Watershed - Big Green Lake (UF07)
Big Green Lake Watershed

Details

The Big Green Lake Watershed is located primarily in Green Lake County, but extends east into Fond du Lac County and edges just a bit into the southwestern corner of Winnebago County. The watershed is 68,676 acres in size and contains 141 miles of streams and rivers, 655 acres of lakes and 5,102 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by agriculture (56%), open water (12%) and grasslands (10%) and is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affecting groundwater.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Big Green Lake Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Big Green Lake Watershed is covered by two ecological landscapes: the Southeast Glacial Plains and the Central Sand Hills. 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. The Central Sand Hills Ecological Landscape is located in central Wisconsin at the eastern edge of what was once Glacial Lake Wisconsin. The landforms in this Ecological Landscape are a series of glacial moraines that were later partially covered by glacial outwash. The area is characterized by a mixture of farmland, woodlots, wetlands, small kettle lakes, and cold water streams, all on sandy soils. The mosaic of glacial moraine and pitted outwash throughout this Ecological Landscape has given rise to extensive wetlands in the outwash areas, and the headwaters of coldwater streams that originate in glacial moraines. The growing season is long enough for agriculture but the sandy soils limit agricultural productivity somewhat. Historic upland vegetation consisted of oak-forest, oak savanna, and tallgrass prairie. Fens were common in this Ecological Landscape and occurred along with wet-mesic prairie, wet prairie, and rare coastal plain marshes. Current vegetation is composed of more than one-third agricultural crops, and almost 20% grasslands with smaller amounts of open wetland, open water, shrubs, barren, and urban areas. The major forested type is oak-hickory, with smaller amounts of white-red-jack pine, maple-basswood, lowland hardwoods, aspen-birch, and spruce-fir.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Big Green Lk Established Infestation Control Project: Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to control existing infestations of carp, Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) and purple loosestrife in Green Lake during the period 2006 - 2007. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Green Lake Sanitary District's Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated January 25, 2006. The project includes controlling carp through removal activities and the operation of carp barriers; monitoring the extent of EWM annually; conducting an aquatic plant survey in Silver Creek using the point-intercept method; performing biocontrol of purple loosestrife, including building, operating and maintaining plant nurseries; and developing a long-range funding strategy for aquatic invasive species control. Mechanical harvesting of EWM for purposes of nuisance relief will not be reimbursed. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the two-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 Control
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Sanitary District: Big Green Lk Established Infestation Control Project: Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to control existing infestations of carp, Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) and purple loosestrife in Green Lake during the period 2006 - 2007. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Green Lake Sanitary District's Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated January 25, 2006. The project includes controlling carp through removal activities and the operation of carp barriers; monitoring the extent of EWM annually; conducting an aquatic plant survey in Silver Creek using the point-intercept method; performing biocontrol of purple loosestrife, including building, operating and maintaining plant nurseries; and developing a long-range funding strategy for aquatic invasive species control. Mechanical harvesting of EWM for purposes of nuisance relief will not be reimbursed. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the two-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 Control
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Green Lake Ais Monitoring & Control: The Green Lake Sanitary District is sponsoring an AIS control grant on Big Green Lake, in Green Lake County. This is the first phase of an AIS control project that will focus on EWM and CLP management. The goal of the project is to lower AIS populations within the Silver Creek Estuary, Beyers Cove, and City Millpond to levels that minimally affect the aquatic ecosystem of those areas.

Project activities include: 1) Early season AIS surveys; 2) Annual AIS targeted herbicide treatments in the above mentioned basins; 3) PI surveys and aquatic plant community mapping; 4) EWM peak-biomass survey; 5) Spring pretreatment confirmation and refinement surveys; 6) Volunteer herbicide
concentration monitoring

Project deliverables include: 1) Chemical control of EWM and CLP; 2) Pre and post treatment surveys and aquatic plant community maps; 3) Annual letter reports; 4) Green Lake aquatic vegetation report; 5) Annual Green Lake Sanitary District presentation; Stakeholder participation components (herbicide concentration monitoring, CBCW); 6) Recommendations for future AIS management beyond the timeframe covered by this grant.

Scope Amend: Add County K marsh


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Hill Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Big & Little Twin Lakes Ais Management Project: Amended 9.28.10: The Green Lake County Department of Land Conservation proposes to control curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) and Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in Big and Little Twin Lakes during the period 2008 - 2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Green Lake County's Department of Land Conservation Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant Application, dated January 29, 2008. 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; reconfiguring the boat launch and installing a carp gate to deter free-floating aquatic invasive plants and carp migration; hiring a county intern to conduct education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including training local residents in "Clean Boats Clean Waters", placing signs at boat landings, and plan public outreach materials. 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 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's final payment request. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" brand


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Little Twin Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Big & Little Twin Lakes Ais Management Project: Amended 9.28.10: The Green Lake County Department of Land Conservation proposes to control curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) and Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in Big and Little Twin Lakes during the period 2008 - 2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Green Lake County's Department of Land Conservation Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant Application, dated January 29, 2008. 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; reconfiguring the boat launch and installing a carp gate to deter free-floating aquatic invasive plants and carp migration; hiring a county intern to conduct education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including training local residents in "Clean Boats Clean Waters", placing signs at boat landings, and plan public outreach materials. 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 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's final payment request. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" brand


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Green Lake Ais Monitoring & Control: The Green Lake Sanitary District is sponsoring an AIS control grant on Big Green Lake, in Green Lake County. This is the first phase of an AIS control project that will focus on EWM and CLP management. The goal of the project is to lower AIS populations within the Silver Creek Estuary, Beyers Cove, and City Millpond to levels that minimally affect the aquatic ecosystem of those areas.

Project activities include: 1) Early season AIS surveys; 2) Annual AIS targeted herbicide treatments in the above mentioned basins; 3) PI surveys and aquatic plant community mapping; 4) EWM peak-biomass survey; 5) Spring pretreatment confirmation and refinement surveys; 6) Volunteer herbicide
concentration monitoring

Project deliverables include: 1) Chemical control of EWM and CLP; 2) Pre and post treatment surveys and aquatic plant community maps; 3) Annual letter reports; 4) Green Lake aquatic vegetation report; 5) Annual Green Lake Sanitary District presentation; Stakeholder participation components (herbicide concentration monitoring, CBCW); 6) Recommendations for future AIS management beyond the timeframe covered by this grant.

