Little Portage Nutrient Reduction & Coastal Wetland Restoration

Ottawa County | Portage River Watershed | Inland WLEB

The Little Portage restoration project contains more than 190–acres of frequently flooded farmland. Surface water from those fields currently flows directly into the Little Portage river.  Once the restoration is complete, the excess water will be diverted into two wetlands and has the potential of capturing an additional 215 acres of nutrient and sediment-rich drainage from area farmland. These efforts will not only improve water quality, but also provide increased habitat for wildlife.

Project Size: 98 Acres
Partner: Ducks Unlimited