Watershed - Sevenmile and Silver Creeks (MA01)
Sevenmile and Silver Creeks Watershed

Details

The Sevenmile - Silver Creek Watershed includes the 113 square mile (292 square kilometers) area of land extending a few miles inland from Lake Michigan between the cities of Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Approximately 75 percent of the watershed is in Manitowoc County. The watershed contains seven small streams draining directly to Lake Michigan and 13 small inland lakes. These small inland lakes are used by diving ducks, especially during fall migrations when Lake Michigan conditions are not conducive to resting and feeding. The watershed was named for two of the larger stream systems: Sevenmile Creek in Sheboygan County and Silver Creek in Manitowoc County.

Date  1997

Population, Land Use

The predominant land use in the watershed is agriculture, with dairy farming accounting for the majority of the agricultural operations. A few livestock, cash grain and specialty crop operations also exist. Some suburban development occurs primarily in the northeastern portion of the watershed near the city of Manitowoc. The incorporated villages of Cleveland, Haven and Newton are within the watershed.

Date  1997

Nonpoint and Point Sources

There are three municipal point source dischargers and three industrial point source dischargers in the Seven-mile Silver Creek Watershed: AH Stock Mfg and Dinner Club, Cleveland Village, Holy Family Convent, Maritime Liquid Waste, Newton Meats and Sausage, and Pine River Dairy Inc. The Sevenmile - Silver Creek Watershed was selected as a priority watershed in June 1984 under the Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Abatement Program. This project has an exceptionally high level of participation for pollution control. Normally limited to three years, the landowner signup period was extended by nine months. The signup ended July 17, 1990. The high level of participation, especially in Manitowoc County, is attributed to the ability and efforts county staff made to establish good working relationships with landowners. The success of this project can also be attributed to the counties' willingness to increase staff and offices to administer this large project. According to models, if all cost share agreements and conservation plans signed up for are actually implemented, theoretically, the goals for pollutant load reduction will be met in three of the four categories of pollution sources. The nonpoint source control plan for this watershed contains detailed information about the streams and water quality objectives. A final report for the watershed project will be completed in 1997 by Manitowoc County Soil and Water Conservation Department.

Date  1997

Ecological Landscapes for Sevenmile and Silver Creeks Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Seven Mile and Silver Creeks Watershed is located in 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

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: English Lake Ais Control Proj.: English Lake P&R District proposes to manage invasive species on English Lake during the period of April 1, 2012- June 30, 2015. The project elements and deliverables are specified within their control grant application dated January 20, 2012. All project requirements are listed below.
This project requires that the following actions be completed on an annual basis unless otherwise specified:
-Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW)- a minimum of 50hrs.- all data to be entered into SWIMS no later than October 1
-Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (CLMN) Early Detection Monitoring for invasive species- all data to be entered into SWIMS no later than October 1
-Host/attend one CBCW and CLMN training within the grant cycle
-Handpulling of invasive species- all hours to be recorded on volunteer log worksheet
-Conduct pre-/post- treatment monitoring surveys
-Construct a boat cleaning station within the first year of the grant
Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing this project is requirement and will be provided to the DNR. Please provide both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of the grantee\2019s final payment request. If a consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making the final payment to the consultant.
Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand ( partnership details can be found at: http://www.protectyourwaters.org).


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Calvin Creek
Status
Complete

Hartlaub Lake Assoc: Hartlaub Lake Rapid Response Project: Hartlaub Lake Association proposes to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) in Hartlaub Lake by implementing control measures during the period 2010-2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Hartlaub Lake Association\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated April 15, 2010. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys, including a full Point Intercept survey, and mapping the extent of EWM; controlling EWM with aquatic herbicide treatments; and implementing an aquatic invasive species prevention strategy that includes developing an information & education program. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the one-year project will be provided to DNR. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details can be found at: http://www.protectyourwaters.org). If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Hartlaub Lake
Status
Complete

