NOAA Announces $3.7 Million to Restore Habitat in Great Lakes Areas of Concern

September 10, 2012

NOAA announced today that it has awarded over $3.7 million to four projects throughout the Great Lakes Areas of Concern. Through the Restoration Center, NOAA provides financial and technical assistance to remove dams and barriers, construct fish passage, clean up marine debris, restore coastal wetlands, and remove invasive species in the region. 

Troy Project funded:

·         Restoring Fish Passage in the Red Run Headwaters (Troy, MI) – $985,000 – The City of Troy, Michigan will remove the Aquatic Center Pond Dam, replace two failed metal culverts with concrete box culverts, and reestablish over three acres of native riparian vegetation buffer in the Red Run Drain.  The project will restore over 1,400 acres of stream channel and reconnect 1.7 miles of headwater tributaries to the lower Lane Drain in the Clinton River Area of Concern