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U. of Mich. center awards $2.9M in Great Lakes grants

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – The University of Michigan Water Center has awarded eight research grants totaling nearly $2.9 million to support Great Lakes restoration and protection efforts.

The 2-year grants were awarded to teams led by researchers at universities in Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and New York.

The projects include work to support efforts to restore native fish migrations across the Great Lakes basin, assess strategies to restore the health of the Green Bay ecosystem under a changing climate and improve water quality in the western Lake Erie basin.

Other projects include efforts to guide ecological restoration of Michigan’s Saginaw Bay. All grant details are posted online.

Along with 12 smaller grants awarded in May, the Water Center has provided more than $3.4 million for research since it formed last October.

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