McBride Drain Habitat Restoration

The McBride Drain Habitat Restoration was the collaboration of the Macomb County Public Works Commissioner, the EPA, GLRI and HRC. The enhancement and restoration of the McBride Drain enabled the stream to acquire and sustain a variety of aquatic and diverse vegetation. The stabilization of the streambanks and in-stream structures further improved the hydrology of the stream and created aquatic and habitat improvements.

The McBride Drain runs directly through a residential neighborhood. These improvements improved the quality of life and reduced flooding to the adjacent yards.

Streambank Stabilization

sylvan glen golf course hrc project

The Sylvan Glen Golf Course, constructed in 1922, was experiencing negative impacts from storm water runoff generated by increased development in upstream tributary areas. These impacts included increased bank erosion, loss of vegetation within the drain channel, exposed irrigation and drainage infrastructure, loss of tee surfaces and increased downstream sedimentation…