GREAT LAKES POLLUTION PREVENTION

The SWP staff provides innovative, effective solutions for addressing a variety of emerging Great Lakes issues:Improved storm water quality and cleaner beaches!

  • 40% Reduction in Mercury entering Lake Superior.
  • 45 tons of Household Hazardous Waste collected in one day!
  • 320 tons of electronic waste (e-waste) collected in one day!
  • 2,000 pounds of old medications collected in one day!

GREAT LAKES HABITAT RESTORATION

The SWP is the regional leader in planning and implementing science-based habitat restoration projects:

  • 70% increase in targeted fish populations!
  • 3 priority dams removed/miles of trout streams restored.
  • Hundreds of acres of invasive plant species eradicated.
  • Improved regional land use policies and model ordinances.
  • Thousands of tons of sediment prevented from entering local rivers.
  • 12,000 trees planted across 15 counties.