Watershed - North Branch and Mainstem Embarrass Rive (WR09)
North Branch and Mainstem Embarrass Rive Watershed

Details

The North Branch and Mainstem Embarrass River Watershed lies in Outagamie, Waupaca, and Shawano Counties and covers 292 square miles. This watershed includes 99 miles of the North Branch and Mainstem of the Embarrass River. Those portions in Outagamie County are in the Lower Fox River Designated Planning Area. See the Fox Valley Water Quality Planning Agency (FVWQPA) planning documents for additional information. The Winnebago Comprehensive Management Plan ranked this watershed a high priority because of critical animal waste and soil erosion problems. Data for the Wolf River Basin plan indicates severe polluted runoff problems exist, with heavy soil losses, impaired fisheries, excess vegetation, and dissolved oxygen violations.

Date  2001

Nonpoint and Point Sources

There are two industrial point source dischargers and three municipal point source dischargers in the North Branch and Mainstem Embarrass River Watershed: Village of Bear Creek, Village of Bowler, Embarrass/Cloverleaf Lakes Sanitary District No. 1, Flanagan Brothers, Inc., and the Oak Grove Cheese Factory.

Date  1996

Ecological Landscapes for North Branch and Mainstem Embarrass Rive Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The North Branch and Mainstem Embarrass River Watershed contains three ecological landscapes: the Central Lake Michigan Coastal landscape in the south, the Northern Lake Michigan Coastal in the central part and the Forest Transition in the northwestern section. The Central Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape stretches from southern Door County west across Green Bay to the Wolf River drainage, then southward in a narrowing strip along the Lake Michigan shore to central Milwaukee County. Owing to the influence of Lake Michigan in the eastern part of this landscape, summers there are cooler, winters warmer, and precipitation levels greater than at locations farther inland. Dolomites and shales underlie the glacial deposits that blanket virtually all of the Central Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape. The dolomite Niagara Escarpment is the major bedrock feature, running across the entire landscape from northeast to southwest. Series of dolomite cliffs provide critical habitat for rare terrestrial snails, bats, and specialized plants. The primary glacial landforms are ground moraine, outwash, and lakeplain. The topography is generally rolling where the surface is underlain by ground moraine, variable over areas of outwash, and nearly level where lacustrine deposits are present. Important soils include clays, loams, sands, and gravels. Certain landforms, such as sand spits, clay bluffs, beach and dune complexes, and ridge and swale systems, are associated only with the shorelines of Lake Michigan and Green Bay. Historically, most of this landscape was vegetated with mesic hardwood forest composed primarily of sugar maple, basswood, and beech. Hemlock and white pine were locally important, but hemlock was generally restricted to cool moist sites near Lake Michigan. Areas of poorly drained glacial lakeplain supported wet forests of tamarack, white cedar, black ash, red maple, and elm, while the Wolf and Embarrass Rivers flowed through extensive floodplain forests of silver maple, green ash, and swamp white oak. Emergent marshes and wet meadows were common in and adjacent to lower Green Bay, while Lake Michigan shoreline areas featured beaches, dunes, interdunal wetlands, marshes, and highly diverse ridge and swale vegetation. Small patches of prairie and oak savanna were present in the southwestern portion of this landscape. The Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape is located in northeastern Wisconsin, and includes Green Bay and the northern part of the Door Peninsula. Its landforms consist of the Niagara escarpment, a prominent dolomite outcropping along the east side of Green Bay, a lacustrine plain along the west side of Green Bay, and ground moraine elsewhere. Low sand dunes and beach ridges that support Great Lakes endemics and many other rare species are found along the Great Lakes shoreline. The influence of Lake Michigan moderates extreme temperatures. Soils are very diverse; in some areas, lacustrine sands are found overlying clays or bedrock within only a few feet of the surface. In the Door Peninsula, soils are typically stony loamy sands to loams. Poorly drained sands are common in the lake plain or in depressions between dunes and beach ridges. On the western side of Green Bay, the ground moraine is composed mostly of moderately well drained, rocky sandy loams, interspersed with lacustrine sands and clays, and peat and muck also common. Historic vegetation included maple-basswood-beech forest, hemlock-hardwood forest, northern white cedar swamp, hardwood-conifer swamp, wet meadows, and coastal marshes. Conifer dominated upland forests that resemble the boreal forest were present along Lake Michigan; they contain a significant component of white spruce and balsam fir. Cliffs, sinkholes, and dolomite ledges are associated with the Niagara Escarpment. Current vegetation consists of more than 60% non-forested land, most of which is in agricultural crops, with smaller amounts of grassland, wetland, shrubland, and urbanized areas. Forested lands are dominated by maple-basswood, with smaller amounts of lowland hardwoods, aspen-birch, and lowland conifers. High quality areas of exposed alkaline bedrock beach occur on the northern Door Peninsula, providing habitat for many rare plants. Several islands lie off the Door Peninsula and these also provide critical habitat for rare species and colonially nesting birds. The Forest Transition Ecological Landscape lies along the northern border of Wisconsin's Tension Zone, through the central and western part of the state, and supports both northern forests and agricultural areas. The central portion of the Forest Transition lies primarily on a glacial till plain deposited by glaciation between 25,000 and 790,000 years ago. The eastern and western portions are on moraines of the Wisconsin glaciation. The growing season in this part of the state is long enough that agriculture is viable, although climatic conditions are not as favorable as in southern Wisconsin. Soils are diverse, ranging from sandy loam to loam or shallow silt loam, and from poorly drained to well drained. The historic vegetation of the Forest Transition was primarily northern hardwood forest. These northern hardwoods were dominated by sugar maple and hemlock, and contained some yellow birch, red pine and white pine. Currently, over 60% of this Ecological Landscape is non-forested. Forested areas consist primarily of northern hardwoods and aspen, with smaller amounts of oak and lowland hardwoods. The eastern portion of the Ecological Landscape differs from the rest of the area in that it remains primarily forested, and includes some ecologically significant areas. Throughout the Ecological Landscape, small areas of conifer swamp are found near the headwaters of streams, and associated with lakes in kettle depressions on moraines. Ground flora show characteristics of both northern and southern Wisconsin, as this Ecological Landscape lies along the Tension Zone.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
5/1/2004
Waters Involved
Grass Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Cloverleaf Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species Protection & Control Project: The Town of Belle Plaine proposes to conduct an Aquatic Invasive Species Protection and Control Project on the Cloverleaf chain of Lakes. The project goals are to eradicate Eurasian Water Milfoil to assist in the return of more native species. The Town plans to treat 56.2 acres with "navigate 2-4-D chemical control.

