Watershed - Fox River (UF05)
Fox River Watershed

Details

The Fox River Watershed is located primarily in Winnebago County but extends west to Green Lake County and south to Fond du Lac County. The watershed is 76,643 acres in size and contains 236 miles of streams and rivers, 3102 acres of lakes and 13,826 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by agriculture (66%) and wetlands (18%) and is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affecting streams, lakes and groundwater.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Fox River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Southeast Glacial Plains Ecological Landscape makes up the bulk of the non-coastal land area in southeast Wisconsin. This Ecological Landscape is made up of glacial till plains and moraines. Most of this Ecological Landscape is composed of glacial materials deposited during the Wisconsin Ice Age, but the southwest portion consists of older, pre-Wisconsin till with a more dissected topography. Soils are lime-rich tills overlain in most areas by a silt-loam loess cap. Agricultural and residential interests throughout the landscape have significantly altered the historical vegetation. Most of the rare natural communities that remain are associated with large moraines or in areas where the Niagara Escarpment occurs close to the surface. Historically, vegetation in the Southeast Glacial Plains consisted of a mix of prairie, oak forests and savanna, and maple-basswood forests. Wet-mesic prairies, southern sedge meadows, emergent marshes, and calcareous fens were found in lower portions of the Landscape. End moraines and drumlins supported savannas and forests. Agricultural and urban land use practices have drastically changed the land cover of the Southeast Glacial Plains since Euro-American settlement. The current vegetation is primarily agricultural cropland. Remaining forests occupy only about 10% of the land area and consist of maple-basswood, lowland hardwoods, and oak. No large mesic forests exist today except on the Kettle Interlobate Moraine which has topography too rugged for agriculture. Some existing forest patches that were formerly savannas have succeeded to hardwood forest due to fire suppression.

Date  2010

Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Daggets Creek
Status
Complete

Winnebago County: Winnebago Pool Lks Education, Prevention & Planning Project: Winnebago County proposes to develop a comprehensive plan for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into and from the Winnebago Pool (Lakes Winnebago, Butte des Morts, Winneconne and Poygan) during the period 2006 - 2007. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Winnebago County's Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated January 26, 2006. The project includes initiating the first phase of a two-phase strategic planning process to produce a Strategic Plan for AIS prevention in the Winnebago Pool Lakes; implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" and citizen-based monitoring programs, including hiring 4 watercraft inspectors and training volunteers to conduct watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring; conducting scientific analyses of current AIS infestations and a risk assessment for potential invasive species; and conducting outreach activities, including collaborating with the Teacher Summer Institutes at UW-Oshkosh, and creating a poster and PowerPoint presentation on AIS in the Winnebago Pool. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the five-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended 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 to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Winnebago County: Winnebago Pool Lks Education, Prevention & Planning Project: Winnebago County proposes to develop a comprehensive plan for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into and from the Winnebago Pool (Lakes Winnebago, Butte des Morts, Winneconne and Poygan) during the period 2006 - 2007. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Winnebago County's Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated January 26, 2006. The project includes initiating the first phase of a two-phase strategic planning process to produce a Strategic Plan for AIS prevention in the Winnebago Pool Lakes; implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" and citizen-based monitoring programs, including hiring 4 watercraft inspectors and training volunteers to conduct watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring; conducting scientific analyses of current AIS infestations and a risk assessment for potential invasive species; and conducting outreach activities, including collaborating with the Teacher Summer Institutes at UW-Oshkosh, and creating a poster and PowerPoint presentation on AIS in the Winnebago Pool. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the five-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended 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 to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Lake Butte des Morts
Status
Complete

Winnebago County: Winnebago Pool Lks Education, Prevention & Planning Project: Winnebago County proposes to develop a comprehensive plan for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into and from the Winnebago Pool (Lakes Winnebago, Butte des Morts, Winneconne and Poygan) during the period 2006 - 2007. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Winnebago County's Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated January 26, 2006. The project includes initiating the first phase of a two-phase strategic planning process to produce a Strategic Plan for AIS prevention in the Winnebago Pool Lakes; implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" and citizen-based monitoring programs, including hiring 4 watercraft inspectors and training volunteers to conduct watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring; conducting scientific analyses of current AIS infestations and a risk assessment for potential invasive species; and conducting outreach activities, including collaborating with the Teacher Summer Institutes at UW-Oshkosh, and creating a poster and PowerPoint presentation on AIS in the Winnebago Pool. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the five-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended 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 to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Lake Butte des Morts
Status
Complete

