Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council to Receive Great Lakes Restoration Grant

The Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is getting more than $600,000 through a Great Lakes restoration initiative grant.

That money will be used to help curb the big problem of zebra and quagga mussels in Northern Michigan.

The council said their plan is to use an innovative control product that will combat zebra mussels, and most likely quagga mussels as well.

While these species make the water look clear, it’s taking out vital food sources for animals.

The council said this money will be a huge help.   

“It’s big,” said Matt Claucherty of the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. “We’ll be doing a lot of coordination of a lot of partners, and we’ll have a lot of specialists taking a close look at some of the bodies of water right around Petoskey.”

Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow applauded the announcement to continue to invest in protecting Michigan’s Great Lakes.