A final report will be submitted to the department detailing their accomplishments.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Grass Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Cloverleaf Lakes Ewm Control Projec: The Town of Belle Plaine, on behalf of the Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Association, proposes to control curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) and Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment, hand cutting and preventative measures in the Cloverleaf Lakes (Grass, Pine and Round Lakes) during the period 2007 - 2010. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Belle Plaine Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 30, 2007. The project includes conducting annual pre-treatment and post-treatment surveys to monitor the extent of CLP and EWM and efficacy of treatments; treating CLP and EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; hand cutting EWM by divers as appropriate; developing and implementing a volunteer aquatic plant monitoring program to monitor and map aquatic invasive plants, including training volunteers, developing a specimen collection, and developing a pilot program of planting native shoreline vegetation; conducting watercraft inspections; and updating the Aquatic Plant Management Plan. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Any publications or signs produced as part of this project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" brand (partnership details are at http://www.protectyourwaters.org). Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the four-year project will be provided to DNR. The final report will include the revision to the Cloverleaf Lakes Aquatic Plant Management Plan that conforms to DNR's Aquatic Plant Management Guidance. 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 Control
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Grass Lake
Status
Proposed

Town Of Belle Plaine: Cloverleaf Lake Ais Control: The Town of Belle Plaine proposes to manage invasive species on Cloverleaf Lakes during the period of April 1, 2012-December 31, 2016. The project elements and deliverables are specified within their control grant application dated January 20, 2012. All project requirements are listed below.
This project requires that the following actions be completed on an annual basis unless otherwise specified: 1) Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW)- a minimum of 200hrs./yr., all data entered into SWIMS by October 1. 2) Citizen Lake Monitoring Network(CLMN) Early Detection Monitoring for invasive species. All data to be entered into SWIMS by October 1. 3) Host/attend one CBCW and CLMN training within the grant cycle. 4) Handpulling of invasive species. All hours to be recorded on volunteer log worksheet. 5) Conduct pre-/post- treatment surveys according to department protocol. 6) Augmented enforcement with local law enforcement. All hours to be recorded. 7) Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing this project is requirement and will be provided to the DNR.

