Great Lakes Commission gets money for Muskegon Lake project

Muskegon Lake.

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A federal grant of nearly $500,000 will enable the Great Lakes Commission to help restore fish passage and habitat in Muskegon Lake.

U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters say the commission will work with the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission on the project.

The funding of $497,507 will come from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The two organizations will develop a study and design the Lower Muskegon River Restoration Project. It will reconnect former floodplain wetlands with the Muskegon River, helping fish movement and creating living space for fish and wildlife.

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