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Fri October 12, 2012
Sault Tribe to improve forests through grant
SAULT STE. MARIE, MI-- Michigan is getting a portion of nearly $3 million dollars in U.S. Forest Service Grants to improve tree canopy in the state.
The money is part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, designed to improve the environmental health and economic vitality of the Great Lakes region.
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is getting $132,274 for tree canopy restoration on its lands. The tribe intends to restore 244 acres of trees lost to the Emerald Ash Borer along the Manistique and St. Mary’s Rivers in Chippewa and Schoolcraft Counties.
Forest Service grants are also slated for five downstate projects.