DETROIT (AP) - Two wildlife habitat restoration projects at Detroit's Belle Isle are celebrating a $1.9 million boost from the federal government.
The group Friends of the Detroit River recently announced details of work being done with the grants, which are part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
The money comes from the Great Lakes National Program Office in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The work includes efforts to restore habitat for fish and wildlife at South Fishing Pier and Blue Heron Lagoon at the island park, which is located in the Detroit River. Officials say they will help reconnect the mouth of the lagoon to the river, as well as creating a spawning reef for fish near Belle Isle.
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