WASHINGTON, D.C.-  More good news for the restoration of Lake Erie.

Right on the heels of Thursday's announcement that the House of Representatives had agreed to restore 2012 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding to the same $300 million level from this fiscal year, a public-private partnership announced a $1 million grant for Lake Erie-related cleanup.

 U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and theSustain Our Great Lakes partnershiptoday announced more than $1 million in public-private funds for Lake Erie restoration projects, according to a news release.

Partners in the program include ArcelorMittal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the orest Service, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.

"These vital grants will help ensure that future generations of Ohioans will be able to enjoy Lake Erie," Brown said in a news release. "The Great Lakes are a national treasure, and preserving their beauty and diversity of wildlife is an important priority."

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