Watershed - Milwaukee River South (MI02)
Milwaukee River South Watershed

Details

The Milwaukee River South Watershed covers about 168 square miles and is located in portions of Ozaukee and Milwaukee Counties. The Milwaukee River mainstem enters the watershed west of the Village of Fredonia and flows for about 48 miles before entering the Milwaukee Harbor. There are three small named lakes, several unnamed lakes and many park ponds within the Milwaukee River South Watershed. Land cover in the watershed is a mix of rural and urban uses. Overall, the watershed is about 33 percent urban, with agriculture (25%), grasslands (21%), forests (12%) and wetlands (6%) making up the rest of the major land cover types. Fourteen cities and villages are found in this watershed.

Date  2001

Ecological Landscapes for Milwaukee River South Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Milwaukee River South Watershed is located in two ecological landscapes: the Southern Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape and the Central Lake Michigan Coast Ecological Landscape. The Southern Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape is located in the southeastern corner of Wisconsin along Lake Michigan. The landforms in this Ecological Landscape are characteristic of glacial lake influence, with ridge and swale topography, clay bluffs, and lake plain along Lake Michigan. Further inland, ground moraine is the dominant landform. Soils typically have a silt-loam surface overlying loamy and clayey tills. The historic vegetation in the northern part of this Ecological Landscape was dominated by sugar maple-basswood-beech forests with some oak while the southern part was dominated by oak forest, oak savanna and prairies. Wet, wet-mesic, and lake plain prairies were common in this area. Black ash and relict cedar and tamarack swamps were found in this Ecological Landscape. Today, most of the area is dominated by dairy and cash grain agriculture and intense urban development. Only about 8% of the Ecological Landscape is forested. Maple-beech forests are about half of the remaining forest types with the remainder split equally between oak-hickory and lowland hardwood forest types. There are some areas of wet-mesic and wet prairie but only small preserves remain since the landscape is heavily disturbed and fragmented. Because of this isolation, fragmentation, and high level of disturbance, non-native plants are abundant.

Date  2010

Hydrologic Features

Nearly 15 percent of all perennial stream miles in this watershed are significantly modified to the extent they have limited ability to sustain diverse biological communities. Many of these streams were straightened, enclosed or lined with concrete to facilitate water movement downstream to alleviate flooding concerns. This method to control flooding, while popular 35 years ago is now considered somewhat ineffective. From a water quality and biological standpoint this type of river modification causes wide fluctuations in water levels over short periods of time, increases channel scour, and provides little to no habitat for aquatic life. Establishing a meandering stream helps create more diverse habitat for biological activities. The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is implementing major flood water storage and where possible, river restoration activities in Lincoln Creek, Southbranch Creek and Indian Creek and other area watersheds. For more information on the Lincoln Creek flood control project and other MMSD watercourse activities, please visit the mmsd web site at: http://www.mmsd.com/lcreek/news_lcreek.html.

Date  2001

Fisheries

Although not officially listed as a cold water stream, Mole Creek in Ozaukee County is the only river in the Milwaukee South Watershed with the ability to sustain cool and cold water fish species. Extensive surveys on Mole Creek during the 2000 Baseline Monitoring Program found a wide variety of fish species including species such as mottled sculpin, Iowa darter and brook stickleback that rely on cool water. Temperature and habitat surveys conducted on Mole Creek found that the creek is capable in places, of supporting a diverse cool and cold water fishery. Most of the tributary streams in the Milwaukee County portion of this watershed are only capable of supporting populations of more tolerant fish species like common carp. Non-native species such as rainbow trout, coho and chinook salmon migrate from Lake Michigan into the Milwaukee River during their seasonal spawning runs. Habitat and water quality are not sufficient to allow for successful reproduction of these species in the rivers where they spawn so annual stocking of these species is needed to maintain recreational fishing opportunities. For more information about Lake Michigan Fisheries, please visit the WDNR web page at: http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/water/fhp/fish/lakemich/index.htm, or call the Southern Lake Michigan Fisheries Work Unit at (414) 382-7929.

