The predominant natural feature in the Village is the Huron River, which forms the northern boundary of the Village, and the jurisdictional boundary between Monroe and Wayne Counties.  Associated with the river is an extensive floodplain, and areas of wetlands.
To maintain the environmental benefits of floodplains, development is restricted, and at times prohibited.  A permit from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is required for work done in the floodplain or wetland areas.

DEQ Joint Permit Application (see DEQ web site for current permit review fee)