Project Title & Description
Van Hove Coastal Wetland Restoration
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 disable and re-route drain tiles; and re-configure a tile pump to divert drainage water into the restored Van Hove wetland before it enters Saginaw Bay. It will convert approximately 19 acres of previously drained land to coastal wetland adjacent to Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron, thus providing additional spawning and nursery habitat for a diversity of native fish species. These activities will improve physical, chemical and biological processes and ecosystem functions, and will help maintain or improve conditions for native fish and wildlife.