Scope Amend: Add County K marsh


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Twin Lakes
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Big & Little Twin Lakes Ais Management Project: Amended 9.28.10: The Green Lake County Department of Land Conservation proposes to control curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) and Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in Big and Little Twin Lakes during the period 2008 - 2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Green Lake County's Department of Land Conservation Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant Application, dated January 29, 2008. 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; reconfiguring the boat launch and installing a carp gate to deter free-floating aquatic invasive plants and carp migration; hiring a county intern to conduct education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including training local residents in "Clean Boats Clean Waters", placing signs at boat landings, and plan public outreach materials. 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 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's final payment request. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" brand


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Big & Little Twin Lakes Ais Management Project: Amended 9.28.10: The Green Lake County Department of Land Conservation proposes to control curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) and Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in Big and Little Twin Lakes during the period 2008 - 2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Green Lake County's Department of Land Conservation Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant Application, dated January 29, 2008. 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; reconfiguring the boat launch and installing a carp gate to deter free-floating aquatic invasive plants and carp migration; hiring a county intern to conduct education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including training local residents in "Clean Boats Clean Waters", placing signs at boat landings, and plan public outreach materials. 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 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's final payment request. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" brand


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Big Green Lk Education, Prevention & Planning Project: Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct education, prevention and planning activities to control and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into and from Green Lake during the period 2006 - 2007. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Green Lake Sanitary District's Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated January 25, 2006. The project includes developing a comprehensive AIS plan addressing elements of prevention, control, monitoring, policy development, research, education/information, coordination and regional integration; conducting workshops to train volunteers in monitoring and prevention methods; monitoring for zebra mussels and other AIS; and identifying opportunities for regional integration of AIS prevention activities on near-by lakes. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the two-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
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Sanitary District: Big Green Lk Education, Prevention & Planning Project: Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct education, prevention and planning activities to control and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into and from Green Lake during the period 2006 - 2007. The project elements and deliverables are specified in Green Lake Sanitary District's Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated January 25, 2006. The project includes developing a comprehensive AIS plan addressing elements of prevention, control, monitoring, policy development, research, education/information, coordination and regional integration; conducting workshops to train volunteers in monitoring and prevention methods; monitoring for zebra mussels and other AIS; and identifying opportunities for regional integration of AIS prevention activities on near-by lakes. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the two-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
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Association, Inc.: Big Green Lake Cbcw Project: The Green Lake Association proposes to conduct boater education and boat inspections by implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" watercraft inspection program during the period 2010-2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Green Lake Association\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 31, 2010. The project includes to recruit, train and schedule volunteers; educate 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
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Association, Inc.: Big Green Lake Cbcw Project: The Green Lake Association proposes to conduct boater education and boat inspections by implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" watercraft inspection program during the period 2010-2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Green Lake Association\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 31, 2010. The project includes to recruit, train and schedule volunteers; educate 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
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Association, Inc.: Big Green Lake Cbcw Project: The Green Lake Association proposes to conduct boater education and boat inspections by implementing the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" watercraft inspection program during the period 2010-2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Green Lake Association\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 31, 2010. The project includes to recruit, train and schedule volunteers; educate 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
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
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Dakin Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake (Guskey) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 30 acres of land along Silver Creek which drains directly into Big Green Lake to be used as nonpoint source abatement.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Res-Green Lake Watershed Bmp Project: The Green Lake Sanitary District will implement best management practices (BMP) within the lake watershed to reduce nutrient/sediment loadings and protect and improve shoreline habitat. Earthen and cultural practices will include sediment retention basins, reduced tillage, buffers and nutrient management. These BMPs will be employed within subwatersheds identified as being priority areas for pollutant reduction. Project plans will be developed on a case by case basis in consultation within the Department.

Shoreline restoration and protection BMPs will be employed within the existing RSVP program resulting in improved shore aesthetics, wild life habitat, and water quality filtration. Costs will be associated with planning, promotion and installation. The project costs also include an information and education component for fostering partnerships with area schools, local government and other local sponsored education activities.

This phase of implementation is intended to begin a strategy that includes a nutrient reduction goal of 35% by the year 2008. The benefits to the lake and watershed will include improved water clarity, aquatic habitat, aesthetics and recreational quality.

The Green Lake Sanitary District will be partnering with local management units to complete the tasks. These include the Green Lake Association RSVP program and Green Lake County. Other resources being provided include a $5,000 donation from the Green Lake Association.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2002
Waters Involved
Dakin Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Res-Green Lake Carp Barrier Project: This project will install two carp barriers at key locations tributary to Green Lake. Both areas to be protected are deep water marshes that flow through channel constrictions (bridges) into Green lake. These marsh areas have historically supported carp activity and recruitment. Each barrier will be constructed to allow boat passage yet prevent carp movement. One barrier will be installed at CTH "A" on the east end, the 2nd barrier at CTH "K" (also known as County Park Marsh/Wurches Creek) on the southwest corner of the lake.

The barriers will prevent carp migration and spawning in critical habitat areas flowing into the main basin of Green Lake. By retarding carp activity in the very shallow and broad tributary areas at these locations we expect the following benefits realized: 1) Aquatic plant growth will be enhanced in density and areal coverage as a result of the prevention of sediment resuspension and plant root disruption attributable to carp; 2) Water quality in the protected marsh will improve; better clarity, less suspended material in the water of the deepwater marsh areas. It is likely that more deposition will occur within the marsh zone due to improved retention of solids; 3) Water quality of the lake (within the mixing zone of the tributary and ultimately the lake itself) will improve due to lower loadings of suspended materials and nutrients; 4) Ducks, herons, egrets, raptors and furbearing animal use will increase.

In one of the locations carp will be trapped by an existing trap setup located adjacent to the barrier. The barriers will be constructed of vertical iron bars with a moveable gate that would allow boat passage and fish passage during critical spawning periods. Maintenance will be conducted by the Sanitary District staff ( not part of the grant dollar request). The final design would be made available to other projects needing designs.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Conservancy Wick Rd (Specht) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Conservancy Foundation proposes to purchase 3.21 acres of land along Wick Road known as the Specht property for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Land Acquisition (Mitchell'S Glen): The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 12 acres of land along Big Green Lake known as the Mitchell's Glen parcel.


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
5/15/1995
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
7/1/1998
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Lmi-Df-Big Green Lake Loading Feasibility Study: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct a feasibility study to assess nutrient loadings on Big Green Lake. The project will lay the foundation for reducing nutrient and sediment loads with the lake andits tributaries. Major components will be a watershed inventory, develop watershed/lake models for predicting trophic impacts, study long-term historical influences, develop objectives and public education and awareness alternatives.

AMENDMENT #1: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct information/education workshops, compile a partnership resource list and develop pilot shoreland restoration on five demonstration sites. ADDS $30k TO TOTAL GRANT AWARD.

AMENDMENT #2: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to continue with their RSVP project, requiring the funding for the shoreland technician who has been instrumental in this project. This will allow a smooth transition from a Lake grant funded temporary to a Sanitary District funded position.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/1998
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Sanitary District: Lmi-Df-Big Green Lake Loading Feasibility Study: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct a feasibility study to assess nutrient loadings on Big Green Lake. The project will lay the foundation for reducing nutrient and sediment loads with the lake andits tributaries. Major components will be a watershed inventory, develop watershed/lake models for predicting trophic impacts, study long-term historical influences, develop objectives and public education and awareness alternatives.

AMENDMENT #1: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct information/education workshops, compile a partnership resource list and develop pilot shoreland restoration on five demonstration sites. ADDS $30k TO TOTAL GRANT AWARD.

