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$1.8 million in grants approved for Great Lakes wetlands

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The federal government says $1.8 million has been approved for protecting and restoring more than 1,500 acres of wetlands and wildlife habitat in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania.

The grants announced Monday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are part of the Great Lakes restoration initiative that includes $475 million in cleanup funding.

Projects getting support include the Door Peninsula Bird Habitat Protection Project in Wisconsin, the Magee Marsh project in Ohio and the Shiawassee Flats Floodplain Wetland Restoration Project in Michigan.

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