Restoration Remedies Program
A technical service of the Watershed Council
Northern Michigan's lakes, streams and wetlands are precious natural resources. Their protection is vital in preserving the 'Up North' character that is so special. One of the most important ways you can protect your lake or stream is to control erosion and sedimentation of your shoreline or streambank. Erosion and sedimentation can have a serious impact on water quality, wildlife habitat, and property values.
An effective method referred to as "biotechnical erosion control" provides the most cost-effective, environmentally friendly and aesthetically appealing alternative to controlling accelerated shoreline erosion. The Watershed Council can develop restoration designs based on this method, as well as apply for the required state and local permits and coordinate the installation of the project.
If you are concerned about the condition of your property's shoreline,
streambank or wetland, the Watershed Council offers a variety of
services through our Restoration Remedies Program. Below are some of our featured restorations. For more information about the Restoration Remedies Program, contact Jennifer Gelb at (231) 347-1181 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restoration Remedies Program - Featured Project #1
The Evangeline Township Park on Lake Charlevoix,
Glenwood Beach Drive
The Evangeline Township Park at Glenwood Beach
provides public access to Lake Charlevoix. Recognizing the need for a more user-friendly park that provides recreational opportunities while protecting water quality, the Township contracted with the Watershed Council to develop plans for a shoreline enhancement project, including a demonstration greenbelt.