Mitchell Creek Railroad Crossing Replacement Project

Grant: # 2066

Grant Amount: $200,000.00

Board Decision Year: 2024

The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay (Traverse City)

U'Ren, Sarah ([email protected]) 2319351514

2024 Habitat Protection and Restoration - Habitat protection and restoration

Project Summary

The grantee claims that, this project will replace an undersized culvert restricting hydrologic flow on Mitchell Creek where it crosses a railroad grade, restoring natural stream function and improving fish passage in this section of creek. Their efforts will focus on replacing the culvert to maintain proper stream dimensions and sediment transport mechanisms, thus improving natural stream function and in-stream habitat. They claim this work will benefit brook/brown/rainbow trout and white/longnose sucker populations, as well as desirable forage fish and macroinvertebrate species.