Watershed - Walla Walla and Alder Creeks (WR03)
Walla Walla and Alder Creeks Watershed

Details

The Walla Walla and Alder Creek Watershed (locally known as Walla Walla Creek Watershed) lies in portions of Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago Counties on the northwest shore of Lake Poygan. Those portions of the watershed within Winnebago County are in the Lower Fox River Designated Planning Area. The Winnebago Comprehensive Management Plan rated this watershed a high priority due to critical animal waste problems and soil loss. The Wolf River Basin Plan data indicates polluted runoff problems with excess vegetation and habitat deterioration. Approximately 20 percent of the watershed (in the western part) is highly susceptible to groundwater contamination (WDNR and WGNHS, 1987).

Date  2001

Nonpoint and Point Sources

The Village of Fremont is the only point source discharger in the Walla Walla and Alder Creek Watershed. The 97 square-mile watershed is ranked number one in the Waupaca County Animal Waste Management Plan for concerns over both surface and groundwater. A substantial number of medium to high priority barnyard/feedlot operations exist in the Waushara County portion, with many of these draining directly into Lake Poygan via man-made ditches. In the Winnebago County portion, three barnyard/feedlot operations were ranked as critical polluted runoff pollution hazards, one was ranked as high priority; three as medium priority. Average soil erosion rates are 3.1 tons per acre per year in Waupaca County, 3.5 tons per acre per year in Waushara County, and 2.0-3.0 tons per acre per year in Winnebago County. This watershed drains directly to Lake Poygan and is likely to affect lake water quality during storms.

Date  1996

Ecological Landscapes for Walla Walla and Alder Creeks Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Walla Walla and Alder Creeks Watershed is located primarily in the Southeast Glacial Plains Ecological Landscape which 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 Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2006
Waters Involved
Pages Slough
Status
Complete

Town Of Wolf River: Town Of Wolf River Page'S Slough Ais Control Project: UPDATED SCOPE: The Town of Wolf River, on behalf of the Lake Poygan Sportsmen\2019s Club, proposes to control curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) and Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in Page\2019s Slough during the period 2007 - 2010. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Wolf River\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant Application, dated August 1, 2006. The project includes conducting annual pre-treatment point-intercept aquatic plant surveys and post-treatment surveys to monitor the extent of CLP and EWM and efficacy of the previous year\2019s treatment; treating CLP and EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; planting wild rice along the cattail fringe in the northern half of the slough; conducting education and prevention activities to prevent re-infestation, including placing signage at the carp barrier and nearby boat landings. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request. If watercraft inspection is conducted as part of the project then those records will be entered into the State\2019s online Watercraft Inspection Database. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
6/1/2014
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Waupaca County: Chalet Lake Rapid Response: Waupaca County proposes to control Eurasian Water Milfoil on Chalet Lake by implementing control measures during the period of 2014-2016. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Waupaca County Land and Water Conservation Aquatic Invasive Species application dated May 8, 2015.

The project includes conducting pre- and post- treatment and mapping the extent of EWM and controllng EWM with aquatic herbicide treatments. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to the DNR.

If consultant is to provide final report, is is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordianator 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.

If consultant is to provide final report, is is rce


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
6/1/2014
Waters Involved
Unnamed T21n R12e S19-08
Status
Complete

Waupaca County: Chalet Lake Rapid Response: Waupaca County proposes to control Eurasian Water Milfoil on Chalet Lake by implementing control measures during the period of 2014-2016. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Waupaca County Land and Water Conservation Aquatic Invasive Species application dated May 8, 2015.

The project includes conducting pre- and post- treatment and mapping the extent of EWM and controllng EWM with aquatic herbicide treatments. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to the DNR.

If consultant is to provide final report, is is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordianator 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.

