Cook County Forest Preserve District. The project will focus on eradication or control of invasive glossy buckthorn, purple loosestrife, Japanese knotweed, fig buttercup, and spotted knapweed. 2 - Invasive Species 8/1/2011 11/1/2013 IL
2011 $105,353 Increase Tribal Capacity- Grand Portage Reservation Tribal Council Grand Portage Band of Chippewa This project will assist the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa in building capacity to participate in the implementation of the Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) for Lake Superior. Participation in LaMP activities will enable the Tribe to meet long term goals including the protection and preservation of tribal resources and lifeways. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MN
2011 $86,829 Increase Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians - Tribal Capacity Program Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians This project will assist the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians in building capacity to participate in the implementation of the Lakewide Management Plan for Lake Michigan. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2011 $533,161 New Project Boardman River Dams Removal-Sediment Management Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Initiative The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay and the Boardman River Dams Implementation Team will remove Brown Bridge dam and Sabin dam on the Boardman River. This project will restore 184 acres of wetlands and 2.2 miles of river corridor and prevent 5,589 tons of sediment from reaching Lake Michigan. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2011 6/30/2013 MI
2011 $767,648 New Project Grand Traverse Bay - East Bay Park Remediation Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Initiative The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay will implement stormwater management measures at three storm drains discharging at East Bay Park. Low impact development techniques such as bio-swales and rain gardens will be used to manage stormwater runoff from the parking lot and permeable pavement will be installed at the canoe/kayak launch. The modifications are expected to eliminate sources of bacterial contamination, protect public health and improve beach water quality. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2011 12/31/2012 MI
2011 $987,102 New Project Grand Traverse Bay - Suttons Bay Stormwater Remediation Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Initiative The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay will implement a series of stormwater management systems at three storm drain outlets using green infrastructure techniques in Suttons Bay. This project is expected to reduce human health risks at two swimming beaches by eliminating sources of bacterial contamination. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2011 12/31/2013 MI
2011 $1,000,000 New Project Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Protection Project Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy will strategically secure 400 acres of conservation easements to protect water quality of the Grand Traverse Bay. Preservation of this land will prevent 1,160 pounds of nitrogen, 108 pounds of phosphorus, and 26 tons of sediment from entering the Bay and Lake Michigan. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2011 9/30/2014 MI
2011 $190,000 New Project Reducing Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in the Great Lakes Great Lakes Commission The Great Lakes Commission will measure sources of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs), a compound used in flame retardants, and will identify substitutes for PBDEs in various products. Industry representatives and others will be engaged to identify PBDE-free alternatives and to develop strategies for reducing exposure to PBDEs. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 8/1/2011 12/30/2012 Multi-state
2011 $147,200 New Project Asian Carp Control Strategy Great Lakes Fishery Commission The grant will establish a program to plan and implement Asian Carp control activities including Risk Assessment and Communication and Outreach Activities. Advancing Asian Carp controls and public education will facilitate the rehabilitation of Great Lakes fish communities and the ecosystem as a whole. 2 - Invasive Species 1/1/2011 9/30/2012 MI
2011 $475,000 New Project Great Lakes Restoration of Native Fish Species Great Lakes Fishery Commission This agreement will provide funds for the recipient to implement a competitive grant program to support studies, and the planning and implementation of restoration programs. Fish that have become extinct from portions of the Great Lakes include, lake trout, several species of ciscoes, deep water sculpins, and lake sturgeon, are each important to the Great Lakes food web. Funded projects will investigate and promote suitable environmental conditions for native species, and include the physical reintroduction of native species and assessment of those reintroductions. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 1/1/2011 9/30/2012 MI
2011 $3,300,000 Revision Invasive Species Control: Sea Lamprey Great Lakes Fishery Commission This agreement will provide funds for field tests to be conducted on developing sea lamprey pheromone control techniques. The Great Lakes Fishery Commission will use an acoustic telemetry system to observe species movement for improved fisheries management. These efforts will reduce the threat of invasive species within the Great Lakes. Furthermore, advancing sea lamprey control through the development of pheromone-based control strategies will facilitate the rehabilitation of Great Lakes fish communities and the ecosystem as a whole. 2 - Invasive Species 1/1/2010 9/30/2014 MI
2011 $210,000 Increase Support for Tribal Participation in LaMPs Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission This project will enhance tribal participation in implementation of the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan and facilitate intergovernmental coordination among tribes and with other governments. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 8/1/2010 7/31/2015 WI
2011 $1,000,000 New Project Reducing the Impact of Stormwater on Metro Beach Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority The Huron Clinton Metropark Authority will use green infrastructure measures to reduce, capture and treat stormwater runoff impacting the Metropolitan Beach Metropark on Lake St. Clair. This project will eliminate approximately 11.5 acres of pavement and establish a new drainage pattern for the parking area that will filter all runoff through a system of vegetative swales and detention areas to an existing 96 acre wetland. These green infrastructure investments will improve water quality and public health at Metro Beach and restore the natural hydrology. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2011 6/30/2013 MI
2011 $226,950 New Project Illinois Lake Michigan Implementation Plan Illinois Department of Natural Resources The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will collaborate with the Alliance for the Great Lakes, Chicago Wilderness, and the Biodiversity Project to develop and implement an Illinois Lake Michigan Implementation Plan to guide resource allocations to protect the Illinois Lake Michigan watershed. The result will be improved prioritization and implementation of on-the-ground restoration projects in the Lake Michigan watershed and coastal zone and an increase in the number and diversity of stakeholders participating in Lakewide Management Plan priorities. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 7/1/2011 7/1/2013 IL
2011 $550,000 Increase Illinois LaMP and RAP Support Illinois Department of Natural Resources This project will provide capacity for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to assist with the development and implementation of Lakewide Management Plans for Lake Michigan, as well as Remedial Action Plans for an Area of Concern. The agency will assess ecosystems, quality-assure data, remediate problems in order to delist Beneficial Use Impairments; and control nutrients, invasive species and habitat loss lakewide. Multiple Focus Areas 9/30/2010 6/30/2015 IL
2011 $200,000 Revision Lakewide Management Plan/ Remedial Action Plans Illinois Department of Natural Resources This project will provide capacity for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to assist with the development and implementation of Lakewide Management Plans for Lake Michigan, as well as Remedial Action Plans for an Area of Concern. The agency will assess ecosystems, quality-assure data, remediate problems in order to delist Beneficial Use Impairments; and control nutrients, invasive species and habitat loss lakewide. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/30/2010 6/30/2015 IL
2011 $200,000 Increase Tribal Capacity Program - Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Keweenaw Bay Indian Community This grant funds Keweenaw Bay Indian Community participation on the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) process. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2011 $349,934 New Project Dune and Beach Restoration for Lake Michigan Beach Health Lake County (IL) Health Department and Community Health Center The Lake County Health Department (LCHD) will decrease gull habitat and increase biodiversity at North Point Marina in Lake County, Illinois. LCHD will restore and expand the dune and beach area, remove all invasive species, plant native species, monitor water levels, assess vegetation, and educate lifeguards about beach and dune health. This project is expected to reduce bacteria and other pathogens, improve water quality, and reduce swimming bans at North Point Marina. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2011 12/31/2013 IL
2011 $675,401 New Project Dead Dog Creek Ravine/Stream Restoration Phase 2 Lake County (IL) Stormwater Management Commission The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission will implement the second and final phase of Dead Dog Creek stream restoration. Dead Dog Creek is a ravine system tributary to coastal wetlands and Lake Michigan. The restoration will implement in-stream, streambank, and riparian buffer water quality and sediment control on 3,950 feet of Dead Dog Creek. This restoration will prevent 67 tons of sediment and 73 pounds of phosphorus from reaching Lake Michigan. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2011 6/30/2014 IL
2011 $197,250 New Project Eurasian Watermilfoil Strategic Biological Control Program Les Cheneaux Watershed Council The grant will support the Les Cheneaux Watershed Council?s work to stock 65,000 milfoil weevils in approximately 16 locations in three bays in the Les Cheneaux Islands region of northern Lake Huron, Michigan to control the invasive Eurasian watermilfoil and restore important perch spawning grounds. The project includes monitoring to assess the long-term effectiveness of this biological control strategy for watermilfoil. 2 - Invasive Species 7/1/2011 12/31/2013 MI
2011 $174,612 New Project Paradise Lake Pilot Boat Washing Station Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will collaborate with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Paradise Lake Improvement Board to prevent the spread of invasive species by installing and maintaining a boat washing station on an inland lake close to Lake Michigan and Lake Huron with a single access site. The project will provide a model for smaller communities in the Great Lakes seeking to reduce the transport of invasive species by recreational boats. 2 - Invasive Species 8/1/2011 7/31/2013 MI
2011 $98,610 Increase Tribal Capacity Program- Little Traverse Bay Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians This project will assist the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa to increase the Tribe's capacity to participate in several Great Lakes meetings and initiatives. As appropriate, the Tribe will provide a tribal perspective at meetings and comment on documents. The Tribe will actively participate in Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan implementation projects to ensure tribal concerns are considered. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2011 9/30/2012 MI
2011 $665,000 New Project Targeting Critical Agricultural Areas with BMPs Macatawa Area Coordinating Council The Macatawa Area Coordinating Council will provide cost-share payments to farmers who install agricultural best management practices in critical areas. The project will increase the use of agricultural conservation practices in the watershed and will prevent 13,000 tons of sediment, 8 tons of phosphorus, and 19 tons of nitrogen from entering Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan each year. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2011 6/30/2014 MI
2011 $422,209 New Project Sediment Reduction in the Sebewaing River Watershed Michigan Department of Agriculture The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will implement agricultural best management practices to significantly reduce sedimentation and nutrient loss from the Sebewaing River Watershed to the waters of Saginaw Bay. This project will prevent 21,000 tons of sediment, 16 tons of phosphorus, and 33 tons of nitrogen from entering the Sebewaing River, its tributaries, and Saginaw Bay each year. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2011 7/31/2014 MI
2011 $376,517 New Project Sediment Reduction in the Swartz Creek Watershed Michigan Department of Agriculture The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will implement agricultural best management practices to significantly reduce sedimentation and nutrient loss from the Swartz Creek Watershed to the waters of the Flint River and Saginaw Bay. This project will prevent 5,084 tons of sediment, 4 tons of phosphorus, and 8 tons of nitrogen from entering Swartz Creek, the Flint River, and Saginaw Bay each year. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2011 7/31/2014 MI
2011 $498,632 New Project Assessing Michigan's Beneficial Use of Sport-Caught Fish Michigan Department of Community Health The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) will partner with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Michigan's 14 Area of Concern Public Advisory Councils (PACs) to assess progress toward removal of three Beneficial Use Impairments: Fish Consumption Advisories, Tainting of Fish Flavor, and Fish Tumors and Other Deformities and to make recommendations for further action. Fish samples will be analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyls, mercury and/or dioxin at five priority Areas of Concern to assist in removal of the Fish Consumption Advisory BUIs. Community-specific public outreach to promote safe sport-caught fish consumption will be developed and implemented by the state and the PACs. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 8/1/2011 7/31/2014 MI
2011 $3,633,649 New Project Michigan DEQ - Area of Concern Restoration and Great Lakes Coordination Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This will fund Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Area of Concern Program and the Great Lakes Coordination for Fiscal Years 2011-2014. The project encompasses Michigan's 14 Areas of Concern and Lakewide Management Plans for Lakes Superior, Michigan, Erie, and the Binational Partnership for Lake Huron and the Lake St. Comprehensive Management Plan. The expected outcome of these projects is the delisting of Beneficial Use Impairments in Michigan's 14 Areas of Concern. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2011 9/30/2014 MI
2011 $1,495,000 New Project Restoring Fish Passage in the River Raisin Area of Concern Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and project partners will implement the second phase of a two part plan to open up Lake Erie to the lower 23 miles of the River Raisin for the first time in over 70 years. This project will reconnect an additional 9.5 miles of river by addressing impediments at four dams. This project will improve fish passage, while advancing the delisting of the fish and wildlife related Beneficial Use Impairments in the River Raisin Area of Concern. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 7/15/2011 9/30/2013 MI
2011 $500,000 New Project River Raisin Area of Concern - Sterling Island Restoration Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will implement the Sterling Island Restoration Project by addressing erosion problems associated with the island and enhancing the shallow water habitat. These actions will contribute to removal of the Fish and Wildlife related Beneficial Use Impairments for the River Raisin Area of Concern. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 7/15/2011 9/30/2013 MI
2011 $890,735 New Project Targeted Phosphorus Reduction in the Pigeon River Watershed Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will reduce phosphorus loads from the Pigeon River Watershed to address Saginaw Bay?s designated use impairment. MDEQ will use agricultural best management practices at targeted sites in the Lower Pigeon, West Branch Drain and Upper Pigeon subwatersheds, which will reduce phosphorus loads by over 5,000 pounds per year. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2011 9/30/2014 MI
2011 $281,612 New Project Harmful Algal Bloom Mapping for the Great Lakes Michigan Technological University Using satellite imagery, tested algorithms for image analysis, and other ancillary data, Michigan Technological University (MTU) will create baseline maps of the areal extent and duration of harmful algal blooms for all five Great Lakes for the period 2008-2012. MTU will share these maps and analyses with Great Lakes agencies, community groups and other stakeholders. MTU will also develop and share a Standard Operating Procedure so that a consistently-applied methodology can continue to be used to update the maps after project completion. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2011 6/30/2013 Multi-state
2011 $878,555 Increase Minnesota Lake Superior LaMP Support Minnesota Pollution Control Agency This project will provide capacity for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to assist with the development and implementation of the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan, as well as the Remedial Action Plans for the St. Louis River Area of Concern. The agency will assess ecosystems, quality assure data, remediate problems in order to delist Beneficial Use Impairments; and control nutrients, invasive species and habitat loss lakewide. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MN
2011 $207,000 New Project Reduction of Poly-aromatic hydrocarbon releases from Coal Tar-Based Sealants Minnesota Pollution Control Agency The project will reduce the use and release of cancer-causing chemicals from coal tar sealants exposure in the Great Lakes region. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2011 9/30/2013 MN
2011 $500,000 New Project Adopting Safer Chemistry in the Great Lakes Region National Pollution Prevention Roundtable The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable will partner with the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable, Clean Production Action and the Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network to recruit 50-100 companies into a program that challenges companies to reduce their use of hazardous chemicals through source reduction measures. Expected outcomes include prevention of 2 million pounds of toxic chemicals from entering the Great Lakes ecosystem. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 8/1/2011 7/31/2014 Multi-state
2011 $14,734 New Project National Wildlife Federation National Wildlife Federation-S. C. Regional Office This project will support the Healing Our Waters (HOW) - Great Lakes Coalition 7th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference and will educate and inform Great Lakes stakeholders about the importance of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The conference will: 1) showcase restoration successes, discuss common challenges, and strengthen linkages; 2) build capacity to implement on-the-ground restoration actions; 3) identify opportunities to address restoration priorities under GLRI and 4) consider actions that will strengthen the HOW Conference. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2011 12/31/2011 Multi-state
2011 $902,573 New Project Reassessment of Niagara River Area of Concern Sources of Contamination New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation The grant will build upon previous studies and monitoring efforts (completed in the late 1980's to mid 1990's) to reassess point and non-point sources of priority toxic chemicals that have contributed to five of the seven Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs) at the Niagara River Area of Concern (AOC). While considerable progress has been made by state and local regulatory agencies, a comprehensive reassessment is needed to determine whether delisting criteria have been met and to identify remaining sources of contamination. The sampling program will focus on hazardous waste sites, wastewater discharges and primary tributaries. The expected outcomes include reduction of toxic substances entering the Niagara River and the eventual removal of five of the seven BUIs present at this AOC. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2011 8/31/2013 NY
2011 $1,250,000 Revision State Capacity Lakewide Management Plans For The Areas Of Concern Priorities Within New York State New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation This project will form a Great Lakes Team to coordinate project planning, public outreach, sampling and monitoring for the Lake Ontario and Lake Erie Management Plans, and management of the Great Lakes Areas of Concern in New York State. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 NY
2011 $250,000 New Project Xenobiotics in Fish from New York's Great Lakes Waters-Phase 2 New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will produce updated fish contaminant data for chemicals that impact human and ecosystem health in the St. Lawrence River. This project is phase two (of four phases) of a fish sampling project that was funded by a GLRI FY2010 grant to measure legacy and other emerging chemicals of concern in the St. Lawrence River/Massena Area of Concern (AOC). The New York State Department of Health and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will evaluate the data to produce appropriate fish consumption advisories for New York State and Tribal waters. These data will determine the status of the Restrictions on Fish and Wildlife Consumption Beneficial Use Impairment for this AOC. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 7/1/2011 9/30/2014 NY
2011 $200,000 New Project Toxics Reduction and Sustainability in Paper Manufacturing New York State Pollution Prevention Institute - Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester Institute of Technology researchers will conduct assessments at four paper manufacturing companies to identify opportunities to reduce toxic chemical releases to the Great Lakes, reduce energy consumption and water usage, and reduce operational costs. The companies implementing the recommendations are expected to reduce releases of mercury, Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Poly-aromatic hydrocarbons by 5%, reduce fuel and water consumption, and reduce costs. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 8/1/2011 7/31/2013 NY
2011 $497,085 New Project Eighteenmile Creek Remedial Action Plan Coordination 2012-2016 Niagara County (NY) Soil and Water Conservation District The grant will support the Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District?s (NCSWCD) work as lead agency for Remedial Action Plan (RAP) coordination and management in the Eighteen Mile Creek Area of Concern (AOC) during the next five years. The NCSWCD will continue current efforts to manage AOC planning, assessment, and restoration activities necessary to delist this AOC. The NCSWCD will coordinate with EPA and the State of New York on the Legacy Act site characterization project for this AOC, conduct studies that address contaminant impacts on the creek, continue a number of environmental studies needed to remove Beneficial Use Impairments at the AOC, continue community outreach, and coordinate these projects among the various RAP partners. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 1/1/2012 12/31/2016 NY
2011 $265,380 New Project Northeast Michigan?Lake Huron Watershed Community Collaboration Northeast Michigan Council of Governments The grant will support collaboration among local residents, governmental entities and other organizations to identify common issues and promote environmentally-responsible decision making in the Northeast Michigan-Lake Huron Watershed. The project will use the Northeast Michigan-Lake Huron Community Collaboration web site to provide access to environmental data and to provide opportunities for collaboration. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2011 9/30/2014 MI
2011 $300,000 New Project A Targeted Landowner Approach to Watershed Restoration Northland College Northland College will advance the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan by working to increase the number and diversity of stakeholders implementing priority projects in the Marengo River and Fish Creek watersheds in the Chequamegon Bay area. This work will involve coordinating the technical implementation capacity of regional County Land and Water Conservation Departments with the outreach capacity of the Bad River Watershed Association to increase landowner adoption of Best Management Practices in priority sub-basins. The partnership will also establish an outreach-implementation model that can be expanded throughout the region by the Chequamegon Bay Area Partnership. Projects will include wetland restoration, livestock fencing, access and crossing improvements, riparian buffer zones, culvert replacements, and stream bank stabilization. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 8/1/2011 7/31/2014 WI
