Common Coast Research & Conservation, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the City of Escanaba, is restoring critical stopover habitat for migratory birds along Portage Bay in Escanaba. The project is aiming to enhance or create more than 30 acres of terrestrial coastal habitat and treating 3 acres of invasive phragmites along 1.4 miles of coastal marsh. Project activities include planting native vegetation, controlling non-native invasive species, and providing nest boxes for conservation dependent species. This work is contributing to many migratory bird species, including the endangered Great Lakes piping plover.
Portage Bay in Escanaba, MI