Aquatic Connectivity- Benefitting Streams and Communities

June 6th 2013

With dams removed, an urban stream recovers

The removal of four small dams in Baldwin Creek restored nine miles of the stream, which flows into Lake Erie near Cleveland. The $506,000 project, funded in part by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, re-established the creek’s natural flow, removed barriers … Continue reading

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April 16th 2013

Dam removal improves river, saves community festival

The failure of a dam in a northern Michigan river led to an innovative solution that restored fish passage in an important Lake Huron tributary and saved a popular community festival in the process. Replacing the Chesaning Dam with a … Continue reading

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September 11th 2012

Tribal elder shares unique perspective of dam project

There are many ways to describe the benefits of dam removal: Yanking obsolete dams provides fish passage, restores natural flow conditions and creates new fish and wildlife habitat. And then there are the kinds of benefits described by Hank Bailey Odawa, a … Continue reading

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August 30th 2012

Brown Bridge Dam Removal

Guest blog post from Amy Beyer, Director of the Conservation Resource Alliance, who will be presenting at the upcoming Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Restoration Conference. We’re really excited to have a workshop on aquatic connectivity at the Cleveland conference in … Continue reading

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