By Tim Kowols
Environmentalists in the city of Algoma are thankful the United States Congress kept the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative’s funding intact during an effort to prevent a government shutdown last week. President Donald Trump’s preliminary spending plan proposal slashed over 90 percent of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative’s budget, which goes towards clean-up efforts. Cathy Pabich from the Friends of the Crescent Beach says that means the grant the city secured to help improve the site also remains intact for now.
Pabich believes at least two more GLRI grants might be needed to finish some of the restoration work for Crescent Beach.