Watershed - East Twin River (TK02)
East Twin River Watershed

Details

The East Twin River Watershed is bordered on the east by Lake Michigan in Kewaunee and Manitowoc couonties and is 117,493 acres in size. The watershed contains 314 miles of streams and river, 12,446 acres of lakes and 14,181 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by agriculture (75%) and wetlands (12%) and is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affecting streams, lakes and groundwater.

Date  2010

Population, Land Use

Streams in the East Twin Watershed flow southeastward through southern Kewaunee County and northern Manitowoc County to the City of Two Rivers were it enters Lake Michigan. The 101,196 acre watershed is split nearly evenly between Kewaunee and Manitowoc Counties with 42,932 acres (42.5%) in Kewaunee County and 58,264 acres (57.5%) in Manitowoc County (WCD 1966 and 1968).

Soils in the watershed range from poorly drained organic soils in the north, to gently sloping clays in the central basin to well drained sandy loams near Lake Michigan. Most of the clay-loam soils are fine textured and easily erodable, which can lead to water quality impacts.

The predominate landuse in the watershed is agriculture, although a substantial amount of land is forested. Other activities account for only sixteen percent of the landuse in the watershed.

Date  2012

Ecological Landscapes for East Twin River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The East Twin River Watershed lies within the Central Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape which stretches from southern Door County west across Green Bay to the Wolf River drainage, then southward in a narrowing strip along the Lake Michigan shore to central Milwaukee County. Owing to the influence of Lake Michigan in the eastern part of this landscape, summers there are cooler, winters warmer, and precipitation levels greater than at locations farther inland. Dolomites and shales underlie the glacial deposits that blanket virtually all of the Central Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape. The dolomite Niagara Escarpment is the major bedrock feature, running across the entire landscape from northeast to southwest. Series of dolomite cliffs provide critical habitat for rare terrestrial snails, bats, and specialized plants. The primary glacial landforms are ground moraine, outwash, and lakeplain. The topography is generally rolling where the surface is underlain by ground moraine, variable over areas of outwash, and nearly level where lacustrine deposits are present. Important soils include clays, loams, sands, and gravels. Certain landforms, such as sand spits, clay bluffs, beach and dune complexes, and ridge and swale systems, are associated only with the shorelines of Lake Michigan and Green Bay.

Historically, most of this landscape was vegetated with mesic hardwood forest composed primarily of sugar maple, basswood, and beech. Hemlock and white pine were locally important, but hemlock was generally restricted to cool moist sites near Lake Michigan. Areas of poorly drained glacial lakeplain supported wet forests of tamarack, white cedar, black ash, red maple, and elm, while the Wolf and Embarrass Rivers flowed through extensive floodplain forests of silver maple, green ash, and swamp white oak. Emergent marshes and wet meadows were common in and adjacent to lower Green Bay, while Lake Michigan shoreline areas featured beaches, dunes, interdunal wetlands, marshes, and highly diverse ridge and swale vegetation. Small patches of prairie and oak savanna were present in the southwestern portion of this landscape.

Date  2010

Fisheries

Streams within the watershed range from those that are intermittent to perennial named streams. Classifications of these streams are also widely variable with multiple classifications found on some streams. Of the 98.9 steam miles in the basin, 67.9 miles have had their biological use classified. In this watershed 12.5 miles of stream are classified as trout waters, 26.9 miles are classed as warmwater sport fisheries, 13.6 miles as warmwater forage fisheries, 9.9 miles as limited forage fisheries and 5 miles of limited aquatic life (WDNR 1995). Unclassified streams have the default classification of warmwater sportfisheries.

Historical information about streams in this watershed can provide a basis for comparison to our current work. Earlier surveys indicate that the East Twin River and its tributaries support a variety of fish species. This list should be viewed cautiously, because of the limited data on fish distribution of non-game species from early surveys that did not collect this type of information.

Date  2012

East Twin River Watershed At-a-Glance

Impaired Water in East Twin River Watershed
River and Stream QualityAll Waters in Watershed

Streams in the East Twin Watershed flow southeastward through southern Kewaunee County and northern Manitowoc County to the City of Two Rivers were it enters Lake Michigan. The 101,196 acre watershed is split nearly evenly between Kewaunee and Manitowoc Counties with 42,932 acres (42.5%) in Kewaunee County and 58,264 acres (57.5%) in Manitowoc County.

