Muddy Creek Bay Wetland Restoration

Sandusky County | Sandusky Bay Watershed

The Muddy Creek Bay project will create a series of natural, shallow underwater ridges, also called shoals, and/or islands within the open waters of Western Sandusky Bay. Material dredged locally from the bay will be used to create these shallow features. The shoals will significantly improve water quality by reducing wave energy and creating calm-water areas that promote the growth of aquatic wetland vegetation that will process and remove nutrients and sediments from the water. Removal of fine-grained sediment from the bay bottom may also expand fish-spawning habitat.  

Project size: 100-plus Acres
Partners: The Nature Conservancy