The federal government has awarded $5.5 million for three Great Lakes protection projects in Michigan.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration designated the grants for the state and the University of Michigan.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccines Saved Nearly 20 Million Lives In First Year, Study Says
The biggest, totaling $3 million, will provide plant and animal habitat in the Saugatuck area.READ MORE: Michigan Ballot Initiative Aims To Protect Abortion Rights
Additionally, the state will get $1.7 million to acquire property for ecological and conservation purposes in Houghton.
An $835,000 grant will go to the university for study of algal blooms and water quality in the Great Lakes.MORE NEWS: AG Nessel Says Abortions Are Still Legal In Michigan
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