"When President Donald Trump proposed eliminating $300 million in annual spending labeled the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, many politicians and media voices warned of catastrophic consequences for the nation’s largest bodies of fresh water.
...Previous stories here have described it being spent on better
- moose management in Minnesota,
- training Mohawks to write fish advisories and
- reverting an Ottawa County golf course to a “more natural state.”
Approved in 2013 and scheduled to be completed by 2019, it would replace 162 acres of pond and marsh on the city’s south side with savanna and grassland riparian habitats.
One benefit of the $4.3 million project, as stated by Jackson Park Advisory Council President Louise McCurry, would be exposing city children to a native habitat.
McCurry also said in a local newspaper that the money could control goldfish and carp, considered invasive species, that were in the park’s lagoon.
Jackson Park is along the shore of Lake Michigan..."