From contaminated wasteland to verdant wildlife habitat, the EPA is in the process of rehabilitating a 44-acre industrial property on the Detroit River in Trenton (formerly owned by Chrysler).
The new funds come as the refuge prepares to celebrate its 10th birthday next month.
In that time, the refuge has grown from 300 acres to more than 5,700 acres in the heart of an industrial area stretching from Mud Island in the Detroit River near Ecorse to western Lake Erie, along a 48-mile corridor.
It boasts bald eagles, including a recent baby, peregrine falcons, 23 species of hawks, deer, sturgeon, walleye and stunning views of the Detroit River.
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