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Announcing More Than $1.1 Million of New Investment in a Project Team

The Great Lakes Protection Fund is excited to announce the investment of more than $1.1 million in an innovative regional projects that will launch and accelerate novel solutions to enhance the health of the Great Lakes and its ecosystems.


Mobilizing a Great Lakes Microplastic Action Network ($1,190,000), led by Wayne State University 

This team, comprising scientists and community partners from Wayne State University, Huron River Watershed Council, Cleveland Water Alliance, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, and Resource Recycling Systems, will create a Great Lakes-focused microplastic action network that will use proven reduction strategies and new analytic tools, including a new open-source analytic engine, or “Library,” for identifying environmental microplastics. The Library will empower communities with the ability to identify local pollution sources for the first time, offering new opportunities for microplastic pollution mitigation at a local level. Read more here.