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      Migratory bird grants get off the ground

      Michigan is getting a share of $61 million in funding to protect, restore and enhance wetlands and other areas that are migratory bird habitats.

      The Michigan Upper Peninsula Coastal Wetland Project III is getting $1 million to target habitat gaps and habitat management limitations. And a Michigan project involving the U.P.'s Garden Peninsula also is getting $1 million to help protect land.

      The Arcadia Marsh Expansion Project in Manistee County in the Lower Peninsula is getting nearly $70,000.

      The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission recently approved $54.7 million to protect, restore and enhance more than 200,000 acres of habitat in the United States, Mexico and Canada. It also approved nearly $6.6 million related to land acquisitions.