Please provide both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of the grantee\2019s final payment request. If a consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making the final payment to the consultant.

Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details can be found at: http://www.protectyourwaters.org).


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Cloverleaf Lakes Ewm Control Projec: The Town of Belle Plaine, on behalf of the Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Association, proposes to control curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) and Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment, hand cutting and preventative measures in the Cloverleaf Lakes (Grass, Pine and Round Lakes) during the period 2007 - 2010. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Belle Plaine Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 30, 2007. The project includes conducting annual pre-treatment and post-treatment surveys to monitor the extent of CLP and EWM and efficacy of treatments; treating CLP and EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; hand cutting EWM by divers as appropriate; developing and implementing a volunteer aquatic plant monitoring program to monitor and map aquatic invasive plants, including training volunteers, developing a specimen collection, and developing a pilot program of planting native shoreline vegetation; conducting watercraft inspections; and updating the Aquatic Plant Management Plan. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Any publications or signs produced as part of this project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" brand (partnership details are at http://www.protectyourwaters.org). Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the four-year project will be provided to DNR. The final report will include the revision to the Cloverleaf Lakes Aquatic Plant Management Plan that conforms to DNR's Aquatic Plant Management Guidance. 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 Control
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Cloverleaf Lake Ais Control: The Town of Belle Plaine proposes to manage invasive species on Cloverleaf Lakes during the period of April 1, 2012-December 31, 2016. The project elements and deliverables are specified within their control grant application dated January 20, 2012. All project requirements are listed below.
This project requires that the following actions be completed on an annual basis unless otherwise specified: 1) Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW)- a minimum of 200hrs./yr., all data entered into SWIMS by October 1. 2) Citizen Lake Monitoring Network(CLMN) Early Detection Monitoring for invasive species. All data to be entered into SWIMS by October 1. 3) Host/attend one CBCW and CLMN training within the grant cycle. 4) Handpulling of invasive species. All hours to be recorded on volunteer log worksheet. 5) Conduct pre-/post- treatment surveys according to department protocol. 6) Augmented enforcement with local law enforcement. All hours to be recorded. 7) Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing this project is requirement and will be provided to the DNR.

Please provide both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of the grantee\2019s final payment request. If a consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making the final payment to the consultant.

Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details can be found at: http://www.protectyourwaters.org).


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Cloverleaf Lakes Ewm Control Projec: The Town of Belle Plaine, on behalf of the Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Association, proposes to control curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) and Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment, hand cutting and preventative measures in the Cloverleaf Lakes (Grass, Pine and Round Lakes) during the period 2007 - 2010. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Belle Plaine Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 30, 2007. The project includes conducting annual pre-treatment and post-treatment surveys to monitor the extent of CLP and EWM and efficacy of treatments; treating CLP and EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; hand cutting EWM by divers as appropriate; developing and implementing a volunteer aquatic plant monitoring program to monitor and map aquatic invasive plants, including training volunteers, developing a specimen collection, and developing a pilot program of planting native shoreline vegetation; conducting watercraft inspections; and updating the Aquatic Plant Management Plan. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Any publications or signs produced as part of this project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" brand (partnership details are at http://www.protectyourwaters.org). Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the four-year project will be provided to DNR. The final report will include the revision to the Cloverleaf Lakes Aquatic Plant Management Plan that conforms to DNR's Aquatic Plant Management Guidance. 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 Control
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Proposed

Town Of Belle Plaine: Cloverleaf Lake Ais Control: The Town of Belle Plaine proposes to manage invasive species on Cloverleaf Lakes during the period of April 1, 2012-December 31, 2016. The project elements and deliverables are specified within their control grant application dated January 20, 2012. All project requirements are listed below.
This project requires that the following actions be completed on an annual basis unless otherwise specified: 1) Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW)- a minimum of 200hrs./yr., all data entered into SWIMS by October 1. 2) Citizen Lake Monitoring Network(CLMN) Early Detection Monitoring for invasive species. All data to be entered into SWIMS by October 1. 3) Host/attend one CBCW and CLMN training within the grant cycle. 4) Handpulling of invasive species. All hours to be recorded on volunteer log worksheet. 5) Conduct pre-/post- treatment surveys according to department protocol. 6) Augmented enforcement with local law enforcement. All hours to be recorded. 7) Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing this project is requirement and will be provided to the DNR.

