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Great Lakes AOCs

Remediation and Restoration Projects for the St. Clair River AOC

Project Title
Project Description Date Completed Targeted BUI(s)
Cottrellville Township Shoreline Restoration Removal of nearly 400 ft of failing steel seawall, restoring the shoreline to a natural state with cobble, woody structure and native plants 2014
  • Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Cuttle Creek Habitat Restoration Reconnecting the creek to the floodplain and wetland, restoring benthic habitat for aquatic insects and restoring fish passage   2016

  • Loss of fish and wildlife habitat
  • Degradation of Benthos
Marine City Drain Habitat Restoration  River habitat and shoreline was restored with the construction of in-water rock breakwalls, cobble substrate and woody structure 2016
  • Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Port Huron Shoreline Restoration – South Invasive species were treated and removed, native shrubs and trees were planted and large whole trees were anchored into the streambank  2014
  • Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
St. Clair River Reef Restoration 3 fish spawning reefs were installed providing spawning substrate for a variety of native fish including the state threatened Lake Sturgeon 2014
  • Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Marysville Living Shoreline Restoration
 

Enhanced shoreline by removing over 1,800 ft of failing steel seawall and replacing it with rock and many species of native trees and wildflowers

2012
  • Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Blue Water River Walk Restoration Restored nearly 1 mile of shoreline edge using rock and creating in-river breakwaters, native shrubs and wildflowers were planted 2014
  • Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
St. Clair County Parks Wetland Restoration An upland brownfield was cleaned up and converted to wetland providing habitat and a pedestrian and bike trail bisecting the various wetlands 2015
  • Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
  • Degradation of Benthos
Port Huron Shoreline Restoration - North Planting wildflowers and installing rock along 300 ft of shoreline in addition to cobble placement to create a substrate 2012
  • Loss of Fish & Wildlife Habitat
Krispin Drain Restoration 3 miles of strategic dredging to re-shape the drain along with treatment and removal of Phragmites 2015
  • Loss of Fish & Wildlife Habitat