Buser Creek Fish Passage Restoration (WI)
Grant Recipient:

Grant Awarded:

$50,000

Lake Basin(s):

Michigan

Project Location(s):

multiple locations on Buser Creek, Saukville, WI

Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department’s Fish Passage Program has actively worked to remove or remediate 281 identified fish passage impediments in Ozaukee County in the Milwaukee River Watershed and Lake Michigan basin since 2009. Despite these efforts, many barriers to fish passage remain, limiting the range and population sustainability for remnant desirable and migratory fish. Ozaukee County will replace or remediate up to six fish passage impediments in Buser Creek, a part of the Milwaukee River Watershed, to restore aquatic access to high quality spawning and rearing habitat and bolster the overall ecological health of the Milwaukee River watershed. The project will result in the reconnection and enhancement of 1.58 stream miles, 82 acres of wetland, and 101 acres of 100-yr floodplain.

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