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From: sheehanh@co.washtenaw.mi.us (Harry Sheehan)
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Subject: Malletts Creek Public Hearing
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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 09:25:36 -0500
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Contact: Janis Bobrin (734) 994-2525
Plan to Restore Malletts Creek Complete
Details Presented to the Community
(Ann Arbor) The team developing a comprehensive strategy to restore
Malletts Creek has concluded its study and will present its final draft
proposal to the public on January 27. The project is a collaborative
effort between the Washtenaw County Drain Office and members of the
Malletts Creek Drainage District ­ the City of Ann Arbor and Pittsfield
Township. The City Departments of Building, Engineering, Parks,
Planning and Utilities, and Pittsfield Township Office of Municipal
Services have participated since project inception.
The plan includes solutions to cut pollution by as much as 50% and to
restore stability and habitat to this valued community resource. Among
its proposals are construction of multi-use wetlands in Brown and County
Farm Parks that will hold and treat stormwater, while improving habitat
for aquatic plants, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, and nature
lovers. Other recommendations call for engineering repairs, creation of
in-stream habitat, and stream bank stabilization.
The plan will propose more streets sweeping to prevent pollution and
sediment from entering storm drains. Homeowners and businesses will
have an opportunity to become involved as “creek stewards” by
concentrating on “creek safe” lawn care practices. Native wildflowers
and grasses will be promoted as a safer alternative to chemically
dependent lawns.
This will be the fourth and final meeting of the restoration plan.
Additional opportunity for public input will take place as project
implementation begins.

WHEN: Thursday, January 27, 7:00 ­ 9:00 P.M.
WHERE: Tappan Middle School Cafeteria
MORE INFORMATION: Harry Sheehan 997-1317, sheehanh@co.washtenaw.mi.us

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