Winnebago Lakes Council, Inc.: Winnebago Pool Lakes Ais Education & Outreach Project: The Winnebago Lakes Council proposes to develop a comprehensive plan for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into and from the Winnebago Pool (Lakes Winnebago, Butte des Morts, Winneconne and Poygan) during the period 2008 - 2009. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Winnebago Lake Council's Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated February 1, 2008. The project includes initiating the first phase of a two-phase strategic planning process to produce a Strategic Plan for AIS prevention in the Winnebago Pool Lakes; implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" and citizen-based monitoring programs, including hiring watercraft inspectors and training volunteers to conduct watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring; conducting scientific analyses of current AIS infestations and a risk assessment for potential invasive species; and conducting outreach activities at public events. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the five-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended 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 to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Lake Butte des Morts
Status
In_Progress

Winnebago Lakes Council, Inc.: Winnebago Pool Lks Ais Strategic Planning Phase 2: The Winnebago Lakes Council proposes to implement the comprehensive plan designed in phase I for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into and from the Winnebago Pool (Lakes Winnebago, Butte des Morts, Winneconne and Poygan) during the period 2009-2010. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Winnebago Lake Council's Aquatic Invasive Species grant application, dated January 30, 2009. The project includes; finalizing the regional AIS plan; continuing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" inspection program, including hiring an intern watercraft inspector, an intern coordinator and a project coordinator; and hosting a two day educational workshop aimed at local policy makers and waterfront property owners. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the two-year project will be provided to the DNR. If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended 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 to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Spring Brook
Status
Complete

Winnebago County: Winnebago Pool Lks Education, Prevention & Planning Project: Winnebago County proposes to develop a comprehensive plan for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into and from the Winnebago Pool (Lakes Winnebago, Butte des Morts, Winneconne and Poygan) during the period 2006 - 2007. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Winnebago County's Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated January 26, 2006. The project includes initiating the first phase of a two-phase strategic planning process to produce a Strategic Plan for AIS prevention in the Winnebago Pool Lakes; implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" and citizen-based monitoring programs, including hiring 4 watercraft inspectors and training volunteers to conduct watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring; conducting scientific analyses of current AIS infestations and a risk assessment for potential invasive species; and conducting outreach activities, including collaborating with the Teacher Summer Institutes at UW-Oshkosh, and creating a poster and PowerPoint presentation on AIS in the Winnebago Pool. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the five-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended 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 to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Winnebago County: Winnebago Pool Lks Education, Prevention & Planning Project: Winnebago County proposes to develop a comprehensive plan for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into and from the Winnebago Pool (Lakes Winnebago, Butte des Morts, Winneconne and Poygan) during the period 2006 - 2007. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Winnebago County's Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated January 26, 2006. The project includes initiating the first phase of a two-phase strategic planning process to produce a Strategic Plan for AIS prevention in the Winnebago Pool Lakes; implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" and citizen-based monitoring programs, including hiring 4 watercraft inspectors and training volunteers to conduct watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring; conducting scientific analyses of current AIS infestations and a risk assessment for potential invasive species; and conducting outreach activities, including collaborating with the Teacher Summer Institutes at UW-Oshkosh, and creating a poster and PowerPoint presentation on AIS in the Winnebago Pool. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the five-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended 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 to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Wolf River
Status
Complete