Please provide both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of the grantee\2019s final payment request. If a consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making the final payment to the consultant.

Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details can be found at: http://www.protectyourwaters.org).


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
3/6/2006
Waters Involved
Grass Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Town Of Belle Plain Cloverleafe Lks Rapid Response Project: The Town of Belle Plaine, on behalf of the Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Association, proposes to control curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) in the Cloverleaf Lakes by implementing control measures during 2006. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Belle Plaine Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 27, 2006. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and mapping the extent of CLP; and controlling CLP with aquatic herbicide treatments and snorkel/SCUBA cutting. A final report summarizing the 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 Early Detection and Response
Date
4/15/2014
Waters Involved
Leopolis Pond
Status
Complete

Town Of Herman: Leopolis Pond Rapid Response: The Town of Herman proposes to control Eurasian Watermilfoil in the Leopolis Pond by implementing control measures during the period 2015-2017. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Herman\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Emergency Response Grant application, dated January 31, 2014.

The project includes conducting Point Intercept surveys using the DNR Aquatic Plant Treatment Evaluation Protocol http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ecology/APM/Appendix-D.pdf ,in addition to lake bathymetry mapping, both being performed by the Department of Natural Resources; controlling Eurasian Watermilfoil with a drawdown in combination with hand pulling; and implementing an aquatic invasive species prevention and control strategy that includes soliciting the in-kind volunteer work that is identified in the grant application. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the 3-year project will be provided to DNR. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details can be found at: http://www.protectyourwaters.org).

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. By accepting this grant, the Town of Herman accepts all financial and administrative aspects of the agreement regardless of any cooperative agreements with any other entity. 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. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/15/2014
Waters Involved
North Branch Embarrass River
Status
Complete

Town Of Herman: Leopolis Pond Rapid Response: The Town of Herman proposes to control Eurasian Watermilfoil in the Leopolis Pond by implementing control measures during the period 2015-2017. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Herman\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Emergency Response Grant application, dated January 31, 2014.

The project includes conducting Point Intercept surveys using the DNR Aquatic Plant Treatment Evaluation Protocol http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ecology/APM/Appendix-D.pdf ,in addition to lake bathymetry mapping, both being performed by the Department of Natural Resources; controlling Eurasian Watermilfoil with a drawdown in combination with hand pulling; and implementing an aquatic invasive species prevention and control strategy that includes soliciting the in-kind volunteer work that is identified in the grant application. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the 3-year project will be provided to DNR. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details can be found at: http://www.protectyourwaters.org).

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. By accepting this grant, the Town of Herman accepts all financial and administrative aspects of the agreement regardless of any cooperative agreements with any other entity. 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. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
3/6/2006
Waters Involved
Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Town Of Belle Plain Cloverleafe Lks Rapid Response Project: The Town of Belle Plaine, on behalf of the Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Association, proposes to control curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) in the Cloverleaf Lakes by implementing control measures during 2006. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Belle Plaine Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 27, 2006. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and mapping the extent of CLP; and controlling CLP with aquatic herbicide treatments and snorkel/SCUBA cutting. A final report summarizing the 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 Early Detection and Response
Date
3/6/2006
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Town Of Belle Plain Cloverleafe Lks Rapid Response Project: The Town of Belle Plaine, on behalf of the Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Association, proposes to control curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) in the Cloverleaf Lakes by implementing control measures during 2006. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Belle Plaine Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 27, 2006. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and mapping the extent of CLP; and controlling CLP with aquatic herbicide treatments and snorkel/SCUBA cutting. A final report summarizing the 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 Early Detection and Response
Date
7/1/2012
Waters Involved
Tilleda Pond
Status
Complete

Tilleda Pond Rehab Dist: Tillada Pond Eurasian Milfoil Rapid Response: Tilleda Pond Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to control Eurasian Watermilfoil in Tilleda Pond by implementing control measures during the period 2012-2014. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the TPPRD\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated July 2, 2012.

The project includes conducting two Point Intercept surveys by a third party consultant using the DNR Aquatic Plant Treatment Evaluation Protocol http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ecology/APM/Appendix-D.pdf ; controlling Eurasian Watermilfoil with aquatic herbicide treatments and a drawdown; and implementing an aquatic invasive species prevention and control strategy that includes attending the WI Lakes Convention, advertising in rural newspapers to solicit in-kind volunteers, rusty crayfish trapping, Eurasian Watermilfoil hand pulling, and zebra mussel/spiny water flea tows. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the two-year project will be provided to DNR. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details can be found at http://www.protectyourwaters.org).

