Deerlick Creek Park

Grant: # 0927

Grant Amount: $111,500.00

Board Decision Year: 2007

South Haven Charter Township (South Haven)

Stein, Ross (stein@vbisd.org) 269-637-5949

GLFT - Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations-K - Habitat protection and restoration

Project Details

This grant allowed South Haven Township to purchase 2.1 acres to provide access to 170 feet of Lake Michigan frontage and 0.82 acres of wetland and floodplain along Deerlick Creek (a MDNR-designated trout stream and smelt dipping area). This area has been important to fishermen for over 100 years and there was widespread community support for this project. South Haven Township was awarded $1million from Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF).