Restoring Arcadia Marsh and Fish Passage within Bowens Creek Historical

Restoring Arcadia Marsh and Fish Passage within Bowens Creek Historical (HM1U4K)

Location: Arcadia, MI 49613 Manistee County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 29.217', W 86° 13.92'

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Historic landscape changes within Bowens Creek watershed have severely altered and greatly reduced the quality of its stream and wetland habitats. These impacts are apparent from its unnamed tributaries downstream through Arcadia Marsh to Arcadia Lake and Lake Michigan. In 2009, a group of concerned partners including Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, Conservation Resource Alliance, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Manistee County Road Commission, and Ducks Unlimited competed for and received a Sustain Our Great Lakes grant to restore this vital piece of Great Lakes habitat for the benefit of future generations.
During 2011, seven perched, undersized, or misaligned culverts within the tributaries of Bowens Creek were replaced, reopening 10 miles of stream habitat to ecologically important fish species. During 2012, a 1-mile stretch of Bowens Creek flowing through Arcadia Marsh will be returned to its original watercourse by constructing two ditch plugs in a railroad ditch that shunts the stream. This action will enhance 75 acres of Arcadia Marsh and improve the hydrological functioning throughout the watershed. Additional enhancements to Bowens Creek and Arcadia Marsh including the installation of in-stream woody debris, macrotopography improvements on the marsh surface, control of invasive plant species, and reseeding
of native plant species within the marsh will improve the quality of stream and wetland habitat for aquatic invertebrates, fish, and other wildlife species in this area of the Great Lakes.
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Date Added Sunday, September 4th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 561067 N 4926246
Decimal Degrees44.48695000, -86.23200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 29.217', W 86° 13.92'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 29' 13.02" N, 86° 13' 55.2" W
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Area Code(s)231
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16391-16675 M-22, Arcadia MI 49613, US
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