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Lola Valley Park Wetlands Restoration

Lola Valley Park is located along the floodplain and corridor of the Rouge River. The project plan proposes to create/restore wet meadows and prairies in areas. Lola Valley Park Habitat Restoration - will create or restore 13 acres of habitat area. Work will primarily include creating native areas by grading and planting of native wetland and prairie seed mixes and enhancing existing wetlands in the floodplain. Additionally, an access path will be installed in sections for the native areas.

Funding and Parnters

This 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 When

Lola 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 done in 2023-2024.

Anticipated Outcomes

Create 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

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