Project Title & Description
Nayanquing Point Coastal Wetland Project
This project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 111-88. Specifically, this project will replace a pump station and associated management infrastructure, resulting in more reliable management of 448 acres of Saginaw Bay coastal marsh within Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area. The project will allow (a) the management of water levels to emulate natural hydrologic regimes that will prevent growth of invasive Phragmites and promote native wetland plant communities; and (b) the operation of a fish/aquatic organism passage structure to promote access to the restored wetland. The project will improve physical, chemical, and biological processes and ecosystem functions, and will help maintain or improve the condition of native fish and wildlife.