Hartlaub Lake Assoc: Hartlaub Lake Rapid Response Project: Hartlaub Lake Association proposes to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) in Hartlaub Lake by implementing control measures during the period 2010-2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Hartlaub Lake Association\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated April 15, 2010. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys, including a full Point Intercept survey, and mapping the extent of EWM; controlling EWM with aquatic herbicide treatments; and implementing an aquatic invasive species prevention strategy that includes developing an information & education program. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the one-year project will be provided to DNR. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details can be found at: http://www.protectyourwaters.org). If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
11/1/2010
Waters Involved
Hartlaub Lake
Status
Complete

Hartlaub Lake Assoc: Hartlaub Lake Clp Control: The project includes conducting pre-and post-treatment surveys and mapping the extent of CLP according to WDNR protocols; controlling CLP with aquatic herbicide treatments; and implementing an aquatic invasive species prevention strategy that includes developing an information & education program.


Grant Details
Habitat
Date
7/19/2011
Waters Involved
Lake Michigan
Status
Proposed

Evaluation Of Waterfowl Consumption Advisories In The Aoc: Specifically, our project will evaluate the BUI “restrictions on fish and wildlife consumption” by monitoring waterfowl for contaminants at locations where consumption advisories already exist and determining whether contamination has decreased to the point where advisories are no longer warranted and the BUI can be removed from the given AOC.


Grant Details
Invasive Species
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lake Michigan
Status
Proposed

Wi Partnerships For Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention: Through prevention, education, and monitoring we will create a tight barrier at WI Great Lakes that limit invasive species movements into and out of the GL and inland lakes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/1997
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: Lmi-English Lake Management District Wetland Detention Basin: English Lake Management District proposes to construct a wetland detention basin east of English Lake to treat agricultural runoff from a nearby barnyard/feedlot and cropland. The wetland basin will be built from an approved design to maximize sediment and nutrient removal efficiency. The project activities include site preparation and construction of an approximately 300 foot long dike that will create a detention basin that will result in a wetland about 1.2 acres in surface. The rock spillway and complete approved planting of wetland and aquatic vegetation are also included in this project.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2001
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: Lmi-Df-English Lake Drain Tile Diversion Df Study: The English Lake Management District proposes to conduct a diagnostic/feasibility study on drain tile diversion. The project will consist of a site topographic survey; surface, ground and lake water monitoring; drain tile investigation; threatened and endangered species review; public education and involvement and a final report. This final report will contain the collected data and review of alternatives identified in prior planning grants; examination of alternatives based on feasibility, cost and benefits; and an implementtion plan will be selected as the best management option and detailed in this report.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2003
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: Lmi-English Lake Se Drain Tile Diversion Project: The English Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District propose to divert a farmland drain tile that currently discharges to English Lake. The drain tile will be re-routed to discharge to a near-by forested wetland, whereby reducing the phosphorus and sediment loading to English Lake. A final report will be provided both in hard copy and electronically.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2007
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: Acq-English Lake "Pluess" Land Aquisition: The English Lake Protection and Rehab District proposes to purchase 9.82 acres of land known as the "Pluess" property. As part of the District's match, they will use proceeds from a bargain sale and the donated value of .33 acre of property known as the "Burns" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2008
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: Res-English Lake Northern Buffer Strip Project: English Lake P&R District proposes to restore ecological functionality on approximately 9 acres of land located on the north end of English lake. The objectives include establishing an oak savannah type of upland drainage area on old farmland., restoring wetland functions to a wooded ephemeral wetland, and integrate the project site with educational initiatives while partnering with Manitowoc Co Soil and Water Conservation, and Manitowoc County Lakes Association. The project will include: bio-log installation around key drainage points on the perimeter of the wooded wetland (approx 5 acres); revegetation of all agricultural land (approx 4 acres) utilizing native seed, shrub, and tree planting; appraisal of forested wetland plant community; and establish an I&E initiative with local partners for promotion of the best management practices being employed at the buffer site

