Little Rapids Habitat Restoration Project

Rapids habitat on the St. Marys River has historically been impacted by various forms of development, including dredging, filling, diversion, and urban development. Construction of the causeway across the Little Rapids degraded the rapids and damaged the health of the native fish community.  However, with proper engineering and design, the site can be restored to provide foraging, spawning, and nursery habitat for a wide variety of sport fish as well as other aquatic organisms needed for a healthy river system. Planning for this project was locally initiated over two decades ago with input from local stakeholders guiding restoration efforts.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

A project 20 years in the making.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Project background and FAQs.
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ENGINEERING

An innovative design process.

ENGINEERING

Bridge designs and request for information.
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PROJECT PARTNERS

A grassroots project with international impact.

PROJECT PARTNERS

Local, Regional, State, and Federal.
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