by Sheri Mcwhirter, Traverse City Record-Eagle

TRAVERSE CITY — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow stood next to the Boardman River in downtown Traverse City and argued for expanded Great Lakes funding.

The senator Thursday said her bipartisan legislation to renew and increase federal funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is critical for continued efforts to improve and protect the nation’s greatest freshwater resource.

“It’s critical that all of us are telling the story of the Great Lakes,” Stabenow said.

She pointed to the coming FishPass at the Union Street Dam as an example of the projects supported through the GLRI.

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