At the conclusion of the project installation and integration, the sponsor will provide a report detailing the methods and results.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/2/1995
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Res-Silver Lake Restoration - Phase I: The Silver Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to conduct a lake restoration project on Silver Lake, Manitowoc County. Restoration activities covered under this agreement include the diversion of Silver Creek, stabilization of the existing channel through riprapping, analyzing and determining the feasibility of different diversion alternatives, and producing a preliminary and final design of the chosen alternatives. A report will be produced that documents the analysis of the feasibility of enhancement options and estimates costs of implementation. Eligible costs are outlined on the attached cost estimate worksheet.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Manitowoc County: Res-Silver Lake Diversion Project: The Silver Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to complete the diversion of Silver Creek from Silver Lake which will immediately and significantly lower the amount of sediment and organic loading from the creek into the lake and inhibit migration of undesirable fish species into the lake. The project will consist of bank riprap, outlet control structure, peat berm, maintenance, site ground work, design and consultant services and other miscellaneous structures and activities.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2003
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Manitowoc County Lakes Assn: Lmi-Silver Lake Restoration Phase 2: The Manitowoc County Lakes Association proposes to complete Phase 2 of the Silver Lake restoration project. This project will significantly reduce the internal nutrient loading contribution to Silver Lake and reclaim a balanced fishery and lake habitat. This will be achieved through 1) complete eradication of the primarily rough fish population using rotenone, 2) alum treatment to inactivate/reduce internal nutrient load for lake sediments, 3) restocking and regulation of the sport fishery, and 4) terrestrial and littoral habitat restoration along 650 feet of shoreline in the county/city park. The main product will be the restoration of Silver Lake. Press releases, newsletters, and presentations will provide information and education to the public.

Progress reports and a final report will be provided to the Department of Natural Resources both in hard copy and electronically.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2007
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: Acq-English Lake "Pluess" Land Aquisition: The English Lake Protection and Rehab District proposes to purchase 9.82 acres of land known as the "Pluess" property. As part of the District's match, they will use proceeds from a bargain sale and the donated value of .33 acre of property known as the "Burns" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2008
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: Res-English Lake Northern Buffer Strip Project: English Lake P&R District proposes to restore ecological functionality on approximately 9 acres of land located on the north end of English lake. The objectives include establishing an oak savannah type of upland drainage area on old farmland., restoring wetland functions to a wooded ephemeral wetland, and integrate the project site with educational initiatives while partnering with Manitowoc Co Soil and Water Conservation, and Manitowoc County Lakes Association. The project will include: bio-log installation around key drainage points on the perimeter of the wooded wetland (approx 5 acres); revegetation of all agricultural land (approx 4 acres) utilizing native seed, shrub, and tree planting; appraisal of forested wetland plant community; and establish an I&E initiative with local partners for promotion of the best management practices being employed at the buffer site

At the conclusion of the project installation and integration, the sponsor will provide a report detailing the methods and results.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1997
Waters Involved
Carstens Lake
Status
Proposed

Manitowoc County: Carsten/Weyers Lake Management Planning: Manitowoc County proposes to conduct the following lake management planning activities on Carstens and Weyers Lakes: 1) Form a Lake Association. 2) Prepare a study design to determine nutrient problems in the lake. 3) Prepare a GIS layer of the watershed and sample sites. 4) Study the lakes water chemistry and compare to previous studies. 5) Prepare a final report summarizing the project's results. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project results will be disseminated to the public by public meeting.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/18/2001
Waters Involved
Carstens Lake
Status
Complete

Manitowoc County Lakes Assn: Carstens Lake Alum Treatment Feasibility Study Phase I: The Manitowoc County Lakes Association proposes to conduct an alum treatment feasibility study, phase 1 on Carstens Lake. Project deliverables include tributary flow levels; tributary phosphorus sampling and local precipitation data; and lake water quality sampling. (See application for more details)

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/18/2001
Waters Involved
Carstens Lake
Status
Complete

Manitowoc County Lakes Assn: Carstens Lake Alum Treatment Feasibility Study Phase Ii: The Manitowoc County Lakes Association proposes to conduct an alum treatment feasibility study, phase 2. Project deliverables includes data analysis and modeling of the relationship of stream stage to stream discharges, and tributary and internal phosphorus load analysis. (See application for more details.)