2011 $173,000 New Project Lake Superior Binational Forum Lakewide Management Plan Implementation Northland College Northland College will support the Binational Lake Superior Forum?s work to implement the following Lakewide Management Plan priorities: 1) develop an Aquatic Invasive Species education and outreach campaign for tourism and water recreation audiences; and 2) increase the number and diversity of stakeholders who are informed about and actively engaged in public dialogue about the impacts of mining in the Lake Superior watershed. The project will also support Forum implementation of the Lake Superior Zero Discharge Demonstration Program. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 8/1/2011 7/31/2013 Multi-state
2011 $200,000 Increase Water Quality Protection Center Support NSF International The Water Quality Protection Center (WQP) addresses technologies for protecting both surface water and groundwater from contamination, including, but not limited to: wastewater treatment and nutrient reduction systems for residential applications; animal waste treatment systems; stormwater treatment systems and technologies for water reuse applications. The Center also addresses urban infrastructure rehabilitation technologies, and ship ballast water treatment technologies. 2 - Invasive Species 12/1/2009 11/30/2012 MI
2011 $242,837 New Project Coordinated Implementation Strategy-Lake Erie LaMP Ohio Environmental Council The Ohio Environmental Council will coordinate the Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan Public Forum to facilitate effective, basin-wide implementation of Lakewide Management Plan goals. The grant will be used to train new and existing Forum members to engage civic and community leaders, stakeholder groups, and local and regional media outlets to support implementation of conservation practices and increased enrollment in conservation programs that will restore and protect the Lake Erie watershed. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2011 9/30/2013 OH
2011 $177,688 New Project Fish Deformity Data Collection and Analysis Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Ohio EPA will assess the status of the Fish Tumors and Other Deformities Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) in the Black River, Cuyahoga River and Maumee River Areas of Concern (AOCs). Sampling and analysis will be conducted to determine the extent of deformities, erosions, lesions and tumors in resident fish populations. The results will be compared to Ohio?s delisting targets for BUI removal. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 7/1/2011 7/15/2014 OH
2011 $546,417 New Project Lake Erie Nutrient Reduction Demonstration Watershed Ohio Environmental Protection Agency The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will implement a series of targeted nutrient reduction practices identified in the Sandusky River Total Maximum Daily Load report. In 2010, the Sandusky River discharged high levels of dissolved reactive phosphorus into Lake Erie. This project will prevent 14,741 pounds of nitrogen, 2,580 pounds of phosphorus, and 479 tons of sediment from reaching Lake Erie. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2011 7/15/2015 OH
2011 $122,429 New Project Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force Phase 2 Ohio Environmental Protection Agency The Ohio EPA will reconvene the Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force to build upon its 2010 report and broaden participation to include agri-business representatives and crop consultants. The project will incorporate current research and work to develop a broader consensus on the management actions necessary to reduce algal blooms in Lake Erie?s western basin. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 7/1/2011 7/15/2014 OH
2011 $747,741 New Project Plum and Kankapot Creeks Riparian Protection Outagamie County (WI) The Outagamie County Land Conservation Department will use this grant to provide incentives for agricultural producers to install vegetated buffer strips on approximately 14 miles of intermittent and perennial streams in the Plum and Kankapot Creek watersheds, which are significant contributors of sediment and phosphorus to the Lower Fox River. The buffer strips will prevent an estimated 1,000 tons of sediment and 6,000 pounds of phosphorus from entering Green Bay in Lake Michigan each year. Fifteen-year operation and maintenance agreements will be used to ensure longevity of the buffers. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2011 6/30/2014 WI
2011 $332,869 New Project Eastern Lake Ontario Headwaters Watercraft Inspector Program Paul Smith's College of Arts and Sciences The grant will support implementation by Paul Smith's College of a recreational boat inspection program to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species in the headwaters of eastern Lake Ontario. Over 14,000 inspections will take place within the western region of Adirondack Park. The boat inspectors will also provide information to the boating community on aquatic ecology and best methods for preventing the spread of invasive species. 2 - Invasive Species 8/1/2011 7/31/2013 NY
2011 $199,958 Revision Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Support Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection This project will support the Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan. This project will include habitat restoration; nutrient management; invasive species control; implementation of two stormwater reduction demonstration projects, as well as other projects identified in the Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay Area of Concern watershed restoration plan. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 12/31/2012 PA
2011 $50,000 Increase Tribal Capacity-Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa This project will assist the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas to increase the Tribe's capacity to participate in several Great Lakes meetings and initiatives. As appropriate, the Red Cliff Band will provide a tribal perspective at meetings and comment on documents. The Tribe will actively participate in Lakewide Management Plan implementation projects to ensure tribal concerns are considered. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 WI
2011 $104,192 New Project Household Toxics Reduction through Consumer Education Pilot Rochester Institute of Technology This project will reduce toxic contamination of the Great Lakes from household cleaning products. The grant will support workshops promoting the use of nontoxic products and sustainable practices in communities throughout the Rochester Embayment, Niagara River, Eighteen mile Creek, and St. Lawrence River-Massena Area of Concern watersheds. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2011 9/30/2013 NY
2011 $74,998 Increase Tribal Capacity Building - Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe This project will assist the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in building capacity to participate in the implementation of Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) and Remedial Action Plan (RAP) meetings. The Tribe will also investigate the extent to which persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic substances have contaminated fish populations targeted by tribal members and ways in which tribal members use fish that are distinct from the general population. The focus of these efforts will be on Lake Huron; however, the Tribe intends to emphasize data and analyses that could be applicable to other Great Lakes tribes. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 MI
2011 $100,000 Increase Chippewa Indian - Tribal Capacity Program Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians This project will continue too support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement pursuant to Public Law 111-88. There is a need for sustained Tribal involvement in both the Lake-wide Management Plan (LaMP) and Area of Concern (AOC) programs. The Inter-Tribal Fisheries and Assessment Program (ITFAP) proposes to prevent water pollution and protect aquatic systems and the overall ecosystem health of the Great Lakes by continuing participation on behalf of Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority (CORA) in the Lake Michigan LaMP, the Lake Superior Binational Program, and the St. Mary's River Remedial Action Plan (RAP). Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 MI
2011 $88,100 Increase Tribal Capacity- Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians This project will assist the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to build capacity to participate in the implementation of the Lakewide Management Plans (LaMP) and initiatives relating to the St. Mary's River Area of Concern (AOC). Funding will enable the Tribe to plan projects in support of LaMP priorities and assist in solving environmental problems in the AOC. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2012 MI
2011 $607,000 New Project Thorgren Basin Naturalization and Retrofit Save The Dunes Conservation Fund Inc. The Save the Dunes Conservation Fund and the City of Valparaiso will retrofit and naturalize the Thorgren detention basin, a critical area designated in the Salt Creek Watershed Management Plan. This project will prevent 61 pounds of phosphorus and 11 tons of sediment from reaching Lake Michigan. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2011 9/30/2013 IN
2011 $25,000 New Project Great Teens for the Great Lakes: A New Generation of Advocacy Shedd Aquarium Society The Shedd Aquarium Society will recruit and educate Chicago area teenagers, including those from underserved neighborhoods, to become ambassadors for Great Lakes stewardship. Teenagers from 50 schools and 25 organizations will learn about Great Lakes issues by participating in stewardship activities and through social media interaction. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/1/2011 2/28/2013 IL
2011 $397,147 New Project Direct Mitigation of a Harmful Algal Bloom in Sodus Bay SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry The project will treat early-stage harmful algal blooms (HABs) using hydrogen peroxide, a methodology successfully used in Europe to protect swimming beaches. Researchers will determine whether peroxide can be used to remove cyanobacteria from Sodus Bay and alleviate severe HABs, without harming desirable planktonic and fish resources. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2011 9/30/2014 NY
2011 $534,689 New Project Detroit River-Western Lake Erie CWMA and Phragmites Control The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy, working with public and private partners, will restore coastal wetlands vital for waterfowl and marshbirds. The project will fund eradication of invasive Phragmites australis on approximately 1,240 acres of Western Lake Erie coastal wetlands in Wayne and Monroe Counties, Michigan. The project will also establish through a spectrum of local partners a large-scale and sustainable approach to Phragmites treatment in a heavily populated area with high recreational value. 2 - Invasive Species 9/1/2011 9/30/2014 MI
2011 $667,971 New Project Invasive Predator Suppression on Critical Spawning Reefs The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy will control invasive round goby and rusty crayfish populations on five reefs in Grand Traverse and Little Traverse Bays in Lake Michigan to increase the survival of eggs and larvae of native reef fish such as lake trout, cisco, and whitefish. The project will employ innovative (seismic gun) invasive species techniques and refine traditional (trapping) methods. Through monitoring, the project will quantify the effectiveness of the treatments and the changes in survival of the three native fish species. 2 - Invasive Species 8/1/2011 6/30/2014 MI
2011 $331,669 New Project Long-term Phragmites Control through the Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy will use fire/mechanized treatments, follow-up herbicide treatments, and reseeding with native species to eradicate or control invasive Phragmites australis on approximately 900 acres of western Lake Erie shoreline in Ottawa, Sandusky and Erie Counties, Ohio. This project will restore remnant coastal wetlands that support an estimated 500,000 waterfowl and migratory shorebirds as well as fish spawning habitat. 2 - Invasive Species 9/1/2011 9/30/2014 OH
2011 $338,883 New Project Two Hearted Watershed Remediation and Plan Implementation The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy will implement management measures contained in the Two Hearted River Watershed Management Plan that will reduce sediment loading by 429 tons and restore 2.5 miles of stream. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2011 12/31/2013 MI
2011 $299,495 New Project Wetland Monitoring for Lake Ontario Adaptive Management The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy will use the grant to assemble and finalize cost-effective protocols for wetland monitoring based on the research and findings of the International Joint Commission?s Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River study, which found that regulation of the system altered natural cycling of water levels and impacted coastal areas. The project will also initiate the environmental monitoring work called for in the International Joint Commission?s framework for adaptive management to help ensure the protection and restoration of Lake Ontario coastal wetlands. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 8/1/2011 7/31/2015 NY
2011 $887,723 New Project Little Traverse Bay Stormwater Management Initiative Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council The Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council will protect the water quality of Lake Michigan?s fourth largest bay by implementing stormwater best management practices. These practices include: road and stream crossing improvements; construction of a stormwater wetland; stream bank restoration; and construction of rain gardens. These practices will prevent 900 tons of sediment from reaching Little Traverse Bay. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2011 8/31/2014 MI
2011 $1,688,691 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act - Research (All Areas of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct research activities as directed under the Great Lakes Legacy Reauthorization Act of 2008 which authorizes EPA to conduct research on the development and use of innovative approaches, technologies, and techniques for the remediation of Sediment contamination in areas of concern that are located wholly or partially in the United States 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 6/27/2011 ongoing Multi-state
2011 $80,628 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Ashtabula River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct remedial design support for the Ashtabula North slip site within the Ashtabula River Area of Concern 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 8/22/2011 8/30/2013 OH
2011 $2,286,311 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Buffalo River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work and remedial design work at the Buffalo River in the Buffalo River Area of Concern in Buffalo, NY 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 3/28/2011 3/30/2013 NY
2011 $280,000 New Project Great Lakes Legacy Act (Clinton River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work at the Clinton River in the Clinton River Area of Concern in Detroit, MI 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 6/27/2011 10/1/2012 MI
2011 $107,873 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Cuyahoga River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work at the Cuyahoga River in the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern in Cleveland, OH 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 2/14/2011 9/30/2013 OH
2011 $597,713 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Detroit River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct feasibility study and data collection activities and partnership recruitment at the Upper Trenton Channel in the Detroit River Area of Concern in Trenton, MI 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 3/17/2011 4/30/2013 MI
2011 $7,837,251 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Grand Calumet River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work and conduct the dredging and capping of contaminated sediment from the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern in Hammond and East Chicago, Indiana (Roxana Marsh) 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 2/14/2011 4/30/2012 IN
2011 $93,272 New Project Great Lakes Legacy Act (Manistique Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work for the Manistique River in the Manistique River Area of Concern in Manistique, MI 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 10/9/2011 6/15/2015 MI
2011 $807,332 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Maumee River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work at the Ottawa River, Duck and Otter creek, Swan creek and the lower Maumee River in the Maumee River Area of Concern in Toledo, OH 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 10/9/2011 10/30/2013 OH
2011 $3,182 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Menominee River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work at the Menominee River in the Menominee River Area of Concern in Marinette, WI 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 10/9/2011 12/30/2013 WI
2011 $9,349,221 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work and conduct the dredging of contaminated sediment from the Lincoln Park (Phase I) in the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern in Milwuakee, WI 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 5/5/2011 4/30/2013 WI
2011 $8,296,009 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Muskegan Lake Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct remedial design work and conduct the dredging of contaminated sediment from the Division Street Outfall and site characterization work at Ryerson Creek in the Muskegan Lake Area of Concern in Muskegan, MI 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 3/28/2011 12/30/2013 MI
2011 $1,643,078 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Raisin River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work and to fund a portion of the dredging and disposal of approximately 109,000 cubic yards of PCB contaminated sediments from the Raisin River Area of Concern in Monroe, Michigan 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 3/17/2011 12/31/2013 MI
2011 $11,742,082 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Sheboygan River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work and conduct the remedial design and dredging of contaminated sediment from the Sheboygan River (GLLA project) and the Harbor dredging project (through the USACE - GLRI) in the Sheboygan River Area of Concern in Sheboygan, WI 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 2/17/2011 7/30/2013 WI
2011 $85,966 New Project Great Lakes Legacy Act (St. Louis River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work at the Spirit Lake in the St. Louis River River Area of Concern in Duluth, MN 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 10/9/2011 5/30/2014 MN
2011 $4,509,152 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (St. Marys River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct remedial design work and conduct the dredging of contaminated sediment from the St. Marys River in the St. Marys River Area of Concern in Sault Ste. Marie, MI 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 5/5/2011 4/30/2013 MI
2011 $2,224,175 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act support (Multi-AOC ) U.S. EPA These projects provide overall programmatic support for the Great Lakes Legacy Act. They include: 1) Technical assistance from the USACE; 2) Quality Assurance/Quality Control assistance; 3) Programmatic Community involvement; and 4) Sediment cap research and monitoring 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 2/7/2011 ongoing Multi-state
2011 $3,778,175 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act support (Multi-AOC ) U.S. EPA Funds that have been obligated onto the GLNPO support contracts to provide sediment remedial design and remedial action support. They have not as of the date of this release been obligated to a specific task order 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 8/22/2011 ongoing Multi-state
2011 $313,840 Increase Great Lakes Sediment Surveillance Program (GLSSP) University of Illinois-Chicago This project will investigate the presence of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic substances (PBTs), and determining the spatial distribution and temporal trend of PBTs in the Great Lakes through sedimentary records. Sediment samples will be collected in all 5 Great Lakes and selected inland lakes, age-dated and analyzed for PBTs. The program will make high quality data available to the public and the Great Lakes scientific community. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 IL
2011 $297,073 Increase Chicago as a Source of Air Toxics to Lake Michigan University of Iowa This project will investigate the importance of the Chicago region as a source of persistent organic pollutants to Lake Michigan. The overall goal of the project is to better understand the relationship between the observed concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in Chicago?s air and their subsequent deposition into Lake Michigan. This work will identify and quantify hotspots of emission sources of persistent organic pollutants in Chicago for potential source reduction and/or remediation. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2014 Multi-state
2011 $199,921 New Project Green Marina Education and Outreach Project, Phase II University of Michigan The University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment will use this grant to expand the Great Lakes Green Marina Network by leveraging partnerships developed among marina operators, boating industry experts and specialists from the Sea Grant program to protect water quality and nearshore habitat. The project team will develop and distribute recycling information and pollution prevention kits to encourage boaters to implement best management practices and will provide information about the Clean Boater Act. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 11/1/2011 10/31/2013 MI
2011 $529,037 Increase Monitoring-Zooplankton, Benthos, and Chlorophyll University of Michigan Results from the 2006 Lake Superior lower food web study and ancillary data from Lake Superior indicate that the current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) surveillance program is missing the depth zones where the vast majority of Diporeia live in Lake Superior. To correct this situation, EPA and the University of Michigan have agreed to add nine stations in this depth interval (20-100 meters) to the Lake Superior benthos sampling plan. The additional effort to support this change requires more taxonomic work to identify and count Diporeia and Dreissenids from 27 samples from nine stations. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 3/1/2007 2/29/2012 Multi-state
2011 $676,841 New Project Biological Monitoring University of Minnesota The project will develop critical measures of Great Lakes health. Phytoplankton, which are the base of the Great Lakes food web, will be sampled biannually to identify ecosystem changes and the amount of material available to support zooplankton and fish growth. The information collected through this project will help Great Lakes fisheries managers make stocking decisions. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 7/1/2011 6/30/2016 MN
2011 $400,000 New Project Extending a Regional Public Outreach Campaign on Aquatic Invasive Species University of Minnesota The grant will support University of Minnesota Sea Grant program outreach to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species in the Great Lakes by enhancing previously successful outreach programs, including the ?Nab the Aquatic Invader!? and the ?Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!? campaigns. The project targets fifteen invasive species pathways, including the pet and aquarium trade, water gardening, and bait production. The project is expected to generate over two million media exposures to the project?s message and to result in a reduction in the spread of invasive species. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2011 9/30/2014 MN
2011 $276,150 New Project Invasive Species Surveillance of the Bait Trade University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame researchers will assess the live bait trade for bighead carp, silver carp, grass carp, black carp, and other target invasive species using molecular techniques. The grant will generate data to quantify the threat posed by the transport and use of live bait and help inform future management efforts to prevent introductions of invasive species through the live bait trade. This funding will also be used to develop educational material on aquatic invasive species. 2 - Invasive Species 8/1/2011 7/31/2013 Multi-state
