How much will the total “Grand River Restoration” project cost and who is paying for it? How much of the GRRP funding is for the AHS? Are private funds being used?  By

How much will the total “Grand River Restoration” project cost and who is paying for it? How much of the GRRP funding is for the AHS? Are private funds being used?

The AHS is expected to cost $15 million. The cost of treating the Grand River and its tributaries with lampricide would be $1.9 million per year, in perpetuity.  Thus, the AHS will pay for itself in less than a decade and will last at least 50 years. The Great Lakes Fishery Commission, which receives funds for the AHS from Congress and from the GLRI, will pay for the construction; no private funds are anticipated for the AHS portion of the Grand River Restoration project. The remainder of project funding for the Grand River Restoration Project will come a mix of local private donors and local, state, and federal sources. GRWW hopes to raise approximately $20 million from private resources and $10 million from state and local governmental resources.