The site where Bradley Lake stands today historically functioned a coastal wetland. Over time, portions of the wetland were significantly filled during aggressive timber cutting years and the construction of an earthen berm led to the total separation of wetland waters to Sturgeon Bay, restricting fish passage and degrading wetland habitat to its current condition. The City of Sturgeon Bay will remove high nutrient sediment from Bradley Lake, re-establish the hydrologic connection between Bradley Lake and Sturgeon Bay, and install native prairie and wet prairie buffers to restore 30 acres to a coastal wetland environment. The project will result in increased spawning, nursery, and forage habitat to support fish, such as northern pike, birds, and other wildlife.
In the City of Sturgeon Bay, in the Door County peninsula of eastern Wisconsin