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ADVISORY: Huizenga to Keynote Great Lakes Symposium at Central Michigan University on Friday

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On Friday, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, will be the keynote speaker at the 6th annual Science in Action Symposium at Central Michigan University. The symposium will focus on the success of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) as well as renewed efforts by Congress to continue to fund the initiative. The event is being hosted by Central Michigan Univer... Read more »

Huizenga Announces Grant to Protect Great Lakes Watershed

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The Macatawa Area Coordinating Council has been awarded a $190,000 grant to protect the Macatawa Watershed. The grant will be used by the council for a project that will encourage prolonged use to cover crops and increase installation of grassed waterways. It was announced by Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, on Monday. “This grant also highlights the impact and the importance the Great Lakes Restora... Read more »

Huizenga Announces GLRI Grant to Protect Macatawa Watershed

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Republican Co-Chair of the House Great Lakes Task Force, announced that the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council has been awarded a $190,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant by the Great Lakes Commission. The Macatawa Area Coordinating Council’s project will encourage prolonged use of cover crops and increased installation of grassed waterways, where ... Read more »

Huizenga, Upton help introduce Great Lakes restoration legislation

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Members of Michigan’s congressional delegation in Washington introduced the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019 on Friday, July 26. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, D-Michigan, along with Reps. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, and Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and others in Michigan’s delegation introduced the act, which is co-sponsored by a litany of other senators and representatives on bo... Read more »

Michigan Delegation Members Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Renew and Expand Funding for the Great Lakes

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On Friday, members of the Michigan congressional delegation introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and expand funding for the Great Lakes. House Great Lakes Task Force Co-Chairs Congressman Bill Huizenga and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) joined U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters and U.S. Representatives Jack Bergman (MI-01), John Moolenaar (MI-04), Dan Kildee (MI-05), F... Read more »

Huizenga supports new GLRI program to clean up Great Lakes

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The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $2 million grant program to clean up the shorelines and waters of the Great Lakes. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler during an appearance Friday in Cleveland said the grants will be available to state and local governments, nonprofit groups, and universities for cleanup programs. He said removing trash from U.S. waterways is an EP... Read more »

Huizenga Applauds New EPA Effort to Help Clean Up the Great Lakes

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Republican Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, released the following statement after the EPA announced a “first-of-its-kind” Great Lakes trash clean up initiative: “This announcement by the EPA demonstrates how the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative can play an even greater role in protecting and preserving the Great Lakes,” said Congressman Huizenga.... Read more »

Huizenga, Upton Encourage Army Corps to Dredge Holland Harbor

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Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) and Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06) issued the following joint statement after writing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss their concern over the lack of funding for dredging Holland Harbor in the FY 2020 Budget. “The Holland Harbor serves as a major regional port on the Great Lakes, generating nearly $68 million in business and supporting over 400 j... Read more »

Ludington Daily News: Huizenga, Community Celebrate New Badger Docking Terminal

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As passengers boarded the SS Badger Friday morning, officials gathered beside the carferry for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the project that rebuilt the Lake Michigan Carferry (LMC) docks. The project overhauled the SS Badger’s docks in Ludington and Manitowoc, Wisconsin, enabling the carferry to continue its operations. Sections of the docks were more than 70 or 80 y... Read more »

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