Date  2001

Milwaukee River South Watershed At-a-Glance

Impaired Water in Milwaukee River South Watershed
River and Stream QualityAll Waters in Watershed

As with the other watersheds in the basin, the streams in the Milwaukee River South Watershed exhibit a wide range of quality. Over 35 stream miles within the Milwaukee South Watershed are listed on the 303(d) list ), including the Milwaukee Estuary, a Great Lakes Area of Concern . The Milwaukee Estuary area of concern encompasses the Milwaukee Harbor, the Milwaukee River downstream from the abandoned North Avenue Dam, the Menomonee River downstream from 25th street and the Kinnickinnic River downstream from Chase Avenue. The International Joint Commission (IJC) and U.S. EPA designated the Milwaukee Estuary in 1987 through the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement as one of 43 Great Lakes Areas of Concern. These areas are usually industrial in nature, with a history of pollution. In the Milwaukee Estuary, sediments contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and heavy metals are linked to degraded water quality, impaired fish and wildlife populations, and restrictions on dredging. A remedial action plan defining the problems with the estuary was published in 1989 by WDNR. A follow up plan further refining impairments and outlining a plan for restoring the estuary was published by WDNR in 1995. For more information about Great Lakes Areas of Concern, please visit the U.S. EPA web site at the following address: http://www.epa.gov/grtlakes/aoc/.

Date  2001

Watershed Trout Streams
Watershed Outstanding & Exceptional Resources

Lakes and Impoundments

Impaired Waters

List of Impaired Waters
Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Accountability, Monitoring, Collaboration, Education, Partnership
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lake Michigan
Status
Proposed

Great Lakes Earth Partnership: In the Lake Superior, Green Bay and Milwaukee River basins, teams of teachers, students, resource personnel and citizens will engage in research, restoration and outreach, and adapt Earth Partnership curricula to extend the schoolyard to the shores of the Great Lakes and their watersheds. This pilot will combine with other Great Lakes education programs to create a comprehensive, inquiry and restoration-based approach, integrated with sustainability, biodiversity, pollution prevention, environmental literacy and service learning. The Second Phase will include basins in IL, IN, MI, OH and NY.


Grant Details
Accountability, Monitoring, Collaboration, Education, Partnership
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lake Michigan
Status
Proposed

Innovations To Improve Stormwater Treatment: We propose to test innovative environmental approaches to treating stormwater, using varied hydroperiods and native plants (at multiple diversity levels) to address not just suspended solids (as in conventional stormwater ponds) but also nitrogen and dissolved phosphorus, thus achieving beneficial outcomes for streams, wetlands and nearshore waters of Great Lakes watersheds.


Grant Details
Accountability, Monitoring, Collaboration, Education, Partnership
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Lake Michigan
Status
Proposed

Benthos & Plankton In Wi Lake Michigan Aoc (Usgs # 9km60): Benthos (benthic invertebrate) and plankton (phytoplankton/zooplankton) communities in Wisconsin’s four Lake Michigan Areas of Concern (AOCs; Menominee River, Lower Green Bay and Fox River, Sheboygan River, and Milwaukee Estuary) and six non-AOCs will be quantified. The inclusion of non-AOC sites will allow comparison of AOC sites to relatively unimpacted or less-impacted control sites with natural physical and chemical characteristics that are as close as possible to that of the AOCs. Comparison to less-impacted control sites as site pairs and as a group is consistent with the approaches used by other Great Lakes states, such as Michigan and Ohio (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, 2008; Ohio EPA, 2008). The community data within and between the AOCs and non-AOCs will be analyzed and the differences and similarities will assist in determining the status of the communities and, when appropriate, support delisting of the
“Degraded Benthos” and “Degradation of phytoplankton / zooplankton populations” beneficial use impairments in each AOC. This project is a cooperative agreement between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the US Geological Survey (USGS).


Grant Details
Habitat
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Proposed

Enhancing Ecologic Productivity Of Milwaukee Estuary Aoc Watersheds: The previously funded NOAA ARRA stimulus-funded Re-Establishing Fish Passage project will enable fish to regain access to isolated pockets of high quality habitat in the Milwaukee Estuary AOC.