AMENDMENT #2: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to continue with their RSVP project, requiring the funding for the shoreland technician who has been instrumental in this project. This will allow a smooth transition from a Lake grant funded temporary to a Sanitary District funded position.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Big Green Lake Land Acquisition-Bay Rd: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 20.5 acres of vacant land with approximately 660 feet of frontage along Big Green Lake. The Sanitary District will keep it in its naturally landscaped state for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Big Green Lake Land Acquisition-Blackbird Pt: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 6.29 acres of vacant land directly behind shoreline residential lots on Big Green Lake. The Sanitary District will keep it in its naturally landscaped state for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Big Green Lake Land Acquisition-Bay Rd: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 20.5 acres of vacant land with approximately 660 feet of frontage along Big Green Lake. The Sanitary District will keep it in its naturally landscaped state for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Big Green Lake Land Acquisition-Blackbird Pt: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 6.29 acres of vacant land directly behind shoreline residential lots on Big Green Lake. The Sanitary District will keep it in its naturally landscaped state for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake (Guskey) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 30 acres of land along Silver Creek which drains directly into Big Green Lake to be used as nonpoint source abatement.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Res-Green Lake Watershed Bmp Project: The Green Lake Sanitary District will implement best management practices (BMP) within the lake watershed to reduce nutrient/sediment loadings and protect and improve shoreline habitat. Earthen and cultural practices will include sediment retention basins, reduced tillage, buffers and nutrient management. These BMPs will be employed within subwatersheds identified as being priority areas for pollutant reduction. Project plans will be developed on a case by case basis in consultation within the Department.

Shoreline restoration and protection BMPs will be employed within the existing RSVP program resulting in improved shore aesthetics, wild life habitat, and water quality filtration. Costs will be associated with planning, promotion and installation. The project costs also include an information and education component for fostering partnerships with area schools, local government and other local sponsored education activities.

This phase of implementation is intended to begin a strategy that includes a nutrient reduction goal of 35% by the year 2008. The benefits to the lake and watershed will include improved water clarity, aquatic habitat, aesthetics and recreational quality.

The Green Lake Sanitary District will be partnering with local management units to complete the tasks. These include the Green Lake Association RSVP program and Green Lake County. Other resources being provided include a $5,000 donation from the Green Lake Association.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake (Guskey) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 30 acres of land along Silver Creek which drains directly into Big Green Lake to be used as nonpoint source abatement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Sanitary District: Res-Green Lake Watershed Bmp Project: The Green Lake Sanitary District will implement best management practices (BMP) within the lake watershed to reduce nutrient/sediment loadings and protect and improve shoreline habitat. Earthen and cultural practices will include sediment retention basins, reduced tillage, buffers and nutrient management. These BMPs will be employed within subwatersheds identified as being priority areas for pollutant reduction. Project plans will be developed on a case by case basis in consultation within the Department.

Shoreline restoration and protection BMPs will be employed within the existing RSVP program resulting in improved shore aesthetics, wild life habitat, and water quality filtration. Costs will be associated with planning, promotion and installation. The project costs also include an information and education component for fostering partnerships with area schools, local government and other local sponsored education activities.

This phase of implementation is intended to begin a strategy that includes a nutrient reduction goal of 35% by the year 2008. The benefits to the lake and watershed will include improved water clarity, aquatic habitat, aesthetics and recreational quality.

The Green Lake Sanitary District will be partnering with local management units to complete the tasks. These include the Green Lake Association RSVP program and Green Lake County. Other resources being provided include a $5,000 donation from the Green Lake Association.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2002
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Res-Green Lake Carp Barrier Project: This project will install two carp barriers at key locations tributary to Green Lake. Both areas to be protected are deep water marshes that flow through channel constrictions (bridges) into Green lake. These marsh areas have historically supported carp activity and recruitment. Each barrier will be constructed to allow boat passage yet prevent carp movement. One barrier will be installed at CTH "A" on the east end, the 2nd barrier at CTH "K" (also known as County Park Marsh/Wurches Creek) on the southwest corner of the lake.

The barriers will prevent carp migration and spawning in critical habitat areas flowing into the main basin of Green Lake. By retarding carp activity in the very shallow and broad tributary areas at these locations we expect the following benefits realized: 1) Aquatic plant growth will be enhanced in density and areal coverage as a result of the prevention of sediment resuspension and plant root disruption attributable to carp; 2) Water quality in the protected marsh will improve; better clarity, less suspended material in the water of the deepwater marsh areas. It is likely that more deposition will occur within the marsh zone due to improved retention of solids; 3) Water quality of the lake (within the mixing zone of the tributary and ultimately the lake itself) will improve due to lower loadings of suspended materials and nutrients; 4) Ducks, herons, egrets, raptors and furbearing animal use will increase.

In one of the locations carp will be trapped by an existing trap setup located adjacent to the barrier. The barriers will be constructed of vertical iron bars with a moveable gate that would allow boat passage and fish passage during critical spawning periods. Maintenance will be conducted by the Sanitary District staff ( not part of the grant dollar request). The final design would be made available to other projects needing designs.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2002
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Sanitary District: Res-Green Lake Carp Barrier Project: This project will install two carp barriers at key locations tributary to Green Lake. Both areas to be protected are deep water marshes that flow through channel constrictions (bridges) into Green lake. These marsh areas have historically supported carp activity and recruitment. Each barrier will be constructed to allow boat passage yet prevent carp movement. One barrier will be installed at CTH "A" on the east end, the 2nd barrier at CTH "K" (also known as County Park Marsh/Wurches Creek) on the southwest corner of the lake.

The barriers will prevent carp migration and spawning in critical habitat areas flowing into the main basin of Green Lake. By retarding carp activity in the very shallow and broad tributary areas at these locations we expect the following benefits realized: 1) Aquatic plant growth will be enhanced in density and areal coverage as a result of the prevention of sediment resuspension and plant root disruption attributable to carp; 2) Water quality in the protected marsh will improve; better clarity, less suspended material in the water of the deepwater marsh areas. It is likely that more deposition will occur within the marsh zone due to improved retention of solids; 3) Water quality of the lake (within the mixing zone of the tributary and ultimately the lake itself) will improve due to lower loadings of suspended materials and nutrients; 4) Ducks, herons, egrets, raptors and furbearing animal use will increase.

In one of the locations carp will be trapped by an existing trap setup located adjacent to the barrier. The barriers will be constructed of vertical iron bars with a moveable gate that would allow boat passage and fish passage during critical spawning periods. Maintenance will be conducted by the Sanitary District staff ( not part of the grant dollar request). The final design would be made available to other projects needing designs.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Conservancy Wick Rd (Specht) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Conservancy Foundation proposes to purchase 3.21 acres of land along Wick Road known as the Specht property for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Land Acquisition (Mitchell'S Glen): The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 12 acres of land along Big Green Lake known as the Mitchell's Glen parcel.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2004
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Conservancy Wick Rd (Specht) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Conservancy Foundation proposes to purchase 3.21 acres of land along Wick Road known as the Specht property for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 52.899 acres of land on Green Lake for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2008
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 52.899 acres of land on Green Lake for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District "Aba-East" Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 6.7 acres of land known as the "ABA-East" property.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District "Aba-West" Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 24.5 acres of land known as the "ABA-West" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District "Aba-East" Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 6.7 acres of land known as the "ABA-East" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District "Aba-West" Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 24.5 acres of land known as the "ABA-West" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2013
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Lmi-Management Plan Implementation: Green Lake Sanitary District is sponsoring a lake protection grant on Big Green Lake in Green Lake County. The main goal of this protection grant is to reduce the nutrient loading to the lake through the various activities listed below.
The following work activities will be completed:
1. Identification and implementation of strategic BMP\2019s in the tributary sub-watersheds.
2. Identification of upland buffer problems/opportunities in the impaired tributary sub-watersheds
3. Evaluation and study of the potential to restore the County K Estuary to a plant dominated system.
4. Education and Informational Activities
a. Press releases, public informational meetings, newsletters, presentations, informational videos, sensitive habitat and safety promotion
The following deliverables (products) will result from this grant:
1. Final Report submitted to local DNR Lakes Biologist (1 digital copy / two hard copies). Report to include:
a. Listing of all BMP\2019s installed over the duration of grant
b. Cost-Share Agreements
c. Detailed BMP Information Plans
d. Photographs of each BMP \2013 prior to and after installation
e. USGS monitoring and measurements focusing on efficiency and nutrient load reductions
f. Summary of all upland buffer opportunities with detailed maps.
g. Pre and Post plant surveys of County K Estuary
h. Pre and Post fish surveys of County K Estuary


