Projects to improve St. Clair River shoreline and fish habitat

By on September 28, 2011

Federally funded projects to improve fish habitat and replace aging infrastructure on the St. Clair River are underway. The work, funded by $3.6 million in grants from the Great Lakes restoration Initiative, includes replacing scrap concrete and aging seawalls with grass and a boardwalk. Several projects will place rocky reefs in the channel to give fish better egg-laying grounds than the river’s smooth clay bottom. Scientists will test a variety of reef materials and study which type fish prefer.

Read more at the Port Huron Times Herald.

About Jeff Gillies

Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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