Trenton – A cleanup effort will remove buried drums found near the construction site for the new Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge visitor center and headquarters in southeastern Michigan.

Work is scheduled to start Monday and Tuesday in Trenton and is expected to be completed around mid-May. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is leading the work on the former automotive parts factory site.

The Refuge Gateway area has been transformed from an industrial site to a wildlife habitat and the visitor center is scheduled to open this spring. Public trails connecting to the Humbug Marsh wetland, overlooks and a fishing pier are planned.

The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is located along the lower Detroit River and western Lake Erie.

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