Winnebago County: Winnebago Pool Lks Education, Prevention & Planning Project: Winnebago County proposes to develop a comprehensive plan for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into and from the Winnebago Pool (Lakes Winnebago, Butte des Morts, Winneconne and Poygan) during the period 2006 - 2007. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Winnebago County's Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated January 26, 2006. The project includes initiating the first phase of a two-phase strategic planning process to produce a Strategic Plan for AIS prevention in the Winnebago Pool Lakes; implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" and citizen-based monitoring programs, including hiring 4 watercraft inspectors and training volunteers to conduct watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring; conducting scientific analyses of current AIS infestations and a risk assessment for potential invasive species; and conducting outreach activities, including collaborating with the Teacher Summer Institutes at UW-Oshkosh, and creating a poster and PowerPoint presentation on AIS in the Winnebago Pool. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the five-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended 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 to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Belle Fountain Spring
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/5/1997
Waters Involved
Daggets Creek
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Acq-Lake Butte Des Morts Land Acquisition-Molinski Property: The Butte des Morts Cohnservation Club will acquire approximately 1,183 acres of land, including 13,000 feet of shoreline, situated on Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County to protect Lake Butte des Morts, and its fish and wildlife habitat. The property is primarily shallow marshland including cattails, sedges and grasses. It also includes 164 acres of upland containing trees and shruybs. The goals of the property's managmenet plan focus on 1) the protection of the lake and the Winnebago Pool Watershed, 2) the protection and restoration of the property's plant communities and fish and wildlife habitat, and 3) allowing public access to the proeprty for recreational purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Dog Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/5/1997
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Acq-Lake Butte Des Morts Land Acquisition-Molinski Property: The Butte des Morts Cohnservation Club will acquire approximately 1,183 acres of land, including 13,000 feet of shoreline, situated on Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County to protect Lake Butte des Morts, and its fish and wildlife habitat. The property is primarily shallow marshland including cattails, sedges and grasses. It also includes 164 acres of upland containing trees and shruybs. The goals of the property's managmenet plan focus on 1) the protection of the lake and the Winnebago Pool Watershed, 2) the protection and restoration of the property's plant communities and fish and wildlife habitat, and 3) allowing public access to the proeprty for recreational purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Acq-Butte Des Morts Conservation Club Terrell Island Land Acquisition: The Butte des Morts Conservation Club proposes to purchase 18.3 acres of land in their Terrell's Island project area.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Grand Lake (Millpond)
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Grand River Marsh*
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Heart Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/5/1997
Waters Involved
Lake Butte des Morts
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Acq-Lake Butte Des Morts Land Acquisition-Molinski Property: The Butte des Morts Cohnservation Club will acquire approximately 1,183 acres of land, including 13,000 feet of shoreline, situated on Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County to protect Lake Butte des Morts, and its fish and wildlife habitat. The property is primarily shallow marshland including cattails, sedges and grasses. It also includes 164 acres of upland containing trees and shruybs. The goals of the property's managmenet plan focus on 1) the protection of the lake and the Winnebago Pool Watershed, 2) the protection and restoration of the property's plant communities and fish and wildlife habitat, and 3) allowing public access to the proeprty for recreational purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2002
Waters Involved
Lake Butte des Morts
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Res-Terrell Island Habitat Restoration Project: This project will harden the shores of 4 existing islands within the breakwall project area known as Terrell Island on the south side of Lake Butte des Morts. Nearly 1,200 feet of rock structure will be installed along the windward edges of the islands with extending wings to enhance the aquatic plant community of emergents, floating leaf and submergent plants.

These benefits are expected to occur:

1) Improved water quality , especially clarity in the area adjacent to the structure.
2) Greater areal coverage of aquatic plant growth and the habitat benefits for fish.
3) Enhanced wildlife benefits for waterfowl and shorebirds, reptiles and amphibians.
4) Reduced island erosion.

The Butte des Morts Conservation Club is in partnership with Winnebago County and the DNR on the project. The projected costs are $65,680.

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
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Lake Butte des Morts
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Acq-Butte Des Morts Conservation Club Terrell Island Land Acquisition: The Butte des Morts Conservation Club proposes to purchase 18.3 acres of land in their Terrell's Island project area.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Lake Maria
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Little Twin Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Mill Pond
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Puchyan Millpond
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/5/1997
Waters Involved
Spring Brook
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Acq-Lake Butte Des Morts Land Acquisition-Molinski Property: The Butte des Morts Cohnservation Club will acquire approximately 1,183 acres of land, including 13,000 feet of shoreline, situated on Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County to protect Lake Butte des Morts, and its fish and wildlife habitat. The property is primarily shallow marshland including cattails, sedges and grasses. It also includes 164 acres of upland containing trees and shruybs. The goals of the property's managmenet plan focus on 1) the protection of the lake and the Winnebago Pool Watershed, 2) the protection and restoration of the property's plant communities and fish and wildlife habitat, and 3) allowing public access to the proeprty for recreational purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Spring Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Twin Lakes
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Un Spring
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/5/1997
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Acq-Lake Butte Des Morts Land Acquisition-Molinski Property: The Butte des Morts Cohnservation Club will acquire approximately 1,183 acres of land, including 13,000 feet of shoreline, situated on Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County to protect Lake Butte des Morts, and its fish and wildlife habitat. The property is primarily shallow marshland including cattails, sedges and grasses. It also includes 164 acres of upland containing trees and shruybs. The goals of the property's managmenet plan focus on 1) the protection of the lake and the Winnebago Pool Watershed, 2) the protection and restoration of the property's plant communities and fish and wildlife habitat, and 3) allowing public access to the proeprty for recreational purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/5/1997
Waters Involved
Wolf River
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Acq-Lake Butte Des Morts Land Acquisition-Molinski Property: The Butte des Morts Cohnservation Club will acquire approximately 1,183 acres of land, including 13,000 feet of shoreline, situated on Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County to protect Lake Butte des Morts, and its fish and wildlife habitat. The property is primarily shallow marshland including cattails, sedges and grasses. It also includes 164 acres of upland containing trees and shruybs. The goals of the property's managmenet plan focus on 1) the protection of the lake and the Winnebago Pool Watershed, 2) the protection and restoration of the property's plant communities and fish and wildlife habitat, and 3) allowing public access to the proeprty for recreational purposes.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1996
Waters Involved
Lake Butte des Morts
Status
Complete

