Contamination dating back to the 1800s off the shore of western Lake Ontario’s Hamilton Harbour in what’s known as Randle Reef is nearing completion of its second phase of containment and cleanup.
The Pier B Resort has become Duluth’s largest private development on the Lake Superior waterfront since the 1960s, and is the result of cleaning up 2 acres of land impacted by legacy industrial contaminants.
Cleaning up Great Lakes Areas of Concern leads to reconnecting people to waterways. And that leads to community and economic revitalization.
As the last pieces of limestone and glacial cobble splashed into the waters of Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay in late August, an experiment got underway to see how the ecosystem responds, and if the restoration of a degraded lake system reef might be repeatable elsewhere in the basin.