LANSING, Mich., Feb. 24, 2022 — A draft restoration plan for the Tittabawassee River, Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay was presented yesterday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This plan is now available for public review and comment through March 27. The draft restoration plan lists 16 different projects for consideration for Saginaw-area waterways. The projects include fish spawning; fish passage improvements; restoration of thousands of acres of wetlands and other habitats; creation of multiple public nature areas with nature trails, fishing platforms, and a bike trail segment; protection of a green corridor along the Tittabawassee River; and expansion of boating access at the mouth of the Saginaw River. The complete plan can be found hereState Rep. Amos O’Neal (D-Saginaw) issued the following statement on the announcement:

“I urge all my constituents to provide feedback on this restoration plan. This is your time to have your voice heard for the future of Saginaw’s waterways. This plan is crucial for the development and wellness of the Saginaw Bay area. These projects protect our environment and create new recreational areas within our community. Please take the time to evaluate the plan and to submit a comment or concern.”