Discovery of Rare Mussels Kalamazoo County MI

In a stream within a mixed-use development scientists discovered a colony of rare snuffbox mussels. The developer appears very sensitive to that and wants to preserve the colony.

“As we’ve considered what to do with the section of Portage Creek that runs along our property, we engaged environmental experts to research the creek and advise on environmental issues we should be aware of,” said Jackie Koney, chief operations officer for Paper City Development, owners of The Mill at Vicksburg. “Very quickly in the process it was determined that this particular section of the creek is full of very rare snuffbox mussels. My team didn’t know anything about them, but the environmental scientists are pretty stoked about this, so we’re giving it the proper attention!”

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