HYSLOP FOUNDATION, INC: (319) Hawthorn Hollow Tractor Road Storm Water Diversion Project

Purpose

The Hyslop Foundation, Inc. will, through contractors and their own activities repair and re-grade the approximately 540 feet long \2018Tractor Road\2019 located in the Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum. Associated with this activity, they will install a storm water treatment swale adjacent to the Tractor Road, install two foot-bridges over the swale, and initiate and finalize associated hardscaping and landscaping necessary to restore and stabilize the construction site. All of the aforementioned activities will be completed by November 15th, 2016, with a final written or electronic report on the project delivered to DNR by December 31st, 2016. Additionally, a video documentary of the road and swale construction, with visualization of before and after performance, will be filmed. A copy of the video, along with written documentation of associated outreach activities, will be provided to the DNR on or before June 15th, 2017. Project deliverables include: 1.) A re-graded Tractor Road per R.A. Smith National\2019s December 31st, 2015 plan. 2.) A constructed storm water swale per R.A. Smith National\2019s December 31st, 2015 plan. 3.) Two foot-bridge crossings of the newly constructed swale. 4.) Project landscaping and site stabilization. 5.) A final written or electronic project report provided to DNR; and 6.) A video documenting the project, with written documentation of outreach activities, provided to DNR.

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Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum is located in the Village of Somers in Kenosha County. The south branch of the Pike River runs through it and has changed significantly since the mid- 1930s. The changes include severely eroded streambanks, and the deepening and widening of the river channel. Concerned with the degradation of the south branch of the Pike River, in 2011 the Hyslop Foundation, Inc., (dba Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum) partnered with Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network to develop a watershed restoration plan for the Pike River in southeast Wisconsin.
The video begins by documenting the changes to the river at Hawthorn Hollow beginning in the mid- 1930s until today, showing the degradation of the streambanks over time, and the deepening and widening of the river channel. The video then documents the purpose of the storm water diversion project and the project’s installation.
 
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The Hyslop Foundation, Inc. will, through contractors and their own activities repair and re-grade the approximately 540 feet long 'Tractor Road' located in the Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum. Associated with this activity, they will install a storm water treatment swale adjacent to the Tractor Road, install two foot-bridges over the swale, and initiate and finalize associated hardscaping and landscaping necessary to restore and stabilize the construction site. All of the aforementioned activities will be completed by November 15th, 2016, with a final written or electronic report on the project delivered to DNR by December 31st, 2016. Additionally, a video documentary of the road and swale construction, with visualization of before and after performance, will be filmed.
ATTAINS Alternative Restoration Approach
The Hyslop Foundation, Inc. will, through contractors and their own activities repair and re-grade the approximately 540 feet long 'Tractor Road' located in the Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum. Associated with this activity, they will install a storm water treatment swale adjacent to the Tractor Road, install two foot-bridges over the swale, and initiate and finalize associated hardscaping and landscaping necessary to restore and stabilize the construction site. All of the aforementioned activities will be completed by November 15th, 2016, with a final written or electronic report on the project delivered to DNR by December 31st, 2016. Additionally, a video documentary of the road and swale construction, with visualization of before and after performance, will be filmed.
 
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