The Pigeon River is now flowing freely for the first time in more than a century after removal of the Song of the Morning Dam! Because of the incredible teamwork and collaboration of so many partners and project funders, fish like brook trout, brown trout and steelhead can now reach upstream habitat previously blocked by the dam. Removal of the dam also means the amazing wildlife of the Pigeon River will never again be threatened by a catastrophic release of sediment.
This great video about the Song of the Morning Dam Removal project was produced by Line 45 to help us share this amazing success story with you. Check it out, along with our project summary booklet.
We’re so grateful to all who invested in this important project to reconnect the Pigeon River, including:
Michigan Department of Natural Resources- Aquatic Habitat Grant Program
Golden Lotus, Inc.
Great Lakes Fishery Trust
Pigeon River Country Association
Patagonia: World Trout Initiative
Great Lakes Energy People Fund
Charlevoix County Community Foundation
J.A. Woollam Foundation
Mullett Lake Area Preservation Society
Otsego County Community Foundation- Dr. Patrick J. McNamara Fund, Scott & Janice Lampert Fund