Red Cedar River riverbank restoration
- The university calls two miles of the 51-mile river system home, and along its banks over 160 years of rich history has evolved with countless more to come.
- The university shares this resource with its neighbors and those who work, live and play within the river's 461-acre watershed.
- Protecting and enhancing the riverine environment must be a priority in the institution's land planning strategies.
- MSU assumes a leadership role in watershed advocacy and storm water management through its Infrastructure Planning and Facilities unit and the MSU Water Program.
- In September 2019, the Great Lakes Commission awarded MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities $72,450 in grant monies through the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program for riverbank restoration. IPF will provide matching funds to cover construction material fees and indirect costs.
- Improve access to the river for educational, research and recreational activities.
- Establish buffer zones of native plant species to mitigate erosion and reduce bacterial contamination.
- Improve habitat for a diverse array of flora, fauna and aquatic species.
- Maintain critical campus infrastructure.
- Identify priority projects and seek funding for implementation
- Infrastructure Planning and Facilities
- MSU Water
- Land Management
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Department of Community Sustainability - College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
- School of Planning, Design and Construction
Steering Committee members:
- Amanda Wakefield, IPF Landscape Services
- Carolyn Miller, W.J. Beal Botanical Garden
- Dave Wilber, IPF Planning, Design and Construction
- Jerry Wahl, IPF Landscape Services
- Matt Bailey, IPF Landscape Services
- Ruth Kline-Roback, Department of Community Sustainability
- Steve Safferman, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
- Scott Feick, IPF Landscape Services
- Yun Cao, IPF Planning, Design and Construction