In July 2011, Sustain Our Great Lakes published a progress report summarizing the outcomes of the first five years of the program. With a focus on restoring aquatic connectivity, streams, wetlands, and coastal habitats, the report describes the ecological restoration and conservation efforts supported by Sustain Our Great Lakes through 2010. It features the work of our grantees and highlights the important ecological, economic, and social benefits their projects are generating.
From 2006 to 2010, Sustain Our Great Lakes awarded 103 grants worth $12.1 million and provided support for the restoration of:
Aquatic connectivity to 475 stream miles
55 miles of stream and riparian habitat
6,740 acres of wetland habitat
1,605 acres of coastal habitat
These miles and acres of restored habitat signify important benefits for both the people and wildlife of the Great Lakes basin, including a cleaner environment, more robust fish and wildlife populations, and a better quality of human life. We invite you to learn more about this work by downloading the report.