Congressman Kildee Announces $1 Million for Flint Riverfront Restoration

Press Release

Date: Aug. 18, 2021
Location: Flint, MI
Issues: Environment

FLINT--Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced $1 million in federal resources to help restore the Flint River Riverfront.

The federal grant was awarded to Genesee County, in partnership with the city of Flint, by the National Park Service's Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program. The $1 million grant will fund the installation of multiple rock rapid areas within the main channel to naturalize river flow and allow fish passage upstream, resting pools to provide safe recreational benefits for fisherman and park users and site improvements and furnishings. The riverbanks will also be improved by modifying and naturalizing existing concrete and sheet metal retaining walls with vegetation and rock terraces.

"I am pleased to announce this federal funding to help restore the Flint River Riverfront," said Congressman Kildee. "Michigan's waterways, like the Flint River, bring people together to enjoy the outdoors. I will continue working in Congress to ensure that all Michiganders have equal access to the great outdoors, quality infrastructure and clean water."

Congressman Dan Kildee has a track record of championing Michigan's great outdoors and Great Lakes. Since coming to Congress, Congressman Kildee has fought to fully fund protections for the Great Lakes. Last year, Congressman Kildee helped secure $330 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)--$10 million more than President Trump's budget request. Recently, Congressman Kildee is working in the U.S. House of Representatives to secure $1 billion for GLRI, as proposed in the U.S. Senate's infrastructure legislation. Congressman Kildee represents 118 miles of Lake Huron shoreline, and he will continue working in Congress to restore and protect Michigan's Great Lakes.