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Belle Isle’s Lake Okanoka Latest Park Feature to Receive Upgrade

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Image credit: Annamarie Sysling

Work on the lake will improve water flow and quality according to official with Michigan DNR.

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Annamarie Sysling
Annamarie Sysling

The latest restoration project at Belle Isle State Park in Detroit is well underway. The comprehensive effort is multifaceted; requiring dredging, removing an existing water control structure and other tasks all aimed at improving the water flow and quality of Lake Okanoka.


Glenn Palmgren is an ecologist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. He says the project will likely take about a year to complete and is the third out of four projects of this kind happening around the island. 

Annamarie Sysling
Annamarie Sysling


Anna Sysling, Reporter, Producer and WDET’s Weekend Edition Anchor

Lifelong resident of Metro Detroit and a huge public radio nerd. I work in Production and Programming at WDET.

annamarie.sysling@wdet.org Follow @asysling

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