If consultant is to provide final report, is is rce


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Lake Poygan
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 Poygan
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
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
McAllister Lake
Status
Complete

Golden Sands Rc&D: Reg. Ais Spec. 5: Golden Sands RC&D seeks continued funding for Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)Coordinator, Education Specialist, Technician, Administrative Coordinator, and additional staff positions to coordinate AIS control and outreach efforts within Marathon, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara, and Wood Counties. Major project elements to include: 1) Outreach and training, 2) Lake and AIS monitoring, 3) Clean Boats, Clean Water inspections, outreach and signage, 4) Assistance with AIS control, and 5) Water access mapping.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Lake Poygan
Status
Complete

Lake Poygan Sportsman'S Club: Res-Lake Poygan Reed Restoration Project: The Lake Poygan Sportsman's Club proposes to conduct a Common Reed Grass stand restoration project on Lake Poygan. The project will ecologically characterize the structural and functional aspects of common reed grass stands, as well as develop information necessary for the management, protecction and rehabilitation of mid-lake wetlands.


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

Lake Poygan Sportsman'S Club: Res-Page'S Slough Carp Barrier Project: The Lake Poygan Sportsman's Club will build and install a mechanical carp barrier and rock berm at the mouth of Pages Slough, Lake Poygan. The rock berm will be approximately 300 feet in length with a fifty-foot base and 6 foot top deck. A ramp walk will be installed within the berm for access. This walk will be 50 feet in length and 24 feet wide. The mechanical barrier will be constructed of metal sheet piling and panels. A gated access will be built into the barrier for boats. The mechanical barrier will be approximately 100 feet in width. All materials and design will conform to the CH 30 permit requirements as isued by the WI DNR. The design will be reviewed and approved by Winnebago County Land and Water Conservation Dept.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Alder Creek
Status
Complete

Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance: Winnebago Lakes Comprehensive Planning - Lake Poygan: The Fox \2013 Wolf Watershed Alliance is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Poygan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Develop communication strategy; 2) Create LMP structural framework; 3) Develop committees for each LMP element; 4) Establish issue related focus groups and encourage stakeholder participation; 5) Determine need for third party consultant assistance.

Project final deliverables include: 1) Committees identify outstanding issues, data gaps and possible actions to address lake issues, 2) Committees begin to draft language for LMP sections, 3) Hold 3 Town-hall meetings; 4) Develop website; 5) Issue press releases; 6) If determined necessary, engage third party consultants for project assistance; 7) Develop Phase 4 strategy for completion of LMP.

Special Conditions: 1) All data shall be entered into the SWIMS database; 2) Draft sociological/user surveys and shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated 3) Documentation of volunteer labor and donated services shall be collected and maintained in accordance with grant program guidelines for reporting in kind donations.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.

Final reports: it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake 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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1997
Waters Involved
Lake Poygan
Status
Complete

Lake Poygan Sportsman'S Club: Lake Poygan Aquatic Plant Study & Management Plan: Lake Poygan Sportsman's Club proposes to do a comprehensive historical and current status study of Lake Poygan's common reed (Phragmites australis). The study will take into account the water levels and climatological data from historical records back to the mid-1930's. Current reed health will also be reported and compared in the final project results.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Lake Poygan
Status
Complete

Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance: Winnebago Lakes Comprehensive Planning - Lake Poygan: The Fox \2013 Wolf Watershed Alliance is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Poygan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Develop communication strategy; 2) Create LMP structural framework; 3) Develop committees for each LMP element; 4) Establish issue related focus groups and encourage stakeholder participation; 5) Determine need for third party consultant assistance.

Project final deliverables include: 1) Committees identify outstanding issues, data gaps and possible actions to address lake issues, 2) Committees begin to draft language for LMP sections, 3) Hold 3 Town-hall meetings; 4) Develop website; 5) Issue press releases; 6) If determined necessary, engage third party consultants for project assistance; 7) Develop Phase 4 strategy for completion of LMP.

Special Conditions: 1) All data shall be entered into the SWIMS database; 2) Draft sociological/user surveys and shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated 3) Documentation of volunteer labor and donated services shall be collected and maintained in accordance with grant program guidelines for reporting in kind donations.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.

Final reports: it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake 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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Lake Winneconne
Status
Complete

Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance: Winnebago Lakes Comprehensive Planning - Lake Poygan: The Fox \2013 Wolf Watershed Alliance is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Poygan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Develop communication strategy; 2) Create LMP structural framework; 3) Develop committees for each LMP element; 4) Establish issue related focus groups and encourage stakeholder participation; 5) Determine need for third party consultant assistance.