Grant Details
Habitat
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Proposed

Habitat Protection And Restoration Of Milwaukee River Estuary Aoc: The Urban Ecology Center (UEC) in partnership with Milwaukee County, City of Milwaukee, Rotary Club of Milwaukee, River Revitalization Foundation, private businesses and local landowners will protect and restore 40 contiguous acres of land along the Milwaukee River as an arboretum of native plant communities and improved wildlife habitat (including habitat of the state-threatened Butler's gartersnake). The site of the Rotary Centennial Arboretum is within the Milwaukee River Estuary Area of Concern and its creation will address the EPA-identified beneficial use impairments 1) loss of fish and wildlife habitat, 2) degradation of fish and wildlife populations, and 3) degradation of aesthetics.


Grant Details
Habitat
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Proposed

Hipee, Habitat Improvement Project In The Estuary Environment: There are approximately 15 miles, or 18 acres, of hardened shoreline in the Milwaukee AOC. Banks armored with vertical steel sheet pile walls, retaining walls, concrete, and steel bulkheads provide structural bank stability to adjoining properties and eliminate erosion from passing barges and other navigational traffic - but eliminate natural sloping stream banks, natural vegetative patterns, and the habitat therein. Channels have also been widened and dredged to depths of 10 to 28 feet to suit commercial navigation. This massive growth in channel size from natural and upstream conditions causes average current velocities to decrease and young fish may become trapped in the shipping channel without adequate current speeds to allow their return to the lake.

The Habitat Improvement Project in the Estuary Environment (HIPEE) seeks to introduce quality habitat along this degraded riverine corridor. The project location within Wisconsin’s most populated river basin significantly enhances the potential to attract large numbers of recreational anglers. Other game and sport fish targeted by the project included perch, bluegill, and Lake Michigan trout and salmon.


Grant Details
Invasive Species
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Kinnickinnic River
Status
Proposed

Development Of Optics To Quantify Organisms In Ballast Water: Propose a 3-year project to research and develop instrumentation that monitors ballast water and measures whether or not it adheres to the international regulations.


Grant Details
Nearshore Health and NPS
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lake Michigan
Status
Proposed

Shorewood Atwater Beach - Sewage Contamination Prevention: Investigate & eliminate sewage leakage into storm sewers, thereby achieving immediate removal of human waste from Lake Michigan in general & Atwater Beach in particular.


Grant Details
Nearshore Health and NPS
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lincoln Creek
Status
Proposed

Water Quality Subsurface Gravel Wetland: Green Tree Basin (Mke): To arrest the negative impacts of nonpoint source pollution, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District seeks to
innovate a subsurface gravel wetland that holds rainwater where it falls, infiltrates and filters it, absorbs it through plant root systems, and evapotranspires it to the atmosphere.
Through this project, the Sewerage District will implement this innovative infrastructure measure in the Green Tree Basin on Lincoln Creek, a tributary of the Milwaukee River, to address six beneficial use impairments in the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern.


Grant Details
Nearshore Health and NPS
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Proposed

Develop Multiple Tmdls For The Milwaukee Estuary Aoc: The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District proposes to develop third-party pathogen, phosphorus, and sediment TMDLs for the Milwaukee Estuary in Southeastern Wisconsin.
The TMDLS will result in pollutant load and wasteload allocations that must be met to meet water quality standards
and targets and in implementation plans that will identify the
steps needed to achieve the load and wasteload allocations.


Grant Details
Nearshore Health and NPS
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Proposed

Develop Multiple Tmdls For The Milwaukee River Watershed: The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District proposes to
develop third-party pathogen, phosphorus, and sediment
TMDLs for the Milwaukee River Watershed in Southeastern
Wisconsin. The TMDLs will result in pollutant load and wasteload allocations that must be met to meet water quality standards and targets and in implementation plans that will identify the steps needed to achieve the load and wasteload allocations.


Grant Details
Toxics and Areas of Concern
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Kinnickinnic River
Status
Proposed

Contaminants Of Emerging Concern Product Stewardship Initiative: The Contaminants of Emerging Concern Product Stewardship Initiative is a two-year cooperative effort to implement a comprehensive pharmaceutical and personal care products waste collection, awareness and education, and product stewardship program to prevent toxic discharges to the Great Lakes and improve water quality and wildlife and fish habitat. This initiative will expand the Wisconsin pharmaceutical waste mail back program throughout the state’s Great Lakes basin, support existing pharmaceutical waste working groups, initiate additional working groups in other Great Lakes states, and sponsor both local government and industry product stewardship dialogs that will lead to a model public policy program framework.


