Residence on the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River

Detroit River Shoreline Restoration

Grosse Ile, Michigan

Located along the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River, the residential property had been experiencing the fluctuating water levels associated with lakefront living. PEA Group was hired to resolve the long-standing issue of wet, soggy lawn along the water’s edge. The new homeowners wanted to define the boundary between the lawn and water more significantly. The goal was to provide a well-drained and functional lawn area and allow the water’s edge to be natural. The end goal was achieved by providing Michigan native boulder wall along the delineated wetland boundary and restoring the wetland with shrubs and herbaceous plugs. We provided wetland delineation, topographical and boundary survey, conceptual and final shoreline restoration design, permit application assistance, permit drawings, bidding and construction observation. A United States Army Corps of Engineering (USACE) permit and a Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) permit was obtained for the client.