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

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake Co. Shorline Inventory: Green Lake County Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a Lake Protection Grant to conduct a shoreline inventory of lakes in the county. The lakes to be inventoried are Big Green, Little Green, Puckaway, Big Twin, Little Twin, Spring (Kingston), Spring (Green Lake), Grand, Heart and Maria.

Major components of this work include:

1. Development of shoreline inventory metrics and survey data
a. Metrics will include data such as vegetation surveys, erosion, slope, structures and anthropogenic influences.
2. Shore land inventory of lakes
a. Photo inventory of all shorelines
3. Database Development
a. Using GIS mapping software
4. Outreach
a. Educational materials sent to property owners informing them about the projects and how classification maps can be accessed.

Project Deliverables:

1. Shore land inventory protocol
a. Including metrics to be assessed
2. Spatially referenced GIS layer maps created from shore land inventory data
a. Digital and hard copies
3. Digital archive of spatially referenced shoreline photographs
4. Maps of base metrics (erosion severity and buffers)
a. Digital and hard copies
5. Educational materials sent to property owners


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 coordinator.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Hlk-Green Lake Fish Sticks:
Green Lake Sanitary District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: fish sticks, 350 feet2 native plantings, diversion practices, rock infiltration practices, and rain gardens on 6 lakeshore properties. The District will also monitor fish sticks \2013 dependent habitat.
The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data 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; and habitat monitoring results.
Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. Grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the state share of the total 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
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
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Hill Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake (Guskey) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 30 acres of land along Silver Creek which drains directly into Big Green Lake to be used as nonpoint source abatement.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Res-Green Lake Watershed Bmp Project: The Green Lake Sanitary District will implement best management practices (BMP) within the lake watershed to reduce nutrient/sediment loadings and protect and improve shoreline habitat. Earthen and cultural practices will include sediment retention basins, reduced tillage, buffers and nutrient management. These BMPs will be employed within subwatersheds identified as being priority areas for pollutant reduction. Project plans will be developed on a case by case basis in consultation within the Department.

Shoreline restoration and protection BMPs will be employed within the existing RSVP program resulting in improved shore aesthetics, wild life habitat, and water quality filtration. Costs will be associated with planning, promotion and installation. The project costs also include an information and education component for fostering partnerships with area schools, local government and other local sponsored education activities.

This phase of implementation is intended to begin a strategy that includes a nutrient reduction goal of 35% by the year 2008. The benefits to the lake and watershed will include improved water clarity, aquatic habitat, aesthetics and recreational quality.

The Green Lake Sanitary District will be partnering with local management units to complete the tasks. These include the Green Lake Association RSVP program and Green Lake County. Other resources being provided include a $5,000 donation from the Green Lake Association.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2002
Waters Involved
Hill Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Res-Green Lake Carp Barrier Project: This project will install two carp barriers at key locations tributary to Green Lake. Both areas to be protected are deep water marshes that flow through channel constrictions (bridges) into Green lake. These marsh areas have historically supported carp activity and recruitment. Each barrier will be constructed to allow boat passage yet prevent carp movement. One barrier will be installed at CTH "A" on the east end, the 2nd barrier at CTH "K" (also known as County Park Marsh/Wurches Creek) on the southwest corner of the lake.

The barriers will prevent carp migration and spawning in critical habitat areas flowing into the main basin of Green Lake. By retarding carp activity in the very shallow and broad tributary areas at these locations we expect the following benefits realized: 1) Aquatic plant growth will be enhanced in density and areal coverage as a result of the prevention of sediment resuspension and plant root disruption attributable to carp; 2) Water quality in the protected marsh will improve; better clarity, less suspended material in the water of the deepwater marsh areas. It is likely that more deposition will occur within the marsh zone due to improved retention of solids; 3) Water quality of the lake (within the mixing zone of the tributary and ultimately the lake itself) will improve due to lower loadings of suspended materials and nutrients; 4) Ducks, herons, egrets, raptors and furbearing animal use will increase.

In one of the locations carp will be trapped by an existing trap setup located adjacent to the barrier. The barriers will be constructed of vertical iron bars with a moveable gate that would allow boat passage and fish passage during critical spawning periods. Maintenance will be conducted by the Sanitary District staff ( not part of the grant dollar request). The final design would be made available to other projects needing designs.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Conservancy Wick Rd (Specht) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Conservancy Foundation proposes to purchase 3.21 acres of land along Wick Road known as the Specht property for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Land Acquisition (Mitchell'S Glen): The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 12 acres of land along Big Green Lake known as the Mitchell's Glen parcel.


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
9/1/2008
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 52.899 acres of land on Green Lake for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District "Aba-East" Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 6.7 acres of land known as the "ABA-East" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District "Aba-West" Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 24.5 acres of land known as the "ABA-West" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2013
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Lmi-Management Plan Implementation: Green Lake Sanitary District is sponsoring a lake protection grant on Big Green Lake in Green Lake County. The main goal of this protection grant is to reduce the nutrient loading to the lake through the various activities listed below.
The following work activities will be completed:
1. Identification and implementation of strategic BMP\2019s in the tributary sub-watersheds.
2. Identification of upland buffer problems/opportunities in the impaired tributary sub-watersheds
3. Evaluation and study of the potential to restore the County K Estuary to a plant dominated system.
4. Education and Informational Activities
a. Press releases, public informational meetings, newsletters, presentations, informational videos, sensitive habitat and safety promotion
The following deliverables (products) will result from this grant:
1. Final Report submitted to local DNR Lakes Biologist (1 digital copy / two hard copies). Report to include:
a. Listing of all BMP\2019s installed over the duration of grant
b. Cost-Share Agreements
c. Detailed BMP Information Plans
d. Photographs of each BMP \2013 prior to and after installation
e. USGS monitoring and measurements focusing on efficiency and nutrient load reductions
f. Summary of all upland buffer opportunities with detailed maps.
g. Pre and Post plant surveys of County K Estuary
h. Pre and Post fish surveys of County K Estuary


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

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake Co. Shorline Inventory: Green Lake County Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a Lake Protection Grant to conduct a shoreline inventory of lakes in the county. The lakes to be inventoried are Big Green, Little Green, Puckaway, Big Twin, Little Twin, Spring (Kingston), Spring (Green Lake), Grand, Heart and Maria.