Project final deliverables include: 1) Committees identify outstanding issues, data gaps and possible actions to address lake issues, 2) Committees begin to draft language for LMP sections, 3) Hold 3 Town-hall meetings; 4) Develop website; 5) Issue press releases; 6) If determined necessary, engage third party consultants for project assistance; 7) Develop Phase 4 strategy for completion of LMP.

Special Conditions: 1) All data shall be entered into the SWIMS database; 2) Draft sociological/user surveys and shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated 3) Documentation of volunteer labor and donated services shall be collected and maintained in accordance with grant program guidelines for reporting in kind donations.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.

Final reports: it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake 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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1998
Waters Involved
Partridge Lake
Status
Complete

Wolf River Preservation Association: Wolf River Water Clarity Study Phase 3: The Wolf River Preservation Association proposes to examine differences in percent contribution of algae, detritus, and sediment to total suspended solids concentration by mass during different months; and study the relationship between diurnal fluctuations in tirbidity and motorboat use levels and differences in motorboat impacts on turbidity by time of year. This project is the 3rd phase of studies which includes 3 lakes and the main stem of the Wolf River. Data from this study will be used to develop future recommendations for improving water clarity in Partridge Lake, Partridge Crop Lake, Cincoe Lake and the Wolf River. If a relationship is found between motorboat use and turbidity levels, management prescrpitions aimed at reducing the impact will be developed. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The results of the study will be disseminated locally and to local and state government via community meetings and a written report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Pine River
Status
Complete

Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance: Winnebago Lakes Comprehensive Planning - Lake Poygan: The Fox \2013 Wolf Watershed Alliance is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Poygan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Develop communication strategy; 2) Create LMP structural framework; 3) Develop committees for each LMP element; 4) Establish issue related focus groups and encourage stakeholder participation; 5) Determine need for third party consultant assistance.

Project final deliverables include: 1) Committees identify outstanding issues, data gaps and possible actions to address lake issues, 2) Committees begin to draft language for LMP sections, 3) Hold 3 Town-hall meetings; 4) Develop website; 5) Issue press releases; 6) If determined necessary, engage third party consultants for project assistance; 7) Develop Phase 4 strategy for completion of LMP.

Special Conditions: 1) All data shall be entered into the SWIMS database; 2) Draft sociological/user surveys and shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated 3) Documentation of volunteer labor and donated services shall be collected and maintained in accordance with grant program guidelines for reporting in kind donations.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.

Final reports: it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake 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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Pumpkinseed Creek
Status
Complete

Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance: Winnebago Lakes Comprehensive Planning - Lake Poygan: The Fox \2013 Wolf Watershed Alliance is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Poygan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Develop communication strategy; 2) Create LMP structural framework; 3) Develop committees for each LMP element; 4) Establish issue related focus groups and encourage stakeholder participation; 5) Determine need for third party consultant assistance.

Project final deliverables include: 1) Committees identify outstanding issues, data gaps and possible actions to address lake issues, 2) Committees begin to draft language for LMP sections, 3) Hold 3 Town-hall meetings; 4) Develop website; 5) Issue press releases; 6) If determined necessary, engage third party consultants for project assistance; 7) Develop Phase 4 strategy for completion of LMP.

Special Conditions: 1) All data shall be entered into the SWIMS database; 2) Draft sociological/user surveys and shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated 3) Documentation of volunteer labor and donated services shall be collected and maintained in accordance with grant program guidelines for reporting in kind donations.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.

Final reports: it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake 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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance: Winnebago Lakes Comprehensive Planning - Lake Poygan: The Fox \2013 Wolf Watershed Alliance is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Poygan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Develop communication strategy; 2) Create LMP structural framework; 3) Develop committees for each LMP element; 4) Establish issue related focus groups and encourage stakeholder participation; 5) Determine need for third party consultant assistance.

Project final deliverables include: 1) Committees identify outstanding issues, data gaps and possible actions to address lake issues, 2) Committees begin to draft language for LMP sections, 3) Hold 3 Town-hall meetings; 4) Develop website; 5) Issue press releases; 6) If determined necessary, engage third party consultants for project assistance; 7) Develop Phase 4 strategy for completion of LMP.

