Flint River, Downtown Flint, MI
August 2017 to Current
The Flint River has been long-neglected and damaged over 100 years of dams, channelization, and pollution. The Flint River Restoration Project and its many partners are providing a vision for rejuvenation that reconnects the Flint community to the river. A central key to the project is removal of the Hamilton Dam which was build in the 1920's. This impounded the river, degraded the habitat and blocked fish passage. After dam removal there are plans for creation of water-based recreational opportunities, improvements to parks, ecosystem and fishery restoration, and improved stormwater and flood control. Currently, the Flint River team is developing a detailed plan to reclaim a productive and healthy river.