DTE Energy

Citizen's Gas

Adrian, Michigan, United States

Certified through 2022

Project Name
Project Type
Habitat Garden Project
Landscaped
Wood Duck Boxes
Avian
About the Program 
DTE Energy's Citizen's Gas site is located in southeast Michigan along the River Raisin. The site features a 0.024 acre native landscaped habitat for pollinator and wildlife species, a riverfront grassland, and wetlands. The team created their wildlife program in order to enhance habitat for native pollinator species onsite, helping to combat habitat loss and population decreases. In addition to providing habitat, the cultivated habitats expand connectivity throughout the site and the River Raisin watershed. 

Practices and Impacts
  • The team installed a native garden landscaped habitat, featuring species that benefit native pollinator species in the region. This native garden replaced an area of less ecological benefit. 
  • The team has observed a steady annual growth of the plants they installed in the native garden habitat as well as snapping turtles using the area. 
  • Three wood duck boxes were installed near the bank of River Raisin, and three eastern bluebird boxes in their site's native landscaped pollinator garden. The boxes help to foster nesting needs of native bird species onsite.
  • The team regularly observes the wood duck and bluebird boxes to monitor their nesting success and evaluate their positioning.  

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