With Doetsch Industrial Services Inc. over 4000 linear feet of native shoreline was restored at Tannery Bay just west of Sault St. Marie , Michigan using soft engineering techniques. The shoreline was dredged removing the contaminated soil, and then the dredged edge was capped using the Filtrexx soil socks installed by Doetsch. The cutting-edge technology utilized the latest soil bioengineering BMP’s or (best management practices) in shoreline restoration and native ecosystem research. The design used all Michigan native plants that were found in the St. Maries River watershed according to presettlement vegetation research.
This project reestablished a natural buffer made up of native plant communities found in four hydrologic zones or water depths. The project was completed in the fall of 2007. Establishment and monitoring is on going.