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1991
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: English Lake Management Plan: REVIEW EXISTING DATA ON LAKE TO DEFINE DATA GAPS. INITIATE PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT/INFORMATION PROGRAM. WATER QUALITY MONITORING. TWO SAMPLES OF AGRICULTURAL DRAIN TILE DISCHARGES TO BE ANALYZED. MACROPHYTE SURVEY. BASE MAP OF LAKE AND WATERSHED WILL BEPREPARED. DRAFT AND FINAL LAKE MANAGEMENT PLAN.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/29/1992
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: English Lake Management Planning: Water quality monitoring during 1993 - 1996, on schedule, at depths, and for parameters as described in Tables 1 and 2 and Figure 1 in the application. 2) Conduct recreational use survey of lake users. 3) Conduct survey of on-site waste systems aroundlake. 5) Produce a final report which includes 1 - 4 listed above. 6) DNR shall receive copies of the final report. 7) Information will be disseminated to the public by fact sheet, local newspaper articles, public meetings, and final report. Thefinal report will be reposited at the Town of Newton Hall and DNR Lake Michigan District Office.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
12/20/1995
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: English Lake Management Data Collection And Planning - Iii: (1) Continue to conduct water qualiyt sampling and analyses on English Lake during 1996 - 1998. (2) Analyze alternatives to correcting failed drain tile inflows to lake and formulate design for a wetland restoration alternative (3) Develop lake management plans based on phase I, II, and III data collection results and emphasizing nutrient inflow reduction, in-lake treatment alternatives, long-term trend monitoring, and identification of practical and effective options to maintain or enhance recreational use of the lake. (4) Continue identification and monitoring of exotic species; circulate brochures and post signs at public accesses to educate landowners and lake users about exotic species problems. (5) Prepare a final report addressing the results of the above tasks. (6) Disseminate information on the project results to the public by public meeting, newsletter and local newspaper article. The sponsor will provide the Department with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
1/3/1997
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: English Lake Protection Feasibility Study: Tasks 1-3: The English Lake Management District proposes to identify, assess the feasibility of, and prioritize potential mitigative/remedial measures to improve and protect English Lake's water quality. This grant agreement covers Tasks 1-3 of the proposed activities including identification of sites to implement selected remedial or mitigative measures, landowner contacts to assess feasibility, and site investigations to prepare project designs. The preparation of the project's final report summarizing the above activity findings is contained in grant agreement LPL-438. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project results will be disseminated to the public by public meeting, report mailing, and newspaper article.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
1/3/1997
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: English Lake Protection Feasibility Study: Tasks 4-5: The English Lake Management District proposes to identify, assess the feasibility of, and prioritize potential mitigative/remedial measures to improve and protect English Lake's water quality. This grant agreement covers Tasks 4 & 5 of the proposed activities including preparation of the conceptual design(s) for proposed projects (in the form of AutoCAD drawings, narrative descriptions and cost estimates), and preparation of the final report summarizing the project's Task 1-4 activities. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project will be disseminated to the public by public meeting, report mailing, and newspaper article.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: English Lake Management Planning Project Ph 1: English Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to update their comprehensive management plan for English Lake in three phases. Phase 1 will focus on extensive stakeholder participation, watershed assessment review, fisheries data integration, two aquatic plant surveys, native aquatic plant community mapping, shoreline assessment, stakeholder survey, and final report preparation. The data collected, along with the public participation effort, will be used to complete a comprehensive lake management plan for English 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, 2010.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: English Lake Management Planning Project Ph 2: English Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to update their comprehensive management plan for English Lake in three phases. Phase 2 will focus on pre and post-treatment surveys in 2010 and 2011, treatment reports in 2010 and 2011, peak biomass surveys in 2010 and 2011, water quality monitoring, watercraft inspections, aquatic invasive species surveillance monitoring, extensive stakeholder participation, and final report preparation. The data collected, along with the public participation effort, will be used to complete a comprehensive lake management plan for English 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, 2010.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: English Lake Management Planning Project Ph 3: The English Lake P&R District proposes to complete a 3 phased plan development project. The goal is plan completion via final analysis of information and preparation of report (plan). Deliverables include: Lake Plan Document. Including 10 copies for state and sponsor distribution. If a consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the Department Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. The Department shall receive both paper and electronic PDF copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of the grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
7/1/1992
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Association: Lake Data Collection, Sediment Loading Reduction Analysis: Collect already existing data, maps, aerial photos, and reports on lake. Develop a water budget for lake and its surrounding wetlands. Develop potential alternatives for reducing sediment load to lake.Prepare an evaluation of chosen alternatives and final report. Information will be disseminated to the public by public meeting, summary report mailings, newspaper articles, and tv or radio spots.

