Conservation Update w/ Rep. Dingell - Capitol Connection webinar
During the week of Valentine's Day, the Great Lakes Basin received some major love: a $1 billion investment courtesy of our federal government.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding will clean up and restore 22 of 25 areas of concern by 2030. These places—nine of which are Michigan rivers that feed into the Great Lakes—are the worst of the worst when it comes to environmental degradation, most often as a result of rampant industrial pollution. Areas of concern come with detailed federal requirements for improvement and, without big investment, can take decades to achieve.
Fortunately, that big investment has arrived, and that's not all for Michigan and its lakes and streams. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) has reintroduced three major bills with bipartisan support that provide billions of dollars in funding for conservation projects.
- The Recovering America's Wildlife Act would give states, territories and Tribal nations the means to prevent vulnerable wildlife from becoming endangered.
- The Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Reauthorization Act would fund dam removals, wetland restoration and species recovery.
- The Forage Fish Conservation Act protects foraging fish via sustainable fishing practices.
These bills, if passed, will not only allow Michigan nature to thrive, but our tourism, communities and love of the outdoors, too.
Join Rep. Dingell and Michigan Environmental Council President & CEO Conan Smith as they discuss why ever-increasing momentum for good conservation is just what we need at this critical moment in our environmental history.
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