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Coastal Zone Management Reforestation Project

This project will reduce 104,885 gallons of storm water runoff annually that contributes to degraded water quality and will replace native trees impacted by invasive species and tree disease within the Lake Michigan Coastal Zone Management area. The two phase project addresses locations in the City of Muskegon and five State Parks in west Michigan in the first phase of the project. An additional location in Oceana County will be addressed in the second phase. WMSRDC partners include the City of Muskegon and Muskegon Conservation District, as well as, Muskegon, Hoffmaster, Sliver Lake, Charles Mears, and Ludington State Parks. Phase 1 saw the installation of 558 trees in 2018 with an additional 4138 tree seedlings scheduled for installation in 2019.

This project is funded by a grant through the U.S. Forest Service and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.