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Restoring the Flint River

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An effort to restore part of the Flint River is getting a big boost.

The National Park Service is giving Genesee County and the City of Flint a $1-million dollar grant to install rapid areas to naturalize river flow as well as improve the riverbanks.

Rebecca Fedewa is the executive director of the Flint River Watershed Coalition.

“This project is really important in restoring habitat for the animals that live in the river, improving water quality, as well as making the river a part of the community again.”

Overall, nearly $37-million dollars will be spent to “naturalize” the Flint River.

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