Canada to invest $420M CAD to Great Lakes restoration

March 28, 2023
The Canadian government has plans to invest $420 million CAD over the next decade to address nutrient pollution, algal blooms, invasive species, and more.

Canadian is investing $420 million CAD ($307.8 million USD) over the next decade towards Great Lakes restoration.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the investment on Friday, March 24, during the visit of U.S. President Joe Biden.

The money would focus on cleaning up 12 pollution hot spots across the lakes, mitigating algal blooms generated by nutrient pollution, preventing harmful pollutants from entering the waters, and more

The Canadian government has a goal to reduce phosphorus going into Lake Erie by more than 200 tons over 15 years.

"The Great Lakes are a national treasure and we are grateful for the investment by Canada in protecting and restoring our shared resource," said Marc Smith, policy director for the National Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes Regional Center. "This funding will help support critical projects that will protect drinking water, wildlife, outdoor recreation, and the health and wellbeing of the Lakes and the communities that rely on them."

The funding would also help in preventing the spread of invasive species, restoring habitats, and promoting the sustainable use of water resources.

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