2011 $165,658 Increase Enhancing Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network With Passive Samplers University of Rhode Island This project will support Annexes 12 and 15 of the GLWQA and the Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern focus area of the GLRI by enhancing the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN) with passive samplers. Samplers will be deployed in the atmosphere and surface water along coastal stations and mid-lake to: (i) assess the extent to which atmospheric concentrations of persistent bioaccumulative toxics (PBTs) vary across Lakes Erie and Ontario; (ii) determine the amount of atmospheric PBTs being transferred to Lakes Erie and Ontario; and (iii) detect emerging contaminants of concern across Lakes Erie and Ontario. This work will also identify source regions of PBTs for potential source reduction and better measure the progress of restoration efforts. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/30/2015 Multi-state
2011 $307,487 New Project Sturgeon Blood and Tissue Assay of Pollutants in Rochester Emb University of Rochester This project will evaluate fish contaminant levels in the Rochester Embayment Area of Concern to determine whether the Fish Consumption Beneficial Use Impairment can be removed and whether the fish consumption advisory can be lifted. This project will produce updated data on the level of toxic contaminants (silver, mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins/furans and pesticides) in the tissue of lake sturgeon residing in the Lower Genesee River. These data will be compared with age-matched lake sturgeon in a nearby tributary. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 7/1/2011 6/30/2014 NY
2011 $1,348,595 New Project Maumee Area of Concern -- Wolf Creek: Passive Treatment Wetland to Improve Nearshore Health and Reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution University of Toledo University of Toledo researchers will construct a 10-acre, terraced wetland and floodplain in the Maumee Area of Concern to reduce the amount of bacteria, nutrient, and sediment entering Lake Erie through the Wolf Creek watershed. In addition, this project will increase coastal wetland acreage for fish and wildlife habitat. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2011 6/30/2013 OH
2011 $186,960 Increase Great Lakes Education University of Wisconsin This project will adapt Earth Partnership curricula which will engage teachers, students, resource personnel and citizens in research, restoration and outreach activities associated with the Great Lakes and their watersheds. This project will combine other Great Lakes education programs to create a comprehensive, inquiry and restoration-based approach. The overall goal is to ensure that all citizens are educated to understand how their actions can improve the health of the Great Lakes. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 8/16/2010 8/15/2013 Multi-state
2011 $85,733 New Project Stormwater Management at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Power Plant University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will construct a cistern designed to capture the quantity of rainwater predicted to fall on the 13,000 square foot roof of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Power Plant during a two year storm event. The cistern system will drain into a rain garden. This project is expected to reduce the scale and frequency of combined sewer overflows into the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern, which will reduce pollution of Milwaukee beaches. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2011 6/30/2012 WI
2011 $1,073,630 New Project Implement Mitigation Strategies at Wisconsin Beaches University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh will use beach sanitary survey data collected from impaired coastal beaches in Wisconsin to prioritize clean-up activities at 12-20 locations. Beaches will also be redesigned to reduce the impact of nonpoint source contamination. This project is expected to improve water quality and protect public health at Great Lakes beaches. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2011 9/30/2014 WI
2011 $500,000 New Project Toxics Reduction within the Rouge and Detroit River Area of Concerns Wayne County (MI) Wayne County will conduct household hazardous waste and electronic waste (e-waste) collections in the Rouge and Detroit River Areas of Concern (AOCs). The project will target private commercial and industrial facilities in these AOCs that have the highest potential of handling/mishandling toxic materials. The expected results include collection and/or prevention of 15 million gallons of illegal discharges, 500,000 pounds of e-waste, 2,400 pounds of unwanted medicines, and 1 million pounds of household hazardous waste. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2011 9/2/2013 MI
2011 $498,612 New Project Invasive Species Early Warning System Validation in Toledo Harbor Wayne State University Wayne State University researchers will use conventional sampling and advanced molecular techniques to enhance surveillance for aquatic invasive species in a coastal ecosystem within Lake Erie. The project will develop and implement new invasive species detection protocols appropriate for the Toledo Harbor region. Project results will support development of a comprehensive basinwide surveillance program for the detection of invasive species in the Great Lakes. Findings will be submitted for publication in peer reviewed journals. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2011 12/31/2013 OH
2011 $286,843 New Project Red Swamp Crayfish Prevention, Containment and Eradication Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will contain and eradicate Wisconsin?s only known populations of invasive red swamp crayfish from ponds in Washington and Kenosha Counties to protect native crayfish, fish and amphibian populations, and to safeguard nearby Lake Michigan. The project will also monitor for the red swamp crayfish in nearby areas to ensure complete eradication of the species. 2 - Invasive Species 8/1/2011 7/31/2013 WI
2011 $385,307 New Project Reducing Invasive Plant Species in Trade in Great Lakes Water Bodies Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive examination of the live plant trade by nurseries, water garden, and aquarium retailers. The grant will support education and outreach to reduce invasive species introductions by the approximately 100 Wisconsin retailers estimated to be involved in this business. Field sampling in areas which are a high risk for invasive species introductions will help inform future management efforts. 2 - Invasive Species 8/1/2011 12/1/2014 WI
2011 $1,320,212 Revision Sheboygan River Area of Concern Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will implement six habitat restoration projects and conduct three unique assessments within the Sheboygan River Area of Concern (AOC). Habitat restoration projects will enhance approximately one mile of river shoreline, improve ten acres of wetland in the Sheboygan River floodplain, treat twelve acres of riparian area affected by non-native vegetation, and enhance one mile of riverine aquatic habitat. Assessments will document contaminants present in waterfowl, evaluate incidence of fish tumors, and quantify the benthic and open water invertebrate community of the Sheboygan River. The expected outcome of these projects is the removal of up to six Beneficial Use Impairments present in this AOC. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 6/1/2011 12/30/2015 WI
2011 $5,088,500 New Project Wisconsin Deaprtment of Natural Resources Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will implement six habitat restoration projects and conduct three unique assessments within the Sheboygan River Area of Concern (AOC). Habitat restoration projects will enhance approximately one mile of river shoreline, improve ten acres of wetland in the Sheboygan River floodplain, treat twelve acres of riparian area affected by non-native vegetation, and enhance one mile of riverine aquatic habitat. Assessments will document contaminants present in waterfowl, evaluate incidence of fish tumors, and quantify the benthic and open water invertebrate community of the Sheboygan River. The expected outcome of these projects is the removal of up to six Beneficial Use Impairments present in this AOC. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 7/19/2011 12/30/2015 WI
2011 $1,399,203 Increase Wisconsin LaMP and RAP Support Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This project will provide capacity for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to assist with the development and implementation of Lakewide Management Plans for Lakes Superior and Michigan, as well as Remedial Action Plans for associated Areas of Concern. The Department will assess ecosystems, quality-assure data, remediate problems in order to delist Beneficial Use Impairments; and control nutrients, invasive species and habitat loss lakewide. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 12/30/2015 WI
2012 $85,375 Increase Tribal Capacity - 1854 Treaty Authority (Grand Portage and Bois Forte Bands of Chippewa) 1854 Authority This project will assist the 1854 Treaty Authority in building capacity to contribute to activities that support the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan; to develop and maintain an active role in activities of the Lake Superior Binational Program; and to fulfill their responsibility as co-managers in continuing to address issues within the Lake Superior watershed and 1854 Ceded Territory. This project also includes activities that will address aquatic invasive species and climate change. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 5/31/2015 MN
2012 $100,000 New Project Deploying Tools to Analyze and Reduce Coastal Vulnerability to Climate Change in Michigan City, IN Alliance for the Great Lakes This project will enable officials from Michigan City, Indiana to begin integrating climate science and adaptation principles into decisions regarding the use of the City's land and natural resources. Michigan City officials have committed to work closely with the project partners to jointly develop: 1) climate change vulnerability information; and 2) climate adaptation training and tools, including adaptation strategies relating to combined sewer overflows, flooding, and natural resource protection. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/15/2012 9/15/2014 IN
2012 $100,000 Increase Tribal Capacity Bad River Band of Lake Superior Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians This project will assist the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in building capacity to actively participate in Lake Superior Basin ecosystem initiatives; the Lake Superior Binational Program; and other Great Lakes initiatives. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 WI
2012 $77,500 Revision Bay Mills-Tribal Capacity Program Bay Mills Indian Community The project will facilitate sustained Tribal involvement in both the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) and St. Mary's River Area of Concern (AOC) programs. Multiple Focus Areas 8/1/2010 7/31/2015 WI
2012 $99,756 New Project Improving the Early Detection of Invasive Ponto-Caspian Fishes in the Great Lakes Buffalo State College This project will assess the invasive potential for high-risk Ponto-Caspian fishes from European shipping ports. This project will then assess Great Lakes ports to identify high-risk locations and time periods that are a strong habitat match for these high-risk invasive fishes. This data will be used to focus surveillance and early detection efforts for invasive Ponto-Caspian fishes likely to adapt to the waters of the Great Lakes. 2 - Invasive Species 9/15/2012 1/14/2014 NY
2012 $194,400 New Project Reducing the Amount of Airborne Mercury Entering the Great Lakes Cedar Tree Institute The Cedar Tree Institute will partner with EarthKeepers, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Delta Green, the U.S. Forest Service, and utility companies to reduce the amount of airborne mercury entering the Great Lakes. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $356,154 New Project Assessing Aquatic Invasive Species Risk in the Erie Canal Corridor Central Michigan University This project will assess the risks presented by aquatic invasive species (AIS) to the Erie Canal Corridor (ECC). The project will catalogue non-native species in the Mohawk-Hudson River and Lake Champlain basins and identify currently-restricted AIS that have the potential to spread into the ECC. By using environmental DNA surveys, the project will help identify the current range of priority AIS, potential invasion pathways, and future surveillance needs. 2 - Invasive Species 12/1/2012 11/30/2014 NY
2012 $1,905,156 Increase Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Central Michigan University This project will establish a basin-wide coastal wetland monitoring program. Fish, invertebrate, bird, amphibian, and plant communities, along with chemical and physical variables, will be assessed in the majority of coastal wetland areas throughout the Great Lakes basin. These efforts will produce information on the status and trends of Great Lakes coastal wetlands, and enable managers to identify the highest quality, most degraded and most threatened coastal wetlands in both the United States and Canada. This information will be used by decision-makers to prioritize their efforts and expenditures to protect or restore these critical habitats. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/10/2010 8/31/2015 MI
2012 $770,250 New Project Newell Creek Green Infrastructure Chagrin River Watershed Partners Inc. Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc. and its project partners will install green infrastructure projects at target sites within the Newell/Ward Creek watershed. At one site, the Great Lakes Mall, impervious surface material will be replaced with pervious concrete next to 32 existing stormwater catch basins in the Mall's parking lot. This will allow stormwater from 50% of the 75-acre parking lot to infiltrate into the ground rather than enter the storm sewer system and will reduce the amount of contaminants discharged into the watershed. The expected load reductions are 309 tons/year of sediment, 611 lbs/year of nitrogen, and 303 lbs/year of phosphorus. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 OH
2012 $500,000 New Project Stormwater Filter at Rainbow Beach Chicago Park District This project will use a green stormwater filtration system to capture and treat runoff at Rainbow Beach in Chicago, IL. This project will restore eroded areas of the park, resurface existing parking lots, re-grade pervious and impervious surfaces, and install in-ground stormwater filter units which will prevent bacteria and other pollutants from reaching the beach and Lake Michigan. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 IL
2012 $4,880,000 New Project Partridge Creek Diversion - Phase 2 City of Ishpeming This project diverts Partridge Creek from inactive mine shafts into a storm sewer system, which allows it to return to a day-lighted stream on the west side of the City. Completing Phase 2 will finish the diversion, support structural stabilization of culvert infrastructure, and enhance day-light portions of Partridge Creek. This diversion project will eliminate the last controllable source of mercury to Deer Lake; a key step in removing the last Beneficial Use Impairment in the Deer Lake Area of Concern. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 1/30/2012 12/31/2013 MI
2012 $179,700 New Project Making Lake Superior Beaches Safer through Green Practices City of Marquette The City of Marquette - Making Beaches Safer Project will reduce risks to human health and improve water quality at two Lake Superior beaches in the City of Marquette, Michigan by implementing green management practices to reduce bacteriological, algal and chemical contamination that have been identified through the use of Great Lakes beach sanitary surveys. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $500,000 New Project Chrysler Beach Stormwater Improvements City of Marysville Stormwater and excess Canada goose populations are causing elevated E. coli concentrations at Chrysler Beach on the St. Clair River. Stormwater runoff from two beach parking lots is currently captured in traditional storm drain systems and is discharged just upstream of the beach. Rain gardens will be installed as ?green infrastructure? at both parking lots to filter the majority of stormwater runoff. Vegetation will be planted to deter geese from congregating at the beach. Impervious surfaces at the beach will be reduced, and the stormwater outfall that discharges to the beach will be redirected. These activities are expected to improve the water quality and reduce the number of beach closings. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $200,000 Revision Installation of Fish Passage Structures at Four Dams Along the River Raisin in Michigan City of Monroe This project consists of the installation of fish passage structures at four dams along a 3.5 mile stretch of the River Raisin. This project will result in the removal of several beneficial use impairments in the River Raisin Area of Concern. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 10/1/2010 9/30/2013 MI
2012 $290,459 New Project Toxics Reduction Through Day Care Provider Engagement Clean and Healthy New York Inc Clean and Healthy New York, Inc. and the Child Care Council, Inc. will expand the Children?s Environmental Health Network Eco-Healthy Child Care? program to work with 480 child care providers in the Great Lakes region of New York to reduce and eliminate EPA "chemicals of concern" in day care facilities. Expected results include reductions in the use and release of more than 11,000 kg of targeted chemicals over 5 years. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2012 8/31/2014 NY
2012 $3,867,525 New Project Cornell University - Biological Monitoring Cornell University The Great Lakes Long-Term Biological Monitoring Program assesses the health of the Great Lakes food web, including impacts on the food web due to invasive species and altered nutrient levels. This project will collect and analyze open-water and bottom-dwelling organisms as well as measures of algal productivity in the five Great Lakes from 2013 to 2017. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 12/1/2012 11/30/2017 NY
2012 $227,484 New Project Working with Recreational Anglers and Boaters to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species Cornell University This project will increase efforts by government agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Lake Ontario region to communicate with anglers and boaters about the risks that invasive species pose to the Great Lakes and to discourage actions that contribute to the spread of invasive species. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 NY
2012 $25,000 Increase Quality Assurance for Air Monitoring Network Environment Canada This grant provides funding for the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN). The IADN is a binational U.S. and Canada air toxics monitoring network that promotes data compatibility and quality across U.S. and Canadian agencies. The program includes continued use of an IADN Quality Assurance Officer and review of data from the binational monitoring station at Point Petre, Ontario. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 3/31/2015 Multi-state
2012 $313,458 New Project Cascade Creek Stream Remediation at Niagara Pointe Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority This is the third and final GLRI project at Cascade Creek, completing restoration efforts at this stream in the City of Erie, Pennsylvania. This project will reconstruct the bike and pedestrian pathway with porous pavement; re-vegetate 700 feet of destabilized stream bank; and restore the creek channel by removing bridge abutment impediments. These improvements will reduce non-point source pollution entering Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 9/30/2013 PA
2012 $75,000 Increase Tribal Capacity- Fond du Lac Band Fond Du Lac Band of Chippewa This project will assist the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in building capacity to participate in the implementation of the Lakewide Management Plan for Lake Superior, and in remedial planning for delisting Beneficial Use Impairments in the St. Louis River Area of Concern. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 MN
2012 $105,352 Increase Tribal Capacity- Grand Portage Reservation Tribal Council Grand Portage Band of Chippewa This project will assist the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa in building capacity to participate in the implementation of the Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) for Lake Superior. Participation in LaMP activities will enable the Tribe to meet long term goals including the protection and preservation of tribal resources and lifeways. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MN
2012 $86,826 Increase Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians - Tribal Capacity Program Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians This project will assist the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians in building capacity to participate in the implementation of the Lakewide Management Plan for Lake Michigan. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2012 $499,741 New Project Kids Creek Stormwater Reduction Project Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Initiative This project will improve water quality on a major tributary to Kids Creek, an impaired stream in the Grand Traverse Bay watershed, by replacing underground culverts and channelized ditches with a natural meandering channel. The new stream channel will eliminate 73,000 square feet of impervious area, establish 27,000 square feet of floodplain, and create a 15 to 30 foot-wide buffer. Green infrastructure will also be installed to further reduce stormwater and sedimentation impacts to Kids Creek. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 12/31/2014 MI
2012 $399,971 New Project Controlling Terrestrial Invasive Species in Northwest Lower Michigan Grand Traverse Conservation District The project will control Phragmites and other terrestrial invasive species on over 3000 acres of public and private land located in Manistee, Benzie, Leelanau, and Grand Traverse Counties. The project will also control Phragmites and other terrestrial invasive species on more than 240 acres of newly-exposed bottomland in the vicinity of three decommissioned hydroelectric dams along the Boardman River. In addition, the project will increase the awareness of the the residents of the targeted four-county area regarding the impacts of invasive species. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $250,000 New Project Coordinated Vessel-Based Education and Outreach Activities: Grand Valley State University The Coordinated Onboard Education and Outreach project will provide educational and outreach activities for the general public, public officials, educators, and K-12 students to learn about the Great Lakes. Open-houses and workshops will be held on lake-going vessels, providing a unique opportunity for participants to closely experience and learn about the Great Lakes ecosystem. Participants will increase their understanding of the impact of watershed management and increase their awareness of Great Lakes stewardship. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $70,000 New Project Evaluating and Improving Nearshore Monitoring Results and Practices in Lake Michigan Great Lakes Commission This project consists of an evaluation of the results from the comprehensive environmental monitoring activities conducted on Lake Michigan in 2010-2011 and the development of a comprehensive assessment of the nearshore, i.e., the waters located relatively close to shore where close human interaction with the Lake occurs. The project will improve the management of nearshore monitoring programs and resources, track progress in restoring the health of the Lake Michigan nearshore, and focus future restoration and protection activities on high-priority concerns. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/15/2012 9/14/2014 Multi-state
2012 $400,000 New Project Protecting the Great Lakes from Internet Trade of Aquatic Invasive Species Great Lakes Commission The project will develop software to assess the availability of invasive species via internet sales (i.e., Organisms in Trade or ?OIT?), identify sellers of OIT, and assist regulators in developing and implementing targeted OIT management activities. This project will provide management tools to decision-makers and regulators, present information on the internet marketplace, better quantify the overall risks associated with internet sales of OIT, and present options for additional action to effectively prevent further releases of OIT into the environment. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $3,185,224 Increase Great Lakes Fishery Commission Great Lakes Fishery Commission This agreement will provide funds for field tests to be conducted on developing sea lamprey pheromone control techniques. The Great Lakes Fishery Commission will use an acoustic telemetry system to observe species movement for improved fisheries management. These efforts will reduce the threat of invasive species within the Great Lakes. Furthermore, advancing sea lamprey control through the development of pheromone-based control strategies will facilitate the rehabilitation of Great Lakes fish communities and the ecosystem as a whole. Multiple Focus Areas 1/1/2010 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $400,000 Increase Lake Superior Protection and Management Program Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission This project will enhance tribal participation in implementation of the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan and facilitate intergovernmental coordination among tribes and with other governments. Multiple Focus Areas 8/1/2010 7/31/2015 WI
