Restoration projects lead to modest wetland gains in Great Lakes while rest of US loses ground

  • by: JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 5, 2014 - 10:00 AM

MONROE, Mich. — Honking geese soar overhead in a V formation, buffeted by bitter gusts off nearby Lake Erie, while flocks of mallards bob along the shore. Even blanketed in snow, the sprawling wetland in southeastern Michigan is a magnet for water birds — one reason a public-private project is underway to improve it.

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