Enbridge Energy, under the direction of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, will do additional restoration work on areas of the Kalamazoo River within the city.
A staging area will be set up at Jackson Street and Stringham Road, with equipment and supplies arriving in the next two weeks. Restoration efforts are expected to conclude by late September, weather-permitting.
The river will remain open during this time and work will not interfere with recreation. However, the staging area will be fenced off for safety reasons, as light equipment will be stored on-site.
Work will include placing trees, logs and root wads along the riverbanks to provide additional river habitat. Work on the river will begin near Stringham Road and continue downstream for about one mile. All efforts will be made to minimize impact.
With questions or for more information on this work, part of the cleanup and restoration after the 2010 oil spill into the river, please contact the city’s environmental programs coordinator, Tiffany Welsh, at 269-966-0712.