2012 $100,000 New Project Reducing Amounts of Toxic Flame-Retardant Chemicals in the Great Lakes Hope College The project is intended to reduce the amount of toxic flame-retardant chemicals entering the Great Lakes. Structured workshops will educate industry representatives on the environmental problems associated with the use of toxic flame-retardant chemicals and partnerships will be formed to expand the market share of safer alternatives. A disposal strategy for products that do contain toxic flame-retardant chemicals will also be developed. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2012 8/31/2013 MI
2012 $500,000 New Project Reducing the Impact of Stormwater at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach) Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority Stormwater at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach) is currently captured in a traditional storm drain system and discharged to Lake St. Clair. Pollutants from automobiles and waterfowl that congregate in the parking lot negatively affect stormwater quality and contribute to beach closings (49 in last 3 years). Passive biological treatment systems will be used to reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality. An additional 1.2 acres of pavement will be removed (11.5 acres were removed under Phase I of the project funded in 2011) and converted to panels of grass and native vegetation to capture runoff and direct it to the marsh. Further, the applicant will construct deep swales within the parking lot below the stormwater system, cut the existing storm pipes, and intercept the water in the swales, thereby eliminating all of the stormwater directly entering Black Creek/Lake St. Clair. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 10/31/2014 MI
2012 $396,380 New Project Green Corps Invasive Species Removal Jobs in the Millennium Reserve Illinois Department of Natural Resources The project will control invasive species on more than 200 acres in the high-priority "Calumet Core" of the Millennium Reserve, in the southern Lake Michigan watershed. The Calumet Core includes remnants of dune and swale topography and vast open-water marshes. These sites are important because they are part of a Lake Michigan migratory bird route that provides breeding and stopover habitat. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 IL
2012 $300,000 New Project Millennium Reserve- Calumet River Corridor Green Infrastructure Illinois Department of Natural Resources This funding will be used to engage Calumet River Corridor communities to identify, develop, and implement green infrastructure projects in those communities. The projects will help to achieve the following Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) goals: reducing nonpoint source pollution; increasing resilience to climate change; promoting sustainable land-use; and promoting community involvement in ecosystem stewardship. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 9/1/2012 9/1/2014 IL
2012 $1,088,893 Increase Operation of the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN) Indiana University This assistance will provide continued implementation of the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN) as mandated by Annex 15 of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. IADN is a binational (U.S.-Canada) network made up of 5 master stations (one per Great Lake) and 10 satellite stations. The intent of IADN is to measure and evaluate persistent organic pollutant concentrations in the atmosphere (airborne vapor, airborne particles, and precipitation). The measurements are used to calculate loadings of selected toxic organic contaminants to the Great Lakes and to explore spatiotemporal trends in their atmospheric and precipitation concentrations in order to measure progress in the environment as a result of toxics reduction efforts. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2009 9/30/2014 IN
2012 $150,000 New Project Using "Green Chemistry" Practices to Reduce Toxic Substances in the Great Lakes Region Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy This project will prevent the release of toxic substances in the Great Lakes region by providing businesses that use toxic chemicals with ?green chemistry? tools and practices such as replacing toxic chemicals with safer alternatives. Structured workshops will reach at least 150 business representatives in the region. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/30/2012 12/31/2013 MN
2012 $150,000 New Project Binational Stakeholder Engagement for Nutrients in the Lake Erie Basin International Joint Commission This project will support binational efforts to engage farmers, lake shoreline residents, and urban residents to implement Best Management Practices to reduce nutrient runoff to Lake Erie. It will analyze barriers and incentives for participation in nutrient runnoff reduction initiatives, and use a social marketing strategy to encourage implementation of Best Management Practices for nutrients. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2012 5/31/2014 Multi-state
2012 $200,000 Increase Tribal Capacity Program - Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Keweenaw Bay Indian Community This grant funds Keweenaw Bay Indian Community participation on the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan (LAMP) process. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2012 $98,610 Revision Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Capacity Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians This funding will facilitate sustained tribal involvement in activities driven by the Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP). The funding will allow the Tribe to provide, as appropriate, its perspective on LaMP-related issues and also enable the Tribe to plan projects in support of the specific goals identified in the LaMP. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2012 $265,980 New Project Reducing Sediment and Nutrients Entering the Western Lake Erie Basin Michigan Department of Agriculture The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will use this funding to increase implementation of effective conservation practices on farm fields to significantly reduce the quantity of sediment and nutrients discharged into the Western Lake Erie Basin. The project will prevent 30,400 tons of sediment, 42 tons of phosphorus, and 67 tons of nitrogen from entering Lake Erie tributaries. 176 acres of wetlands will be restored. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $187,176 New Project Measuring Perfluorinated Compounds in Michigan Surface Waters and Fish Michigan Department of Community Health The Michigan Department of Community Health, with the assistance of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, will measure the levels of Perflourinated Compounds (PFCs) in Michigan surface waters and fish. Based on these measurements, the two agencies will work together to develop fish consumption guidelines and to better inform the public about PFC-related risks to human health and the environment. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2012 8/31/2014 MI
2012 $27,331 New Project Fish Collection by Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Natural Resources The project consists of the harvest of lake trout from Lakes Michigan and Huron in accordance with the Great Lakes Fish Monitoring and Surveillance Program. The harvested fish will subsequently be analyzed for contaminants, including PCBs, in order to allow researchers and regulators to improve and update their understanding of contaminant level trends in Great Lakes fish populations. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2012 9/30/2017 MI
2012 $570,000 New Project River Raisin Area of Conern Michigan Department of Natural Resources This project will repair dikes and install water control structures for 310 acres of marsh at Sterling State Park. This project will provide habitat for shorebirds, and control the invasion of phragmites on approximately 1,100 acres of public and private lands. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 6/1/2012 6/30/2013 MI
2012 $217,015 New Project Chippewa County Beach Restoration Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality Implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) will restore water quality and reduce health risks at two beaches in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, that have large numbers of visitors. BMPs to be installed include a rain garden, infiltration trenches, small dunes, plantings of native beach grass, a filtration system, and riprap. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $995,204 New Project Kawkawlin River Targeted Phosphorus and E. Coli Reduction Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality The Kawkawlin River watershed is located in the western coastal basin of Saginaw Bay. This project will implement best management practices (BMPs) identified in the Kawkawlin River Watershed Management Plan. The BMPs include installing six miles of agricultural buffers, 1,700 acres of wind barriers, 1,000 feet of livestock exclusion fencing, and planting 6,000 acres of cover crops. This project is expected to prevent E. coli, 15,491 lbs of phosphorus (30% of the load reduction goal for the watershed) and 10,921 tons of sediment from reaching Saginaw Bay each year. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 9/30/2015 MI
2012 $263,188 New Project New Buffalo Green Storm Water Project Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality The New Buffalo City Beach is impacted by beach closures, caused largely by excessive amounts of E. coli. This project involves construction of a green storm water infiltration system at the beach, and will reduce E. coli and nutrients. Runoff will be conveyed from E. coli sources to a 0.5-acre green stormwater infiltration area along the Galien River. Drainage from the E. coli source areas is proposed to be captured through a combination of catch basins, piping and open channels. The drainage will flow through filtration areas into a treatment area containing a variety of hydrophilic vegetation (i.e., a ?rain garden?) which will capture nonpoint source stormwater runoff from the surrounding area and deter waterfowl. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 8/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $350,000 New Project Nutrient Reduction in the River Raisin and Lake Erie Basin Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality This project will reduce agricultural sources of nitrogen and phosphorus by 30 -50% through the installation of 133 water control structures on 4,000 ? 5,000 acres of tiled cropland. Environmental benefits will include a reduction in nitrate and dissolved reactive phosphorus loadings from the treated areas to the River Raisin watershed and the Western Lake Erie Basin. This project builds on an earlier GLRI project which promoted voluntary best management practices designed to reduce nutrients from agricultural operations in the Raisin River watershed. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $600,000 New Project Development of a Portable Monitoring Device for High-Risk Invasive Species Michigan State University This project will perform the laboratory and fieldwork necessary to develop a portable environmental DNA (eDNA)-based detection device which will be able to detect high-risk aquatic invasive species of concern in the Great Lakes basin. The device will be evaluated to assess sensitivity to small amounts of eDNA, species-specificity, speed, and ruggedness. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $299,674 New Project Improving Water Quality Restoration Partnerships in Michigan's Shiawassee and Flint River Watersheds Michigan State University This project will improve the effectiveness of water quality restoration efforts jointly undertaken by local governments and watershed-based conservation organizations located in the Shiawassee and Flint River watersheds. The project will also support outreach to engage other interested groups and citizens in this restoration work. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $189,376 New Project Locating and Targeting High-Impact Farm Fields to Reduce Phosphorus Discharges Michigan State University This project will provide electronic mapping technology to agricultural conservation technicians (such as federal and state natural resource agency employees) that will help the technicians identify and target farm fields that are especially prone to high rates of phosphorus discharge. The technicians can then begin working with the owners of these targeted fields and encourage the implementation of conservation practices such as cover crops and improved management of phosphorus and drainage water. As a result of this project, conservation practice implementation can be focused on farm fields having the greatest impacts on water quality, ultimately resulting in a reduction of soluble phosphorus loading in the Saginaw basin. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $392,823 New Project Use of a Chemical Repellent to Improve Sea Lamprey Control Michigan State University The project will demonstrate the effectiveness of using a chemical repellant to prevent sea lamprey from entering three potential lamprey spawning streams in Michigan that have a history of lamprey infestation. The use of the chemical repellent is expected to improve the efficiency of the sea lamprey pesticide control program by limiting sea lamprey spawning activity (and the need for pesticide treatments) to a smaller number of Great Lakes watersheds. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $300,000 New Project Reducing Mercury Levels in Great Lakes Fish Consumers in Minnesota Minnesota Department of Health The Minnesota Department of Health will implement and evaluate a preventative health care initiative designed to reduce prenatal mercury exposures from fish consumption in women of child-bearing age. This initiative will result in a reduced level of mercury in the blood of women of child-bearing age in a Great Lakes community where blood mercury levels exceeding the level deemed safe by EPA have been documented. The Minnesota Department of Health will also use this funding to improve the effectiveness of fish consumption advisory information provided to the public. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/30/2012 10/31/2016 MN
2012 $870,269 Increase Minnesota Lake Superior LaMP Support Minnesota Pollution Control Agency This project will provide capacity for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to assist with the development and implementation of the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan, as well as the Remedial Action Plans for the St. Louis River Area of Concern. The agency will assess ecosystems, quality assure data, remediate problems in order to delist Beneficial Use Impairments; and control nutrients, invasive species and habitat loss lakewide. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MN
2012 $411,100 New Project Remediation Projects in the Minnesota St. Louis River Area Of Concern Minnesota Pollution Control Agency This award will allow the MPCA to fund the sampling and data evaluation necessary to remove the Fish Tumors and Deformities Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) and an assessment of existing contaminated sediment data in the St. Louis River Area of Concern (AOC). 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/30/2012 12/30/2013 MN
2012 $106,955 New Project Working with Rural Great Lakes Communities to Implement Climate Change Strategies Model Forest Policy Program Inc. The Model Forest Policy Program will work with four communities located in rural areas of the Great Lakes basin to conduct climate risk assessments, to develop customized adaptation plans, and to implement those adaptation plans to protect forest, water, and economic assets. The project will also connect the four participating communities to regional and national climate change adaptation networks. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 1/1/2013 12/31/2014 Multi-state
2012 $287,349 New Project Restoration of Riparian Areas in the Muskegon River Watershed Muskegon River Watershed Assembly This project will reforest more than 400 acres of riparian land; restore 150 acres of streambank using native vegetation; put 150 acres of revegetated or natural riparian land into conservation easements; develop 14 forest stewardship plans; and implement proper erosion control best management practices at four riparian sites in high priority sub-watersheds of the Muskegon River. This project is expected to prevent 100 tons of sediment, 1,000 pounds of phosphorus, and 6,000 pounds of nitrogen from reaching the Muskegon River, the Muskegon Lake Area of Concern, and Lake Michigan each year. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $707,219 Revision State Capacity Lakewide Management Plans--Areas Of Concern Priorities Within New York State New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation This project will form a Great Lakes Team to coordinate project planning, public outreach, sampling and monitoring for the Lake Ontario and Lake Erie Management Plans, and management of the Great Lakes Areas of Concern in New York State. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 NY
2012 $351,743 New Project Marquette Park Lagoon Green Stormwater Management Initiative Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority will partner with the City of Gary and the Student Conservation Association to create a conservation corps to implement green stormwater best management practices in the Marquette Park Lagoon watershed. The lagoon is impacted by sedimentation and nutrient runoff from stormwater outflows originating in the Miller neighborhood of Gary, Indiana. The project will create jobs for unemployed residents in the area while reducing nutrient and sediment loading to the Marquette Park Lagoons. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 2/1/2014 IN
2012 $200,000 Increase Water Quality Protection Center Support NSF International The Water Quality Protection Center (WQP) addresses technologies for protecting both surface water and groundwater from contamination, including, but not limited to: wastewater treatment and nutrient reduction systems for residential applications; animal waste treatment systems; stormwater treatment systems and technologies for water reuse applications. The Center also addresses urban infrastructure rehabilitation technologies, and ship ballast water treatment technologies. 2 - Invasive Species 12/1/2009 11/30/2014 MI
2012 $996,902 New Project Cuyahoga County Surface Water Improvement Grants Program Ohio Environmental Protection Agency This project will accelerate local implementation of "green" stormwater control practices within Cuyahoga County, including 10 pervious pavement demonstrations, 12 bio-retention cells, 2 rain water harvesting demonstrations, 2000 square feet of community rain gardens, 21,000 square feet of vegetative bio-swales, and restoration and enhancement of 2 wetlands. The project also includes demonstrations of stream and wetland restoration methods. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2012 6/30/2015 OH
2012 $1,000,000 Increase Great Lakes Restoration Initiative - Lake Erie Ohio Environmental Protection Agency This grant provides resources to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) to continue its efforts to develop and implement remedial action plans to restore Ohio?s four designated Lake Erie Areas of Concern (Maumee River, Black River, Cuyahoga River, and Ashtabula River), and to continue its participation in the bi-national Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) process. Grant activities conducted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will improve the water quality and habitat of the Lake Erie ecosystem. Multiple Focus Areas 7/1/2010 7/15/2015 OH
2012 $780,745 New Project Lucas County Storm Water Demonstration Project Ohio Environmental Protection Agency The Lucas County Stormwater Demonstration Project expands ongoing efforts to improve urban stormwater management throughout the Ohio portion of the Lake Erie watershed. This project will demonstrate the use of green infrastructure (bioswales, pervious pavement, community rain gardens and bio-retention cells) at nine highly-visible locations and assess the effectiveness of these measures to reduce nutrient and sediment loads in the Maumee River watershed. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2012 6/30/2015 OH
2012 $527,152 New Project Powell Creek Nutrient Reduction Project Ohio Environmental Protection Agency This project will implement nutrient reduction practices recommended in the approved Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Powell Creek within the Maumee River basin and demonstrate the environmental benefits of targeting nutrient reduction actions in small geographical areas. These practices include replacing failing septic systems, planting 3,600 acres of cover crops, managing controlled drainage on 320 acres, and restoring or installing 20 acres of wetlands. This project is expected to prevent 9,077 lbs of nitrogen, 2,586 lbs of phosphorous and 908 tons of sediment from reaching Lake Erie each year. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 7/1/2012 6/30/2015 OH
2012 $400,000 New Project Projects Leading to Delisting in Two Ohio Areas of Concern Ohio Environmental Protection Agency This award will allow the OEPA to prioritize projects relating to removing Beneficial Use Impairments in the Maumee River Area of Concern (AOC) and develop cleanup options for oil seeps from slag piles along the riverbank of the Black River AOC. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2012 10/15/2015 OH
2012 $631,572 New Project Watershed Improvements in Lye Creek in the Upper Blanchard Watershed Ohio Environmental Protection Agency This project will implement a variety of agricultural best management practices, replace failing septic systems, and remove low-head dams in Lye Creek in the Upper Blanchard Watershed. This project will prevent nitrogen and phosphorous from reaching the Blanchard River and Lake Erie. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 3/15/2016 OH
2012 $399,891 New Project Lake Ontario Headwaters Watercraft Inspection Program Paul Smith's College of Arts and Sciences The project will prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in the headwaters of eastern Lake Ontario by funding Paul Smith's College to implement a new round of watercraft inspections at public boat launches in western Adirondack Park. Inspectors will provide recreational boaters with information about the risks that AIS pose to the Great Lakes and will prevent new introductions of AIS by removal of watercraft-borne organisms. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 NY
2012 $197,022 New Project Reduce Releases of Mercury from Auto Parts and HVAC Systems in the Great Lakes Basin Product Stewardship Institute Inc. This project will prevent the release of approximately 190 pounds of mercury from discarded thermostats and auto switches in the Great Lakes basin. The project will educate the operators of 380 auto dismantling facilities and 5,400 heating contractors and wholesalers on the importance of proper mercury disposal, and provide incentives to participate in collection programs for mercury-containing products. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2012 9/30/2013 Multi-state
2012 $50,000 Increase Tribal Capacity-Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa This project will assist the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas to increase the Tribe's capacity to participate in several Great Lakes meetings and initiatives. As appropriate, the Red Cliff Band will provide a tribal perspective at meetings and comment on documents. The Tribe will actively participate in Lakewide Management Plan implementation projects to ensure tribal concerns are considered. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 WI
2012 $74,885 Increase Tribal Capacity Building - Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe This funding will facilitate sustained tribal involvement in activities driven by the Lakewide Management Plans (LaMP) for Lakes Huron and Michigan, and the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the Saginaw River/Saginaw Bay Area of Concern. The funding will allow the Tribe to provide, as appropriate, its perspective on LaMP and RAP-related issues and also enable the Tribe to plan projects in support of specific goals identified in the LaMP and RAP -- including a wetland, wild rice and sweetgrass demonstration/restoration project. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2012 $75,000 New Project Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe participation in LaMP/RAP process Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe This funding will facilitate sustained Tribal involvement in activities driven by the Lake Ontario Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) and the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the Massena Area of Concern. The funding will allow the Tribe to provide, as appropriate, its perspective on LaMP and RAP-related issues and will also enable the Tribe to plan projects in support of the specific goals identified in the LaMP and RAP. A tribal coordinator will work with the LaMP and RAP Coordinators on activities such as project planning, public outreach, and monitoring. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2012 9/30/2015 NY
