The City of Corunna received approval, on Wednesday, May 25 for a U.S. Fish and Wildlife grant to provide the required matching dollars for the Dam Removal Project. The Dam Removal Project is now fully funded. With the dam removal/restoration and required engineering now accomplished with grant dollars, the River Access Enhancement Project is now more financially viable. It will require additional grants with city contribution.

The amount of this particular grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife grant totals $155,700. In the upcoming weeks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife representatives will be connecting with the city to develop a cooperative agreement to discuss the reporting requirements.

The particular dam removal project seeks to restore normal movement of fish and other aquatic life in the river such as walleye and bass, restore other areas of the river to potentially open up many miles of river and ultimately enhance and protect aquatic life on the Shiawassee River and Saginaw Bay, restore the river to its natural state while creating new recreational opportunities in place of those previously utilized due to the impound and preserve the historic significance of the dam site and/or structure adjacent to Heritage Park.

City of Corunna Approved for Grant was last modified: June 1st, 2016 by Karen Elford