Restoring Aquatic Connectivity on Mineral Springs Creek
Grant Recipient:

Grant Awarded:

$185,000.00

Lake Basin(s):

Michigan

Project Location(s):

Project sites are located approximately at 579 S. Ravine Street and 787 S. Park Street in Port Washington, WI

Ozaukee County will remove two passage barriers along Mineral Springs Creek to restore the aquatic connection between Lake Michigan and one mile of stream and wetland habitat. This work will improve in-stream and riparian habitat and allow northern pike and other Lake Michigan fish to access to high-quality upstream spawning habitat. Project activities include the removal of two fish passage barriers, the installation of fish passage structures, and streambank restoration. This work will reconnect one mile of upstream channel and allow aquatic species access to 36 acres of wetland and floodplain habitat. The project will monitor the response of the fish communities through larval trapping to detect natural reproduction before and after construction.

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