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June Update from Delta Institute

06.29.17 | Announcements

In this month’s Update, tell you how some Michiganders are transforming their own land for the good of downstream water quality, and introduce you to Driven Doer Roger Hayward.

Michiganders transform their land to improve water quality

06.28.17 | Announcements

Chuck has lived in Twin Lake, Michigan his whole life. For the last fifteen years, he and two partners have owned about 100 acres of wooded and farmed property that’s adjacent to his home. A stream called Ribe Drain runs through that land, and it’s one of nine tributaries of Bear Creek, which flows downstream into Bear Lake and its…More

Driven Doer: Roger Hayward

06.21.17 | Announcements

Once again, it’s time for our Driven Doer series! Every month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help advance Delta’s mission of achieving a resilient Great Lakes environment and economy. This month, we’re featuring Roger Hayward, founder of It’s Gary’s Time and one of our most passionate, involved local partners for our Steel City Salvage project in Gary, Indiana….More

Collaborative to Launch Grain Lab in Chicagoland to Bring Artisan Grains to Local Market

06.15.17 | Press

Effort helps overcome market barriers, bring sustainably and locally grown grains into the local food movement Contact: Katie Musisi, 312-651-4344, CHICAGO, IL — As the breadbasket of the United States, the Upper Midwest region uses the majority of its agricultural landscape to mass-produce grains for feed and food to distribute across the globe. A newly formed collaborative has received funding…More


06.08.17 | Press

USDA Conservation Innovation Grant will provide $700,000 in funding to accelerate investment in agricultural practices that restore soil and water health Press contact: Katie Musisi, 312-651-4344, CHICAGO, IL — In the dynamic agricultural sector, demand for crops that meet specific positive social, environmental, climate, and economic objectives is currently outstripping supply, and investments are needed to grow these value…More