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


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

Town Of Belle Plaine: Cloverleaf Lakes Boat Launch Monitoring Project: The Town of Belle Plaine, on behalf of the Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Association, proposes to conduct boater education and boat inspection by implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" watercraft inspection program during 2006. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Belle Plaine Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 9, 2006. The project includes hiring a coordinator to recruit, train and schedule volunteers; educating boaters about aquatic invasive species and the measures to prevent their spread; and entering data into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. A final report summarizing the project will be provided to DNR. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database.

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
Matteson Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Cloverleaf Lakes Boat Launch Monitoring Project: The Town of Belle Plaine, on behalf of the Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Association, proposes to conduct boater education and boat inspection by implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" watercraft inspection program during 2006. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Belle Plaine Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 9, 2006. The project includes hiring a coordinator to recruit, train and schedule volunteers; educating boaters about aquatic invasive species and the measures to prevent their spread; and entering data into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. A final report summarizing the project will be provided to DNR. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database.

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
4/1/2004
Waters Involved
Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Cloverleaf Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species Study: The Town of Belle Plaine proposes to partner with the Cloverleaf Lake Protective Association to establish a prevention and control strategy for the Aquatic Invasive Species. The main objective is the implementation of a boat monitoring program at the public boat landing. The Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteer watercraft inspection protocol will be followed. The volunteer boat launch monitors will also collect information from the lake users to establish a lake user profile. The construction of a monitor shelter and information kiosk is also proposed. The results of the project will be shared with lake residents and all other interested parties through the Cloverleaf Lakes Protection Association (CLPA) newsletter, CLPA annual meetings, and through the Town of Belle Plaine board meetings and annual meetings.


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

Town Of Belle Plaine: Cloverleaf Lakes Boat Launch Monitoring Project: The Town of Belle Plaine, on behalf of the Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Association, proposes to conduct boater education and boat inspection by implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" watercraft inspection program during 2006. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Belle Plaine Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 9, 2006. The project includes hiring a coordinator to recruit, train and schedule volunteers; educating boaters about aquatic invasive species and the measures to prevent their spread; and entering data into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. A final report summarizing the project will be provided to DNR. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database.

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
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Cloverleaf Lakes Boat Launch Monitoring Project: The Town of Belle Plaine, on behalf of the Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Association, proposes to conduct boater education and boat inspection by implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" watercraft inspection program during 2006. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Town of Belle Plaine Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 9, 2006. The project includes hiring a coordinator to recruit, train and schedule volunteers; educating boaters about aquatic invasive species and the measures to prevent their spread; and entering data into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. A final report summarizing the project will be provided to DNR. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database.

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
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Grass Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Hlk-Clover Leaf Healthy Lakes: The Town of Belle Plaine will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan on the Cloverleaf Lakes. Practices include: fish sticks, 350 ft2 native plantings, and rain gardens on at least 12 properties, including the Gibson Island and Round Lake Park demonstration sites.
The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #16. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #16 is required.
The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.
Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.
Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Hlk-Clover Leaf Healthy Lakes: The Town of Belle Plaine will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan on the Cloverleaf Lakes. Practices include: fish sticks, 350 ft2 native plantings, and rain gardens on at least 12 properties, including the Gibson Island and Round Lake Park demonstration sites.
The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #16. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #16 is required.
The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.
Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.
Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2004
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Acq-Town Of Belle Plaine Land Acquisition (Stieg): The Town of Belle Plaine proposes to purchase 10 acres of land known as the Stieg parcel.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Hlk-Clover Leaf Healthy Lakes: The Town of Belle Plaine will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan on the Cloverleaf Lakes. Practices include: fish sticks, 350 ft2 native plantings, and rain gardens on at least 12 properties, including the Gibson Island and Round Lake Park demonstration sites.
The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #16. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #16 is required.
The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.
Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.
Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/2/1991
Waters Involved
Grass Lake
Status
Complete