Grant Details
Toxics and Areas of Concern
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Proposed

Monitoring To Address 9 Of 11 Buis - Milwaukee Estuary Aoc: A comprehensive monitoring program will be implemented for portions of the Milwaukee River in Ozaukee Co. to partially address delisting targets or required actions for 9 of 11 Milwaukee Estuary AOC BUIs.


Grant Details
Nonpoint Source Mgmt
Date
1/3/2005
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
In_Progress

Crep Buffer Program - Ozaukee Co.: Provide financial incentives to riparian landowners for the installation of buffer strips.


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
11/15/2004
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Ozaukee County: Maciejewski Nods: Construction and installation of best management practices (BMPs) on the Neil Maciejewski farm to abate the phosphorous loading cited in the Notice of Discharge (NOD).


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Urban Construction
Date
1/4/1999
Waters Involved
Lincoln Creek
Status
Complete

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District: Ravenswood Forest Wetland Restoration: provide cost sharing for construction of the Lincoln Creek-Havenswood State Forest Wetland Restoration Project.


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Urban Construction
Date
1/3/2000
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District: Library Water Quality Detention Project: To provide 50% cost-share reimbursement for eligible construction expenses for installation of the Library water quality pond project


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Construction
Date
1/1/2005
Waters Involved
Lincoln Creek
Status
Complete

City Of Milwaukee - Dpw: Public Works Yards Bmps Ii: Installation of designated best management practices (BMPs) at various Public Works yards (28) to continue implementation of the City's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs).


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Construction
Date
1/3/2000
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Complete

Village Of Whitefish Bay: Milwaukee River South: stormwater inlet replacements


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Construction
Date
1/1/2002
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Complete

Village Of Whitefish Bay: Catch Basin Replacements (76): To cost-share @50% replacement of sumps w/catch basins


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Construction
Date
1/1/2004
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Complete

Milwaukee County Dpw: Street Sweeper: to costshare incremental cost of acquisition of street sweeper


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Construction
Date
1/1/2003
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

City Of Mequon: Trinity Creek Wetland Rehabilitation - Phase Ii: to c-s @50% construction of phase II of the Trinity Creek wetland reconstruction.


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Construction
Date
1/1/2005
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Cancelled

City Of Cedarburg - Dpw: Doerr Way Wet Pond: design, engineering and construction of wet detention pond at the southern end of Doerr Way.


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Construction
Date
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Village Of Brown Deer: Stormwater Devices: To cost-share installation of five (5) storm water treatment structures along Beaver Creek.


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Construction
Date
1/1/2008
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Village Of Brown Deer: Beaver Creek Stabilization: To cost-share removal of the existing concrete channel, restore the bed & streambank, and stabilize the stretch of Beaver Creek between West Brown Deer Road and North 60th Street.


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
1/1/2005
Waters Involved
Kinnickinnic River
Status
Complete

City Of Milwaukee - Dpw: Stormwater I & E Program: design public stormwater website; operate stormwater hotline; develop public information & education materials and modules


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
1/1/2003
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Complete

City Of Mequon: Stormwater Master Plan Update: to c-s @70% updating of stormwater plan to incorporate 216 permit items and to develop/implement an I & E program.


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Complete

Town Of Grafton: Storm Water Plan: To develop municipal runoff ordinances in compliance with Chapter NR151, map the area's drainage systems, develop a stormwater management plan, provide for public involvement & education.


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
1/1/2006
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Complete

Village Of Grafton: Storm Water Planning: To develop municipal runoff ordinances in compliance with Chapter NR151, map the area's drainage systems, develop a stormwater management plan, provide for public involvement & education, and examine options for dedicated revenue sources.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2002
Waters Involved
Lincoln Creek
Status
Complete

Center For Resilient Cities: Lincoln Creek Watershed Association Development: The Foundation will assist in the development of a new river management organization. Assisting in identifying local businesses, neighborhood associations, institutions, and schools willing to become fonding members of the Lincoln Creek Watershed Association. Their goal is to develop stewardship focus areas and capacity building through a workshop series linking organizational development, a strategic plan, and sustainability to waterhed protection and water quality management.

