Sen. Zorn applauds grant to help improve Loch Erin water

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn on Thursday applauded a Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) grant for the River Raisin Watershed Council to help protect the water quality in Loch Erin in Lenawee County.

“I have been working to get this grant for a couple years, and I applaud EGLE for awarding this important funding to help protect Loch Erin from harmful algae blooms,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “Anyone who has seen the annual algae blooms on Lake Erie understands the tremendous impact they can have on the health of the lake and people’s lives.”

EGLE’s Water Resources Division has awarded the River Raisin Watershed Council with a $100,967 grant toward a $133,970 project to develop a watershed management plan for the area immediately surrounding Loch Erin.

After Loch Erin property owners were unable to receive funding in 2020, they joined with the River Raisin Watershed Council to provide a plan that met EGLE’s requirements.