Winnebago County: Lake Butte Des Morts Land Management Plan & Brochure: Winnebago County proposes to develop a land management plan for the acquisition of approximately 1,200 acres of the Lake Butte des Morts watershed. An informational brochure will be produced explaining the land acquisition project and its relationship to protecting the lake. The sponsor will prepare a final report summarizing the project results and will also provide the Department of Natural Resources with a paper copy and an eletronic copy of the final report. The sponsor will disseminate information about the project to the public through the brochure, newsletter mailing, entire report mailing, public meeting, and local newspaper article. end.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1998
Waters Involved
Lake Butte des Morts
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Lake Butte Des Morts Aquatic Plan Mgt Plan: The Lake Butte des Morts Conservation Club proposes to develop an appraisal of the shallow open water, deep water marsh, shallow water marsh, sedge meadow and upland plant communities within the breakwater area of the Terrell Island. This will include the identification of plant community locations general attributes and spatial relationships, and a subsequent management objective development for fish and wildlife habitat, recreational and educational use, and general land use management.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2000
Waters Involved
Lake Butte des Morts
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Lake Butte Des Morts Common Reed Assessment: The Lake Butte des Morts Conservation Club proposes to conduct an assessment of stress-response in common reeds stands in the Winnebago Pool Lakes. The project will consist of compiling a historical evaluation of stand changes, develop baseline information on the currert status, assess the relationship between changes and seasonal water levels and weather conditions, and identify public perception of stand existance and potential restoration efforts.

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
10/1/2002
Waters Involved
Rush Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Nepeuskun: Town Of Nepeuskun Land Use Plan And Integration: The Town of Nepeuskun proposes to conduct a Land Use/Ordinance Integration Plan . The project deliverables will include a summary report of existing town ordinances; an amended town zoning ordinance; a revised official zoning map; a revised policy for regulatory enforcement of the zoning ordinance; adoption of a driveway construction permitting process; development and adoption of a storm water management and erosion control ordinance; and completion of the process for developing a strategic plan for integrating the town land use plan and zoning ordinance with the Rush Marsh Management Plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1996
Waters Involved
Wolf River
Status
Complete

Wolf River Preservation Association: Wolf River Watershed Management Planning - Phase 2: The Wolf River Preservation Association proposes to continue watershed management planning activities. Phase 2 project activities include continuing water quality monitoring, conducting a recreational use survey, continuing to assess erosional areas, continuing to identify exotic species, and preparation of a report summarizing the data collected and analyses performed. The sponsor will provide the Department of Natural Resources with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the report. Information about the results of phase 2 activities will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, fact sheet, public meeting, and local newspaper article.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Daggets Creek
Status
Complete

Winnebago Lakes Council, Inc.: Winnebago Pool Lakes Outreach And Forum Development: The Winnebago Lakes Counsil proposes to hire an organization coordinator to support the following:

1. Newsletter development
2. Website development and maintenance
3. Issue summaries
4. Mining community information realative to board and membership development
5. Event planning, lake forums


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Butte Des Morts Community Lake Education Strategic Plan Development: Project will analyze benefit and barriers of public's adoption of BMP's on Winnebago System. Results of analysis will be employed to initiate pilot project targeting nutrient and habitat improvements.

