The cities of Marquette and St. Ignace are receiving Coastal Zone Management grants to help fund their waterfront projects. Other projects in the U.P. are being funded for the Michigan DNR and Michigan Technological University.
The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes said more than $500,000 is being awarded to 10 communities, nonprofits, state agencies and universities in Michigan for projects seeking to protect and enhance the Great Lakes.
Marquette is receiving $34,500 for a Lake Superior shoreline restoration project and boulevard redesign. It will be used to fund Phase II of the project.
St. Ignace is receiving $30,000 to replace the Huron Boardwalk.
The Michigan DNR will use $37,500 to conduct a shoreline erosion control study and facility relocation plan at Muskallonge Lake State Park in Luce County.
Michigan Tech was awarded nearly $75-thousand for remote sensing-based detection and monitoring of rip currents in Michigan.
The money is provided in part by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.