Major components of this work include:

1. Development of shoreline inventory metrics and survey data
a. Metrics will include data such as vegetation surveys, erosion, slope, structures and anthropogenic influences.
2. Shore land inventory of lakes
a. Photo inventory of all shorelines
3. Database Development
a. Using GIS mapping software
4. Outreach
a. Educational materials sent to property owners informing them about the projects and how classification maps can be accessed.

Project Deliverables:

1. Shore land inventory protocol
a. Including metrics to be assessed
2. Spatially referenced GIS layer maps created from shore land inventory data
a. Digital and hard copies
3. Digital archive of spatially referenced shoreline photographs
4. Maps of base metrics (erosion severity and buffers)
a. Digital and hard copies
5. Educational materials sent to property owners


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 coordinator.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Hlk-Green Lake Fish Sticks:
Green Lake Sanitary District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: fish sticks, 350 feet2 native plantings, diversion practices, rock infiltration practices, and rain gardens on 6 lakeshore properties. The District will also monitor fish sticks \2013 dependent habitat.
The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data 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; and habitat monitoring results.
Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. Grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the state share of the total 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
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
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
White Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake (Guskey) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 30 acres of land along Silver Creek which drains directly into Big Green Lake to be used as nonpoint source abatement.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Res-Green Lake Watershed Bmp Project: The Green Lake Sanitary District will implement best management practices (BMP) within the lake watershed to reduce nutrient/sediment loadings and protect and improve shoreline habitat. Earthen and cultural practices will include sediment retention basins, reduced tillage, buffers and nutrient management. These BMPs will be employed within subwatersheds identified as being priority areas for pollutant reduction. Project plans will be developed on a case by case basis in consultation within the Department.

Shoreline restoration and protection BMPs will be employed within the existing RSVP program resulting in improved shore aesthetics, wild life habitat, and water quality filtration. Costs will be associated with planning, promotion and installation. The project costs also include an information and education component for fostering partnerships with area schools, local government and other local sponsored education activities.

This phase of implementation is intended to begin a strategy that includes a nutrient reduction goal of 35% by the year 2008. The benefits to the lake and watershed will include improved water clarity, aquatic habitat, aesthetics and recreational quality.

The Green Lake Sanitary District will be partnering with local management units to complete the tasks. These include the Green Lake Association RSVP program and Green Lake County. Other resources being provided include a $5,000 donation from the Green Lake Association.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2002
Waters Involved
White Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Res-Green Lake Carp Barrier Project: This project will install two carp barriers at key locations tributary to Green Lake. Both areas to be protected are deep water marshes that flow through channel constrictions (bridges) into Green lake. These marsh areas have historically supported carp activity and recruitment. Each barrier will be constructed to allow boat passage yet prevent carp movement. One barrier will be installed at CTH "A" on the east end, the 2nd barrier at CTH "K" (also known as County Park Marsh/Wurches Creek) on the southwest corner of the lake.

The barriers will prevent carp migration and spawning in critical habitat areas flowing into the main basin of Green Lake. By retarding carp activity in the very shallow and broad tributary areas at these locations we expect the following benefits realized: 1) Aquatic plant growth will be enhanced in density and areal coverage as a result of the prevention of sediment resuspension and plant root disruption attributable to carp; 2) Water quality in the protected marsh will improve; better clarity, less suspended material in the water of the deepwater marsh areas. It is likely that more deposition will occur within the marsh zone due to improved retention of solids; 3) Water quality of the lake (within the mixing zone of the tributary and ultimately the lake itself) will improve due to lower loadings of suspended materials and nutrients; 4) Ducks, herons, egrets, raptors and furbearing animal use will increase.

In one of the locations carp will be trapped by an existing trap setup located adjacent to the barrier. The barriers will be constructed of vertical iron bars with a moveable gate that would allow boat passage and fish passage during critical spawning periods. Maintenance will be conducted by the Sanitary District staff ( not part of the grant dollar request). The final design would be made available to other projects needing designs.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Conservancy Wick Rd (Specht) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Conservancy Foundation proposes to purchase 3.21 acres of land along Wick Road known as the Specht property for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Land Acquisition (Mitchell'S Glen): The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 12 acres of land along Big Green Lake known as the Mitchell's Glen parcel.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/12/1991
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Association, Inc.: Big Green Lake Phos. Reduction Feas. Study & Public Survey: Project to evaluate feasibility and public acceptance of a PL 566 project for Big Green Lake Watershed. WIll involve a mail questionaire to are residents to assess: a) public opinion of large water impoundments, b) public opinion of eminent domain andcondemnation powers, c) which units of government will need to be involved with the project and at what level. A copy of the survey is to be provided to the department. A final report will be prepared summarizing the results, and will be provided to thedepartment and interested members of the public. Project to assess feasibility and costs of further phosphorus reduction from effluent of Ripon Sewage Treatment Plant: a) evaluation of current phosphorus removal practices and their associated costs, b)evaluation of various strategies to reduce levels of phosphorus being discharged as to their costs and their potential for phosphorus reduction, c) small-scale pilot program implementing option chosen from evaluation in b. above, devaluation and monitoring of phosphorus reduction in conjunction with pilot program. Will involve collection of 80 samples to be analyzed for total phosphorus. Results will help determine the per unit cost of phosphorus reduction.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/12/1991
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Association, Inc.: Big Green Lake Phos. Reduction Feas. Study & Public Survey: Project to evaluate feasibility and public acceptance of a PL 566 project for Big Green Lake Watershed. WIll involve a mail questionaire to are residents to assess: a) public opinion of large water impoundments, b) public opinion of eminent domain andcondemnation powers, c) which units of government will need to be involved with the project and at what level. A copy of the survey is to be provided to the department. A final report will be prepared summarizing the results, and will be provided to thedepartment and interested members of the public. Project to assess feasibility and costs of further phosphorus reduction from effluent of Ripon Sewage Treatment Plant: a) evaluation of current phosphorus removal practices and their associated costs, b)evaluation of various strategies to reduce levels of phosphorus being discharged as to their costs and their potential for phosphorus reduction, c) small-scale pilot program implementing option chosen from evaluation in b. above, devaluation and monitoring of phosphorus reduction in conjunction with pilot program. Will involve collection of 80 samples to be analyzed for total phosphorus. Results will help determine the per unit cost of phosphorus reduction.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/15/1993
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Big Green Lake Watershed Study & Lake Protection Planning: Map the watershed. Map sensitive areas and identify areas contributing polluntants. Map sub-watershed.Prepare lake protection plan. Elements to be included are listed under 'Protection Plan Preparation', attached to the application.Information will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, local newspaper articles, a comprehensive management plan, public meetings and report mailings.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/15/1993
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Sanitary District: Big Green Lake Watershed Study & Lake Protection Planning: Map the watershed. Map sensitive areas and identify areas contributing polluntants. Map sub-watershed.Prepare lake protection plan. Elements to be included are listed under 'Protection Plan Preparation', attached to the application.Information will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, local newspaper articles, a comprehensive management plan, public meetings and report mailings.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Big Green Lake Water Quality Plan Phase 1: Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to do the following Water Quality Planning activies on Big Green Lake: 1) Develop a database for hydrologic and phosphorous budget of the tributary and lake monitoring activities on Big Green Lake which includes chlorophyll A. 2) Operate, maintain and publish stage, flow and load data at stage-discharge station at Green Lake Outlet (2nd year, 1998). The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project will be disseminated to the public by newsletter and summary report mailings, public meeting(s), local newspaper article(s), and a Comprehensive Management Plan.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Big Green Lake Water Quality Plan Phase 2: Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct the following Water Quality Planning activities on Big Green Lake: 1) Operate, maintain and publish stage, flow and load data at both stage-discharge stations at White Creek and Green Lake Outlet. 2) Operate, maintain and publish stage, flow and load data at stage-discharge station at Green Lake Inlet. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project will be disseminated to the public by newsletter and summary report mailings, public meeting(s), local newspaper article(s), and a Comprehensive Management Plan.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Big Green Lake Water Quality Plan Phase 1: Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to do the following Water Quality Planning activies on Big Green Lake: 1) Develop a database for hydrologic and phosphorous budget of the tributary and lake monitoring activities on Big Green Lake which includes chlorophyll A. 2) Operate, maintain and publish stage, flow and load data at stage-discharge station at Green Lake Outlet (2nd year, 1998). The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project will be disseminated to the public by newsletter and summary report mailings, public meeting(s), local newspaper article(s), and a Comprehensive Management Plan.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Big Green Lake Water Quality Plan Phase 2: Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct the following Water Quality Planning activities on Big Green Lake: 1) Operate, maintain and publish stage, flow and load data at both stage-discharge stations at White Creek and Green Lake Outlet. 2) Operate, maintain and publish stage, flow and load data at stage-discharge station at Green Lake Inlet. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project will be disseminated to the public by newsletter and summary report mailings, public meeting(s), local newspaper article(s), and a Comprehensive Management Plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2004
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Green Lake Water Quality Appraisal Ph 2: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct a project called the Water Quality Appraisal/2005. The focus is comprehensive water quality appraisal at 2 sites within Green Lake. The protocol is USGS trophic monitoring protocol, to include:

