In 2011, Anthony V. Marrocco, Macomb County Public Works Commissioner, on behalf of the Clinton River Spillway Intercounty Drainage Board, received a grant for $339,500 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from their Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Program Project Grant Application under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

The restoration of the Clinton River Spillway is one of 25 proposed habitat restoration projects listed in the Clinton River Public Advisory Committee’s (PAC’s) 2011 strategy for removing the Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) in the Clinton River Area of Concern (AOC) Remedial Action Plan. The PAC selected this project as their highest priority for restoration design in the 2011 NOAA funding cycle. This phase of the project is for planning and design. Construction will take place after 2013.

A Concept Plan will be developed for habitat improvements once monitoring and site assessments commence in summer 2012. Significant completion of the plans is planned for the end of 2012. Project updates will be posted to this site. Check back frequently for further updates.
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