U-M launches $9 million effort to strengthen Great Lakes

A new $9 million U-M Great Lakes research and education center will guide efforts to protect and restore the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes by reducing toxic contamination, combating invasive species, protecting wildlife habitat and promoting coastal health.

With a $4.5 million, three-year grant from the Michigan-based Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and another $4.5 million from U-M, the new U-M Water Center will provide a solid scientific framework for more efficient and effective Great Lakes restoration. U-M scientists and their partners across the region will use research and on-the-ground collaboration to inform Great Lakes restoration projects.

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