1. 6x /year, sampling events to include profiling, nutrient concentrations
2. Archived data and annual reporting in USGS formal publication
3. Cost sharing from USGS source and GLSD.

Specific actions are identified within the original planning grant proposal


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2004
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Green Lake Water Quality Appraisal Phase 1: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct a project called the Water Quality Appraisal/2004. The focus is comprehensive water quality appraisal at 2 sites within Green Lake. The protocol is USGS trophic monitoring protocol, to include:

1. 6x /year, sampling events to include profiling, nutrient concentrations
2. Archived data and annual reporting in USGS formal publication
3. Cost sharing from USGS source and GLSD.

Specific actions are identified within the original planning grant proposal


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2004
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Sanitary District: Green Lake Water Quality Appraisal Ph 2: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct a project called the Water Quality Appraisal/2005. The focus is comprehensive water quality appraisal at 2 sites within Green Lake. The protocol is USGS trophic monitoring protocol, to include:

1. 6x /year, sampling events to include profiling, nutrient concentrations
2. Archived data and annual reporting in USGS formal publication
3. Cost sharing from USGS source and GLSD.

Specific actions are identified within the original planning grant proposal


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2004
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Sanitary District: Green Lake Water Quality Appraisal Phase 1: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct a project called the Water Quality Appraisal/2004. The focus is comprehensive water quality appraisal at 2 sites within Green Lake. The protocol is USGS trophic monitoring protocol, to include:

1. 6x /year, sampling events to include profiling, nutrient concentrations
2. Archived data and annual reporting in USGS formal publication
3. Cost sharing from USGS source and GLSD.

Specific actions are identified within the original planning grant proposal


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
4/1/2004
Waters Involved
Twin Lakes
Status
Complete

Twin Lakes Assn Inc.: Twin Lakes Comprehensive Lake Management Plan: The Twin Lakes Association proposes to conduct a lake study which will include lake monitoring and plant appraisals, specifically:

1. Conduct an submergent aquatic plant appraisal via line-transect methodology including an assessment of invasive species, esp. Eurasian water milfoil
2. Conduct a emergent plant appraisal via line transect -transect methodology
3. Conduct an appraisal of trophic conditions within each of 2 lake basins including oxygen and temperature profiling, TSI determinations
4. All findings will be presented in a final report with management recommendations. Specific actions are identified within the original planning grant proposal.

Watershed survey and hydrological aspects of the original proposal were not approved for funding at this time. The above scope of work reflects the amended project.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Twin Lakes
Status
Complete

Twin Lakes Assn Inc.: Twin Lakes Comprehensive Appraisal Phase 2: TheTwin Lakes Association proposes to continue their efforts toward a comprehensive appraisal of their lake. This project will include the development of a hydrologic budget, trophic appraisal with modelling, and lake nutrient budget model, watershed assessment. See project description submitted with application materials.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Association, Inc.: Big Green Watershed Education: 1. Partner with Ripon College interns to create an interactive watershed map which includes location, description, benefits, and photos of best management practices within the Big Green Lake watershed.
2. Partner with one Ripon College intern to conduct a regression analysis for phosphorus in Green Lake.
3. Integrate watershed education into current website.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
In_Progress

Green Lake Association, Inc.: Big Green Watershed Education: 1. Partner with Ripon College interns to create an interactive watershed map which includes location, description, benefits, and photos of best management practices within the Big Green Lake watershed.
2. Partner with one Ripon College intern to conduct a regression analysis for phosphorus in Green Lake.
3. Integrate watershed education into current website.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Proposed

Green Lake Association, Inc.: Big Green Watershed Education: 1. Partner with Ripon College interns to create an interactive watershed map which includes location, description, benefits, and photos of best management practices within the Big Green Lake watershed.
2. Partner with one Ripon College intern to conduct a regression analysis for phosphorus in Green Lake.
3. Integrate watershed education into current website.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2011
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Association, Inc.: Green Lake Lmp Questionaire: The Green Lake Association proposes to develop a lake management plan, as none currently exists.
As part of the Lake Management Planning process, a citizen survey needs to be designed, distributed to lake stakeholders and results statistically analyzed. Th UW-Stevens Point will assist in these activities along with the WDNR. The survey is vital to understanding the social aspects of lake use along with potential conflicts.

The deliverable project outcome is a completed citizen survey report which presents the results in a statistically valid manner.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2011
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
In_Progress

Green Lake Association, Inc.: Green Lake Lmp Questionaire: The Green Lake Association proposes to develop a lake management plan, as none currently exists.
As part of the Lake Management Planning process, a citizen survey needs to be designed, distributed to lake stakeholders and results statistically analyzed. Th UW-Stevens Point will assist in these activities along with the WDNR. The survey is vital to understanding the social aspects of lake use along with potential conflicts.

The deliverable project outcome is a completed citizen survey report which presents the results in a statistically valid manner.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Association, Inc.: Green Lake Assoc. Virtual Tour:
The Green Lake Association is sponsoring a Small-Scale Planning Grant to create a virtual watershed tour film featuring information on Green Lake including its\2019 8 major tributaries, watershed and the lake itself. The major objectives of this tour are:

1. Improve the public\2019s understanding of Green Lake, its\2019 tributary streams and watershed. Additional emphasis will be placed how this unique resource impacts community, local economy and quality of life. 2.Increase public understanding of environmental issues facing Green Lake and what is being done, management wise, to resolve these problems. 3. Information will be given explaining how the public can help improve conditions on the lake and its\2019 watershed.

