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Michigan Audubon Society honors Grayling


The City of Grayling's project to divert stormwater and pollutants from the AuSable River has been recognized as being for the birds and for much more.

The city was awarded the Michigan Audubon Society's President's Environmental Stewardship Award for the AuSable River Stormwater Retention Project at a ceremony held in Lansing on March 4.

Later this year, the city will complete the first phase of a three phase project to retrofit the city's storm sewers.

Currently, stormwater, pollutants and trash go into the river through the city's 12 storm sewers after heavy rains and snow melts.

After the project is completed, the storm water will run into rain gardens - landscaped wetland which will naturally filter the water - retention basins and filters which will capture oil and trash from going into the river.  more...




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