6/29/12

Roxana Marsh cleanup reaches completion

Officials, agencies, and students involved in the cleanup of Roxana Marsh in East Chicago, Indiana, gathered to celebrate the completion of the project earlier this month. The removal of contaminated sediment and the replanting of native species are designed to help the Grand Calumet River recover from many years of environmental problems. 

“The $52 million project removed more than 575,000 cubic yards of polluted sediment from the waterway in a joint effort of the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Indiana Department of Environmental Management and Indiana Department of Natural Resources.”
Image courtesy Northwest Indiana Times
IISG’s Caitie McCoy was involved throughout the project as well, working with local students to remove invasive species and even grow some native plants in their classrooms to place at the site once cleanup was completed. 

For more information about this or other Great Lakes Legacy Act projects, visit the U.S. EPA's Great Lakes Legacy Act site

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