Kids Creek Stream Corridor Restoration Project

Grant: # 1792

Grant Amount: $100,000.00

Board Decision Year: 2018

The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay (Traverse City)

U'Ren, Sarah (suren@gtbay.org) 231-935-1514

2018 Habitat Protection and Restoration: Targeted Land and Capital Efforts (Including Barrier Removal) - Habitat protection and restoration

Project Summary

This project will improve natural stream function and in-stream habitat on a 5,400-foot section of Kids Creek with the overall goal of removing it from the State of Michigan's Impaired Waters List. Project will install woody debris and riffle-pool enhancements, connect the stream to its floodplain, replace a culvert restricting hydrologic flow, and narrow the stream channel using natural, bioengineering techniques, all of which will benefit desirable macroinvertebrate species as well as Brook Trout populations.