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Belle Isle lake to undergo $5 million restoration

Crain's Detroit Business

Lake Okonoka at Belle Isle is undergoing a nearly $5 million restoration aimed at improving water quality and recreational access. "It will tremendously improve the habitat quality much like the environment 200 years ago," said Sam Lovall, project manager for Friends of the Detroit River...... READ MORE

Belle Isle

Belle Isle

On Detroit River, humans lead nature's rebirth

James David Dickson, The Detroit News

The Detroit River has lost much of its coastal wetlands since over the last 200 years, but nature is finding its way back to the Detroit River...... READ MORE

Detroit River

Detroit River

Belle Isle Nature Restoration: A Tour of the Park's East End [Map]

WDET Interview With Sam Lovall

Fish spawning areas, wake barriers, lake-lagoon connections underway for environmental improvement of Belle Isle...... READ MORE

McLouth Steel Site

Belle Isle

Trenton city officials to focus on business redevelopment in new year

By Ashley Sword - The News-Herald

As the new year begins, city officials said they are looking forward to focusing on business redevelopment in Trenton. Beginning with the former McLouth Steel site in the city's north end, officials recently announced a plan to petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to have it added to the National Priorities List..... READ MORE

McLouth Steel Site

McLouth Steel Site

Snyder signs bill about Hazardous Waste Well investments into law

By Dave Herndon - The News-Herald

Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Jan. 15 to end speculative investments in a controversial hazardous deep-injection waste well facility in Romulus. The bill, originally sponsored by state Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor), was passed out of the Senate in November and the state House of Representatives in December..... READ MORE

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