Project Deliverables

1. One meeting will be coordinated with the DNR and other lake stakeholders to go over results of project prior to finalization of the film (chance for input and feedback). 2.Final film will be made available to the public and information shared via:
a. Mandatory: i.Green Lake Association\2019s web-site. ii.Offered to area schools, within Green Lake\2019s watershed at a minimum, to be used for environmental education. iii.City of Green Lake and Green Lake Counties websites.
b. Offer made: i. The Wisconsin Association of Lakes (conferences). ii.University of Wisconsin Extension \2013 Lakes (conferences). iii.Ripon\2019s Marcus Theater \2013 Public Service Announcement
3. The DNR will be given one copy of the film.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Green Lake County Buffer Assesment:
The Green Lake \2013 Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a Small-Scale Planning Grant to inventory vegetative buffer conditions on 6 tributaries of Big Green Lake. Major components of this field work include:
1. Inventory current buffer status.
2. Identify impaired buffers and areas of bank instability.
3. Classify target areas for precision buffers.
4. Locate target areas for upland conservation practices.
Sampling stations will be field located with GPS and sampling protocols will follow USDA_NRCS Stream Visual Assessment Protocols (SVAP).
Project Deliverables
1. Meeting with DNR and GLSD to go over results of project and to plan future planning and / or implementation projects.
2. Draft Report submitted one month prior to project deadline.
3. Final Report will include:
a. Resource Inventory Maps which identify high priority areas for precision conservation practices.
b. Results of SVAP survey and other field collected data.
c. Recommendations on the creation of a buffer ordinance or other courses of action to improve the water quality of streams discharging to Big Green Lake.
Project Timeline
1. Draft Report submittal by 11/30/2013
2. Final Report will be completed by 12/31/2013. Final report needs DNR approval.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Association, Inc.: Green Lake Urban Edu. Proj.: The Green Lake Association has sponsored a small scale planning grant to educate residents of the cities of Ripon and Green Lake regarding storm water pollution abatement. Project volunteers will be used to install at least three rain gardens in the two aforementioned cities. In addition, several education outreach activities will be conducted. Primary labor will come from area students, teachers and other residents. Specific deliverable products include:

1. Installation of at least three rain gardens with educational signage on each.
2. Fifty \201CDrains to Lake\201D placards will be installed.
3. Two hundred educational door hangers will be installed.
4. Two classroom outreach events will be conducted.
5. Results of this project will be shared through press releases, websites and e-mails.
6. A final report summarizing project accomplishments will be submitted to the local DNR Coordinator. The report will include:
a. Digital summary of project results
b. Photographs of rain-gardens and other educational materials developed as a result of this project.
c. Synopsis of what was learned along with recommendations to continue / further the program to improve urban storm-water practices via rain gardens.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Association, Inc.: Green Lake Assoc. Virtual Tour:
The Green Lake Association is sponsoring a Small-Scale Planning Grant to create a virtual watershed tour film featuring information on Green Lake including its\2019 8 major tributaries, watershed and the lake itself. The major objectives of this tour are:

1. Improve the public\2019s understanding of Green Lake, its\2019 tributary streams and watershed. Additional emphasis will be placed how this unique resource impacts community, local economy and quality of life. 2.Increase public understanding of environmental issues facing Green Lake and what is being done, management wise, to resolve these problems. 3. Information will be given explaining how the public can help improve conditions on the lake and its\2019 watershed.

Project Deliverables

1. One meeting will be coordinated with the DNR and other lake stakeholders to go over results of project prior to finalization of the film (chance for input and feedback). 2.Final film will be made available to the public and information shared via:
a. Mandatory: i.Green Lake Association\2019s web-site. ii.Offered to area schools, within Green Lake\2019s watershed at a minimum, to be used for environmental education. iii.City of Green Lake and Green Lake Counties websites.
b. Offer made: i. The Wisconsin Association of Lakes (conferences). ii.University of Wisconsin Extension \2013 Lakes (conferences). iii.Ripon\2019s Marcus Theater \2013 Public Service Announcement
3. The DNR will be given one copy of the film.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Green Lake County Buffer Assesment:
The Green Lake \2013 Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a Small-Scale Planning Grant to inventory vegetative buffer conditions on 6 tributaries of Big Green Lake. Major components of this field work include:
1. Inventory current buffer status.
2. Identify impaired buffers and areas of bank instability.
3. Classify target areas for precision buffers.
4. Locate target areas for upland conservation practices.
Sampling stations will be field located with GPS and sampling protocols will follow USDA_NRCS Stream Visual Assessment Protocols (SVAP).
Project Deliverables
1. Meeting with DNR and GLSD to go over results of project and to plan future planning and / or implementation projects.
2. Draft Report submitted one month prior to project deadline.
3. Final Report will include:
a. Resource Inventory Maps which identify high priority areas for precision conservation practices.
b. Results of SVAP survey and other field collected data.
c. Recommendations on the creation of a buffer ordinance or other courses of action to improve the water quality of streams discharging to Big Green Lake.
Project Timeline
1. Draft Report submittal by 11/30/2013
2. Final Report will be completed by 12/31/2013. Final report needs DNR approval.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Association, Inc.: Green Lake Urban Edu. Proj.: The Green Lake Association has sponsored a small scale planning grant to educate residents of the cities of Ripon and Green Lake regarding storm water pollution abatement. Project volunteers will be used to install at least three rain gardens in the two aforementioned cities. In addition, several education outreach activities will be conducted. Primary labor will come from area students, teachers and other residents. Specific deliverable products include:

1. Installation of at least three rain gardens with educational signage on each.
2. Fifty \201CDrains to Lake\201D placards will be installed.
3. Two hundred educational door hangers will be installed.
4. Two classroom outreach events will be conducted.
5. Results of this project will be shared through press releases, websites and e-mails.
6. A final report summarizing project accomplishments will be submitted to the local DNR Coordinator. The report will include:
a. Digital summary of project results
b. Photographs of rain-gardens and other educational materials developed as a result of this project.
c. Synopsis of what was learned along with recommendations to continue / further the program to improve urban storm-water practices via rain gardens.


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
Big Green Lake Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Aquatic Invasive Species Plan
Developed an aquatic invasive species plan
Date
Status
Developed comprehensive AIS plan addressing elements of prevention, control, monitoring, policy development, research, education/information, coordination and regional integration
4/1/2006
Proposed
Projects
 
Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey
Monitored plants on Silver Creek
Date
Status
Used Point-Intercept method
4/1/2006
Proposed
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Implemented best management practices
Date
Status
Implemented best management practices (BMP) within the lake watershed to reduce nutrient/sediment loadings and protect and improve shoreline habitat.
9/1/2000
Proposed
Projects
 
Carp Barrier
Installed carp barriers
Date
Status
Installed Carp Barriers
7/1/2002
Proposed
Projects
 
Carp Removal
Controlled carp through carp removal and barriers
Date
Status
Project included controlling carp through removal activities and the operation of carp barriers; monitoring the extent of EWM annually; conducting an aquatic plant survey in Silver Creek using the point-intercept method; performing biocontrol of purple loosestrife, including building, operating and maintaining plant nurseries; and developing a long-range funding strategy for aquatic invasive species control
4/1/2006
Proposed
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
 
