The Alliance of Rouge Communities and the RRAC, along with USEPA, EGLE, Michigan Deparment of Natural Resources (MDNR), and our local members developed a formal list of specific projects that needed to be completed in the watershed in order to remove the Fish and Wildlife Habitat Beneficial Use Impairment (BUIs) to begin moving towards delisting the Rouge River as an Area of Concern (AOC). This work resulted in the development of a Rouge AOC habitat list that was approved by EGLE and EPA in 2018. The ARC, with RRAC support, has been actively applying for funding to implement many of the projects on the list. Several of them have received funding and are in process or complete. These projects are highlighted below along with other projects that the RRAC has supported in the Rouge River Watershed.
Seeley Creek Habitat RestorationView project info (Funded by a USEPA GLRI Grant GL-00E02700)
Nankin Lake Habitat RestorationView project info (Funded by a USEPA GLRI Grant GL-00E02040-1)
Rouge AOC Habitat Restoration Design & Implementation Tamarack Creek/Johnson Creek Fish HatcheryView project info for Tamarack Creek Restoration (Funded by a USEPA GLRI Grant GL-00E02344-2 & GL-00E02478) View project info for Johnson Creek Fish Hatchery (Funded by a USEPA GLRI Grant GL-00E02344-2 & GL-00E02478)
Henry Ford Estate FishwayView project info (Funded by a USEPA GLRI Grant GL-00E02040-1)
Rouge River AOC Habitat Colonial & Venoy RestorationView project info (Funded by a USEPA GLRI Grant GL-00E02830-0)
Rouge River AOC Habitat Restoration Design & Implementation Wayne County ParklandView project info (Funded by a USEPA GLRI Grant GL-00E02432-0 & GL-00E02896-0)
Rouge River AOC Habitat Restoration at LTU WetlandView project info (Funded by a USEPA GLRI Grant GL-00E02976-0)
Rouge River AOC Habitat Restoration Design Wilcox/Phoenix/InksterInfo coming soon (Funded by a USEPA GLRI Grant GL-00E02997-0)
Lower Rouge Old ChannelView project info (Funded by GLRI Economy Act Agreement with EPA)
With funding provided through an AOC GLRI grant from Michigan EGLE and assistance from SEMCOG, RRAC began development of the below interactive dashboard which visually documents restoration projects in the Rouge River watershed. The initial phase of the dashboard includes AOC projects with future phases planned to incorporate other initiatives in the watershed. The dashboard allows you to click on the pins on the map to get more information on each of the projects. In addition the dashboard allows you to toggle the status or category bars as well.
RRAC, with assistance from the ARC, continues to look for funding under an Area of Concern Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant through EGLE to complete or start the rest of the projects listed below from the Rouge AOC Habitat List .
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