Habitat Restoration Database: Muskegon Lake Area of Concern 2013 Partnership

NOAA-GLC Regional Habitat Restoration Partnership

Muskegon Lake Area of Concern Habitat Restoration Database: 2013 Partnership

 

The habitat restoration projects at Muskegon Lake took place on three individual locations throughout the Muskegon Lake Basin. These projects aimed to restore shoreline habitat, remove saw mill debris, and removing a water control structure. The Bear Creek and Mill Debris restoration projects were completed in 2018. The Veterans Park restoration project has been awarded additional funding through the 2016 NOAA-GLC partnership and is currently underway.

The following metrics were collected during pre- and post- monitoring of the project sites:

Wildlife Data: Wildlife relocation data and avian observance data were collected at the Bear Creek restoration site.

Vegetation Data: pre- and post-  restoration plant abundance and relative density were collected at the Mill Debris restoration site.

Fish Monitoring Data: Fish abundance, richness, and diversity were collected at the Veterans Park restoration site.

Soil Monitoring Data: Samples were collected during pre- and post- restoration monitoring and  tested for metrics such as pH, organic matter, macronutrients, soluble salts at the Veterans Park restoration site.

Water Quality Data: Samples were collected during pre- and post- restoration monitoring and  tested for metrics such as pH, organic matter, macronutrients, soluble salts at the Veterans Park restoration site.

Funding

Approximately $15 million has been awarded to these projects by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).  The GLRI is a federal program designed to protect and restore the largest system of fresh surface water in the world — the Great Lakes.  The project funding was provided via the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), through a Regional Partnership with the Great Lakes Commission.

For More Information

Eric Ellis
Coastal Conservation and Habitat
Restoration Project Manager
Great Lakes Commission
734‐396‐6089
[email protected]

Kathy Evans
Project Manager
West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission
231-722-7878 x 17
[email protected]

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