Barry County

Berrien, Barry Counties Receive Funds for Habitats

Apr 18, 2014

Aquatic wildlife projects in Barry and Berrien Counties are getting a boost from the state Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR has awarded $200,000 to the City of Niles to remove a dam at Pucker Street on the Dowagiac River. It will also give just under $100,000 to the Barry Conservation District for creek habitat restoration.

The DNR says it received 58 applications for a total of a million dollars for aquatic habitat projects; it’s ended up splitting the money between eight of them.

FBI spokesman and U.S. Attorney in Grand Rapids would not comment on nature of the investigation

An environmental group filed suit challenging oil and gas leases in areas of Barry County that were auctioned off by the state, but the judge ruled that the action was premature.

Birds have been deemed a nuisance, harmful to native species and the environment

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