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
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2002
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Complete

Milwaukee Riverkeeper: Milwaukee River Watershed Corridor Plan: This grant will be used for capacity building for their existing river organization. Project will assist in finalizing a Milwaukee River Watershed Corridor Plan and will provide Information and Education outreach on a watershed wide basis. The plan and educational efforts will aid in local decision making for protection of critical habitat areas identified in the 1997 SEWRPC report entitled "A Regional Natural Areas and Critical Species Habitat Protection and Management Plan for Southeastern Wisconsin".

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
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2005
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Complete

Milwaukee Riverkeeper: Enhancing Citizen Monitoring-Milwaukee River: Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers is applying for a river management grant in the amount of $10,000 to hire their Riverkeeper full time so they can broaden the Riverkeeper's scope of duties, both in terms of types of activities and coverage of the watershed. The total project budget is $64,923

Project funding will increase the Riverkeeper to full-time focus on water quality issues, and then allow her to work with other staff and volunteers on project components. Tasks for the project include developing protocols, developing outreach materials, recruiting and training volunteers, purchasing equipment, and project reporting.

Project deliverables will include uniform water monitoring protocols and reporting procedures, written materials and testing supplies as part of a volunteer orientation package, digital watershed map to track progress and a final project report submitted to the WDNR.


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

Milwaukee Riverkeeper: Municipal Stormwater Outreach: Develop outreach materials and increase volunteer capacity by working with four or five communities within the Milwaukee River Basin to improve stormwater education and outreach. This goal will be accomplished by forming an advisory team; developing educational materials; recruiting members for teaching and presenting at least 25 public presentation; developing a web-based information center, storm drain stenciling; and evaluating and coordinating river clean-ups.

A full description of the project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with two paper copies and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


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

River Revitalization Foundation: Land Protection Plan Extension- Ozaukee Corridor: The Foundation seeks to extend their Land Protection Plan from Capitol Drive in Milwaukee County to the north up to the Ozaukee County line. This will be done to assess the conservation and protection status of land adjacent to the Milwaukee River for approximately 10 miles. This will be done to implement long-term protection and revitalization of the Milwaukee River.

A full description of the project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with two paper copies and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


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

Milwaukee Riverkeeper: Milwaukee River Protecting Milwaukee'S Central Park: Protect the threatened reached of the Milwaukee River using civic engagement and planning tools. The focus of this grant is portions of Milwaukee River within the City of Milwaukee, north of the former North Ave. Dam, as well as buffers on either side of the river. The project deliverables are 1) Summary of results from charettes and public input sessions on river shoreline planning 2) Draft overlay district language and maps; ideally this language will be passed by the end of the grant period. 3) Reports of involvement and input on development proposals. 4) Final report
Department staff are improving the quality of grant reports by making sure applicants know very clearly ahead of time that ranking points ARE deliverables. We interpret the ranking questions very literally. In rare cases, an equivalent effort is considered; it should be clarified by the justification/explanation given with the ranking point and equivalent effort must be approved by Department staff. When the grant is complete, the Department will look for every single deliverable, even minor ones, and if they are not adequately addressed, only partial reimbursement (at the department's discretion) will be made to the applicant.
A full description of the project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with two paper copies and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2008
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Complete

Milwaukee Riverkeeper: Enhancing Organizational Capacity & Effectiveness: To build capacity to better meet the needs of the rural (upstream) portions of the Milwaukee River Watershed. This is a result of a need for a unique water advocacy to help implement SEWRPC Water Quality Management Plan update.

The proposal focus on the rural portions primarily in Ozaukee and Washington Counties along with Dodge and Fond du Lac. These areas remain largely agricultural. This proposal would include:
1) Review SEWRPC plan. 2) Form a team of water related scientist and business leaders and create outline of ways to solve current watershed concerns. 3) Hiring and train water quality assistant to work with advisory team, volunteer water quality program, erosion control checks, manage storm drain marking program and work wit partners on buffer establishment and maintenance and web site context. 4) Evaluate website with attention given to rural constituents and e-news letters to promote items and tacks. 5) Expand citizen engagement opportunities and modify existing opportunities as needed. 6) Recruit new board members and evaluate staff organization structure to ensure financial resources are aligned with programmatic priorities to insure growth. 7) Provide report covering all project deliverables. Two hard copies and one electronic version will be provided.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2010
Waters Involved
Milwaukee River
Status
Complete