Streams within the watershed range from those that are intermittent to perennial named streams. Classifications of these streams are also widely variable with multiple classifications found on some streams. Of the 98.9 stream miles in the basin, 67.9 miles have had their biological use classified. In this watershed 12.5 miles of stream are classified as trout waters, 26.9 miles are classed as warmwater sport fisheries, 13.6 miles as warmwater forage fisheries, 9.9 miles as limited forage fisheries and 5 miles of limited aquatic life.

Fish surveys have been conducted infrequently on the East Twin River, but those studies have found a wide variety of gamefish which range from trout in upper reaches, to smallmouth bass and northern pike in middle reaches to Lake Michigan species in the areas nearest to the lake.

Results from the survey indicate that although HBI and IBI ratings have changed little since earlier surveys, it appears that native warmwater gamefish species are nearly absent or low in abundance in many surveyed sections. The absence of gamefish from upper sections of the watershed may be due to low flow conditions or habitat loss, in middle sections due to deep pool loss and in lower sections due to low dissolved oxygen.

Brook trout populations in Tisch Mills Creek have dramatically increased since earlier surveys while those in the East Twin River remain stable and those in Krok Creek have declined. Increases are mostly likely due to improved water quality, while declines most likely are due to changes in flow patterns.

Water quality within the watershed is generally good as indicated by dissolved oxygen levels greater than 5 PPM and cool temperatures. However, water quality in the East Twin River below the dam in Mishicot appears to be impaired with high stream temperatures and dissolved oxygen levels below 5 PPM.

Streams within this system are well buffered and feature a variety of large-scale and small-scale habitats for aquatic organisms. Large gamefish habitat however is limited.

It is recommended that resource managers use the results from the survey to design protection or enhancement strategies for each stream and then enact these strategies with the assistance of local partners. These strategies should use streambank protection programs (CRP, CREP) to maximize stream bank protection.

Date  2012

Watershed Trout Streams
Watershed Outstanding & Exceptional Resources

Lakes and Impoundments

Within the East Twin River watershed, there are three lakes that have 108 surface acres of water and twenty-two streams with a total of 98.9 miles of water. The three lakes, Engledinger, Heidmann and Shea are impacted by surrounding use. Elevated phosphorus levels in the lakes have resulted in the classification of mesotrophic for Heidmann Lake, with the other two lakes classified as eutrophic (WDNR 1995). Historical records indicate each lake has had winterkill problems, but none recently. The exact status of the fish community in each lake is unknown, but records indicate they are lakes with a largemouth bass-northern pike-bluegill mixture.

Date  2012

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Impaired Waters

List of Impaired Waters

Watershed Grants

Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Bruemmerville Pond
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Casco Millpond
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Chada Lake
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
East Alaska Lake
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Engledinger Lake
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Hallada Lake
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Heidmann Lake
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Krohns Lake
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Lake Michigan
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Little Mud Lake
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Seidel Lake
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Shea Lake
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Stump Pond
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
West Alaska Lake
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Kewaunee County Lakes Protection Ordinance Project: Kewaunee County proposes to conduct a county-wide inventory, analysis and classification of its surface water resources with the intent to develop a comprehensive land use and resource protection plan. This grant will go to aid in the development of that plan that pertains to the Krohn's and Three Mile/Alaska Lakes and watersheds and will address ordinance concerns specific to the needs of those lake resources. A public involvement and education program will be developed and accompany project development. Deliverables will include: 1) a draft and final report that discusses the portion of the project that describes lake classification including maps, ordinance and other management recommendations; 2) printed materials developed for the information and education program; 3) a progress report at 12 month intervals or at the time of the first reimbursement request describing the status of the above deliverables. Electronic copies will be made available upon request of all final reports and maps.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Harpt Lake
Status
Complete

Manitowoc County Lakes Assn: Harpt'S Lake Mgmt Planning Project Ph 1: Manitowoc County Lakes Association, Inc. in cooperation with the Larrabee Sportsmans Club, Inc. proposes to complete a comprehensive management plan for Harpt Lake in two phases. Phase 1 will focus on extensive stakeholder participation, watershed delineation and phosphorus load modeling, lake water quality analysis, environmental sensitive area delineations, and final report preparation. The data collected, along with the public participation effort, will be used to complete a comprehensive lake management plan for Harpt Lake that includes an implementation strategy. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted to the Department dated February 1, 2009.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Harpt Lake
Status
Complete

Manitowoc County Lakes Assn: Harpt'S Lake Mgmt Planning Project Ph 2: Manitowoc County Lakes Association, Inc. in cooperation with the Larrabee Sportsmans Club, Inc. proposes to complete a comprehensive management plan for Harpt Lake in two phases. Phase 2 will focus on extensive stakeholder participation, two aquatic plant surveys with vegetation mapping, historic fisheries data compilation, Dreissena mussel veliger monitoring, and final report preparation. The data collected, along with the public participation effort, will be used to complete a comprehensive lake management plan for Harpt Lake that includes an implementation strategy. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted to the Department dated February 1, 2009


