Mallets Creek Project Wins MACDC Award of Merit

OHM Advisors is pleased to announce that the Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners (MACDC) has awarded the Malletts Creek and County Farm Drain Restoration Project with an Honorable Mention for Innovation and Excellence.

The award was presented at the 2013 MACDC Winter Conference on February 14, 2013 at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, Michigan.

The annual awards program recognizes the creative accomplishments of MACDC members and associate members. Projects are judged on their level of public involvement and education, environmental and water quality benefits, use of new materials and technologies, complexity and cost effectiveness.

OHM Advisors was the lead design consultant for the Malletts Creek and County Farm Drain Restoration. A highly-urbanized 11 square mile watershed, the creek was plagued by flashy flows, eroding/bare stream banks and low base flows prior to restoration. A two-mile rehabilitation of the creek and one of its larger tributaries, County Farm Drain, stabilized the creek, reduced loading into the Huron River watershed and improved ecosystem diversity.

About the Michigan Association of Drain Commissions (MACDC): The Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners is dedicated to protection of the health, safety, and welfare of Michigan’s citizens, their lands and environmental quality, and to the protection and restoration of Michigan’s water resources. They seek to accomplish these goals by promoting professional development, continuing education, and encouraging member involvement.

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