Fund For Lake Michigan

Transforming an “Ideal Place for a Gas Station” into Restored Habitat

  • Grant Recipient: Crossroads at Big Creek
  • Amount: $42,412
  • Year: 2020
  • Watershed: Lake Michigan Coast
  • Focus Area: Stream Restoration

Once marketed as “the ideal place for a gas station,” this 125-acre degraded area just east of Sturgeon Bay in Door County will become resilient and high-quality habitat through wetland and stream restoration, invasive species treatment, and native species planting. Improved trails, including a boardwalk, and programs to expand community science and empower participation in the project will support and amplify the on-the-ground restoration work already taking place at Crossroads. This site is an area of high ecological significance for rare and endangered plant species as well as a critical stopover site for migratory birds.

A kayaker on Big Creek
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