Blue Heron Lagoon: Full Scale Restoration - Site #4

Windsor, Ontario

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Project Goals and Objectives: Reconnect Blue Heron Lagoon to the Detroit River, including habitat restoration
Project Description: One Detroit River Area of Concern Habitat Beneficial Use Impairment includes loss of fish and wildlife habitat. This project will restore fish access to 38 hectares (95 acres) of wetlands, shallow and deep water habitat, and to 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles) of canals. Enhancement of Blue Heron Lagoon fish habitat in the Detroit River has been proposed by the Remedial Action Plan as one means of delisting impaired beneficial use.

Cost: $1.495 million from Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Timeframe: 2012

Partners: Friends of Detroit River and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Ecological Effectiveness: Project is under construction