Clover Leaf Lakes Protective Association: Grass Lake Management Planning: 1) Review existing data on lake and watershed to assess data gathering needs. 2) Initiate public involvement/information program including workshops, public meetings, newsletters, fact sheet distribution, local media.3) Conduct water quality monitoring in spring and summer at sites as described in the application. 4) Perform winter sampling at two sites as defined in the application. 5) Conduct macrophyte survey as described in the application.6) Collect sediment samples from the southern portion of the lake. 7) Prepare base map of lake and watershed including mapping land uses. 8) Final lake management plan will include summary of data gathered, public involvement activities,aquatic plant survey, base and land use maps, and managment recommendations.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Grass Lake
Status
Complete

Clover Leaf Lakes Protective Association: Cloverleaf Lakes Shoreland Restoration Plan Ph 1: The Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Assn proposes to develop a shoreland restoration plan. Phase 1 of this plan will consist of the following: Develp designs for sites; Design restorations and employ at 8 Cloverleaf lake sites; Conduct Emergent plant survey (species present, % coverage, GPS mapping, water depth, wave energy potential, soil profile); and Summarize and report activities and results.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Grass Lake
Status
Complete

Clover Leaf Lakes Protective Association: Cloverleaf Lakes Shoreland Restoration Plan Ph 2: The Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Assn proposes to develop a shoreland restoration plan. Phase 2 of the plan development will consist of the following: Develop Shoreline restoration Guide; Summarize experience with buffer/rain garden demo sites; and Conduct restoration forum.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/2/1991
Waters Involved
Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Clover Leaf Lakes Protective Association: Pine Lake Management Planning: 1) Review existing lake data to define data gathering needs; 2) Initiate public involvement/information program which may include workshops, public meetings, newsletters, fact sheet, local media.3) Conduct water quality monitoring at one site as specified in the application. 4) Collect and analyze a winter sample as specified in the application. 5) Conduct a macrophyte survey as described in the application.6) Conduct a literature search on methods to control swimmers itch. 7) Prepare base maps of the lake and watershed including land use information.7) Prepare a final lake management plan that includes summary of data gathered, public involvement activities, aquatic plant survey, base and land use maps, and management recommendations.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Clover Leaf Lakes Protective Association: Cloverleaf Lakes Shoreland Restoration Plan Ph 1: The Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Assn proposes to develop a shoreland restoration plan. Phase 1 of this plan will consist of the following: Develp designs for sites; Design restorations and employ at 8 Cloverleaf lake sites; Conduct Emergent plant survey (species present, % coverage, GPS mapping, water depth, wave energy potential, soil profile); and Summarize and report activities and results.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Clover Leaf Lakes Protective Association: Cloverleaf Lakes Shoreland Restoration Plan Ph 2: The Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Assn proposes to develop a shoreland restoration plan. Phase 2 of the plan development will consist of the following: Develop Shoreline restoration Guide; Summarize experience with buffer/rain garden demo sites; and Conduct restoration forum.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/2/1991
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Clover Leaf Lakes Protective Association: Round Lake Management Planning: 1) Review existing data on lake and watershed to define data gaps and assess data gathering needs. 2) Initiate public involvement/information by workshops, public meetings, newsletters, fact sheet, and local media.3) Conduct water quality monitoring at one site as described in the application. 4) Collect and analyze one winter sample for phophorus, total Kjeldahl nitrogen, NO3-NO2, and ammonia nitrogen.5) Conduct a macrophyte survey as described in application. 6) Prepare base map of lake and watershed containing land use information including soil disturbing land uses, nonpoint pollution problems, and environmentally sensitive areas.7) Include in final lake management plan summary of data gathered, public involvement activities, aquatic plant survey, base and land use maps, and management recommendations.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Clover Leaf Lakes Protective Association: Cloverleaf Lakes Shoreland Restoration Plan Ph 1: The Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Assn proposes to develop a shoreland restoration plan. Phase 1 of this plan will consist of the following: Develp designs for sites; Design restorations and employ at 8 Cloverleaf lake sites; Conduct Emergent plant survey (species present, % coverage, GPS mapping, water depth, wave energy potential, soil profile); and Summarize and report activities and results.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Clover Leaf Lakes Protective Association: Cloverleaf Lakes Shoreland Restoration Plan Ph 2: The Cloverleaf Lakes Protective Assn proposes to develop a shoreland restoration plan. Phase 2 of the plan development will consist of the following: Develop Shoreline restoration Guide; Summarize experience with buffer/rain garden demo sites; and Conduct restoration forum.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Grass Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Cloverleaf Lakes Comprehensive Lake Management Plan Development: The Town of Belle Plaine in cooperation with the Cloverleaf Lakes Association proposes to develop a long-term lake management plan for the Cloverleaf Lakes in Shawano County. The project elements and deliverables will be conducted as described in the grant application materials submitted January 30, 2005. A draft report will be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources for review and comments. A hard copy and electronic copy of the final report will also be submitted.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Cloverleaf Lakes Comprehensive Lake Management Plan Development: The Town of Belle Plaine in cooperation with the Cloverleaf Lakes Association proposes to develop a long-term lake management plan for the Cloverleaf Lakes in Shawano County. The project elements and deliverables will be conducted as described in the grant application materials submitted January 30, 2005. A draft report will be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources for review and comments. A hard copy and electronic copy of the final report will also be submitted.


