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Next Chapter on the Betsie and Platte Rivers

July 10, 2014

Restoration of Tamarack Trout Farm

Culvert replacement at Brozofsky Creek & Platte Rd

Pre-construction biological inventory
Instream habitat work

The last six years have brought tremendous opportunities through the EPA to coordinate large scale restoration projects in Northern Michigan. The waters of Benzie County have been buzzing with activity since.

Check out completed Betsie and Platte River projects.

Phase II addition: Brozofsky Creek & Platte Rd

CRA and partners recently completed a road/stream crossing project on Brozofsky Creek and Platte Road. A new larger culvert was installed to handle additional water flow at this site. Upstream wetland restoration of the former Tamarack Trout Farm will return this tributary back to its full force.

Phase III

We are currently in the third phase of work in the Betsie River Watershed and the Platte River Watershed with funding through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Sustain Our Great Lakes program. This phase includes the replacement of four road/stream crossings as well as streambank stabilization and in-stream habitat work.

Little Betsie River & Nessen Rd and North Branch Platte Creek & Gudemoos Rd

Our staff and wetland ecologists from Herpetological Resource and Management had their eyes glued to the ground this spring doing a pre-construction survey at two upcoming project sites. Biological inventories of amphibians, reptiles and aquatic insects were completed as part of a comprehensive effort to monitor and evaluate restoration efforts at these sites. Red-back salamanders were found indicating these sites provide high quality habitat. Our work at these sites will further enhance the habitat  and help create a healthy and resilient watershed.

Construction of a timber bridge will start this month on Nessen Road. Survey work is planned for later this summer at Gudemoos Rd with culvert replacement and bank stabilization work scheduled for 2015.

Woodcock Creek & Burnt Mill Rd

Designs are underway for a timber bridge at this site. Construction is slated for the summer of 2015.

North Branch Platte Creek & Private Crossing

A twin culvert is slated for removal this year on private property.

Red Creek & Haze Rd

This is the final crossing in Phase III work. Work is pending on progress at the other sites.

Dair Creek Habitat

2015 will see the addition of instream woody debris through the former impoundment in Dair Creek.

Partners

We’d like to thank all the partners and funders who make this work possible including the Benzie County Road Commission, DTE Energy Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Sustain Our Great Lakes program, The George Fund and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.


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