Comprehensive Planning Studies
Prepared Lake Protection Plan
Date
Status
Mapped the watershed and sensitive areas and identified areas contributing polluntants. Mapped sub-watershed. Prepared lake protection plan.
10/15/1993
Proposed
Projects
 
Control Invasive Species
Controlled purple loosestrife
Date
Status
Biocontrol of purple loosestrife
4/1/2006
Proposed
Projects
 
Data Analysis or Evaluation
Conducted analysis of phosphorus
Date
Status
Conducted a regression analysis for phosphorus in Green Lake
4/1/2011
Proposed
Projects
 
Diagnostic/Feasibility Assessment
Conducted a feasibility study
Date
Status
Conducted a feasibility study to assess nutrient loadings on Big Green Lake.
7/1/1998
Proposed
Projects
 
Diagnostic/Feasibility Assessment
Assessed feasibility & costs of phosphorus reduction
Date
Status
Assess feasibility and costs of further phosphorus reduction from effluent of Ripon Sewage Treatment Plant: a) evaluation of current phosphorus removal practices and their associated costs, b)evaluation of various strategies to reduce levels of phosphorus being discharged as to their costs and their potential for phosphorus reduction, c) small-scale pilot program implementing option chosen from evaluation in b. above, devaluation and monitoring of phosphorus reduction in conjunction with pilot program
4/12/1991
Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Winnebago
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Fond du Lac
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Hydrologic Budget Development
Developed a hydrologic budget
Date
Status
4/1/1997
Proposed
Projects
 
Information and Education
Integrated watershed education into website
Date
Status
4/1/2011
In Progress
Projects
 
Informational Meetings
Conducted public meetings regarding lake protection plan
Date
Status
10/15/1993
Proposed
Projects
 
Issue News/Media Release
Issued news release about lake protection plan
Date
Status
Information about lake protection plan disseminated to the public by newsletter, local newspaper articles, a comprehensive management plan, public meetings and report mailings
10/15/1993
Proposed
Projects
 
Lake Management Plan - Develop/Modify
Developed a Lake Management Plan
Date
Status
10/1/2011
In Progress
Projects
 
Land Acquisition
Purchased property - "ABA-West"
Date
Status
Purchased 24.5 acres of land known as the "ABA-West" property.
9/1/2009
Proposed
Projects
 
Land Acquisition
Purchased property - "ABA-East"
Date
Status
Purchased property - "ABA-East"
9/1/2009
Proposed
Projects
 
Land Acquisition
Purchased land for conservancy
Date
Status
Purchased 52 acres of land on Green Lake for conservancy purposes.
9/1/2008
Proposed
Projects
 
Land Acquisition
Purchased land for conservancy
Date
Status
Purchased 3.21 acres of land along Wick Road known as the Specht property for conservancy purposes.
9/1/2004
Proposed
Projects
 
Land Acquisition
Purchased land for nonpoint source abatement
Date
Status
Purchased 30 acres of land along Silver Creek which drains directly into Big Green Lake to be used as nonpoint source abatement.
9/1/2000
Proposed
Projects
 
Land Acquisition
Purchased vacant land for conservancy
Date
Status
Purchased 20.5 acres of vacant land with approximately 660 feet of frontage along Big Green Lake. The Sanitary District will keep it in its naturally landscaped state for conservancy purposes.
9/1/1998
Proposed
Projects
 
Land Acquisition
Purchased vacant land for conservancy purposes
Date
Status
Purchased vacant land for conservancy purposes
9/1/1998
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Community
Silver Creek fIBI
Date
Status
AU 359092, poor fIBI, Station 10041510
1/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Community
Wuerches Creek fIBI
Date
Status
AU 359163, poor fIBI, Station 10012583
1/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
10/25/2011
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Invasive Species
Monitored Eurasian Water Milfoil Extent
Date
Status
4/1/2006
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Level
Monitored and published water level data
Date
Status
Operate, maintain and publish stage, flow and load data at both stage-discharge stations at White Creek and Green Lake Outlet. 2) Operate, maintain and publish stage, flow and load data at stage-discharge station at Green Lake Inlet.
4/1/1997
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Unnamed Trib to White Creek TP
Date
Status
Category 3. 2018 TP Results: May Exceed. Station: 10041246. AU: 5476505.
1/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Local Water TP
Date
Status
Category 2. 2018 TP Results: May Exceed. Station: 10033607. AU: 3993744.
1/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Continued to conduct water quality appraisal
Date
Status
4/1/2004
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Conducted water quality appraisal
Date
Status
Conducted comprehensive water quality appraisal at 2 sites within Green Lake. The protocol is USGS trophic monitoring protocol, to include: 1. 6x /year, sampling events to include profiling, nutrient concentrations 2. Archived data and annual reporting in USGS formal publication 3. Cost sharing from USGS source and GLSD. Specific actions are identified within the original planning grant proposal
4/1/2004
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
 
Date
Status
4/1/1997
Proposed
Projects
 
Social Survey of Residents or Users
Conducted a citizen survey
Date
Status
10/1/2011
In Progress
Projects
 
Social Survey of Residents or Users
 
Date
Status
Conducted a survey of residents, by mail, to assess: a) public opinion of large water impoundments, b) public opinion of eminent domain andcondemnation powers, c) which units of government will need to be involved with the project and at what level.
4/12/1991
Proposed
Projects
 
Train Volunteers
Conducted workshops on aquatic invasive species monitoring
Date
Status
Conducted workshops to train volunteers in monitoring and prevention methods; monitoring for zebra mussels and other AIS
4/1/2006
Proposed
Projects
 
WQ Modeling
Developed watershed and lake models
Date
Status
Developed watershed/lake models for predicting trophic impacts
7/1/1998
Proposed
Projects
 
Watercraft Inspections - Clean Boats, Clean Waters
 
Date
Status
4/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Created interactive watershed map
Date
Status
Created an interactive watershed map which includes location, description, benefits, and photos of best management practices
4/1/2011
Proposed
Projects
 
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Mapped the watershed
Date
Status
10/15/1993
Proposed
Projects
 
Big Green Lake WatershedWatershed History Note

The city of Ripon is located in the Big Green Lake Watershed in Fond du Lac County. Ripon, named for the English cathedral city of Ripon, North Yorkshire, was founded in 1849 by David P. Mapes, a former New York steamboat captain. John Scott Horner was the one who named the town, and most of the streets. Within two years the city had absorbed the nearby commune of Ceresco, established in 1844 by the Wisconsin Phalanx, a group of settlers inspired by the utopian socialist philosophy of Charles Fourier. Mapes also initiated the formation of Ripon College, originally incorporated as Brockway College in 1851. The modern Ripon Society, a Republican think tank, takes its name from Ripon, Wisconsin, since Ripon is known as the "Birthplace of the Republican Party." Meeting at a school house in Ripon on February 28, 1854, some thirty opponents of the Nebraska Act called for the organization of a new political party and suggested that Republican would be the most appropriate name (to link their cause with the Declaration of Independence). The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opened new lands that would help settle them, repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820, and allowed settlers in those territories to determine if they would allow slavery within their boundaries. The new Republican Party, which was created in opposition to the act, aimed to stop the expansion of slavery and soon emerged as the dominant force throughout the North.

Date  2011