- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state says grants totaling nearly $3.1 million will help improve water quality in Michigan lakes and streams.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says funding for 10 projects will help restore impaired waters and protect high-quality waters by reducing sources of sediment, nutrients and other contaminants.

Funding includes $600,000 to the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy to protect wetlands in the Berrien and Van Buren County portions of the Ox Creek watershed and conduct outreach efforts.

The Huron County Conservation District is getting about $522,000 to install best management practices to control bacteria and nutrients from agricultural sources in the Bad Axe Creek watershed. The grants are funded under the federal Clean Water Act.

A list of projects is posted online.

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Online:

List of projects: https://1.usa.gov/1FigZj9

Program information: https://www.michigan.gov/deqnps


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