Special Conditions: 1) All data shall be entered into the SWIMS database; 2) Draft sociological/user surveys and shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated 3) Documentation of volunteer labor and donated services shall be collected and maintained in accordance with grant program guidelines for reporting in kind donations.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.

Final reports: it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake 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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Willow Creek
Status
Complete

Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance: Winnebago Lakes Comprehensive Planning - Lake Poygan: The Fox \2013 Wolf Watershed Alliance is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Poygan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Develop communication strategy; 2) Create LMP structural framework; 3) Develop committees for each LMP element; 4) Establish issue related focus groups and encourage stakeholder participation; 5) Determine need for third party consultant assistance.

Project final deliverables include: 1) Committees identify outstanding issues, data gaps and possible actions to address lake issues, 2) Committees begin to draft language for LMP sections, 3) Hold 3 Town-hall meetings; 4) Develop website; 5) Issue press releases; 6) If determined necessary, engage third party consultants for project assistance; 7) Develop Phase 4 strategy for completion of LMP.

Special Conditions: 1) All data shall be entered into the SWIMS database; 2) Draft sociological/user surveys and shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated 3) Documentation of volunteer labor and donated services shall be collected and maintained in accordance with grant program guidelines for reporting in kind donations.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.

Final reports: it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake 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
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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Wolf River
Status
Complete

Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance: Winnebago Lakes Comprehensive Planning - Lake Poygan: The Fox \2013 Wolf Watershed Alliance is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Poygan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Develop communication strategy; 2) Create LMP structural framework; 3) Develop committees for each LMP element; 4) Establish issue related focus groups and encourage stakeholder participation; 5) Determine need for third party consultant assistance.

Project final deliverables include: 1) Committees identify outstanding issues, data gaps and possible actions to address lake issues, 2) Committees begin to draft language for LMP sections, 3) Hold 3 Town-hall meetings; 4) Develop website; 5) Issue press releases; 6) If determined necessary, engage third party consultants for project assistance; 7) Develop Phase 4 strategy for completion of LMP.

Special Conditions: 1) All data shall be entered into the SWIMS database; 2) Draft sociological/user surveys and shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated 3) Documentation of volunteer labor and donated services shall be collected and maintained in accordance with grant program guidelines for reporting in kind donations.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.

Final reports: it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake 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
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Alder 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. **9** Newsletter development
2. **9** Website development and maintenance
3. **9** Issue summaries
4. **9** Mining community information realative to board and membership development
5. **9** Event planning, lake forums


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lake Poygan
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 Poygan
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
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
1/1/2007
Waters Involved
Walla Walla Creek
Status
Complete

Waupaca County: Walla Walla Creek/Ponto Project: To cost-share installation of manure management and barnyard runoff practices in order to remedy violations of the performance standards and prohibitions dealing with unconfined manure piles and prevention of direct runoff from a feedlot or stored manure into waters of the state.


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
Walla Walla and Alder Creeks Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
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
 
Engage Volunteers in Monitoring/Restoration
 
Date
Status
Austin Creek
7/1/2009
Proposed
Projects
 
Engage Volunteers in Monitoring/Restoration
 
Date
Status
Magdanz Creek
7/1/2009
Proposed
Projects
 
Engage Volunteers in Monitoring/Restoration
 
Date
Status
Hatton Creek
7/1/2009
Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Winnebago
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Aquatic Biology
Monitor biology on WBIC: 254400
Date
Status
Conduct biological (mIBI or fIBI) monitoring on McLean Creek, WBIC: 254400, AU:10798
5/21/2016
Proposed
Projects
 
Walla Walla and Alder Creeks WatershedWatershed History Note

The Town of Fremont in Waupaca County, in the Walla Walla and Alder Creeks Watershed, was first settled in the spring of 1849. The first paper published was the Fremont Pioneer in 1857 and the first church was built in 1873. The Village of Fremont was organized in 1888. The Wolf River flows through the middle of the village and Partridge Lake is just upriver. A spawning "run" of white bass, or sand bass (Morone chrysops), also known as "stripers", occurs twice a year - in the spring around Mothers Day and in late September/early October. Lake Sturgeon from Lake Winnebago travel upriver to the Fremont area in spring to spawn. Fremont is known as the White Bass Capital of the World.

Date  2011