BUTTE DES MORTS CONSERVATION CLUB, INC: RES-Terrell Island Habitat Restoration Project

Purpose

This project will harden the shores of 4 existing islands within the breakwall project area known as Terrell Island on the south side of Lake Butte des Morts. Nearly 1,200 feet of rock structure will be installed along the windward edges of the islands with extending wings to enhance the aquatic plant community of emergents, floating leaf and submergent plants. These benefits are expected to occur: 1) Improved water quality , especially clarity in the area adjacent to the structure. 2) Greater areal coverage of aquatic plant growth and the habitat benefits for fish. 3) Enhanced wildlife benefits for waterfowl and shorebirds, reptiles and amphibians. 4) Reduced island erosion. The Butte des Morts Conservation Club is in partnership with Winnebago County and the DNR on the project. The projected costs are $65,680. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.

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Lakes Grant
Lake Protection Grant
LPT-196-03
2002
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Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
This project will harden the shores of 4 existing islands within the breakwall project area known as Terrell Island on the south side of Lake Butte des Morts. Nearly 1,200 feet of rock structure will be installed along the windward edges of the islands with extending wings to enhance the aquatic plant community of emergents, floating leaf and submergent plants. These benefits are expected to occur: 1) Improved water quality , especially clarity in the area adjacent to the structure. 2) Greater areal coverage of aquatic plant growth and the habitat benefits for fish. 3) Enhanced wildlife benefits for waterfowl and shorebirds, reptiles and amphibians. 4) Reduced island erosion. The Butte des Morts Conservation Club is in partnership with Winnebago County and the DNR on the project.
Lakes Protection Grant
Control Streambank Erosion
Habitat Restoration - Shoreland
Protect Riparian or Shorelands
Project Deliverable
Final Report
ATTAINS Alternative Restoration Approach
This project will harden the shores of 4 existing islands within the breakwall project area known as Terrell Island on the south side of Lake Butte des Morts. Nearly 1,200 feet of rock structure will be installed along the windward edges of the islands with extending wings to enhance the aquatic plant community of emergents, floating leaf and submergent plants.
 
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