Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $4 Million Grant for University of Michigan

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will receive $3,978,545 for research into the conservation of estuaries and the potential impacts water quality degradation, habitat loss, and climate change may have on estuary ecosystems. The funding comes from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

"Our lakes and waterways are part of who we are and our way of life," said Senator Stabenow. "This investment will help University of Michigan researchers and scientists find new ways to keep our waters clean and protect our wildlife and natural resources for generations to come"

"The University of Michigan has been a worldwide leader in research and development, pioneering innovative ways to protect our environment for future generations," said Senator Peters. "This funding will allow the University of Michigan to research estuary conservation techniques so these critical ecosystems can be protected from threats such as climate change."