ERCA Receives Nearly $500K in Federal Funding to Protect Great Lakes

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The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) has received close to $500,000 in cash to protect the Great Lakes 

Funding for two ERCA projects were greenlit by the federal government under the Great Lakes Protection Initiative Thursday.

Project: Detroit River Fish Habitat Creation and Wetland Restoration
Great Lakes Protection Initiative funding: $326,500 over 2 years
Project description: This project will create a calm water embayment to provide critical spawning and nursery habitat for fish and advance progress on the clean up of a degraded wetland in the Detroit River Area of Concern.

Project: Detroit River Remedial Action Plan Governance
Great Lakes Protection Initiative funding: $165,000 over 2 years
Project description: This project will support inter-agency collaboration, and stakeholder and Indigenous involvement to support the clean up of the Detroit River Area of Concern.