South Channel Habitat Restoration

Purpose

This project will create and enhance habitat in the South Channel by implementing stakeholder supported restoration designs. The channel will be narrowed with bar extensions to increase water velocity, and native seeds, plants, trees, and shrubs will be planted to improve bank habitat and establish diverse native plant communities. In addition, the bed elevation will be lowered to 577 feet under the Ogden Street Bridge to improve flows, fish passage, and overall stream connectivity from the South Channel into Menekaunee Harbor. Material disposal will be dependent upon sediment characterization results. Dredging is limited in depth due to a sanitary line on the west side of the bridge. The project includes three years of vegetation monitoring and maintenance to assure that native vegetation is established and project and AOC goals are met.

Objective

The focus of the scope of work is the holistic restoration of the South Channel, including removal of contaminated and/or uncontaminated sediment, debris and riprap at Ogden Street Bridge and restoration of fish and wildlife habitat. All of these actions are necessary to achieve Remedial Action Plan restoration targets for the Lower Menominee River AOC.

Outcome

Provide shallow water, emergent vegetation areas suitable for the spawning requirements of native fish species; provide foraging and loafing opportunities for native amphibians, reptiles, waterfowl, and other water birds; provide nesting and roosting structures for birds and bats; and provide additional flow and improved fish passage at Ogden St Bridge.

QA Measures

Run Project Summary Report

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Habitat
GL-00E01568
2015
Active
 
Reports and Documents
Quarterly report for July-September 2017 for South Channel Habitat Restoration Project grant. WDNR PO#: 37000-0000000358 – EPA Grant #: GL-00E01568
Quarterly report for South Channel habitat restoration project, covering April-June 2017. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant, WDNR PO#: 37000-0000000358 – EPA Grant #: GL-00E01568
Quarterly report #4 (January-March 2017) for South Channel Habitat Restoration Project (WDNR PO#: 37000-0000000358 – EPA Grant #: GL-00E01568) in the Lower Menominee River Area of Concern (AOC).
Quarterly Report #3 (October - December, 2016) for South Channel Habitat Improvement Project in Lower Menominee River Area of Concern (AOC). WDNR PO#: 37000-0000000358 – EPA Grant #: GL-00E01568. Quarter Ending December 31, 2016
Second quarterly grant report (July-September 2016) for South Channel habitat restoration project in Marinette, Wis. (Lower Menominee River Area of Concern).
Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) for Lower Menominee River AOC South Channel habitat improvement project (GLRI Grant/Project No. GL-00E01568)
Quarterly Report #1 for Lower Menominee River South Channel habitat restoration project, GLRI EPA grant # GL-00E01568.