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Scottville works toward restoration of P.M. River

September 18, 2018

SCOTTVILLE — The City of Scottville is seeking help from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to help cover the cost of restoring the Pere Marquette River bank in Scottville’s Riverside Park.

The Scottville City Commission Monday approved putting $10,000 in matching funds toward a DNR grant to help cover the cost of restoring erosion at several spots along the Pere Marquette River.

“We do have a problem down at (Riverside) Park, and a spot below the bridge where the river is eroding after 40 years of putting stones in,” Krieger said. “So we are attempting to alleviate that problem.”

Krieger said he and City Manager Amy Williams have been in communication with representatives from the Conservation Resource Alliance in Traverse City, which is advising on the issue.

“They are going to work on some permits that are required and they asked us if we would put some money toward the project, and so we talked about $10,000 from the city that we would pledge in good faith to apply for any grants available,” Krieger said.

Williams told commissioners that both she and Krieger were in favor of seeking assistance from the DNR, and asked commissioners to approve the expenditure to increase Scottville’s chances of receiving the grant.

See full story in Tuesday’s Ludington Daily News print or e-Edition

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