Restore the river to a more natural state as a free-flowing, cold-water river.

The Boardman: A River Reborn

People in our community have an appreciation for the Boardman River as it meanders through our forests, fields and towns.  A river of this quality is a globally rare resource and a priceless community asset.  Proper care and stewardship of this gem are critical to its long-term health. 

When fully implemented, the Boardman River Dams Ecosystem Restoration Project  will reconnect over 160 miles of free-flowing, cold-water stream and restore hundreds of acres of wetland and upland habitat.  It is one of the most comprehensive dam removal and restoration projects in Michigan’s history and one of the largest such projects in the Great Lakes Basin.  more info »

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Now underway in the Boardman River Watershed is development of a prosperity plan. It links community with the environment and economy. more info »