River Revitalization Foundation: Milwaukee River Wheelhouse Restoration: The planning process and final report will include: 1) Baseline assessments- assess existing condition, native flora and fauna, current public utilization and riverbank structure, 2) Public information sessions- listening sessions to gather ideas feedback and comments on the restoration, 3) Site planning- Trail connections, recreational facility and public access points, vegetation restoration and invasive species control, shoreland stabilization and runoff reduction, site grading create opportunities to create diverse high quality native vegetation and habitat.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2008
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

River Revitalization Foundation: River Revitalization Southbranch Creek Restoration: Partner with Village of Brown Deer, Milwaukee County, We Energies, WI DOT and WDNR with assistance from a costal grant to restore wetlands, improve flood storage, stabilize 500 feet of creek bed and bank erosion. Continue funding for public outreach staff person to assist with volunteer building and conducting habitat restoration.

This project would include: 1) Restoration of 500' of Southbranch Creek. 2) Funding to continue Public Outreach staff employment. 3) Coordinate public outreach, train supervisor and direct hands-on habitat management using volunteers and business community. 4) Public education, field trips, and hands-on restoration. 5) Train volunteers in methods of water quality monitoring and provide educational workshops. 6) Build network of community businesses and organizations to raise contributions and engage volunteers.

A final report incorporating all of the project deliverables will be provided. The Department will require 2 hard copies and one electronic version of the report.


Grant Details
River Protection Grant
Date
4/1/2000
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Ulao Creek Partnership: Ulao Creek Restoration And Management Project: The Ulao Creek Partnership proposes to use the grant funds to collect baseline information, initiate small scale restoration demonstration projects and gather species at risk status information including species abundance and distribution relative to habitat conditions.


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
Milwaukee River South Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
 
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
8/5/2013
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Fish Management, Access
Milwaukee AOC
Date
Status
There are approximately 15 miles, or 18 acres, of hardened shoreline in the Milwaukee AOC. Banks armored with vertical steel sheet pile walls, retaining walls, concrete, and steel bulkheads provide structural bank stability to adjoining properties and eliminate erosion from passing barges and other navigational traffic – but eliminate natural sloping stream banks, natural vegetative patterns, and the habitat therein. Channels have also been widened and dredged to depths of 10 to 28 feet to suit commercial navigation. This massive growth in channel size from natural and upstream conditions causes average current velocities to decrease and young fish may become trapped in the shipping channel without adequate current speeds to allow their return to the lake. The Habitat Improvement Project in the Estuary Environment (HIPEE) seeks to introduce quality habitat along this degraded riverine corridor. The project location within Wisconsin’s most populated river basin significantly enhances the potential to attract large numbers of recreational anglers. Other game and sport fish targeted by the project included perch, bluegill, and Lake Michigan trout and salmon.
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Habitat Restoration - Upland
 
Date
Status
The Urban Ecology Center (UEC) in partnership with Milwaukee County, City of Milwaukee, Rotary Club of Milwaukee, River Revitalization Foundation, private businesses and local landowners will protect and restore 40 contiguous acres of land along the Milwaukee River as an arboretum of native plant communities and improved wildlife habitat (including habitat of the state-threatened Butler's gartersnake). The site of the Rotary Centennial Arboretum is within the Milwaukee River Estuary Area of Concern and its creation will address the EPA-identified beneficial use impairments 1) loss of fish and wildlife habitat, 2) degradation of fish and wildlife populations, and 3) degradation of aesthetics.
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Ozaukee
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Milwaukee
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Information and Education
 
Date
Status
In the Lake Superior, Green Bay and Milwaukee River basins, teams of teachers, students, resource personnel and citizens will engage in research, restoration and outreach, and adapt Earth Partnership curricula to extend the schoolyard to the shores of the Great Lakes and their watersheds. This pilot will combine with other Great Lakes education programs to create a comprehensive, inquiry and restoration-based approach, integrated with sustainability, biodiversity, pollution prevention, environmental literacy and service learning. The Second Phase will include basins in IL, IN, MI, OH and NY.
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Information and Education
 