2012 $65,000 New Project Building Tribal Capacity for Quality Assurance Activities Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians This project will enable the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe to hire a Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) to develop a quality data management program for the Tribal environmental department. This program will include a regular schedule of audits and a critical record management system. The QAS will also serve as a resource for other tribes within Michigan and, when appropriate, the Great Lakes region. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 12/1/2012 11/30/2014 MI
2012 $65,500 Revision Tribal Capacity - Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians This funding will facilitate sustained involvement by the Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority in activities driven by the Lake Superior Binational Program, the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP), the Lake Michigan LaMP, and the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the St. Mary's River Area of Concern. The funding will allow the Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority to provide, as appropriate, the Authority's perspective on LaMP and RAP-related issues. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2012 $100,000 Revision Tribal Capacity- Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians This funding will facilitate sustained tribal involvement in activities driven by the Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) and the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the St. Mary's River Area of Concern (AOC). The funding will allow the Tribe to provide, as appropriate, its perspective on LaMP and RAP-related issues and also enable the Tribe to plan projects in support of the specific goals identified in the LaMP and RAP. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2012 $315,059 New Project Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention and Monitoring in the Eastern Great Lakes Basin The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy (TNC) will develop models that predict the spread of hydrilla verticillata and other aquatic invasive species (AIS) across the New York, northwestern Pennsylvania, and eastern Ohio portion of the Great Lakes basin. TNC will also conduct monitoring surveys for targeted AIS and will use this monitoring data to plan, promote, and develop local AIS control projects. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 NY
2012 $345,741 New Project Invasive Plant Control, Ashtabula River Watershed The Nature Conservancy The project will reduce the abundance and distribution of invasive plant species including Phragmites australis, purple loosestrife, and hybrid cattail on 400 acres of land in the Ashtabula River watershed in Ohio. A map of invasive plant species will be used by the project manager to identify stream areas and wetlands where control of invasive species is a priority. The project will reduce the migration of invasive plants to floodplains, stream corridors and wetlands located outside the Ashtabula Area of Concern. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 OH
2012 $414,765 New Project Nutrient Reduction in South Findlay Area of the Upper Blanchard Watershed The Nature Conservancy The project will reduce nutrient loading to the Upper Blanchard River Watershed, south of Findlay, Ohio through the use of two-stage ditches, buffer strips, and cropping systems which will filter nutrients and trap sediment. This project is expected to prevent 1,644 tons of sediment, 5,647 pounds of nitrogen, and 3,406 pounds of phosphorus from reaching Lake Erie during the first three years after the erosion control measures are implemented. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 9/30/2015 OH
2012 $193,923 New Project Increasing Nutrient Management Plan Expertise in Blanchard Watershed The Ohio State University The project will increase the technical skills of agricultural professionals working in the Blanchard River watershed in Ohio, particularly pertaining to the development of Nutrient Management Plans (NMPs) for farms. NMPs implementation will be focused on fields with the greatest potential to address dissolved reactive phosphorus loading in the Blanchard Watershed. The project will use proven software to develop NMPs, in a group setting and with individualized instruction, to help participating landowners complete their first plan. In addition, training on the proper rate, source, placement and timing of fertilizer applications will be taught for Ohio conditions based on a consideration of crop production and water quality impacts. The stated goal is to have NMPs cover 50,400 acres in the Blanchard Watershed (10% of the watershed). 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 OH
2012 $448,663 New Project Invasive Species Removal in Southeast Wisconsin The Ozaukee Washington Land Trust Inc. The project consists of an inventory of invasive plant species in approximately 1,500 acres of wetland and riparian habitats in a six-county area of Southeast Wisconsin, followed by chemical treatment and elimination of these invasive plants and re-seeding of the treated areas with native species. The project will restore and protect wetlands and stream segments currently threatened by infestations of invasive plant species. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 WI
2012 $722,662 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Ashtabula River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To fund the dredging, dewatering and disposal of approximately 11,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the north slip at Jack's Marine within the Ashtabula River Area of Concern and the placement of sand on the impacted slip bottom 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 5/29/2012 8/30/2013 OH
2012 $440,120 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Buffalo River) U.S. EPA To delineate the limits of sediment contamination in the Lower Buffalo River near Buffalo, New York, develop a feasibility study and develop the remedial design and bid specifications for the selected remedial option for contaminated sediments in the entire Buffalo River Area of Concern. 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 5/29/2012 4/30/2013 NY
2012 $76,729 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Cuyahoga River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work in the Cuyahoga River 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 10/31/2012 3/30/2013 OH
2012 $130,226 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Detroit River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct a sediment remedial feasibility study and parntership recruitment (determine if additional GLLA project sponsors could be identified) at the Upper Trenton Channel in the Detroit River 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 3/8/2012 1/1/2013 MI
2012 $10,529,700 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Grand Calumet River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To complete the dredging and capping of over 750,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern in Hammond and East Chicago, Indiana (Roxana Marsh) and begin sediment remediation efforts in the East Branch of the Grand Calumet River (EBGCR) 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 4/12/2012 12/1/2015 IN
2012 $186,000 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Manistique River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work in the Manistique River to better understand the nature and extent of the sediment contamination in this waterbody 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 8/20/2012 3/30/2013 MI
2012 $784,994 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Maumee River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work in the Maumee River 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 11/19/2012 10/30/2013 OH
2012 $3,885,503 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct the dredging of approximately 100,000 cubic yards of sediments contaminated with Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) from the Lincoln Park area upstream of the Estabrook Dam 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 2/7/2012 12/31/2012 WI
2012 $53,801 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Muskegan Lake Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To complete he dredging and disposal of approximately 41,000 cubic yards of sediment contaminated with mercury and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from the DSO site and includes placing a layer of sand over an approximately 60-acre area of impacted sediments. 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 9/10/2012 12/31/2012 MI
2012 $5,659,160 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Raisin River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct the dredging and disposal of approximately 109,000 cubic yards of PCB contaminated sediments from the Raisin River Area of Concern in Monroe, Michigan 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 4/12/2012 12/31/2013 MI
2012 $11,762,376 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Sheboygan River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct the dredging, dewatering and disposal of approximately 117,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the Sheboygan River Area of Concern 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 2/16/2012 7/30/2013 WI
2012 $490,368 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (St. Louis River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA To conduct site characterization work in the St. Louis River and begin a feasibility study/remedial design at Spirit Lake 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 3/19/2012 5/1/2014 MN
2012 $2,886,287 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act support (Multi-AOC ) U.S. EPA These projects provide overall programmatic support for the Great Lakes Legacy Act. They include: 1) Technical assistance from the USACE; 2) Quality Assurance/Quality Control assistance; 3) Programmatic Community involvement; and 4) Sediment cap research and monitoring 1. Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern 3/19/2012 ongoing Multi-state
2012 $398,009 New Project Educating Aquaculture Suppliers and Hobbyists about Threats from Aquatic Invasive Species University of Illinois This project will prevent the introduction of "aquatic organisms in trade" into the Great Lakes by educating hobbyists and suppliers in the aquarium, water garden, and biological supply trades about invasive species-related risks. An assessment of educational needs will be conducted and the results of that assessment will be used to create new outreach tools and to improve existing tools. These outreach tools will be distributed throughout the Great Lakes basin by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 Multi-state
2012 $314,273 Increase Great Lakes Sediment Surveillance Program (GLSSP) University of Illinois-Chicago This project will investigate the presence of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic substances (PBTs), and determining the spatial distribution and temporal trend of PBTs in the Great Lakes through sedimentary records. Sediment samples will be collected in all 5 Great Lakes and selected inland lakes, age-dated and analyzed for PBTs. The program will make high quality data available to the public and the Great Lakes scientific community. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 IL
2012 $192,258 New Project Medical Screening to Predict Elevated Prenatal Mercury Levels University of Illinois-Chicago The project will recruit heath care providers in Great Lakes communities and their prenatal patients to participate in a study evaluating the link between fish consumption and blood mercury levels. The study will focus on several distinct demographic groups, including recreational anglers and tribal members that rely heavily on Great Lakes fish in their diet. The primary focus of the study is to determine whether a single question about fish consumption can serve as an effective screening tool to predict which prenatal patients are likely to have elevated blood mercury levels and a consequent increase in potential health risks to their unborn children. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/30/2012 3/30/2014 IL
2012 $301,098 Increase Chicago as a Source of Air Toxics to Lake Michigan University of Iowa This project will investigate the importance of the Chicago region as a source of persistent organic pollutants to Lake Michigan. The overall goal of the project is to better understand the relationship between the observed concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in Chicago?s air and their subsequent deposition into Lake Michigan. This work will identify and quantify hotspots of emission sources of persistent organic pollutants in Chicago for potential source reduction and/or remediation. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2014 Multi-state
2012 $619,264 Increase Biological Monitoring University of Minnesota The project will develop critical measures of Great Lakes health. Phytoplankton, which are the base of the Great Lakes food web, will be sampled biannually to identify ecosystem changes and the amount of material available to support zooplankton and fish growth. The information collected through this project will help Great Lakes fisheries managers make stocking decisions. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 7/1/2011 6/30/2016 MN
2012 $473,033 Increase Cooperative Training Partnership in Aquatic Toxicology and Ecosystem Research University of Minnesota Use University of Minnesota (MN) units to recruit and train students and postdoctoral investigators with the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) MED Laboratory. There are 7 main components: 1) Active recruitment by NHEERL MED and University of MN faculty; 2) Co-advising students by NHEERL-MED and UM faculty personnel; 3) Integrated coursework in aquatic sciences, cell and molecular biology and ecology; 4) In-depth research integrating aquatic sciences with other disciplines; 5) exposure to science on local, national and international scales; 6) training in the ethical conduct of scientific research; and 7) developing career skills for successful professionals. Multiple Focus Areas 4/1/2011 3/31/2016 MN
2012 $400,000 New Project Reducing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species Via "Organisms in Trade" University of Minnesota The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network (GLSGN) will implement a research, education and outreach initiative to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species via the sales of bait, aquarium fish and other live organisms in trade. As part of this initiative, GLSGN will host a research symposium and will implement several outreach programs, including an expanded version of the "Nab the Aquatic Invader!" youth education program. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MN
2012 $599,930 New Project Improving eDNA-Based Surveillance Programs for High-Risk Potentially Invasive Species University of Notre Dame This project will result in the ability to use eDNA to identify a greater number of high-risk invasive fish, mussels and plants. The project will result in improved information on species population size; a better understanding of eDNA longevity under different environmental conditions; and increased speed and portability of invasive species detection methods. The project will enhance the early detection of invasive species and the effectiveness of rapid response programs. 2 - Invasive Species 9/30/2012 9/30/2014 IN
2012 $171,482 Increase Enhancing Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network With Passive Samplers University of Rhode Island This project will support Annexes 12 and 15 of the GLWQA and the Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern focus area of the GLRI by enhancing the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN) with passive samplers. Samplers will be deployed in the atmosphere and surface water along coastal stations and mid-lake to: (i) assess the extent to which atmospheric concentrations of persistent bioaccumulative toxics (PBTs) vary across Lakes Erie and Ontario; (ii) determine the amount of atmospheric PBTs being transferred to Lakes Erie and Ontario; and (iii) detect emerging contaminants of concern across Lakes Erie and Ontario. This work will also identify source regions of PBTs for potential source reduction and better measure the progress of restoration efforts. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/30/2015 Multi-state
2012 $472,491 New Project Reduction of Sediment and Bacteria Loadings to Public Beaches at Maumee Bay State Park University of Toledo The project focuses on removing bacteria, sediment, and nutrients from Wolf Creek with the goals of (1) reducing nonpoint source pollution to make Maumee Bay State Park (MBSP) Beach safer and (2) restoring/creating riparian habitat. The project involves installation of a bed-load sediment collector and a sedimentation pond adjacent to Wolf Creek to remove bacteria, sediment, and nutrients before entering a wetland being constructed at MBSP. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 OH
2012 $598,922 New Project Using DNA for Early Detection of High-Risk Invasive Fish Species University of Toledo This project seeks to develop an accurate DNA-based diagnostic test on water samples that will enable the early detection of high-risk invasive fish species. The test is intended to be easy to use, rapid, and inexpensive. It is intended to be effective even in the presence of very small fish populations, and will be able to detect the presence of fish regardless of their life-stage (e.g., eggs, larvae, or adults). 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 OH
2012 $312,969 Increase Great Lakes Education University of Wisconsin This project will adapt Earth Partnership curricula which will engage teachers, students, resource personnel and citizens in research, restoration and outreach activities associated with the Great Lakes and their watersheds. This project will combine other Great Lakes education programs to create a comprehensive, inquiry and restoration-based approach. The overall goal is to ensure that all citizens are educated to understand how their actions can improve the health of the Great Lakes. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 8/16/2010 8/15/2013 Multi-state
2012 $199,969 New Project Identifying Current and Historical Sources of Mercury in the Great Lakes University of Wisconsin This project is designed to test and validate an emerging technique for identifying sources of mercury. Recent advances in analytical instrumentation now allow for ultra-high precision chemical analysis (?fingerprinting?) of many chemicals, including mercury. An improved ability to identify mercury sources impacting polluted areas will help environmental professionals evaluate the potential effectiveness of various types of clean-up methods and will help environmental managers reduce mercury exposure and risk. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2012 8/31/2014 WI
2012 $294,819 New Project Train Local Groups to Inspect and Wash Fishing Tourney Boats University of Wisconsin This project will draw upon existing partnerships within the Great Lakes basin to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) by training local community groups to efficiently and effectively inspect and wash boats at fishing tournaments. National tournament organizers often lack the personnel to clean boats before or after such tournaments, and they rely on local groups to help launch and retrieve boats, park vehicles and direct traffic. Training local volunteers to inspect and clean tournament boats will help minimize AIS-risk via this potential AIS pathway. 2 - Invasive Species 9/1/2012 8/31/2014 WI
2012 $377,715 New Project Monitoring of Invasive Species in Ballast Water University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee The project will develop holograph-based technology and related software that will allow for the detection of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in places and in environments where such detection is not currently feasible. In particular, the technology will allow vessels to monitor for the presence of AIS in ballast water at the start of, during, and at the end of a voyage. In addition, the applicant will hold webinars on AIS detection. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 WI
2012 $500,000 New Project Implementation of Beach Redesigns: Northern WI University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh In this project, four beaches in northern Wisconsin will be redesigned to reduce any potential threats to human health caused by bacteria in the beach environment. The redesign plans will incorporate a variety of measures, including: developing a system of swales and small dunes between parking areas and the beach to intercept and filter contaminated stormwater runoff; raising the profile of the beach to allow the sand areas to dry out more quickly, removing jetties to reduce the presence of stagnant water near the beach, and installing vegetated areas around parking lot areas to prevent contaminated runoff from reaching the beach. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2012 8/31/2014 WI
2012 $500,000 New Project Implementation of Beach Redesigns: Southern WI University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh In this project, four beaches in southern Wisconsin will be redesigned to reduce potential threats to human health caused by bacteria in the beach environment. The beach redesigns will incorporate a variety of measures, including: installing rain gardens or wetland cells to retain and filter contaminated stormwater from nearby paved surface areas; encouraging dune formation to reduce the impacts of stormwater runoff and to make the beach environment less attractive to gulls; modifying beach grooming practices to reduce the presence of bacteria; and implementing activities such as increasing the number of trash receptacles on the beach and discouraging the feeding of gulls and other waterfowl. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 9/1/2012 8/31/2014 WI
2012 $310,995 New Project Evaluating Potential Pathways for the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species Wayne State University This project will develop and test methods for calculating risks from various pathways of aquatic invasive species (AIS) transfer. This project will then determine the best AIS monitoring, sampling, and prevention strategies for Great Lakes areas with the highest risk of invasion. Project results will be integrated into a decision-making process that matches various types and degrees of AIS-related risk with recommended management strategies. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2012 $233,830 New Project Working with Waterfowl Hunters to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Wildlife Forever Wildlife Forever will develop and implement a multimedia information program to show waterfowl hunters how to reduce the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species via transport of waterfowl hunting equipment such as boats and trailers, decoys, hunting dogs, and blinds in the Great Lakes Basin. 2 - Invasive Species 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MN
2012 $857,231 Increase Enhance Wisconsin Fish Advisory Program Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services This five year project includes several activities needed to improve Wisconsin's fish consumption advisories: assessment of essential nutrients and contaminants in Great Lakes fish; consumer focus groups; serial evaluation of advisory awareness and fish consumption; contaminant body burdens and health status among elderly men who eat frequent meals of Great Lakes fish; and the development of interactive web pages and electronic media outreach tools. Fish and human tissues will be analyzed for selenium, omega-3 fatty acids, polychlorinated biphenyls (including PCB11), brominated flame retardants, perflourinated organic acids, toxaphene, DDE, and toxic metals. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 WI
2012 $624,252 New Project Projects Leading to Delisting in Three Wisconsin Areas of Concern Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This award will allow the WDNR to identify habitat restoration projects and collect fish and wildlife contaminant data necessary to delist several Areas of Concern in the state of Wisconsin. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2012 9/30/2016 WI
2012 $1,411,703 Increase Wisconsin LaMP and RAP Support Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This project will provide capacity for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to assist with the development and implementation of Lakewide Management Plans for Lakes Superior and Michigan, as well as Remedial Action Plans for associated Areas of Concern. The Department will assess ecosystems, quality-assure data, remediate problems in order to delist Beneficial Use Impairments; and control nutrients, invasive species and habitat loss lakewide. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 12/30/2015 WI
