Nonpoint Source Program Funds HRWC Project To Protect Healthy Creekshed

The Huron River Watershed Council announces a $148, 222 grant from Michigan’s Nonpoint Source Program for lake and stream protection efforts in the Portage Creek watershed over the next two years.

Halfmoon Lake at Sunrise
End of the day on Halfmoon Lake.

The Portage Creek watershed (see map) is located in the western part of the Huron River watershed and includes the communities of Stockbridge, Gregory, and Unadilla and surrounding townships. Williamsville, Patterson, Halfmoon and Hi-Land Lakes are part of the Portage Creek (also known locally as Hell Creek) system and the Pinckney State Recreation Area and the Unadilla State Wildlife Area lie within the watershed boundaries.

Funding will be used to educate the public, implement riparian buffers and stormwater controls, and strengthen local policies and standards that protect water resources to help protect the creek and its lakes from polluted stormwater runoff.

HRWC staff will begin work on the project this fall.

For questions contact Elizabeth Riggs, HRWC Deputy Director.