VILLAGE OF BELLEVILLE: RES-Lake Belle View Associated Wetland Habitat Restoration

Purpose

The Village of Belleville will conduct native habitat restoration activities in and around the restored Lake Belle View as a follow-up to the large lake restoration project. In order to protect the active eagles\2019 nest in the area, no work may be conducted within 330 feet of the nest from mid-January to August 1st. People should only enter that area for recreation, work or habitat evaluation between August 1 and mid-January. Weedy areas of new ground created by the lake restoration will be burned, chemically treated, or mowed, and native plants and trees planted to restore shoreline and upland savanna. Tree species may include a small number of upland species in accordance with a DNR forestry recommendation. An aerator will be installed in the lake to suppress common carp that are harming water quality and preventing establishment of native aquatic plants. Specific data that will be collected, and grant deliverables are detailed in the application. Annual monitoring summaries will be submitted to DNR and USACOE. Other project updates will be shared at the local Lakefest, and maintained at the Village Hall for public access.

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Lakes Grant
Lake Protection Grant
LPT-488-15
2015
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Reports and Documents
Montgomery Associates: Resource Solutions (MARS) has prepared this letter with enclosures to update the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the Lake Belle View Restoration Project. The project was covered under the USACE permit No. 2009-01035-ADJ and permit compliance criteria are described in the USACE permit. The project was constructed in 2010-2011 and 2017 is the sixth year of restoration activities. As indicated, the bulk of the performance standards have been met. The Village will continue to manage the project for environmental and recreational functions.
Eco‐Resource Consulting, Inc. (ERC), conducted a field investigation of the native plant community restoration project around Lake Belle View on July 11, 2016. The project was constructed in 2010-2011 and 2016 is the fifth year of restoration activities. The area consisted of 27% non-native species during the survey.
Montgomery Associates: Resource Solutions (MARS) has prepared this letter and enclosures to summarize restoration activities to satisfy the special condition permit requirements under the USACE permit No. 2009-01035-ADJ for the Lake Belle View Restoration Project. Eco‐Resource Consulting, LLC (ERC), conducted a field investigation of the native plant community restoration around Lake Belle View on July 9, 2015.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
The Village of Belleville will conduct native habitat restoration activities in and around the restored Lake Belle View as a follow-up to the large lake restoration project. In order to protect the active eagles\2019 nest in the area, no work may be conducted within 330 feet of the nest from mid-January to August 1st. People should only enter that area for recreation, work or habitat evaluation between August 1 and mid-January. Weedy areas of new ground created by the lake restoration will be burned, chemically treated, or mowed, and native plants and trees planted to restore shoreline and upland savanna. Tree species may include a small number of upland species in accordance with a DNR forestry recommendation. An aerator will be installed in the lake to suppress common carp that are harming water quality and preventing establishment of native aquatic plants.
Habitat Restoration - Shoreland
Shoreland Restoration
ATTAINS Alternative Restoration Approach
The Village of Belleville will conduct native habitat restoration activities in and around the restored Lake Belle View as a follow-up to the large lake restoration project. In order to protect the active eagles nest in the area, no work may be conducted within 330 feet of the nest from mid-January to August 1st. Weedy areas of new ground created by the lake restoration will be burned, chemically treated, or mowed, and native plants and trees planted to restore shoreline and upland savanna.
 
Watershed
 
Waters