Near Algonac in Saint Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
St. Clair River Habitat Restoration
Cottrellville Township Shoreline
Over the past several decades, critical habitat has been lost due to urban, industrial and agricultural development. The park seen here was restored by the removal of a steel sheetpile seawall, the strategic placement of rock and woody structures in the water and along the shoreline, and the planting of native wildflowers. The shoreline now provides habitat for both sport fish such as yellow perch and walleye but also non-game fish like the emerald shiner. You may also now find reptiles such as map and softshell turtles and amphibians like the mudpuppy. The pollinator garden provides a food source for insects such as the monarch butterfly.
The goal of this shoreline restoration is to enhance the habitat and aesthetic value of the St. Clair River while providing opportunities to engage and enjoy this unique environment.
Location. 42° 39.473′ N, 82° 30.869′ W. Marker is near Algonac, Michigan, in Saint Clair County. Marker is on North River Road (State Highway 29) 0.1 miles south of Roberts Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marine City MI 48039, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named St. Clair River Habitat Restoration (approx. 1.7 miles away); Clay Township Library (approx. 2.8 miles away); Saint Andrew's Parish / Saint Andrew's Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Christopher Columbus Smith / Garfield A. "Gar" Wood (approx. 3 miles away); Water Speed Capital (approx. 3 miles away); Holy Cross Parish (approx. 4 miles away); Newport Academy (approx. 4.1 miles away); David and Laura Lester House (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Algonac.
Categories. • Environment • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.