Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Wetland Reconnection Projects

Lucas County | Crane Creek Estuary | Coastal

This project will reconnect three wetland habitat units to Lake Erie through the Crane Creek Estuary.  The 580-acre project will reduce nutrients flowing into the lake by diverting excess water from farmlands in the 57-square mile Crane Creek/Veler Road ditch upstream of the wetland habitats.

Project Size: 586.3 Acres
Partner: Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District