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Cheney Run Wetland Creation, Stormwater Design and Installation in Michigan City, Indiana

Cheney Run Wetland Creation, Stormwater Design and Installation in Michigan City, Indiana

Delta has enjoyed a long-term partnership with the Sanitary District of Michigan City and the Alliance for the Great Lakes to fund stormwater, ecological restoration, and recreation improvements at Michigan City’s Cheney Run. A 40-acre site surrounded by wetlands, Cheney Run is a primary source of stormwater-related pollution that ends up in Trail Creek, a major tributary that feeds into Lake Michigan. 

Phytoremediating Vacant Industrial Land in Gary, Indiana

Phytoremediating Vacant Industrial Land in Gary, Indiana

With our partners, Delta Institute is planting hybrid poplar trees on the former Bear Brand Hosiery Plant, a five-acre brownfield site with petroleum contamination that lies within the Grand Calumet Area of Concern in Gary, Indiana. The hybrid poplars are expected to grow rapidly and absorb and break-down the petroleum contamination within the soil. The planted trees will take up significant amounts of water, reducing stormwater run-off into Lake Michigan and returning this vacant industrial site to productive use.

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