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Recreation and Habitat

Project: Oxbow Restoration Project Design & Preparation (SW-16)
Project #: SW-16
Lead Agency: Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
Status: Complete
Project Description:The storm water collection system was rehabilitated using best management practices. A major storm drain was redirected from direct discharge for the river into a wetland habitat in the area of the former Oxbow area. This creates a healthy habitat for fish and wildlife. Preliminary designs for the restoration were prepared and the costs for each design component was developed.
Project/Report Summary :This 2001 report summarizes tasks completed by the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village to allow public access to the Rouge River Oxbow area. This project consisted of designing and implementing a nature trail system which allowed the public to view this area of the river. Other tasks completed included the massive clean-up of this portion of the river by hundreds of volunteers. Natural vegetation was also used to enhance this portion of the river.
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The purpose of these descriptions is to provide a general idea of the activities underway. Changes may occur in projects as they progress; however, you can contact the agency contact person for additional, up-to-date information.

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Other Sources of Grant Funding: Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection

Last Updated: 5/15/02

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The Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project is funded, in part, by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Grants #XP995743-01, -02, -03, -04, -05, -06, -07 and C-264000-01.