Grand Calumet River getting grand cleanup

Scott Ireland and Diana Mally of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, shown last summer, worked to restore the native habitat at Roxanna Marsh  as part of a massive EPA project to bring back 13 miles of the Grand Calumet River from the state line to U.S. Steel. The project involved dredging contaminated sediment from the river floor, and eliminating the growth of phragmites, an invasive plant that had clogged the marsh driving away migratory birds.

April 21, 2013 12:00 am  • 


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