Date
Status
The Contaminants of Emerging Concern Product Stewardship Initiative is a two-year cooperative effort to implement a comprehensive pharmaceutical and personal care products waste collection, awareness and education, and product stewardship program to prevent toxic discharges to the Great Lakes and improve water quality and wildlife and fish habitat. This initiative will expand the Wisconsin pharmaceutical waste mail back program throughout the state’s Great Lakes basin, support existing pharmaceutical waste working groups, initiate additional working groups in other Great Lakes states, and sponsor both local government and industry product stewardship dialogs that will lead to a model public policy program framework.
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
15000 name Milwaukee River TMDL ID 291 Start Mile 2.9 End Mile 19.35
11/21/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
21300 name Cedar Creek TMDL ID 35378-69 Start Mile 0 End Mile 5
11/21/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor Targeted Area
 
Date
Status
A comprehensive monitoring program will be implemented for portions of the Milwaukee River in Ozaukee Co. to partially address delisting targets or required actions for 9 of 11 Milwaukee Estuary AOC BUIs.
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Unnamed Creek Temp
Date
Status
Exceedances limited in number and year of recent exceedence. Suggest one more year of data collection. ID: 10028775; AU 10012
5/1/2018
Proposed
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Milwaukee River Temp
Date
Status
Suggest obtaining additional temperature data. AU: 1854856; ID: 10012501
5/1/2018
Proposed
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Milwaukee River Temperature
Date
Status
Follow-up monitoring to determine if portion of the Milwaukee River should be listed for temperature (segment 5, miles 19.35 - 29.33; Thiensville Dam to Lime Kiln Dam).
7/24/2017
Proposed
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Ulao Creek
Date
Status
Deploy thermistors to collect more temperature data for impairment assessment.
5/1/2016
Proposed
 
Restore Riparian Habitat
 
Date
Status
The previously funded NOAA ARRA stimulus-funded Re-Establishing Fish Passage project will enable fish to regain access to isolated pockets of high quality habitat in the Milwaukee Estuary AOC.
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Runoff Evaluation
 
Date
Status
Reduction in Soil Erosion from Cropland The GMA WQMP calls for practices to reduce soil loss from cropland to be expanded to attain erosion rates less than or equal to T by 2020. This could be accomplished through a combination of practices, including, but not limited to, expanded conservation tillage, grassed waterways, and riparian buffers. The applicable measures should be determined by the development of farm management plans which are consistent with the county land and water resources plans.
1/1/2008
Proposed
Projects
 
Sewer Service Area Planning
SEWRPC WQM Planning
Date
Status
In Wisconsin, state level oversight of sanitary sewerage and water supply services is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). In the late 1970?s, State legislation was put in place in response to the Federal Clean Water Act that required municipalities in urbanized areas to prepare and adopt sanitary sewer service area plans.
1/1/1970
In Progress
Projects
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
 
Date
Status
To arrest the negative impacts of nonpoint source pollution, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District seeks to innovate a subsurface gravel wetland that holds rainwater where it falls, infiltrates and filters it, absorbs it through plant root systems, and evapotranspires it to the atmosphere. Through this project, the Sewerage District will implement this innovative infrastructure measure in the Green Tree Basin on Lincoln Creek, a tributary of the Milwaukee River, to address six beneficial use impairments in the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern.
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
 
Date
Status
We propose to test innovative environmental approaches to treating stormwater, using varied hydroperiods and native plants (at multiple diversity levels) to address not just suspended solids (as in conventional stormwater ponds) but also nitrogen and dissolved phosphorus, thus achieving beneficial outcomes for streams, wetlands and nearshore waters of Great Lakes watersheds.
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
TMDL Implementation
Milwaukee Estuary TMDL
Date
Status
third-party pathogen, phosphorus, and sediment TMDLs for the Milwaukee Estuary in Southeastern Wisconsin
9/22/2012
Proposed
Projects
 
TMDL Implementation
 
Date
Status
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District proposes to develop third-party pathogen, phosphorus, and sediment TMDLs for the Milwaukee River Watershed in Southeastern Wisconsin. The TMDLs will result in pollutant load and wasteload allocations that must be met to meet water quality standards and targets and in implementation plans that will identify the steps needed to achieve the load and wasteload allocations.
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
TMDL Implementation
 
