Kiwanis Park Shoreline Restoration

Purpose

The goal of this project is to restore the terrestrial and aquatic habitat of the shoreline, as well as stabilize the riverbanks to reduce sedimentation and associated habitat impacts. Actions undertaken, as part of the project will include: •Reconstructing or retrofitting existing outlet structures with riprap and engineered flow diversion structures to address erosive flows from the storm water outfalls. •Stabilizing riverbanks utilizing toe erosion structures in combination with geotextile fabrics and vegetation re-establishment. Bank slopes will be “cut-back” where possible to provide more stable profiles. However, encroaching right-of-way lines and roadways, in combination with existing steep slopes and drop-offs, will make this technique particularly challenging. Existing shoreline debris (concrete and asphalt) will be removed. •Re-establishing native vegetation along the riverbank to facilitate restoration of habitat and reduce the impact of non-point storm water runoff. This buffer will be a combination of native trees, shrubs and herbaceous vegetation. Three growing seasons of maintenance and monitoring of vegetation during buffer establishment will be performed following buffer installation.

Objective

•Restore riparian and shoreline habitat in the Kiwanis Park area. •Naturalize the shoreline and retrofit storm water outfalls to reduce erosive flows to maintain a stable shoreline. Re-establish native species and provide a buffer along the shoreline.

Outcome

• Restoring and stabilizing ¾ mile of shoreline habitat. • Managing invasive plants and restoring riparian and emergent vegetation. • Establishment of a buffer along the Kiwanis Park shoreline. • Retrofitting at least three major and several minor stormwater outfalls to improve habitat and decrease erosive flows.

QA Measures

Run Project Summary Report

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Habitat
GLRI-00E00876-sub2
2011
Active
 
Reports and Documents
Quarterly Report
Quarterly Report
Approved QAPP with signatures
SWIMS project summary GLRI-00E00876-sub2 Kiwanis Park Shoreline Restoration in Sheboygan River AOC (Q1-2 report).
 
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
The goal of this project is to restore the terrestrial and aquatic habitat of the shoreline, as well as stabilize the riverbanks to reduce sedimentation and associated habitat impacts.
 
Waters