New Videos Highlight Economic and Environmental Impact of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Work

Two Great Lakes “toxic hotspots” are getting a second life. The Great Lakes Commission and NOAA are working together to restore the Muskegon Lake and St. Marys River areas of concern. New videos reveal how restoration work is enhancing quality of life for local and regional residents and businesses. When completed, the projects are expected to increase property values by nearly $12 million, attract 65,000 new visitors annually, and enhance the Muskegon Lake fishery, which each year contributes more than $1 million to the local economy.

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