Deliverables: 1. Benefit / Barrier survey design document, 2. Benefit/Barrier survey results (findings) document, 3. Benefit/Barriers survey analysis document.

Water quality and habitat pilot project initiation applying the results of Benefit/Barrier study.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Butte Des Morts Strategic Partnering Plan To Develop Effective Watershed Protection: Inventory area stakeholders and projects with water quality and habitat goals. Identify projects of common interest to support and integrate.

Develop a "recognition" program for partners and individuals supporting water quality and habitat improvement to Winnebago Lakes and rivers.

Publish newsletter 2x and author/release strategy and issue news related articles. ID and list available media contacts for lake system initiatives

Deliverables: 1. Partners and projects inventory document, 2. Lakes newsletters, 3. Recognition program, 4. Media listing, 5. Media News releases.




Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Winnebago Lakes Council, Inc.: Winnebago Pool Lakes Outreach And Forum Development: The Winnebago Lakes Counsil proposes to hire an organization coordinator to support the following:

1. Newsletter development
2. Website development and maintenance
3. Issue summaries
4. Mining community information realative to board and membership development
5. Event planning, lake forums


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Lake Butte des Morts
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Butte Des Morts Community Lake Education Strategic Plan Development: Project will analyze benefit and barriers of public's adoption of BMP's on Winnebago System. Results of analysis will be employed to initiate pilot project targeting nutrient and habitat improvements.

Deliverables: 1. Benefit / Barrier survey design document, 2. Benefit/Barrier survey results (findings) document, 3. Benefit/Barriers survey analysis document.

Water quality and habitat pilot project initiation applying the results of Benefit/Barrier study.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Lake Butte des Morts
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Butte Des Morts Strategic Partnering Plan To Develop Effective Watershed Protection: Inventory area stakeholders and projects with water quality and habitat goals. Identify projects of common interest to support and integrate.

Develop a "recognition" program for partners and individuals supporting water quality and habitat improvement to Winnebago Lakes and rivers.

Publish newsletter 2x and author/release strategy and issue news related articles. ID and list available media contacts for lake system initiatives

Deliverables: 1. Partners and projects inventory document, 2. Lakes newsletters, 3. Recognition program, 4. Media listing, 5. Media News releases.




Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lake Butte des Morts
Status
In_Progress

Winnebago Lakes Council, Inc.: Winnebago Watershed Conservation Education Project: The Winnebago Lakes Council proposes to conduct a lake planning project to develop a natural resources photo media data base/portfolio to be utilized at several media levels including web publishing and paper media in the interest of promoting sound lake management of the Winnebago system. The deliverable will be a summary report including project actions, products and evaluation of media deployment efficacy. 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
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Lake Butte des Morts
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Winnebago Wolf Team Development: The first goal will be for the WLF Team to improve their understanding of ecological implications of WLF community integration process and project management skills. The second goal will be to improve committee structure.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Lake Butte des Morts
Status
In_Progress

Winnebago Lakes Council, Inc.: Winnebago System Water Level Monitoring Network Evaluation: The Winnebago Lakes Council will evaluate the efficacy (relative to existing needs) and sufficiency(relative to future needs) of WLF monitoring network on the Winnebago system lakes. They will construct a plan to address the existing and future needs of the WLF network. Lakes included are Winnebago, Poygan, Winneconne, and Butte de Morts in the counties of Winnebago, Calumet, Waushara, and Fond du Lac. The methods and actions employed: appraise all WLF monitoring sites, conduct station inventory, physical visits, data output handling, volunteer aspects, hardware/software descriptions. Integrate with USACE.


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

Town Of Omro: Stormwater Plan: to c-s @70% develop of stormwater plan


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
Fox River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Fond du Lac
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Winnebago
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Fox River WatershedWatershed History Note

The City of Omro is situated along the banks of the Fox River in Winnebago County. The area was once home to the Winnebago Indians. The first Europeans to reach the area were the French explorers in the 1600's. Eventually a fur-trading post was set up, and an early blacksmith and trader by the name of Charles Omereau, gave his name to the city. Omro's location on the river provided a means of transportation and communication both upstream and downstream, as well as an abundant water source for industrial use. The town's growth was strong in the mid-1800's with the arrival of the railroad, several mills, a glass factory, a carriage factory and two thousand citizens. Omro continues to celebrate its place in American history through the historic designation of its downtown district, historic walking tours and one of the largest Fourth of July parades in the state.

Date  2011