River Miracle: Key projects put Detroit River in spotlight

"The Detroit River gets national attention today when a White House conference spotlights all the local efforts under way to make it sparkle. Some of the changes really are momentous, a perspective that's not always easy to grasp when you're in the midst of it," says the article.

The list of accomplishments include: The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, Greenways projects and The American Heritage River Initiative

"The pictures of Detroit's revitalization ought to wow the conference crowd in St. Louis. Any local skeptics ought to visit Tri-Centennial State Park and other parts of the RiverWalk, or hike through Humbug Marsh, a key component of the wildlife refuge. This is for real -- and will continue to be for all of us," concludes the article.

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