Organization: Ozaukee Washington Land Trust
Lake/River Basin: Lake Michigan
Project Description: The Ozaukee Washington Land Trust is restoring and improving forests, wetlands and prairies on 1,000 acres of critical habitat in Ozaukee and Washington Counties, Wisconsin, within the Lake Michigan basin. Restoration activities include invasive plant removal on 600 acres, planting of 10,000 tree seedlings, and enhancing 4 miles of streambank buffer. In addition, the project is educating volunteers to assist with restoration, stewardship and monitoring. Project partners include the City of Mequon, Concordia University, Carroll College, the University of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association.
Restored wetland at the Mequon Nature Preserve.
Photo courtesy of the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust.