Funding and ParntersThis project was funded by the U. S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office through an approximately $4M Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant received by the Alliance of Rouge Communities for five projects (Lola Valley, Bell Creek, Riverview Park, Sherwood Park and Lower Rouge) Grant #GL-00E02896. The design was completed under an approximately $770,000 GLRI grant to Wayne County in 2019 (Grant # GL-00E02432) Partners in this project include the U.S. EPA, GLRI, ARC, and Wayne County Parks
Where and WhenLola Valley Park is located in Redford Township, Michigan and is a tributary of the Upper Branch of the Rouge River. Project design began in 2019 with construction starting in the summer of 2022 and is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2022. Maintenance of the vegetation that will be planted as part of the restoration will be don in 2023-2024.
Anticipated OutcomesCreate or restore 13 acres of habitat area The project will create wet meadows and prairies in maintained lawn areas Emergent wetland plants will also be installed in the bottom depressions excavated along both sides of the Rouge River