2012 $399,978 New Project Invasive Species Control on Tribal Lands in Wisconsin Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council Inc. The project will remove terrestrial and aquatic invasive plant species such as Phragmites, purple loosestrife, and narrow leaf cattail from 1,000 acres of tribal lands within the Great Lakes Basin in Wisconsin. In addition, through the applicant?s existing partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the project will establish new culturally acceptable tribal technical standards for "non-herbicide" invasive species control. 2 - Invasive Species 9/1/2012 12/1/2014 WI
2013 $170,750 Increase Tribal Capacity - 1854 Treaty Authority (Grand Portage and Bois Forte Bands of Chippewa) 1854 Authority This project will assist the 1854 Treaty Authority in building capacity to contribute to activities that support the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan; to develop and maintain an active role in activities of the Lake Superior Binational Program; and to fulfill their responsibility as co-managers in continuing to address issues within the Lake Superior watershed and 1854 Ceded Territory. This project also includes activities that will address aquatic invasive species and climate change. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 5/31/2015 MN
2013 $200,000 Increase Tribal Capacity Bad River Band of Lake Superior Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians This project will assist the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in building capacity to actively participate in Lake Superior Basin ecosystem initiatives; the Lake Superior Binational Program; and other Great Lakes initiatives. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 WI
2013 $77,500 Increase Bay Mills-Tribal Capacity Program Bay Mills Indian Community The project will facilitate sustained Tribal involvement in both the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) and St. Mary's River Area of Concern (AOC) programs. Multiple Focus Areas 8/1/2010 7/31/2015 MI
2013 $500,000 New Project Niagara/Great Lakes Seaway Trail ` Green Street Project in Buffalo, NY Buffalo Sewer Authority The City of Buffalo, located on Lake Erie, will install green infrastructure along a 1-mile section of Niagara Street. This targeted section of roadway, which is a part of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail/National Scenic Byway, currently generates untreated stormwater which drains directly to the Black Rock Navigation channel, and in turn, the Niagara River. The green infrastructure will capture stormwater from approximately 15 acres of impervious surfaces along the Niagara Street right of way, resulting in the control of up to 4.9 million gallons of stormwater runoff per year and a significant reduction in the amount of road salt, nutrients, oil and grease, and sediment flowing into the Niagara River. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 3/15/2014 9/30/2016 NY
2013 $99,125 New Project Facilitation of Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) Stakeholder Fora Center for Environmental Information Inc This project will provide stakeholder outreach and citizen engagement, along with the development of a new website to house water quality information, to increase the number and diversity of the stakheholders and citizens who know about the Lake Ontario Lakewide Action and Management Plan. It is designed to help citizens in New York to appreciate the inherent value of the precious resources of Lake Ontario and encourage them to become stewards of those resources while takiing individual responsibility to improve them. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 3/1/2014 2/29/2016 NY
2013 $2,000,000 Increase Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Central Michigan University This project will establish a basin-wide coastal wetland monitoring program. Fish, invertebrate, bird, amphibian, and plant communities, along with chemical and physical variables, will be assessed in the majority of coastal wetland areas throughout the Great Lakes basin. These efforts will produce information on the status and trends of Great Lakes coastal wetlands, and enable managers to identify the highest quality, most degraded and most threatened coastal wetlands in both the United States and Canada. This information will be used by decision-makers to prioritize their efforts and expenditures to protect or restore these critical habitats. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/10/2010 8/31/2015 MI
2013 $188,000 New Project LeLand Ave Neighborhood Greenway City of Chicago The City of Chicago, located on Lake Michigan, will install green infrastructure along a 1-mile segment of Leland Avenue on the City`s north side. As part of the Leland Avenue Neighborhood Greenway project, the City will install traffic-control measures along this residential street (such as traffic circles and pedestrian refuge islands) and then incorporate green infrastructure such as bioswales and infiltration planters into the traffic-control devices. The project will prevent, on an annual basis, 868,000 gallons of untreated stormwater from entering the City`s combined sewer system and help reduce the likelihood of combined sewer system overflows into Lake Michigan. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 5/1/2014 5/1/2016 IL
2013 $500,000 New Project Implementation of Best Management Practices in Green Infrastructure - City of Cleveland City of Cleveland The City of Cleveland will replace conventional paving materials at the City`s West Side Market parking lot with 42,500 square feet of permeable pavement. By allowing stormwater to infiltrate into the ground, the permeable pavement will reduce the discharge of untreated stormwater from the parking lot to the City`s combined sewer system, which frequently overflows into Lake Erie. The City is also planting shade trees in the parking lot area, which will reduce stormwater discharges due to the trees` interception and absorption of rainfall. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 2/20/2014 9/30/2015 OH
2013 $250,000 New Project Greening Stormwater Management in Duluth City of Duluth The City of Duluth, Minnesota, located on Lake Superior, will construct green stormwater management infrastructure at three sites within the City: Chambers Grove Park, the Lake Superior Zoo, and the Atlas Industrial Brownfield Park. These three sites currently discharge untreated stormwater (including sediment and other contaminants) into the St. Louis River, which discharges directly into Lake Superior. The installation of green infrastructure at these sites will provide a total stormwater retention capacity of over 200,000 gallons, and will reduce the amount and/or improve the quality of stormwater being discharged to the St. Louis River. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 2/10/2014 1/9/2016 MN
2013 $500,000 New Project Bay Beach Amusement Park- Green Infrastructure Parking Lot City of Green Bay The City of Green Bay will install a permeable asphalt parking lot at the west end of the City`s Bay Beach Amusement Park, which is located on Lake Michigan. The permeable parking lot, which will be located 50-100 feet from Lake Michigan, will reduce the discharge of stormwater-related pollutants such as nutrients and suspended solids to the Lake. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 3/1/2014 5/1/2015 WI
2013 $107,500 New Project Madison Park Frontage Green Street and Green Parking Lot Projects City of Lakewood The City of Lakewood, located on Lake Erie, will install bioretention planters along roughly 400 feet of Madison Avenue along the frontage of the City`s Madison Park. This project will reduce polluted stormwater runoff by an estimated 403,769 gallons annually and also reduce overflows from the City`s combined sewer system into Lake Erie. The City will further reduce the discharge of untreated stormwater by retrofitting the City`s Municipal Parking Lot # 8 with bioretention basins and permeable pavement. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 3/1/2014 2/28/2015 OH
2013 $250,000 New Project Lakeview Beach Green Infrastructure Project City of Lorain The City of Lorain will construct a `green` stormwater treatment system at the City`s Lakeview Park, located on Lake Erie. This new system, which will be located at the west end of Lakeview Beach, consists of a wetland sand filter approximately 30 feet wide and 120 feet long that will work in conjunction with a disinfection-based pretreatment device. The new system will reduce bacteria (E coli) in stormwater being directly discharged to Lake Erie at Lakeview Beach and will reduce the frequency of bacteria`related beach closures. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 3/1/2014 6/30/2017 OH
2013 $1,000,000 New Project Milwaukee`s Greenscape-Green Alleys, Porous Walks and Stormwater Parking City of Milwaukee The City of Milwaukee, located on Lake Michigan, will implement three green infrastructure projects: 1) the reconstruction of seven city alleys using porous pavement; 2) the reconstruction of sidewalks at 68 residential properties using porous concrete; and 3) the installation of porous pavement at a portion of a parking lot located at the City`s central garage. This project will reduce the amount of untreated stormwater runoff (and pollutants) being discharged to the Kinnickinnic, Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers that flow to the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern and into Lake Michigan. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 3/1/2014 2/28/2015 WI
2013 $250,000 New Project Green Infrastructure Implementation ` Pershing Drive and Samuel Myers Park Stormwater Improvements City of Racine The City of Racine, located on Lake Michigan, will install a series of integrated bio-swales and 2 bio-retention basins to capture and filter stormwater from impervious parking lots and roadways adjacent to two City Parks located on the shore of Lake Michigan: Pershing Park and Myers Park. Currently, stormwater from these lots and roadways is captured in City storm sewers and discharged directly to Lake Michigan without any treatment. The bio-swales and bio-retention basins will collect, detain, store, and filter stormwater from the project area, reducing the amount of bacteria, nutrients, and sediment discharged to the Lake and nearby beach areas. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 3/1/2014 2/28/2015 WI
2013 $250,000 New Project Implementing Green Infrastructure at Kyte Monroe Park - City of St. Clair Shores, Michigan City of St. Clair Shores The City of St. Clair Shores is located on Lake St. Clair, a part of the St. Clair River system that connects Lake Huron and Lake Erie. The City will install green infrastructure (3,000 square feet of rain garden and 21,000 square feet of pervious pavement) at a parking lot at the City`s Kyte Monroe Park. The green infrastructure will capture and treat stormwater runoff from the parking lot ` runoff which is currently untreated and discharged via storm sewer directly to Lake St. Clair. This project is estimated to prevent approximately 95,000 gallons of polluted storm water from entering Lake St. Clair during a significant rain event. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 4/1/2014 3/31/2016 MI
2013 $500,000 New Project City of Toledo Green Infrastructure projects in the Silver Creek Watershed & Cullen Park City of Toledo The City of Toledo, located on Lake Erie, will: 1) install bioswales and rain gardens along one-half mile of roadway located within in the City`s Silver Creek watershed and; 2) retrofit the City`s Cullen Park with porous pavement, sand filters and vernal ponds. The Silver Creek roadway project will provide 80,000 gallons of retention capacity and reduce the amount of untreated stormwater being discharged to Halfway Creek, a tributary of Lake Erie. The Cullen Park project will provide 645,000 gallons of retention capacity and reduce the amount of untreated stormwater and sediment being discharged into Maumee Bay. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 3/1/2014 6/30/2016 OH
2013 $921,500 Increase Fish Monitoring And Surveillance Clarkson University This project will assess trends and identify emerging and legacy contaminants (identified in the GLWQA) at levels previously impossible to detect by monitoring fish from each of the 5 Great Lakes. Additionally, in collaboration with other state, federal, and international agencies, the project will assess transfer of contaminants from the water column through the food chain, expand the existing Great Lakes Fish Monitoring Surveillance Program (GLFMSP) analyte list to include important emerging contaminants, and provide better information for decision-makers regarding the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 NY
2013 $632,235 New Project Reducing Exposure to Toxics in Urban Anglers Cornell University The project will reduce the exposure of urban anglers throughout the Great Lakes basin to mercury and other toxic substances in Great Lakes fish. The grantee will develop several versions of fish consumption information designed for anglers in urban areas, where fish may be more highly contaminated and where anglers may be more dependent on the fish they catch for food. The applicant will then field test the various versions and determine which version or versions actually lead to behavioral changes (i.e., healthier fish consumption practices) in urban anglers. The identification of effective messaging methods will enable states and other providers of fish consumption information to incorporate these methods into their fish consumption advisory systems, resulting in healthier fish consumption practices and reduced exposure to toxic chemicals among urban anglers. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 11/18/2013 9/30/2015 NY
2013 $100,000 New Project Facilitation of the Lake Michigan Forum and Watershed Academy Delta Institute The Delta Institute will facilitate the operations of the Lake Michigan Forum and Watershed Academy, which will promote citizen involvement in, and effective stewardship of, the Lake Michigan ecosystem. An overall framework will be developed for the dissemination of information on current and emerging Lake Michigan issues, such as water quality, biodiversity, nearshore habitat restoration, climate change adaptation and resilience, land use change and industrial development. The Forum and Watershed Academy will encourage diverse groups of citizens and stakeholders to learn about the inherent value of Lake Michigan and promote implementation of Lake Michigan Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) priorities. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 1/13/2014 1/12/2015 IL
2013 $1,000,000 New Project Detroit`s Green Infrastructure Projects in Lower East-side Action Plan & Recovery Park areas Detroit Water and Sewerage Department The City of Detroit is located on the Detroit River, a connecting river between Lake Huron and Lake Erie. The City will undertake two green infrastructure projects within the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department`s Near Eastside Drainage District. The first project, located in the Lower Eastside Action Plan (LEAP) area, consists of `greening` approximately 40 publicly-owned residential-sized vacant lots. The lots will be transformed into green space consisting of meadows, tree plantings or other vegetation. This project will reduce the amount of untreated stormwater draining into the City`s combined sewer system by approximately 100,000 gallons during a significant rain event. The second project will also be located in the City`s Near Eastside Drainage District, in a 32-acre section of the City`s RecoveryPark area. The City will install green infrastructure such as bioswales and porous pavement to capture and treat stormwater from roadways and other developed sites. The installation of this green infrastructure will reduce the amount of untreated stormwater draining into the City`s combined sewer system by approximately 1,000,000 gallons during a significant rain event. By reducing the volume of water flowing into the City`s combined sewer system, these two projects will help reduce the frequency and volume of combined sewer overflows. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 4/1/2014 3/31/2016 MI
2013 $25,000 Increase Quality Assurances For Air Monitoring Network Environment Canada This grant provides funding for the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN). The IADN is a binational U.S. and Canada air toxics monitoring network that promotes data compatibility and quality across U.S. and Canadian agencies. The program includes continued use of an IADN Quality Assurance Officer and review of data from the binational monitoring station at Point Petre, Ontario. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 3/31/2015 ON
2013 $25,000 Increase Quality Assurances For Air Monitoring Network Environment Canada This grant provides funding for the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN). The IADN is a binational U.S. and Canada air toxics monitoring network that promotes data compatibility and quality across U.S. and Canadian agencies. The program includes continued use of an IADN Quality Assurance Officer and review of data from the binational monitoring station at Point Petre, Ontario. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 3/31/2015 ON
2013 $845,900 Increase Buffalo River Area Of Concern Remedial Action Plan Project Management & Habitat Restoration Erie County The project will fund continued local coordination of the Buffalo River Remedial Action Plan (RAP) and habitat restoration. The habitat restoration work at two sites within the Buffalo River Area of Concern, Bailey Avenue Peninsula and Smith Street Park, addresses a number of Beneficial Use Impairments related to bank erosion, bank failures and invasive plant moncultures resulting in impaired aquatic and riparian habitats. Habitat remediation will benefit human health, enhance community property values and invigorate citizen commitment to maintain a healthy ecosystem. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2013 9/30/2016 NY
2013 $287,500 New Project Buffalo River Area Of Concern Remedial Action Plan Project Management & Habitat Restoration Erie County The project will fund continued local coordination of the Buffalo River Remedial Action Plan (RAP); and habitat restoration at two sites within the Buffalo River Area of Concern. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2013 9/30/2016 NY
2013 $150,000 Increase Tribal Capacity- Fond du Lac Band Fond Du Lac Band of Chippewa This project will assist the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in building capacity to participate in the implementation of the Lakewide Management Plan for Lake Superior, and in remedial planning for delisting Beneficial Use Impairments in the St. Louis River Area of Concern. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 MN
2013 $471,079 New Project Invasive Species Prevention and Control on Belle Isle - Detroit River Friends of the Detroit River This project aims to (1) control invasive terrestrial species already present on Belle Isle, located in the Detroit River within the Lake Erie watershed, and (2) help prevent new introductions of invasive species throughout the Great Lakes ecosystem by implementing a multi-pronged outreach/education program. Approximately 10 young adults from Detroit-area conservation programs will be hired to perform invasive species control work to protect the island's diverse ecosystem and to prevent re-infestation at two recent habitat restoration projects funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. In addition, the project will create exhibits and educational programming on the island focusing on aquatic invasive species threatening the Detroit River system and the Great Lakes. 2 - Invasive Species 2/1/2014 1/31/2016 MI
2013 $105,352 Increase Tribal Capacity- Grand Portage Reservation Tribal Council Grand Portage Band of Chippewa This project will assist the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa in building capacity to participate in the implementation of the Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) for Lake Superior. Participation in LaMP activities will enable the Tribe to meet long term goals including the protection and preservation of tribal resources and lifeways. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MN
2013 $169,261 Increase Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians - Tribal Capacity Program Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians This project will assist the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians in building capacity to participate in the implementation of the Lakewide Management Plan for Lake Michigan. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2013 $3,008,733 Increase GLRI Implementation- GLFC Great Lakes Fishery Commission This agreement will provide funds for field tests to be conducted on developing sea lamprey pheromone control techniques. The Great Lakes Fishery Commission will use an acoustic telemetry system to observe species movement for improved fisheries management. These efforts will reduce the threat of invasive species within the Great Lakes. Furthermore, advancing sea lamprey control through the development of pheromone-based control strategies will facilitate the rehabilitation of Great Lakes fish communities and the ecosystem as a whole. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration;2 - Invasive Species 1/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2013 $500,000 Increase Lake Superior LaMP Support to the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission This project will enhance tribal participation in implementation of the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan through the conduct of a herptile assessment as part of ongoing habitat research on tribal lands. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 8/1/2010 9/30/2015 WI
2013 $400,000 Increase Lake Superior Protection and Management Program Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission This project will enhance tribal participation in implementation of the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan and facilitate intergovernmental coordination among tribes and with other governments. Multiple Focus Areas 8/1/2010 7/31/2015 WI
2013 $248,124 New Project Northeast Michigan Invasive Species Control and Prevention Program Huron Pines This project expands upon an existing and highly-successful phragmites early detection/rapid response program in a large portion of northeastern Michigan by: 1) targeting other invasive plants such as garlic mustard, Japanese knotweed and purple loosestrife; and 2) specifically targeting pathways for the spread of invasive plants such as roadways, ditches, rivers and source populations. The project will rely on established partnerships within northeastern Michigan between community groups, agencies, local governments and private businesses to educate and train local community members in invasive plant species management techniques. The project promotes job creation by providing both temporary and permanent jobs, including employment through the AmeriCorps program. Project work will be done in the 4.2 million acres Huron Pines service area of northeastern Michgian, located in the Lake Huron watershed. 2 - Invasive Species 1/1/2014 12/31/2015 MI
2013 $550,000 Increase Lakewide Management Plan/ Remedial Action Plans Illinois Department of Natural Resources This project will provide capacity for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to assist with the development and implementation of Lakewide Management Plans for Lake Michigan, as well as Remedial Action Plans for an Area of Concern. The agency will assess ecosystems, quality-assure data, remediate problems in order to delist Beneficial Use Impairments; and control nutrients, invasive species and habitat loss lakewide. 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/30/2010 6/30/2015 IL
2013 $1,121,776 Increase Operation of the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN) Indiana University This project will support Annex 3 of the GLWQA and the Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern focus area of the GLRI through continued implementation of the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN). IADN is a binational monitoring network between EPA and Environment Canada that measures and evaluates the concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in the atmosphere at 13 sampling stations around the Great Lakes. Atmospheric measurements are used to track the progress of toxics reduction efforts and estimate atmospheric loadings of selected persistent organic pollutants to the Great Lakes. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2009 9/30/2014 IN
2013 $200,000 Increase Tribal Capacity Program - Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Keweenaw Bay Indian Community This grant funds Keweenaw Bay Indian Community participation on the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan (LAMP) process. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2013 $197,220 Increase Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Capacity Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians This funding will facilitate sustained tribal involvement in activities driven by the Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP). The funding will allow the Tribe to provide, as appropriate, its perspective on LaMP-related issues and also enable the Tribe to plan projects in support of the specific goals identified in the LaMP. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2013 $499,496 New Project Invasive Vegetation Control in the Lower Black River Area of Concern, Phase II Lorain County Board of Commissioners This project, located in the Lake Erie watershed, will control invasive plant species, particularly phragmites, and restore riparian habitat within 30 acres of the lower Black River Area of Concern (AOC) in Lorain County, Ohio. To carry out this project, which expands upon invasive vegetation control work funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in 2011, 10 field staff will be hired as part of the Black River Civilian Conservation Corps. 2 - Invasive Species 2/15/2014 2/14/2016 OH
