Stream bank stabilization underway at Scottville Riverside Park

October 31, 2022

Stream bank stabilization underway at Scottville Riverside Park

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief

SCOTTVILLE — Stream bank stabilization is underway at Scottville Riverside Park along the Pere Marquette River. The project involves installation of bioengineered shoreline for erosion control along 265 linear feet of the river. The project is a partnership between the City of Scottville and Conservation Resource Alliance of Traverse City. Funding of the project comes from the city, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Community Foundation for Mason County and the Fin & Feather Club of Mason County. 

Estimated cost of the project is $63,550. Contributions included $7,000 from the community foundation, $3,000 from the Finn & Feather Club, $5,000 from the City of Scottville, $2,500 from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund and the remainder from the federal government. According to City Manager Jimmy Newkirk, the project should be completed in early December. The project has been spearheaded by Bruce Krieger, former mayor and Pere Marquette River advocate. 

Editor’s note: This story was updated. 

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