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Huizenga Secures Funding for Grand Haven and Holland Harbor Dredging

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga released the following statement on dredging funding for both the inner and outer harbors in Grand Haven and Holland being included the latest Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan. Grand Haven is scheduled to receive just over $1.7 million for dredging and maintenance operations while Holland will receive nearly $1.65 million. Work is projected to begin on the project... Read more »

MLive: Asian carp gauntlet project ‘off to the races’ with Army Corps funding

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Efforts to stop invasive silver and bighead carp from reaching Lake Michigan by fortifying a chokepoint in the Chicago waterway system are accelerating thanks to new funding for project design and engineering in the latest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers budget. The Army Corps included $3.8 million for the Brandon Road Lock and Dam gauntlet project in its fiscal year 2021 work plan, released on Tuesd... Read more »

Huizenga Statement on U.S. Army Corps Work Plan Including Early Phase Funding for Brandon Road Project to Protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga, who serves as Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force in the U.S. House of Representatives, issued the following statement after the U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers publicly released its FY 2021 work plan which included $3.8 million for the early stages of the Brandon Road Lock and Dam Project. On January 8th, Huizenga and the House Great Lakes Task Force sent a le... Read more »

Huizenga Statement on Brandon Road, Protecting the Great Lakes from Asian Carp

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga, who serves as Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force in the U.S. House of Representatives, released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced an agreement to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp by providing early phase funding for the Brandon Road Lock and Dam... Read more »

Huizenga Statement on President Trump Signing Legislation to Protect & Restore the Great Lakes, Extend GLRI

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Tonight, Congressman Bill Huizenga, who serves as co-chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after President Trump signed bipartisan legislation into law that will protect, preserve, and strengthen the Great Lakes for an additional five years. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019 will reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) until ... Read more »

Huizenga Celebrates Completion of $6.6 Million Great Lakes Restoration Project in Muskegon, $2.9 Million Project in Detroit

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after the EPA announced the completion of a $6.6 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Project in Muskegon as well as the completion of a $2.9 million project on the Detroit Riverwalk. The Ryerson Creek Outfall is a 12-acre site located on the shores of Muskegon Lake that ha... Read more »

Huizenga Applauds Senate Passing Critical Legislation to Renew and Strengthen Great Lakes Restoration Efforts

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Tonight, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after the Senate unanimously passed legislation to reauthorize and strengthen the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019, which Congressman Huizenga helped champion through the House in February, will reauthorize the Great Lakes Restorat... Read more »

Huizenga Supported Legislation to Protect Great Lakes from Asian Carp, Address Erosion Passes House

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Yesterday, the House passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). This bipartisan legislation prioritizes the health, ecology, and economy of the Great Lakes. WRDA includes the authorization for construction of the barrier at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam system to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. Additionally this legislation takes steps to mitigate erosion and improve coas... Read more »

Huizenga Backed Bill to Protect Great Lakes, Preserve Environmentally Sensitive Areas Passes House

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Last night, the House unanimously passed S. 1342, the Great Lakes Environmental Sensitivity Index Act. This bipartisan legislation is designed to modernize the environmental sensitivity index maps for the Great Lakes region, which haven’t been updated in over 20 years. These maps are critical to respond to a natural disaster, restore habitat, and protect infrastructure, homes, and public lands imp... Read more »

Huizenga: GVSU Study Shows Massive Economic Benefits For Muskegon County From Great Lakes Restoration Efforts

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga released the following statement after Grand Valley State University released new research detailing the economic benefits of restoration efforts at Muskegon Lake. The study found efforts led by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative have increased recreational activity by $27.9 million annually. The study also found that the number of visitors to Muskegon Lake has... Read more »

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