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Great Lakes Mud
The GLIN July Site of the Month is Great Lakes Mud, a site created by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant to promote sediment cleanup and habitat restoration made possible by the Great Lakes Legacy Act, which has cleaned up 2.9 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment through 17 different remediation projects as of 2015.
Great Lakes Legacy Act sediment remediation and habitat restoration has significant economic, social, and environmental benefits in Areas of Concern. In fact, restoration yields $2-3 for every $1 spent through increased property values, reduced municipality costs, and the direct economic benefits of tourism, recreation, and fishing.
GLIN links hundreds of agencies and organizations serving the Great Lakes region. You may not have visited them all yet, especially with new data and information and more partners coming online every month. Because partnership is the core of GLIN, each month we highlight the wealth of information available on the web site of one active GLIN partner. These partners work closely with the GLIN Project Team to ensure that their information is integrated into the regional network; in turn, these partners point back to relevant GLIN pages from
wherever appropriate on their own web sites so that people can easily find information about a topic of interest.