Fed grant boosts Detroit River, Rouge River projects
Detroit — A federal agency is providing funds to support wildlife habitat restoration projects around the Detroit River and the Rouge River.
Both rivers are among dozens of sites in the Great Lakes region listed as “areas of concern” because of severe toxic pollution.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is awarding $765,605 for the habitat projects. Of that, $415,605 goes to Friends of the Detroit River to protect 50 acres at Stony Island.
The Alliance of Rouge Communities will receive $350,000 for designing a fish passage around the Henry Ford Estate Dam in the Rouge River. Officials say the project will improve fish migration along more than 150 miles of the river and its tributary streams.