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
1/1/2003
Waters Involved
Bear Creek
Status
Complete

Outagamie County: Poppe Farm Bmps: to c-s @70% landowner installation of BMPs on Poppe Farm


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
1/1/2015
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Outagamie County: Wagenson Farms: This grant provides funding and authorizes cost-share reimbursement by the department for the above named project as described in the grant application submitted for calendar year 2015 for the eligible best management practices listed below to address nonpoint sources of pollution. The cost-share reimbursement rate will be up to 70 % of the actual eligible installation costs, to the maximum amount contained in Part 2. Cost-share agreements (CSAs), with the appropriate operation and maintenance requirements, must be signed with any landowner involved if work is to be performed on privately owned land.


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

Glacierland Rc&D, Inc.: Willow Creek Monitoring & Assessment Project: The planning grant is to assess the water quality of Willow Creek and investigate the associated watershed. This information will be used for the development of a management and protection plan to enhance the water quality and biological integrity of the stream and its riparian corridor.

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 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 Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Bear Creek
Status
In_Progress

Trout Unlimited-Aldo Leopold Chapter: Bear Creek Habitat Improvement Project: The Aldo Leopold Chapter of Trout Unlimited will participate in River Management grant program by implementing a stream restoration plan on Bear Creek. Project deliverables include: 1.) Implementing stream-restoration plans for two miles of stream length (it is likely that the Wadeable Stream Qualitative Fish Habitat Rating will be significantly raised, 2.) Improving water quality and in-stream habitat for existing native brook and naturalized brown trout populations within Bear Creek, 3.) Improving size structure of trout within the project area as measured by the IBI, 4.) Providing an improved, high quality fishing and outdoor experience.


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
North Branch and Mainstem Embarrass Rive Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Aquatic Invasives County Coordinator - Shawano County
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Outagamie
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Local Water TP
Date
Status
Category 2. 2018 TP Results: May Exceed. Station: 10013580. AU: 5733489.
1/1/2018
Proposed
 
North Branch and Mainstem Embarrass Rive WatershedWatershed History Note

The Village of Embarrass in the North Branch and Mainstem Embarrass River Watershed was named after a French word first attached to the river. The word meant to impede, to obstruct, or to entangle. Many of the early lumberjacks were French Canadians and when they tried to send logs down the river they found it almost impossible because of the many snags and other debris. They called it Riviere Embarrase. One of the more fascinating stories to come out of Embarrass, Wisconsin, is the story of the banker, John Krubsack. He was the first in the area to boast running water, he landscaped his property before it was the fashion, he farmed and made cheese, and he loved collecting nice branches with which to make furniture. One day in 1903, a friend admired a beechwood chair Krubsack had crafted, complimenting him on his handicraft. This gave Krubsack the idea to try to grow a chair, rather than build one. In 1907 Krusback planted 32 box elder trees in his back yard and began grafting and bending the tree stems and branches into the shape of a chair. After 11 years every joint in the chair was strong, or as Krubsack said, "cemented by nature." The chair was ready to be harvested. Dubbed "The Chair That Grew," this curious piece of furniture was exhibited at the 1915 World's Fair, appeared in Ripley's Believe It or Not column, and was featured in a film with Krubsack explaining how it was made, which ran in the weekly newsreels in movie theaters across the country. Though many handsome offers were made for the famous chair, Krubsack refused to sell, eventually leaving it to his nephew to be displayed in his furniture store. The fate of the chair is unknown, but one hopes that it still resides somewhere in the tiny town of Embarrass, Wisconsin, not far from where it grew nearly 100 years ago.

Date  2011