The grant agreement is amended to reflect a change in the sponsor's official name from Silver Lake Association to Silver Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
3/24/1994
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Association: Watershed Inventory, Sediment Loading Reduction Alternatives: 1. Prepare engineering plans and cost estimates for a lake outlet structure and fish weir; 2. conduct water quality sampling; 3. conduct watershed inventory, including land use and nutrient load estimates; 4. revise existing bathymetric map of lake; 5. conduct wetland inventory; 6. conduct sediment sampling to determine phosphorus cycling internal rates.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: English Lake Management Planning Project Ph 1: English Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to update their comprehensive management plan for English Lake in three phases. Phase 1 will focus on extensive stakeholder participation, watershed assessment review, fisheries data integration, two aquatic plant surveys, native aquatic plant community mapping, shoreline assessment, stakeholder survey, and final report preparation. The data collected, along with the public participation effort, will be used to complete a comprehensive lake management plan for English 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, 2010.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: English Lake Management Planning Project Ph 2: English Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to update their comprehensive management plan for English Lake in three phases. Phase 2 will focus on pre and post-treatment surveys in 2010 and 2011, treatment reports in 2010 and 2011, peak biomass surveys in 2010 and 2011, water quality monitoring, watercraft inspections, aquatic invasive species surveillance monitoring, extensive stakeholder participation, and final report preparation. The data collected, along with the public participation effort, will be used to complete a comprehensive lake management plan for English 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, 2010.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: English Lake Management Planning Project Ph 3: The English Lake P&R District proposes to complete a 3 phased plan development project. The goal is plan completion via final analysis of information and preparation of report (plan). Deliverables include: Lake Plan Document. Including 10 copies for state and sponsor distribution. If a consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the Department Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. The Department shall receive both paper and electronic PDF copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of the grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1997
Waters Involved
Weyers Lake
Status
Complete

Manitowoc County: Carsten/Weyers Lake Management Planning: Manitowoc County proposes to conduct the following lake management planning activities on Carstens and Weyers Lakes: 1) Form a Lake Association. 2) Prepare a study design to determine nutrient problems in the lake. 3) Prepare a GIS layer of the watershed and sample sites. 4) Study the lakes water chemistry and compare to previous studies. 5) Prepare a final report summarizing the project's results. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project results will be disseminated to the public by public meeting.


