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The Big Picture in Benzie County

March 30, 2018

Since 2008, CRA and partners have poured efforts into the Betsie River, Platte River and Otter Creek. These watersheds course through large tracts of public land and are popular for just about every outdoor sport. Our approach for restoration work has been one of packaging multiple projects into larger phases of funding and labor. In doing so, we save capital resources and time while seeing real change on a watershed-wide scale.

This map illustrates how we systematically work stem to stern through a watershed to improve both habitat connectivity and habitat quality. We’ve spent decades in these rivers replacing road/stream crossings with bridges and modern structures, stabilizing unnatural erosion sites and removing dams. See for yourself where we’ve been and what we have coming next.

Want to help? Become a donor. Your dollars will be matched with other public and private funds to ensure our biologists have their eyes and ears to the ground and are ready with high-need and high-impact projects that protect our water and wildlife.

Completed Projects

1. Otter Creek Timber Bridge

2. Otter Creek Grand Traverse Band Brook Trout Study

3. North Branch Platte River Culvert Removals (2)

4. North Branch Platte River & Gudemoos Rd Culvert Replacement & Stabilization

5. Brozofsky Creek & Platte Road Culvert Replacement

6. Tamarack Trout Farm Restoration

7. Platte River & South Street Stabilization

8. Platte River & Burnt Mill Road Timber Bridge

9. Platte River & Burnt Mill Road Instream Habitat

10. Woodcock Creek & Burnt Mill Road Timber Bridge

11. Platte River & Reynolds Road Timber Bridge

12. Stanley Creek & Hulbert Road Culvert Replacement

13. Kinney Creek & Stanley Road Culvert Replacement

14. Streambank Stabilization Projects (72)

15. Betsie River Creek Drainage Project

16. Fred’s Landing Access Improvement

17. Dair Creek Recovery including Dam Removal & Culvert Replacements and Betsie River Stabilization & Instream Habitat

18. Dair Creek & Landis Road Culvert Replacement

19. Dair Creek & Weldon Rd Culvert Replacement

20. Misty Acres Dam Removal, Road Crossing Removal, Instream Habitat & Streambank Stabilization

21. Betsie River & Psutka Rd Improvements

22. Betsie River Instream Habitat & Stabilization (2)

23. Betsie Streambank Stabilization & Instream Habitat (2)

24. Red Creek & Haze Road Culvert Replacement

25. Betsie Day Use Facility Stabilization 

26. Betsie River & King Road Improvements

27. Little Betsie & Bently Rd West Culvert Replacements (2)

28. Little Betsie River & Nessen Road Timber Bridge

29. Betsie River & Long Road Abutment Removal & Stabilization

Future Needs

A. North Branch Platte River Tributary & Dymond RoadCrossing Replacement

B. North Branch Platte River & Skinner Road Crossing Replacement

C. North Branch Platte River & Hooker Road Crossing Replacement

D. Little Platte Lake Creek & Saffron Road Crossing Replacement

E. Platte River Instream Habitat

F. Mason Creek & East Duck Lake Road Crossing Replacement

Benzie County River Care™

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