Date
Status
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District proposes to develop third-party pathogen, phosphorus, and sediment TMDLs for the Milwaukee Estuary in Southeastern Wisconsin. The TMDLS will result in pollutant load and wasteload allocations that must be met to meet water quality standards and targets and in implementation plans that will identify the steps needed to achieve the load and wasteload allocations.
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Wastewater Monitoring, Management
 
Date
Status
Investigate & eliminate sewage leakage into storm sewers, thereby achieving immediate removal of human waste from Lake Michigan in general & Atwater Beach in particular.
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Wastewater Monitoring, Management
 
Date
Status
Manure and Nutrient Management Based on input from County Land Conservationists and the Technical Advisory Committee for this water quality plan and on the identified need to control fecal coliform bacteria from both urban and rural sources, it was decided to recommend that all livestock operations in the study area with 35 combined animal units or greater as defined in Chapter NR 243, “Animal Feeding Operations,” of the Wisconsin Administrative Code provide six months of manure storage, enabling manure to be spread on fields twice annually during periods when the ground would not be frozen prior to spring planting and after summer and fall harvest. It is also recommended that manure and any supplemental nutrients be applied to cropland in accordance with a nutrient management plan consistent with the requirements of Sections ATCP 50.04, 50.48, and 50.50 and Section NR 151.07 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. Finally, it is recommended that nutrient management requirements for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in the study area be based on the WPDES permit conditions for those operations.
1/1/2008
Proposed
Projects
 
Water Quality Planning
Milwaukee River South Watershed Planning
Date
Status
The Milwaukee River South Watershed covers about 168 square miles and is located in portions of Ozaukee and Milwaukee Counties. The Milwaukee River mainstem enters the watershed west of the Village of Fredonia and flows for about 48 miles before entering the Milwaukee Harbor. There are three small named lakes, several unnamed lakes and many park ponds within the Milwaukee River South Watershed. Land cover in the watershed is a mix of rural and urban uses. Overall, the watershed is about 33 percent urban, with agriculture (25%), grasslands (21%), forests (12%) and wetlands (6%) making up the rest of the major land cover types. Fourteen cities and villages are found in this watershed.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Watercraft Inspections - Clean Boats, Clean Waters
 
Date
Status
Propose a 3-year project to research and develop instrumentation that monitors ballast water and measures whether or not it adheres to the international regulations.
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Milwaukee River South WatershedWatershed History Note

The hamlet of Waubeka, just outside of the Village of Fredonia in Ozaukee County, is located in the northern part of the Milwaukee River South Watershed. Waubeka is known as the birthplace of Flag Day. In 1885, Stony Hill School teacher Bernard John Cigrand displayed a 10-inch flag in an inkwell and had his students write essays on what the flag meant to them. He told the students that June 14th was the birthday of the flag. The school is now considered a historic site. Bernard J. Cigrand was born on Yankee Hill in Waubeka, Wisconsin on October 1, 1866. He was the youngest of six children of Nicholas and Susan Cigrand, who had settled and married here a decade earlier after emigrating from Luxembourg in Northwestern Europe. As a youth, young Cigrand sold scrap iron and rags to buy books. At 12 he worked as a sales agent for the U. S. Book and Bible Club earning 25 cents for each book he sold. He was a conductor on a steam barge on the Milwaukee River in the Waubeka area. Inspired by his father, young Cigrand displayed an early interest in American history. He was a devout patriot with a great love of the flag of our nation. Cigrand earned $40 each month teaching school at Stony Hill, and with income from selling books was able to pay his way through dental school. In June 1886, he made his first public proposal for the annual observance of the birth of the flag when he wrote an article titled "The Fourteenth of June" in the old Chicago Argus newspaper. In 1888, Cigrand graduated first in his class from Lake Forest College of Dentistry. Iin the years that followed, he authored hundreds of other magazine and newspaper articles advocating recognition of the June 14th adoption of the Stars and Stripes. By 1916, flag ceremonies on June 14 had become so prevalent that President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation establishing Flag Day as an annual national event. In 1949, President Harry S. Truman signed legislation to designate June 14th as Flag Day.

Date  2011