2013 $499,727 New Project Furthering Capacity to Maintain High Quality Coastal Wetlands in Northern Michigan Loyola University of Chicago This project targets invasive plant species in the Lake Huron watershed (i.e., the Cheboygan/Sault St. Marie area of northern Michigan) by: 1) removing invasive plant species from approximately 355 acres of ecologically-critical coast marsh and meadow; 2) converting 800 tons of harvested invasive plant material (biomass) into fuel pellets that will be used as clean fuel to heating homes and small businesses in the region; 3) identifying, through remote-imaging processes, newly-invading populations of invasive plant species within a 30,000 acre area of coastal wetlands; 4) developing an interpretive trail highlighting the restoration of Cheboygan Marsh; and 5) building capacity to sustain long-term invasive species management. In addition, the project will result in the hiring of ten unemployed and/or underemployed workers. 2 - Invasive Species 1/1/2014 12/31/2015 IL
2013 $65,364 Increase Assessing Michigan's Beneficial Use of Sport-Caught Fish Michigan Department of Community Health The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) will partner with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Michigan's 14 Area of Concern Public Advisory Councils (PACs) to assess progress toward removal of three Beneficial Use Impairments: Fish Consumption Advisories, Tainting of Fish Flavor, and Fish Tumors and Other Deformities and to make recommendations for further action. Fish samples will be analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyls, mercury and/or dioxin at five priority Areas of Concern to assist in removal of the Fish Consumption Advisory BUIs. Community-specific public outreach to promote safe sport-caught fish consumption will be developed and implemented by the state and the PACs. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 4/1/2011 7/31/2015 MI
2013 $999,292 New Project Integrating MDCH's 'Eat Safe Fish' Messaging into Public Health Michigan Department of Community Health The project will reduce exposure of low-income Michigan residents to mercury and other toxic substances in Great Lakes fish. In particular, the project will integrate MDCH's established 'Eat Safe Fish' messaging into health care programs, including Michigan's Medicaid programs that target low-income women of childbearing age. The project will also target subsistence anglers in the Detroit area with 'Eat Safe Fish' messaging. In addition, MDCH will develop an online continuing education module pertaining to safe fish consumption for nurses and dieticians in the Detroit area. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 11/20/2013 9/30/2015 MI
2013 $3,624,400 New Project Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Fiscal Year 2013 LAMP and AOC Support Michigan Department of Environmental Quality This award will provide MDEQ with the capacity to work on activities including : 1) the restoration of Areas of Concern (AOCs); and 2) the implementation of Lakewide Action and Management Plans (LAMPs.) The award includes funding for personnel, equipment, supplies, and travel. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2013 9/30/2014 MI
2013 $3,000,000 New Project St. Clair River Habitat Restoration Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will contract with local partners to undertake three projects that restore habitat along the St. Clair River. These projects are critical to eventually removing the Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat beneficial use impairment in the St. Clair River Area of Concern. The projects will include improving aquatic connectivity, stabilizing streambanks, removing invasive species, and planting native species along the project sites (Cuttle Creek, Marine City Drain, and Harsen's Island). 4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration 9/1/2013 12/31/2015 MI
2013 $200,000 Increase River Raisin Fish Passage Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and project partners will implement the second phase of a two part plan to open up Lake Erie to the lower 23 miles of the River Raisin for the first time in over 70 years. Specifically this project will reconnect an additional 9.5 miles of river by addressing impediments at four dams. This project will improve fish passage, while advancing the delisting of the fish and wildlife related Beneficial Use Impairments in the River Raisin Area of Concern. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 7/15/2011 9/30/2014 MI
2013 $562,301 Increase Health Care Provider Organization Outreach Michigan State University The goal of this project is to inform fish consumers about the harmful impact of environmental chemicals and to improve compliance with advisories on fish consumption. The grantee will accomplish this by working directly with medical and nursing students in the State of Michigan. The grantee will provide students with tools and information to identify "at risk" patients and to determine appropriate fish consumption levels. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/30/2015 MI
2013 $495,396 New Project Implementing Trap-based Control of Sea Lamprey in the Great Lakes Michigan State University The project will test the effectiveness of "Push` Pull" trapping of sea lampreys, a species which has historically been difficult to trap in significant numbers. "Push-Pull" trapping is an innovative trapping technique utilizing the lamprey's natural responses to two types of chemicals: I) a "Push" response whereby a chemical repels the lamprey; and 2) a "Pull" response whereby a different chemical attracts it. The project, which will be carried out in the Carp and Ocqueoc Rivers (located in the Lake Huron watershed within the upper peninsula and northeastern lower Michigan, respectively) will seek to determine whether the use of both chemicals in a particular river segment will "steer" the sea lamprey to the area of trap placement and cause them to remain there, resulting in a much more significant capture rate. 2 - Invasive Species 2/1/2014 1/30/2016 MI
2013 $499,887 New Project Arresting the Spread of Eurasian Watermilfoil in Lake Superior Michigan Technological University Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) has increased in northern Lake Huron and is spreading in Lake Superior waterways. This project includes: 1) testing the effectiveness of several control measures on Eurasian watermilfoil in the Keweenaw Waterway, located on the Keweenaw peninsula in Lake Superior; 2) developing "invasion maps" showing current and predicted infestations of the plan in the Upper Great Lakes; and 3) creating an "information clearinghouse" to assist local communities and resource managers in efforts to manage current and future proliferation of Eurasian watermilfoil and similar invasions across the Great Lakes region. 2 - Invasive Species 1/1/2014 12/31/2015 MI
2013 $999,846 New Project Great Lakes Health Collaboration to Reduce Toxics Exposures Minnesota Department of Health This project will reduce the exposure of Minnesota residents, particularly women of childbearing age and infants, to mercury and other toxic substances in Great Lakes fish. The project includes: 1) providing women with fish consumption information that is "user friendly" and easily understood; 2) testing the effectiveness of various types of fish consumption information by determining whether the information actually results in healthier fish consumption practices among women; and 3) increasing the number of women participating in a study to determine whether health care practitioners can use "screening" questions relating to fish consumption to accurately predict mercury exposure in patients. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 11/20/2013 9/30/2015 MN
2013 $600,000 Increase Reducing Mercury Levels in Great Lakes Fish Consumers in Minnesota Minnesota Department of Health The Minnesota Department of Health will implement and evaluate a preventative health care initiative designed to reduce prenatal mercury exposures from fish consumption in women of child-bearing age. This initiative will result in a reduced level of mercury in the blood of women of child-bearing age in a Great Lakes community where blood mercury levels exceeding the level deemed safe by EPA have been documented. The Minnesota Department of Health will also use this funding to improve the effectiveness of fish consumption advisory information provided to the public. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/30/2012 10/31/2016 MN
2013 $1,725,404 Increase Minnesota Lake Superior LaMP Support Minnesota Pollution Control Agency This project will provide capacity for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to assist with the development and implementation of the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan, as well as the Remedial Action Plans for the St. Louis River Area of Concern. The agency will assess ecosystems, quality assure data, remediate problems in order to delist Beneficial Use Impairments; and control nutrients, invasive species and habitat loss lakewide. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MN
2013 $2,190,000 New Project Minnesota Pollution Control Agency AOC Support Minnesota Pollution Control Agency This award will allow the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to fund: 1) Assessment of sediment clean-up options at 3 sites within the St. Louis River Area of Concern (AOC) ; 2) Assessment of the feasibility of using sediments from navigational dredging within the AOC for habitat restoration; 3) Development of restoration design and construction specifications for seven sites within the AOC; and 4) Evaluation of baseline ecological conditions and post-restoration monitoring. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 6/15/2013 12/31/2016 MN
2013 $510,921 Increase Restoration of Riparian Areas in the Muskegon River Watershed Muskegon River Watershed Assembly This project will reforest more than 400 acres of riparian land; restore 150 acres of streambank using native vegetation; put 150 acres of revegetated or natural riparian land into conservation easements; develop 14 forest stewardship plans; and implement proper erosion control best management practices at four riparian sites in high priority sub-watersheds of the Muskegon River. This project is expected to prevent 100 tons of sediment, 1,000 pounds of phosphorus, and 6,000 pounds of nitrogen from reaching the Muskegon River, the Muskegon Lake Area of Concern, and Lake Michigan each year. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MI
2013 $65,000 New Project New York State Department of Environmental Conservation New York State Department of Environmental Conservation This project allows the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to implement two projects related to the Niagara River Area of Concern and the Lake Ontario Lakewide Management Plan priorities. The award will fund: 1) Mapping communities of submerged aquatic vegetation in and near priority habitats for the Niagara River AOC (Phase I); and 2) Creating and implementing a Long Term Conservative Strategy for Upper Niagara River Island Complex for the Niagara River AOC. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2013 9/30/2015 NY
2013 $1,019,869 Increase State Capacity Lakewide Management Plans--Areas Of Concern (Aoc) Priorities Within New York State New York State Department of Environmental Conservation This project will form a Great Lakes Team to coordinate project planning, public outreach, sampling and monitoring for the Lake Ontario and Lake Erie Management Plans, and management of the Great Lakes Areas of Concern in New York State. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 NY
2013 $100,000 New Project Facilitation of the Lake Superior Binational Forum Northland College Northland College will facilitate a number of Lake Superior Binational Forum activities that promote the goals of the Lake Superior Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP). These activities include: 1) an Environmental Stewardship Awards Program; 2) a series of 8 webinars where previous Stewardship Award winners will highlight their award-winning projects as models for future work within the basin; 3) the Lake Superior Stewards Program, which will increase the number of stakeholders actively participating in LAMP and GLRI strategies; 4) Lake Superior Day, a basin-wide celebration that connects residents and visitors to the lake?s economic and environmental importance, uniqueness, and beauty; 5) informational webinars on priority LAMP topics; 6) outreach through the Forum web site, e-newsletter, radio program, and social media; and 7) open public meetings to discuss priority LAMP topics. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 1/13/2014 1/12/2016 WI
2013 $100,000 Increase State Capacity Lakewide Management Plans--Areas Of Concern (Aoc) Priorities Within New York State NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation This project will form a Great Lakes Team to coordinate project planning, public outreach, sampling and monitoring for the Lake Ontario and Lake Erie Management Plans, and management of the Great Lakes Areas of Concern in New York State. General Expenses and Regional Charges 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 NY
2013 $100,000 New Project Facilitation of Lake Erie Forum Activities to Promote Restoration Goals Ohio Environmental Council The Ohio Environmental Council will facilitate a number of Lake Erie Forum activities, placing a special emphasis on nearshore health and nonpoint source pollution. The forum will focus on high priority watersheds and the reduction of polluted runoff from urban, suburban, and agricultural sources, including outreach efforts to farmers on the agricultural impacts to Lake Erie and the use of agricultural practices to reduce these impacts. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 3/1/2014 2/29/2016 OH
2013 $500,000 New Project Assessment of Nutrient/Eutrophication Dynamics in Western Lake Erie Ohio Environmental Protection Agency This project will: 1) track the movement of various forms of phosphorus (e.g., soluble reactive and particulate) and nitrogen in the Western Lake Erie Basin; 2) assess nutrient sources (by type and location) that contribute to formation of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the western basin; and 3) examine the extent to which phosphorus loading in the Western Lake Erie Basin contributes to low oxygen levels (hypoxia) in the Lake Erie Central Basin. Field studies, lab experiments and modeling will be used to quantify internal nutrient loads, evaluate the impact of hydrology (including seasonal flows and extreme weather events) on HAB formation, and develop a nutrient mass budget at the sub-watershed level. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 12/1/2013 11/30/2015 OH
2013 $2,000,000 Increase Great Lakes Restoration Initiative - Lake Erie Ohio Environmental Protection Agency This grant provides resources to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) to continue its efforts to develop and implement remedial action plans to restore Ohio?s four designated Lake Erie Areas of Concern (Maumee River, Black River, Cuyahoga River, and Ashtabula River), and to continue its participation in the bi-national Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) process. Grant activities conducted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will improve the water quality and habitat of the Lake Erie ecosystem. Multiple Focus Areas 7/1/2010 7/15/2015 OH
2013 $243,971 Increase Pennsylvania Department Of Environmental Protection-Padep Endangered Species Great Lakes Restoration Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection The award will fund: 1) PADEP's capacity to participate in LaMP activities; 2) two projects that will address stormwater problems by enhancing wildlife and green spaces within highly urbanized regions within the Lake Erie watershed; 3) removal of invasive species in two Pennsylvania state parks within the Lake Erie watershed; and 4) post-delisting monitoring of fish tumors within the former Presque Isle Bay AOC. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 1/31/2014 PA
2013 $50,000 Increase Tribal Capacity-Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa This project will assist the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas to increase the Tribe's capacity to participate in several Great Lakes meetings and initiatives. As appropriate, the Red Cliff Band will provide a tribal perspective at meetings and comment on documents. The Tribe will actively participate in Lakewide Management Plan implementation projects to ensure tribal concerns are considered. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 WI
2013 $74,975 Increase Tribal Capacity Building - Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe This funding will facilitate sustained tribal involvement in activities driven by the Lakewide Management Plans (LaMP) for Lakes Huron and Michigan, and the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the Saginaw River/Saginaw Bay Area of Concern. The funding will allow the Tribe to provide, as appropriate, its perspective on LaMP and RAP-related issues and also enable the Tribe to plan projects in support of specific goals identified in the LaMP and RAP -- including a wetland, wild rice and sweetgrass demonstration/restoration project. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2013 $110,877 Increase Lake Ontario Lakewide Management Plan (Lamp) Process Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe This funding will facilitate sustained Tribal involvement in activities driven by the Lake Ontario Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) and the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the Massena Area of Concern. The funding will allow the Tribe to provide, as appropriate, its perspective on LaMP and RAP-related issues and will also enable the Tribe to plan projects in support of the specific goals identified in the LaMP and RAP. A tribal coordinator will work with the LaMP and RAP Coordinators on activities such as project planning, public outreach, and monitoring. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2012 9/30/2015 NY
2013 $67,500 Increase Tribal Capacity - Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians This funding will facilitate sustained involvement by the Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority in activities driven by the Lake Superior Binational Program, the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP), the Lake Michigan LaMP, and the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the St. Mary's River Area of Concern. The funding will allow the Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority to provide, as appropriate, the Authority's perspective on LaMP and RAP-related issues. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2013 $100,000 Increase Tribal Capacity- Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians This funding will facilitate sustained tribal involvement in activities driven by the Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) and the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the St. Mary's River Area of Concern (AOC). The funding will allow the Tribe to provide, as appropriate, its perspective on LaMP and RAP-related issues and also enable the Tribe to plan projects in support of the specific goals identified in the LaMP and RAP. Multiple Focus Areas 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2013 $100,000 Increase Tribal Capacity- Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians This funding will facilitate sustained tribal involvement in activities driven by the Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) and the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the St. Mary's River Area of Concern (AOC). The funding will allow the Tribe to provide, as appropriate, its perspective on LaMP and RAP-related issues and also enable the Tribe to plan projects in support of the specific goals identified in the LaMP and RAP. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern;2 - Invasive Species;3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction;4 - Habitat Restoration and Wildlife Protection and Restoration;5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 10/1/2010 9/30/2015 MI
2013 $19,000 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Ashtabula River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA This project will complete the dredging, dewatering and disposal of approximately 11,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the north slip at Jack's Marine within the Ashtabula River Area of Concern and the placement of sand on the impacted slip bottom. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/8/2013 12/30/2013 OH
2013 $18,198,448 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Buffalo River) U.S. EPA This project will remediate contaminated sediment in the Lower Buffalo River near Buffalo, New York, in the Buffalo River Area of Concern. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 11/7/2013 6/30/2015 NY
2013 $1,497,264 New Project Great Lakes Legacy Act (Detroit River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA This project will conduct site characterization in the Detroit River. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 7/25/2013 12/31/2014 MI
2013 $29,111,000 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Grand Calumet River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA This project will complete the dredging and capping of over 750,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern in Hammond and East Chicago, Indiana (Roxana Marsh) and begin sediment remediation efforts in the East Branch of the Grand Calumet River. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 2/6/2013 9/30/2015 IN
2013 $288,168 New Project Great Lakes Legacy Act (Maumee River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA This project will conduct site characterization in Swan Creek. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/25/2013 10/30/2014 OH
2013 $971,393 New Project Great Lakes Legacy Act (Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern) U.S. EPA This project will conduct the remedial design from the Lincoln Park area - Phase II. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 7/3/2013 9/30/2015 WI
2013 $558,339 New Project Great Lakes Legacy Act (Muskegan Lake Area of Concern) U.S. EPA This project will complete the Feasibility Study at the Zephyr Refinery - Fire Suppression Ditch in the Muskegan Area of Concern. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 8/26/2013 6/30/2014 MI
2013 $333,817 New Project Great Lakes Legacy Act (Niagara River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA This project will conduct site characterization in the Niagara River 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 7/22/2013 9/30/2014 NY
2013 $6,000 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Sheboygan River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA This project will close-out the dredging, dewatering and disposal project from the Sheboygan River Area of Concern. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 11/20/2013 7/30/2013 WI
2013 $786,198 New Project Great Lakes Legacy Act (St. Louis River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA This project will conduct site characterization in the Nemadji River. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 7/25/2013 12/30/2014 MN
2013 $1,898,000 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act support (Multi-AOC ) U.S. EPA These projects provide overall programmatic support for the Great Lakes Legacy Act. They include: 1) technical assistance from the USACE; 2) quality assurance/quality control assistance; 3) programmatic community involvement; 4) partnership recruitment; and 5) sediment cap research and monitoring. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 1/1/2013 9/30/2014 Multi-State
2013 $534,810 New Start Great Lakes Legacy Act (St Louis River AOC) U.S. EPA This project will conduct site characterization in the St Louis River AOC 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2012 9/30/2014 MN
2013 $1,058,487 New Start Great Lakes Legacy Act (Detroit River AOC) U.S. EPA This project will support remedial design of the Upper Trenton Channel site in the Detroit River AOC 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2013 9/30/2014 MI
2013 $7,221 Continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Grand Calumet River Area of Concern) U.S. EPA This project will conduct remedial design support for Reach 6 and 7 of the West Branch of the Grand Calumet River, near Hammond, IN. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2013 9/30/2014 IN
2013 $669,492 Increase Great Lakes Sediment Surveillance Program (GLSSP) University of Illinois-Chicago This project will investigate the presence of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic substances (PBTs), and determining the spatial distribution and temporal trend of PBTs in the Great Lakes through sedimentary records. Sediment samples will be collected in all 5 Great Lakes and selected inland lakes, age-dated and analyzed for PBTs. The program will make high quality data available to the public and the Great Lakes scientific community. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2015 IL
