$4.8M to boost efforts to restore Detroit River habitat

Associated Press

Grosse Ile Township — Efforts to restore wildlife habitats on and around islands in the lower part of the Detroit River are getting a $4.8 million boost.

U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan on Friday announced the funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to part of the Friends of the Detroit River’s Stony Island Habitat Restoration Project. The area is important for fish spawning.

In a statement, Stabenow says the funding “will strengthen habitats around Stony Island so that fish and wildlife can flourish once again, making the Detroit River a destination for anglers and all who enjoy Michigan’s natural beauty.”

The senators also noted that $2.3 million was awarded in February to restore fish and wildlife habitats in the Stony Island upper bay.