A survey looking to draw responses from three Downriver communities will help provide information for the Ecorse Creek Restoration Project.
The cities of Ecorse, Lincoln Park and Wyandotte are teaming with Michigan State University Extension in an effort to gain ideas on the creek after a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation was given to cities.
The funds will be used to restore and enhance the creek shoreline.
It also will provide a public padding launch on the creek, a first of its kind there.
The project is expected to be one of several endeavors to restore the creek for people and wildlife.
The survey takes about five minutes and no one will be named or linked with any survey responses.
The purpose of the research study is to gain a better understanding of people’s perception of the creek and their desire to support or participate in clean-up efforts.
Along with personal background information, the questions focus on the importance of the creek on a daily basis, overall knowledge about the water quality and effects of invasive species in the creek.
The Downriver Delta Community Development, a nonprofit organization promoting healthy and connected communities through engaging events, is assisting with the project.
The DDCD is a coalition representing communities, businesses and organizations based in Ecorse, Lincoln Park, River Rouge, Wyandotte, Melvindale and Detroit.
Information from the study will be shared with officials in the three target survey cities.
Anyone who would like to offer input or register concerns about the study can contact the Michigan State University’s Human Research Protection Program at 517-355-2180.
Researcher Mary Bohling can be reached at 313-410-9431.