- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Work on the $2.4 million Cuttle Creek restoration project starts Monday in Marysville and is expected to help increase the fish habitat in the area.

The creek will be dug out and reshaped to make room for new rocks that Project Control Engineering president John Monte says will create structures to attract spawning fish, the Times Herald of Port Huron reported (https://bwne.ws/1vZgnQc ).

The creek, located about 50 miles northeast of Detroit, runs through Marysville Golf Course and flows into the St. Clair River. New vegetation will be planted and a new golf cart bridge will be built.

Marysville secured a $1.4 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the work. Monte said that will cover the cost of the excavation, rocks and the bridge, but the additional $1 million is needed for vegetation.

“The excavation, rock structure placement and bridge will be completed this winter, as long as we don’t see too harsh of weather. That’s phase one,” Monte said. “Phase two includes the vegetation that will be planted in spring and fall of 2015.”

Marysville city manager Randy Fernandez said the project “originally came in over budget by $1 million,” but says officials believe they’ll get the additional grant “by the end of the year.” According to Monte, officials anticipate the rest of the money will be released by the EPA.

All three projects involve habitat restoration.

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Information from: Times Herald, https://www.thetimesherald.com


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