Project Goals

SEDIMENT REMOVAL

  • Remediation of sediment/PCB contamination to address 3 Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs) including:
    • Restrictions on Fish and Wildlife Consumption
    • Bird or Animal Deformities or Reproduction Problems
    • and Restrictions on Dredging

FISH PASSAGE PHASE

  • 1 & 2-Reconnect Lake Erie to the lower 23 miles of the River Raisin and allow for passage of fish, canoes/kayaks to address :
    • Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat

STERLING ISLAND HABITAT RESTORATION

  • Protect existing island bank against river flows, wave action, ice flows to address:
    • Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat

STERLING STATE PARK MARSH & PRAIRIE RESTORATION / WETLAND ENHANCEMENT

  • Marsh & prairie restoration/wetland enhancement to address:
    • Restrictions on Fish and Wildlife Consumption
    • Degradation of Fish & Wildlike Populations
    • Loss of Fish & Wildlike Habitat