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The initiative has funded 77 projects in Indiana ranging from the cleanup of the Grand Calumet River to extensive wetland restoration projects at Cowles Bog and the Great Marsh of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Barker says some other issues they are looking to address is waste water infrastructure to stop overflow in to the lakes and getting legislators to separate Chicago waterways from Lake Michigan to prevent the spread of the Asian Carp. The visit coincides with President Obama's budget tomorrow. An EPA administrator is scheduled to address the advocates on Wednesday afternoon.
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