History, ecology collide in Oakland Township debate

A state historic marker commemorates the Paint Creek Mill Race on Orion Road near Gallagher in Goodison.  But since late last year, there has been little water in the channel that for the last 177 years diverted water from the creek and originally powered the mill’s wheel. Last year, the Clinton River Watershed Council, with the permission of the Oakland Township Board of Trustees, received a grant to remove an old dam in order to improve the aquatic habitat of the creek. Anne Vaara, … [Read more...]