Before (above) and after (below) photos of an erosion stabilization project on the East Lakeshore drive culvert.
Erosion Stabilization Stats
With the help of volunteers, Spicer Group engineers and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), over a mile of shoreline that threatened homes or infrastructure has been stabilized.
Completed projects stabilized 6,253 feet of land. That's the equivalent of 38 Olympic-size swimming pools!
8 erosion projectsfinished and 19 to go
Projects impacted 39 properties
An estimated$20 million of investment is neededto stabilize bank erosion. A majority of this funding is being provided by NRCS with a 25% match through other funding sources including affected property owners
FLTF is serving as Midland County's sponsor for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program. The EWP program covers 75% of the cost to remove flood debris and the county pays for the remaining 25% (FLTF is not responsible for any project costs).
As the program sponsor, FLTF participated in design, construction, planning and oversight meetings, and receives updates from the county regarding work completed. There are six main properties in the flood debris removal project:
River Trails Heritage Park
Midland County property adjacent to the west end of Sanford Dam and property east of Maple Street in Sanford
Pere Marquette Rail Trail between M-30 and the Tittabawassee River
Two properties of community members
Special thanks goes to Bill Gebo who is a volunteer that leads the FLTF debris removal efforts.
Many volunteers make our progress possible. From day-to-day administrative tasks to coordinating with NRCS and property owners to managing erosion projects to serving on our board, we are thankful for the time, expertise and dedication that our volunteers give.