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Manitowoc County Lakes Assn: Harpt'S Lake Mgmt Planning Project Ph 1: Manitowoc County Lakes Association, Inc. in cooperation with the Larrabee Sportsmans Club, Inc. proposes to complete a comprehensive management plan for Harpt Lake in two phases. Phase 1 will focus on extensive stakeholder participation, watershed delineation and phosphorus load modeling, lake water quality analysis, environmental sensitive area delineations, and final report preparation. The data collected, along with the public participation effort, will be used to complete a comprehensive lake management plan for Harpt Lake that includes an implementation strategy. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted to the Department dated February 1, 2009.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Manitowoc County Lakes Assn: Harpt'S Lake Mgmt Planning Project Ph 2: Manitowoc County Lakes Association, Inc. in cooperation with the Larrabee Sportsmans Club, Inc. proposes to complete a comprehensive management plan for Harpt Lake in two phases. Phase 2 will focus on extensive stakeholder participation, two aquatic plant surveys with vegetation mapping, historic fisheries data compilation, Dreissena mussel veliger monitoring, and final report preparation. The data collected, along with the public participation effort, will be used to complete a comprehensive lake management plan for Harpt Lake that includes an implementation strategy. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted to the Department dated February 1, 2009


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
8/10/2005
Waters Involved
East Twin River
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Hall Manure Storage System: To cost-share installation of manure management and diversion practices to bring the Hall farm into compliance with NR 151 performance standards.


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
1/1/2005
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County Lcd: Wakker Farm Project: Construction and installation of best management practices (BMPs) on the Johannes Wakker farm to abate manure runoff and livestock management issues that directly discharge manure and associated pollutants into Sandy Bay Creek


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
1/1/2008
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Kewaunee County: Reckelberg & Kudick Manure Storage: To cost-share installation of manure storage practices in order to eliminate winter spreading of manure in compliance with the Agricultural Performance Standards and Prohibitions of NR 151.08.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2006
Waters Involved
East Twin River
Status
Complete

Woodland Dunes Nature Center: Twin Rivers Stewardship Group Organization & Development: The Woodland Dunes Nature Center, Inc. proposes to organize, educate, and sustain a citizen volunteer stewardship group for the East and West Twin River watersheds that will set up a program based on Wisconsin\00BFs Water Action Volunteers (WAV) stream monitoring program. The project elements and deliverables will be completed as described in the project proposal submitted to the Department and dated May 1, 2006. Amendment #1: Woodland Dunes Nature Center will assist the City of Two Rivers Stormwater Task Force in development of a comprehensive stormwater public education and outreach program. Woodland Dunes staff will meet with the task force to pritorize education topics and develop or modify existing materials to fit the needs of the Two Rivers community.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2007
Waters Involved
East Twin River
Status
Complete

Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership Inc.: Lakeshore River Basin Partnership Initiative: The Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership, Inc. (LNRP) proposes to form and strengthen partnerships with and between river protection organizations in the Lakeshore Basin. Specifically, the LNRP plans to collaborate with each river-protection organization and sponsor special events that feature a keynote speaker of some notoriety, develop and publish a quarterly LNRP newsletter, and develop the LNRP website in order to increase its ability to communicate with its constituents. The project elements and deliverables will be completed as described in the project proposal submitted to the Department and dated April 30, 2007.


Monitoring & Projects

Projects including grants, restoration work and studies shown below have occurred in this watershed. Click the links below to read through the text. While these are not an exhaustive list of activities, they provide insight into the management activities happening in this watershed.

Grants and Management Projects
East Twin River Watershed

Watershed Recommendations

East Twin River WatershedWatershed History Note

In 1795, French-Canadian Jacques Vieux, the first European to settle in the area, established a fur trading post northwest of present day Mishicot, in the current East Twin River watershed. The early settlers of Mishicot came from many countries, including Germany, Bohemia, Switzerland and Canada. A sawmill was erected in 1844 by Daniel Smith and Mishicot, Wisconsin was born. Daniel Smith named the village after his friend, Chief Mishicott, as a sign of his respect for the leader of the area Potawatomi community.

The major component of the local economy has always been agriculture. While many dairy farms dot the countryside surrounding the village, the area's farmers produce much more, including grains, vegetables, meats, and wool. Also of note is that many of the farms in the Mishicot area have been run by the same families for more than a century.

Date  2011