Grant Details
Date
5/1/2002
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Newton: Res-English Lake Wetland Detention Basin Revegetation: The Town of Newton proposes to conduct a wetland revegetation project in a detention basin along English Lake. Project deliverables include planting aquatic vegetation to establish desirable species, increase the diversity of species and accelerate aquatic vegetation colonization; establish fencing around and over the top of the planted materal for goose protection; public education and involvement. See application project description for more details.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
9/20/1999
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Manitowoc County: Silver Lake Ponds: to cost-share construction of the Silver Lake detention ponds


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
9/20/1999
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Manitowoc County: Silver Lake Ponds: to cost-share construction of the Silver Lake detention ponds


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
10/18/2000
Waters Involved
Centerville Creek
Status
Complete

Village Of Cleveland: Centerville Ck Watershed Eval & Streambank Stabilization: The Village of Cleveland proposes to conduct a Centerville Creek Watershed Study and Streambank Stabilization Study. Project objectives are to review changes in existing agricultural practices; perform a limited land use inventory of agricultural operations, evaluate the urban component of surface water quality attributed to the Village of Cleveland; evaluate the condition of streambanks within the Village and former millpond area; identify cost effective management strategies to stabilize highly eroded streambanks which endanger public safety; identify policies related to watershed land use; and strive to develop relationships between the Village, Town and County agencies.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Centerville Creek
Status
Complete

Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership Inc.: Building Capacity For The Friends Of Hika Bay: The Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership, Inc., proposes to supplement and build on previous work by partners to raise public awareness and partcipation in water stewardship. Specifically, Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership will focus on building the capacity and membership of the Friends of theHika Bay and Centerville Creek groups. Activiies include two water seminars, an explore and restore event on the creek, a paint-out event with the Water's Edge Artists, three strategic planning meetings, aquatic invasive species control efforts and sevral news letters and newspaper article releases. The overall project goals are to build the capacity of the Friends of Hika group to protect and improve Centerville Creek. The project elements and deliverables will be completed as described in the project proposal submitted to the Department and dated April 28,2011.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
4/1/2000
Waters Involved
Fischer Creek
Status
Complete

Glacial Lakes Conservancy: Fischer/Point Creek Assessment & Planning Project: The Sheboygan Area Land Conservancy and Fischer Creek Alliance propose to conduct a rapid assessment and strategic plan for the preservation of priority riverine habitats in the Fischer Creek and Point Creek Watersheds. Project deliverables will include a rapid assessment and biological survey to identify and document (via digital photograph/video) habitats; partner with local units of government and citizen groups to integrate results into local land use/zoning plans; conduct public and individual meetings to share results and enhance existing Conservancy and Alliance structure; produce an educational video for public and policy maker use. A final report will describe these accomplishments to the DNR.


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
Sevenmile and Silver Creeks Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Aquatic Invasives Research
 
Date
Status
Through prevention, education, and monitoring we will create a tight barrier at WI Great Lakes that limit invasive species movements into and out of the GL and inland lakes.
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Sheboygan
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Lake Management Plan Implementation
English Lake
Date
Status
Work with the Department of Transportation (DOT) purchase sensitive land areas around English Lake to improve water quality as identified in the Lake Planning Grant Process.
1/1/2010
Proposed
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Pine Creek
Date
Status
New Category 2 based on temperature. 2018 TP Results: May Exceed. Station: 10016345. AU: 18026.
1/1/2018
Proposed
 
Sevenmile and Silver Creeks WatershedWatershed History Note

The villages of Cleveland, Haven and Newton are located in the Sevenmile and Silver Creeks Watershed in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties. In 1949, the United States Army opened a military camp called Camp Haven. It was located in Haven on 160 acres of land leased from a local owner. The Army operated this site as a training facility and an anti-aircraft testing range until 1959. In its prime, the camp had a floating population of 500 to 700 men. Over 120 tents and permanent buildings were set up on the site. Regular army, army reserve and National Guard troops were trained at the new camp. Units from throughout the Midwest practiced anti-aircraft gunnery at Camp Haven. The land was later sold to the Wisconsin Power and Light whose plans included a nuclear power plant, but the plants were never built. Instead, in 1998 the Whistling Straits golf course was built on the site and hosted the 2010 PGA Championship Tournament.

Date  2011