Ecological Restoration on Belle Isle

Have you taken a trip to Belle Isle lately? If not, it’s about time you did! The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has initiated an extensive ecological restoration program at Belle Isle with support from Friends of Detroit River. Some of the projects include:

  • Blue Heron Lagoon restoration, while linking some of the waterways surrounding the island, providing fish, frogs, turtles and snakes with a place for spawning and growth
  • Invasive species control, including phragmites, reed canary grass, and Japanese knotweed
  • South Fishing Pier improvements

For more information, check out an interactive map and interviews with WDET’s Sandra Svoboda, as she takes a tour of the east end of Belle Isle with Sam Lovall, project manager for Friends of the Detroit River.

Get Involved!

From tree plantings and clean ups, to advocacy and education programs, CLICK HERE to find out how you can be involved with protecting and enhancing the Detroit River.