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Great Lakes River Mouths and the Region’s Economic and Environmental Future

Year Awarded: 2011
Awarded: $65,000
Team Leader:  Northeast-Midwest Institute
Tel: 202-464-4014
Email: acangelo@nemw.org

This was a 9-month planning grant that sought to develop a project to create a new regional approach to Great Lakes river mouth redevelopment founded on restoring hydrological and ecological services, creating sustainable economic activity, and managing Great Lakes river mouths as a network.

During this effort, the team collected and analyzed data, built in-house mapping expertise, catalogued the problems and opportunities in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System, refined the conceptual basis for the project’s implementation phase, and engaged experts from the Great Lakes Rivermouth Collaboratory.