Over $7 million in grant money awarded for lower Detroit River habitat restoration projects

June 08th, 2016

A substantial federal grant is being entrusted to a Downriver-based organization that will use the money for habitat restoration on islands in the lower Detroit River.

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is awarding $4.8 million to restore the habitats, part of the Friends of the Detroit River Stony Island Habitat Restoration Project.

In addition to this funding, the senators announced $2.3 million in funding this past February to restore fish and wildlife habitats in the Stony Island upper bay. Stabenow is co-chairwoman of the Great Lakes Task Force and Peters is a member.  Click on this link to read the full story.  http://thenewsherald.com/articles/2016/06/06/news/doc5755db265bce7892224485.txt