Pike River Ecosystem Restoration Project

In 2014, the District partnered with the Village of Mt. Pleasant to award the Pike River Ecosystem Restoration project for tributary restoration and protection. This project restores and enhances a low-flow channel, 43 acres of wetlands and 30 acres of prairie land. It also implements in-stream improvements to habitats for approximately one mile of the Pike River by adding natural stream features such as meanders, shelter areas and deep riffle pool complexes that provide a diverse habitat. The project significantly enhances aquatic macro-invertebrates, reduces the suspended solids of phosphorous and nitrogen and improves water quality through overland filtration.

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