Funding and ParntersThis project is funded by the U. S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office through a portion of an almost $8.7M Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant received by Wayne County for 3 projects (Nankin Lake, the Oxbow at The Henry Ford and the Fishway at the Henry Ford Estate) Grant #GL-00E02040-0. Partners in this project include the U.S. EPA, GLRI, Wayne County, Wayne County Parks and the Rouge River Advisory Council (RRAC)
Where and WhenNankin Lake is located in Livonia, Michigan along the Middle Branch of the Rouge River. Project design began in 2016 with construction starting in the spring of 2022 and an anticipated completion date of 2023.
3 acres of in-lake habitat created/restored including open water habitat, deep-water habitat, spawning habitat and emergent/submergent habitat 1 acres of riparian habitat restored ~30,000 cubic yards of sediment removed. 20 fish habitat structures installed including felled trees and boulder clusters. 3 acres of invasive species control.
Conditions Before Restoration
Photo Gallery of Restoration Activities
Construction sign announcing project
Sediment collection bags being laid out
Dredge equipment used to remove sediment
Dredging and sediment area
Sediment is stored in bags where it is dewatered before being desposed of in a landfill