Taylor Drive & Indiana Ave Area Wetland Restoration

Purpose

The Taylor Drive wetland rehabilitation project will improve the habitat at this existing wetland complex and connect this isolated system to adjacent wetlands and the Sheboygan River to enhance its function to fish and wildlife and improve water quality. Construction of Taylor Drive fragmented this wetland from an emergent wetland and a navigable tributary to the Sheboygan River to the east. The existing habitat in this wetland is degraded and has been significantly impacted by storm water runoff, flash flooding, and is heavily used by resident Canada goose populations. Adjacent riparian emergent wetland habitats are rare in the lower portions of the Sheboygan River, therefore restoring this type of habitat will increase fish and wildlife use at various life stages. The purpose of this project is to restore connectivity of this wetland to the Sheboygan River and enhance the habitat for a variety of organisms including fish, waterfowl and herptiles. The target fish species is northern pike, specifically creating additional spawning area.

Objective

• Create connectivity between the Sheboygan River and adjacent riparian wetlands. • Improve fish and wildlife habitat within the wetland complex. • Address storm water impacts to the wetland.

Outcome

• Restoring approximately 10 acres of wetland and associated shoreline habitat near the Taylor Drive/Indiana Avenue intersection. • Restoring connectivity of this wetland to the river, allowing fish and aquatic organism passage. • Addressing the stormwater issues impacting the Taylor Drive wetlands

QA Measures

Run Project Summary Report

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Habitat
GLRI-00E00876-sub3
2011
Active
 
Reports and Documents
Quarterly Report
Quarterly Report
Approved-signed QAPP also applies to Kiwanis Park and In-stream Habitat improvements
SWIMS project summary for GLRI-00E00876-sub3 Taylor Drive & Indiana Avenue Area Wetland Restoration in the Sheboygan River AOC (Q1-2 report).
 
Activities & Recommendations
Habitat Restoration - Instream
The Taylor Drive wetland rehabilitation project will improve the habitat at this existing wetland complex and connect this isolated system to adjacent wetlands and the Sheboygan River to enhance its function to fish and wildlife and improve water quality.
 
Waters