Lower Huron River Chain of Lakes Improvement Project

Project Information

This Lake Improvement Project (Project) is a replacement/reinstatement for a Lake Improvement Project that started in 2017 that will run out of funds after the 2022 season.

The Lower Huron River Chain of Lakes Improvement Project, which originated in 2017, is seeking to continue with a modified* five (5) year project to control the growth and reproduction of non-native aquatic invasive plants, including but not limited to Eurasian watermilfoil and Starry Stonewort. The Project will also work to control the growth of nuisance native aquatic plants, including but not limited to Chara and Variable Pondweed. The Project will focus on maintaining the ecological health and recreational opportunities for the Lower Huron River Chain of Lakes. Additionally, other items may be included which would provide support for maintaining the ecological health and recreational opportunities that will be subject to approval by the Washtenaw County Board of Public Works (WCBPW).

*The modified Lower Huron River Chain of Lakes Lake Improvement Project in Washtenaw County and Livingston County will include the waters of Little Portage Lake, Big Portage Lake, Base Line Lake, Whitewood Lake, Tamarack Lake and connecting waters. 

Read the full text and project description for the Lower Huron River Chain of Lakes Improvement Project, including the tentative Special Assessment District costs for benefiting parcels.

LHRCOL Project Description for Website

Online Comment Form

Use the form below to submit any comments about the proposed special assessment district.

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Public Hearing Information 

The second and final public hearing will be held on Wednesday July 20th, 2022 at Dexter Township Hall. A virtual option is available. View the meeting notice below to register and for more information.

Click here to view the meeting notice and more information for public hearing #2 to be held on July 20th, 2022.

Implementing a Lake Management Program - An Infographic

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Special Assessment District Rolls

Livingston County Parcels

Washtenaw County Parcels

Email Updates

Use the form below to add your email if you would like Huron River Chain of Lakes Improvement Project updates directly sent to your inbox. Updates will include treatment updates and educational resources.

Included Bodies of Water 

The following lakes are including in this Chain of Lakes assessment and management project. 

Little Portage Lake

Portage Lake

Portage Lake Canals

Baseline-Portage Connector

Baseline Lake

Tamarack Connector

Tamarack Lake

Whitewood Lake

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