Pen Dam as seen from the walkway in adjacent Pen Park
Pen Dam as seen from the walkway in adjacent Pen Park

The Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) is seeking proposals to complete the first phases of the design and supporting analysis for the removal of Peninsular Paper Dam in Ypsilanti, Michigan. HRWC and the City of Ypsilanti are administering this project and restoration planning for the dam impoundment. 

Qualified teams with experience in dam removal design are encouraged to submit a proposal.

  • Proposal deadline extended! Proposals are now due December 11, 2020 by 3:00 PM EST.
  • A pre-bid informational meeting will be held November 12, 2020.
  • To receive a meeting invite for the pre-bid informational meeting, please contact Daniel Brown at
  • Our proposal review will be completed by the end of December. We anticipate execution of a contract in January of 2021. 

Please review the RFP and other relevant information by following this link:

Request for Proposals for the Removal Design and Supporting Analysis of Peninsular Paper Dam, Huron River, Ypsilanti, Michigan

To review the previously completed feasibility study, appendices, and other background information, please visit this page.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Daniel Brown, watershed planner, at