2013 $304,585 Increase Chicago As A Source Of Air Toxics To Lake Michigan University of Iowa This project will investigate the importance of the Chicago region as a source of persistent organic pollutants to Lake Michigan. The overall goal of the project is to better understand the relationship between the observed concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in Chicago?s air and their subsequent deposition into Lake Michigan. This work will identify and quantify hotspots of emission sources of persistent organic pollutants in Chicago for potential source reduction and/or remediation. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/31/2014 Multi-State
2013 $696,326 Increase University Of Minnesota - Biological Monitoring University of Minnesota The project will develop critical measures of Great Lakes health. Phytoplankton, which are the base of the Great Lakes food web, will be sampled biannually to identify ecosystem changes and the amount of material available to support zooplankton and fish growth. The information collected through this project will help Great Lakes fisheries managers make stocking decisions. 5 - Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships 7/1/2011 6/30/2016 MN
2013 $357,320 Increase Enhancing Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network With Passive Samplers University of Rhode Island This project will support Annexes 12 and 15 of the GLWQA and the Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern focus area of the GLRI by enhancing the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN) with passive samplers. Samplers will be deployed in the atmosphere and surface water along coastal stations and mid-lake to: (i) assess the extent to which atmospheric concentrations of persistent bioaccumulative toxics (PBTs) vary across Lakes Erie and Ontario; (ii) determine the amount of atmospheric PBTs being transferred to Lakes Erie and Ontario; and (iii) detect emerging contaminants of concern across Lakes Erie and Ontario. This work will also identify source regions of PBTs for potential source reduction and better measure the progress of restoration efforts. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2010 8/30/2015 RI
2013 $499,964 New Project Invasive Invertebrate Species Prevention, Detection and Control : A Next Generation Sequencing Assay University of Toledo This project will develop `next-generation e-DNA sequencing` technology to allow for e-DNA identification of invasive mussels and insects from Great Lakes water and sediment samples. The technology will be easy to use, fast, inexpensive, and effective in identifying all life stages of invasive invertebrates. (i.e., eggs, larvae, and adults). The development of better e-DNA technology will allow lake managers to more quickly recognize and respond to the presence of invasive species throughout the Great Lakes. 2 - Invasive Species 2/5/2014 2/4/2016 OH
2013 $999,844 New Project WI Assessment of Healthy Consumption of GL Fish Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services This project will reduce the exposure of northern Wisconsin residents to mercury and other toxic substances in Great Lakes fish. Through the efforts of the project partners, Wisconsin health care clinics on the south shore of Lake Superior will: 1) use a ?screening tool? to assess patients? risk of exposure to toxic substances from fish consumption; 2) conduct initial and repeat testing of mercury levels (hair testing) of patients who frequently consume Great lakes fish; and 3) provide fish consumption advice (including individualized advice) to patients. The project will result in increased knowledge about the effects of fish consumption by both health care practitioners and patients, and will reduce mercury levels in patients. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 12/1/2013 9/30/2015 WI
2013 $785,895 New Project Remediation Projects in Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This award will allow Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to fund the following activities within the Milwaukee Area of Concern (AOC): 1) the establishment of baseline fish and wildlife populations; 2) the identification of unrecognized sources of fecal contamination; and 3) the expansion and improvement of grassland habitat. The award will also allow WDNR to partner with the U.S. Geological Survey to analyze the populations of ecologically-significant bottom-dwelling and microscopic organisms at Wisconsin?s four Lake Michigan AOCs and six non-AOC sites. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2013 6/30/2017 WI
2013 $2,810,906 Increase Wisconsin LaMP and RAP Support Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This project will provide capacity for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to assist with the development and implementation of Lakewide Management Plans for Lakes Superior and Michigan, as well as Remedial Action Plans for associated Areas of Concern. The Department will assess ecosystems, quality-assure data, remediate problems in order to delist Beneficial Use Impairments; and control nutrients, invasive species and habitat loss lakewide. Multiple Focus Areas 9/1/2010 12/30/2015 WI
2013 $65,364 Increase Assessing Michigan`s Beneficial Use of Sport-Caught Fish Michigan Department of Community Health The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) will partner with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Michigan`s 14 Area of Concern Public Advisory Councils (PACs) to assess progress toward removal of three Beneficial Use Impairments: Fish Consumption Advisories, Tainting of Fish Flavor, and Fish Tumors and Other Deformities and to make recommendations for further action. Fish samples will be analyzed for polychlorinated biphenyls, mercury and/or dioxin at five priority Areas of Concern to assist in removal of the Fish Consumption Advisory BUIs. Community-specific public outreach to promote safe sport-caught fish consumption will be developed and implemented by the state and the PACs. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 04/01/2011 07/31/2015 MI
2014 $495,653 New Project Calumet Invasive Species Conservation Corps Friends of the Forest Preserves This project, which continues work funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in 2010 and 2011, will significantly reduce and/or eradicate invasive plant species from over 277 acres of unique wetlands and associated uplands at four sites in northeastern Illinois within the southern Lake Michigan watershed: Beaubien Prairie, Dolton Prairie, Kickapoo Prairie, and Wentworth Prairie. The project goals will be achieved by the hiring of four permanent conservation corps crew members plus a crew leader, with emphasis on hiring diverse community members from the Calumet area. Multiple Focus Areas 02/10/2014 02/28/2016 IL
2014 $499,631 New Project Eastern Lake Ontario Headwaters Watercraft Inspector Program Paul Smith`s College of Arts & Sciences This award will extend the Eastern Lake Ontario Headwaters Watercraft Inspector Program through 2015. The Program, which has been funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative since 2011, will continue to protect the natural integrity of the headwaters of eastern Lake Ontario through aquatic invasive species prevention activities in Adirondack Park in eastern New York. Seasonally-hired watercraft inspectors at an increased number (i.e., 20) of public boat launches will educate the public about aquatic invasive species and stop the new introductions of aquatic invasive species through approximately 14,000 inspections and hand removal of boat-borne organisms. This project is part of an integrated approach to invasive species management that safeguards public waterways within the Great Lakes basin. 2 - Invasive Species 02/15/2014 02/14/2016 NY
2014 $99,857 New Project Facilitation of Enhanced Stakeholder Engagement on Lake Huron LAMP Priorities Keystone Center The Keystone Center will increase the number and diversity of stakeholders engaged in the development and implementation of Lake Huron Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) priorities through facilitated structured conversations and e-community online engagement. Project components include: 1) an assessment phase to identify broadly representative LAMP stakeholder fora participants and to understand the range of perspectives and issues; 2) an in-person kick-off meeting to select a steering committee and to determine the direction and scope of LAMP priorities; 3) facilitation of monthly virtual meetings of the LAMP steering committee and subcommittees; and 4) hosting, supporting and moderating an online collaborative platform to engage a broader Lake Huron LAMP stakeholder e-community. Multiple Focus Areas 03/07/2014 03/08/2016 Multi-state
2014 $12,008 Increase Fish Collection by Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Natural Resources The project consists of the harvest of lake trout from Lakes Michigan and Huron in accordance with the Great Lakes Fish Monitoring and Surveillance Program. The harvested fish will subsequently be analyzed for contaminants, including PCBs, in order to allow researchers and regulators to improve and update their understanding of contaminant level trends in Great Lakes fish populations. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/01/2012 09/30/2017 MI
2014 $13,143,201 New Start Great Lakes Legac Act (Menominee River AOC) U.S. EPA This project will remediate sediments in the Menominee River at the Tyco site. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2014 12/31/2014 WI
2014 $59,883 Project continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (18-mile Creek AOC) U.S. EPA This project will support final characterization efforts in the 18-mile creek AOC. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2013 6/30/2014 NY
2014 $327,384 Project continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Buffalo River AOC) U.S. EPA This project will remediate contaminated sediment in the Lower Buffalo River near Buffalo, New York, in the Buffalo River Area of Concern. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 11/7/2013 9/30/2015 NY
2014 $671,979 New Start Great Lakes Legacy Act (Detroit River AOC) U.S. EPA This project supports remedial design efforts in the Upper Trenton Channel. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2013 9/31/2015 MI
2014 $6,739,552 Project continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Grand Calumet River AOC) U.S. EPA This project will support remedial action of contaminated sediments in Reach 4 of the East Branch Grand Calumet River. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 8/1/2013 12/31/2014 IN
2014 $32,138 New Start Great Lakes Legacy Act (Grand Calumet River AOC) U.S. EPA This project will support remedial design efforts at the West Branch Grand Calumet River Reach 6 and 7 near Hammond, IN in the Grand Calumet River AOC. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 6/30/2014 9/30/2015 IN
2014 $14,003,814 New Start Great Lakes Legacy Act (Milwaukee Estuary AOC) U.S. EPA This project will remediate sediments at the Lincoln Park Phase II site in the Milwaukee Estuary AOC. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 9/1/2014 9/30/2015 WI
2014 $572,654 Project continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Muskegon Lake AOC) U.S. EPA This project will support feasibility study and remedial design tasks of the Fire Suppression Ditch at the Zephyr Refinery site. It also includes supporting data gap sampling and site characterization efforts at the Zephyr site. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/30/2013 6/30/2015 MI
2014 $9,024 Project continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (Niagara River AOC) U.S. EPA This project supports ongoing characterization of the Niagara River to define the nature and extent of contamination in several areas. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 12/31/2013 12/31/2014 NY
2014 $2,077,364 New Start Great Lakes Legacy Act (Rouge River AOC) U.S. EPA This project will conduct remedial design of the Lower Rouge River Old Channel site in the Detroit River AOC. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2013 9/31/2015 MI
2014 $30,998 Project continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (St Louis River AOC) U.S. EPA This project will support remedial design of the Spirit Lake project in the St Louis River AOC. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2013 6/30/2015 MN
2014 $7,817 Project continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act (St Louis River AOC) U.S. EPA This project will conduct site characterizatoin in several parts of the St Louis River AOC. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2013 12/31/2014 MN
2014 $2,276,151 Project continuation Great Lakes Legacy Act support (Multi-AOC ) U.S. EPA These projects provide overall programmatic support for the Great Lakes Legacy Act. They include: 1) technical assistance from the USACE; 2) quality assurance/quality control assistance; 3) R/V Mudpuppy operations; 4) programmatic community involvement; 5) partnership recruitment; and 6) sediment cap research and monitoring. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/1/2013 12/31/2014 Multi-State
2014 $812,000 New Project Greening Wilson Parking lot in Lincoln Park Chicago Park District The City of Chicago, located on Lake Michigan, will install green infrastructure (vegetated bio-swales and permeable pavers) at a 200,000 square foot parking lot located in the City's Lincoln Park. The parking lot currently discharges its stormwater to more than 25 catch basins and 3,200 linear feet of sewer that flows into Chicago's combined sewer system. The redesigned parking lot will provide for the retention and infiltration of over 4 million gallons of water in a typical year, greatly reducing the amount of untreated stormwater that would otherwise be discharged into the City's combined sewer system and cause sewer system overflows into the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. The reduction in stormwater runoff entering the City's sewer system will also help prevent basement flooding in the homes of nearby residents. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 05/15/2014 10/19/2015 IL
2013 $250,000 New Project Grey to Green; Vacant to Vibrant Initiative City of Gary (IN) The City of Gary, located on Lake Michigan, will select up to 15 City-owned sites currently covered by impervious surface materials (e.g., parking lots) and retrofit these sites with green infrastructure such as permeable pavement, rain gardens and bioswales. The installation of green infrastructure at the selected sites will reduce the amount of untreated stormwater draining into the City's sewer system, and reduce the likelihood or extent of overflows from the City's sewer system into Lake Michigan. Approximately 10 Gary residents will be trained in green infrastructure implementation and will be employed to install and maintain the green infrastructure. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 05/01/2014 04/30/2016 IN
2013 $250,000 New Project Hammond Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure Project Hammond Marina The City of Hammond owns a 23,000 square feet asphalt parking lot which is used by visitors to the City's Marina and Lakefront Park. The City will retrofit roughly 5,000 square feet of the asphalt parking lot with permeable pavement and two rain gardens. Installation of this green infrastructure at the site will protect Lake Michigan by decreasing the amount of stormwater runoff draining into the Lake by 16,500 gallons per storm event. The Marina will also install interpretive signage to convey the purpose and function of the green infrastructure practices to the many people who visit the Marina and Park each year. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 05/01/2014 03/31/2015 IN
2014 $499,627 New Project Invasive Species Control at Braddock Bay, New York. Ducks Unlimited Inc. This project will significantly improve the quality of 205 acres of coastal marsh in New York's Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area, located within the Lake Ontario watershed, by removing and inhibiting the growth of invasive cattails. If left unchecked, cattails can quickly fill the wetland meadow areas historically occupied by native sedges and convert diverse, healthy ecosystems into a cattail "monoculture." Removing and preventing the reintroduction of cattails restores ecosystems to self-reproducing and diverse biological communities with a greater abundance of wildlife and which provide greater recreational opportunities. The project consists of various on-the-ground, innovative techniques to control cattail and encourage the growth of sedge meadow by cutting channels and potholes, mowing, and applying herbicide. 2 - Invasive Species 02/01/2014 01/31/2016 NY
2013 $3,008,733 Increase Invasive Species Control: Sea Lamprey Great Lakes Fishery Commission This project will fund field tests to be conducted on developing sea lamprey pheromone control techniques. The Great Lakes Fishery Commission will use an acoustic telemetry system to observe species movement for improved fisheries management. These efforts will reduce the threat of invasive species within the Great Lakes. Furthermore, advancing sea lamprey control through the development of pheromone-based control strategies will facilitate the rehabilitation of Great Lakes fish communities and the ecosystem as a whole. 2 - Invasive Species 01/01/2010 09/30/2015 MI
2014 $2,981,970 Increase Invasive Species Control: Sea Lamprey Great Lakes Fishery Commission This project will fund field tests to be conducted on developing sea lamprey pheromone control techniques. The Great Lakes Fishery Commission will use an acoustic telemetry system to observe species movement for improved fisheries management. These efforts will reduce the threat of invasive species within the Great Lakes. Furthermore, advancing sea lamprey control through the development of pheromone-based control strategies will facilitate the rehabilitation of Great Lakes fish communities and the ecosystem as a whole. 2 - Invasive Species 01/01/2010 09/30/2016 MI
2013 $30,000 New Project Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park (LEAF) Green Roof City of Erie (PA) The City of Erie, located on Lake Erie, will install 2000 square feet of �green roof� atop the City�s Frontier Park Education Center. The �green roof� consists of a layer of soil and plants installed on top of the Education Center�s structural roof. The rooftop layer of soil and plants will absorb/filter over 2000 gallons of rainfall during a heavy rain event and help reduce the quantity and improve the quality of stormwater entering Lake Erie. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 04/01/2014 12/30/2014 PA
2014 $900,000 Increase Lakewide Management Plan/ Remedial Action Plans Illinois Department of Natural Resources This project will provide capacity for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to assist with the development and implementation of Lakewide Management Plans for Lake Michigan, as well as Remedial Action Plans for an Area of Concern. The agency will assess ecosystems, quality-assure data, remediate problems in order to delist Beneficial Use Impairments; and control nutrients, invasive species and habitat loss lakewide. Multiple Focus Areas 09/30/2010 06/30/2015 IL
2014 $4,416,825 New Project Menekaunee Harbor, Sheboygan River AOC Verification, and Other AOC Assessments Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources This award will allow the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to fund a variety of activities in four Wisconsin AOCs that will promote the removal of numerous Beneficial Use Impairments. Specifically, the award will fund: 1) habitat restoration work, including the remediation of contaminated sediments in Menekaunee Harbor in the Menominee River Area of Concern (AOC); 2) a survey of aquatic mammals in the St. Louis River AOC; 3: bacterial source tracking at impaired beaches in the St. Louis River AOC; 4) the development of a detailed plan for rehabilitating impaired fish and wildlife populations and habitat in the Lower Green Bay and Fox River AOC; and 5) progress verification monitoring in the Sheboygan River AOC. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 03/17/2014 09/30/2019 WI
2014 $410,000 New Project New York State Parks Boat Stewards:Great Lakes, Niagara & St; Lawrence Rivers NY State Office of Parks; Recreation & Historic Preserv. This project establishes a new boat stewardship/invasive species prevention program at 15 previously unmonitored boat launches and marinas operated by the state of New York along the shoreline of Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The project will prevent the direct introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species transported during recreational and resource use into Lake Erie and Lake Ontario; and 2) limit the spread of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species populations at New York parks within the Great Lakes watershed. 15 boat steward positions will be created to carry out this project. 2 - Invasive Species 04/01/2014 09/30/2015 NY
2013 $200,000 Increase Restoring Fish Passage in the River Raisin Area of Concern Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and project partners will implement the second phase of a two part plan to open up Lake Erie to the lower 23 miles of the River Raisin for the first time in over 70 years. Specifically this project will reconnect an additional 9.5 miles of river by addressing impediments at four dams. This project will improve fish passage, while advancing the delisting of the fish and wildlife related Beneficial Use Impairments in the River Raisin Area of Concern. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 07/15/2011 09/30/2014 MI
2014 $1,250,000 Increase State Capacity for LAMP/AOC Priorities New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation This project will form a Great Lakes Team to coordinate project planning, public outreach, sampling and monitoring for the Lake Ontario and Lake Erie Management Plans, and management of the Great Lakes Areas of Concern in New York State. Multiple Focus Areas 10/01/2010 03/31/2016 NY
2014 $200,000 Increase Tribal Capacity Program - Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Keweenaw Bay Indian Community This grant funds Keweenaw Bay Indian Community participation on the Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan process. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 10/01/2010 09/30/2015 MI
2014 $50,000 Increase Tribal Capacity-Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa This project will assist the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas to increase the Tribe`s capacity to participate in several Great Lakes meetings and initiatives. As appropriate, the Red Cliff Band will provide a tribal perspective at meetings and comment on documents. The Tribe will actively participate in Lakewide Management Plan implementation projects to ensure tribal concerns are considered. Multiple Focus Areas 09/01/2010 08/31/2015 WI
2013 $175,000 New Project Waukegan River Riparian Zone Enhancements City of Waukegan The City of Waukegan, located on Lake Michigan, will install green infrastructure along a 180-foot segment of the Waukegan River approximately 1,000 feet upstream of its outfall to Lake Michigan. This segment of the river currently flows through degraded or temporarily repaired concrete culverts. This project will remove the concrete culverts, improve on the temporary repairs, remove an abandoned railroad trestle, and restore this segment of the river to a more natural open channel flow with protected banks and soil-stabilizing plantings. The project will improve the opportunity for infiltration along the river channel, help eliminate the scouring and erosion currently taking place, improve habitat, and generally improve the water quality of the Waukegan River as it enters Lake Michigan. 3 - Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Reduction 05/01/2014 11/30/2014 IL
2014 $176,313 Increase Wetland Monitoring for Lake Ontario Adaptive Management SUNY Research Foundation SUNY will complete activities started by the Nature Conservancy in assembling and finalizing cost-effective protocols for wetland monitoring based on findings of the International Joint Commission`s study. The project will also initiate the environmental monitoring for adaptive management to help ensure the protection and restoration of Lake Ontario coastal wetlands. Multiple Focus Areas 01/01/2014 06/30/2015 NY
2014 $200,000 New Project Xenobiotics in Fish from NY's Great Lakes Phase III New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will produce updated fish contaminant data for chemicals that impact human and ecosystem health in the St. Lawrence River. This project is phase three (of four phases) of a fish sampling project that was funded by a GLRI FY2010 and FY2011 grants to measure legacy and other emerging chemicals of concern in the St. Lawrence River/Massena Area of Concern (AOC). The New York State Department of Health and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will evaluate the data to produce appropriate fish consumption advisories for New York State and Tribal waters. These data will determine the status of the Restrictions on Fish and Wildlife Consumption Beneficial Use Impairment for this AOC. 1 - Toxics Reduction and Areas of Concern 04/01/2014 09/30/2016 NY