To accommodate a necessary expansion of the Brent Run Landfill in Montrose, MI, Waste Connections, Inc., needed to relocate approximately 4,000 feet of Brent Run Creek. Working closely with Waste Connections and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the GEI team assessed Brent Run Creek and its surrounding floodplain and developed a stream and wetland relocation and restoration plan which resulted in the creek relocation and construction of approximately 26 acres of wetlands.
Construction of the project began in 2014 with removal of approximately 1.1 million cubic yards of soil. In 2015, the new channel and wetland were constructed, seeded, and stabilized, while woody habitat structures were installed throughout the new stream channel. In September, 2015, the flow was transferred from old Brent Run Creek to new Brent Run Creek, and aquatic biota, including the state-threatened slippershell mussel, were relocated.
This presentation will describe the project, including the ecological assessments, stream morphology, and project design.