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The Great Lakes, a vital asset to 35 million residents, have a legacy of pollution due to our nation’s industrial past. The Great Lakes Legacy Act revitalizes rivers, lakes, and harbors, known as Areas of Concern, helping to restore lost benefits. This video outlines the Great Lakes Legacy Act and highlights benefits it brings to communities. 

Produced by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Wisconsin Sea Grant with funding support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, under Agreement No. DW13923292. Additional thanks to Keith McCoy, Mark Loomis, Legacy Act partners, and all interviewees.