Kids Creek Awarded Nearly $300,000 For Water Quality
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy awarded nearly $4 million to water quality projects all around Michigan.
The Watershed Center of Grand Traverse Bay plans to use its portion to replace two road crossings that travel over Kids Creek that will restore its water quality.
The environmental group will also be working with the city of Traverse City to design a new pedestrian bridge to replace an old culvert.
Sarah U’Ren, Program Director at The Watershed Center said, “That way we can take out what’s harming the fish habitat and replace it with something that will span the entire section of creek and not harm it at all. It’s nice when we can pair grants together, get a lot of groups together and really try to improve Kids Creek.”
The Kids Creek project is expected to be finished sometime next year.