Pike River Cooperative Monitoring Project

Purpose

Conduct biological monitoring, and support citizen volunteer nutrient monitoring on tributaries and the mainstem of the Pike River in Racine and Kenosha Counties. Our partner the Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network is pursuing and has secured funding to undertake projects identified in the approved Nine Key Element Pike River Watershed Restoration Plan. The monitoring proposed will serve as pre-project documentation prior to implementation of stream bank stabilization and wetland restoration projects.

Objective

Conduct fish, macroinvertebrate, and qualitative habitat sampling at 2 locations on the Pike River (WBIC 1300). Conduct macroinvertebrate sampling at 4 tributaries to the Pike River (WBICs 5040874, 10047776, 2700, 2600), and one additional site on the Pike River to monitor pre-stream bank and wetland restoration projects. Additionally, 2 locations on Pike River North Branch (WBIC 1900) are proposed for 6 growing season Total Phosphorus and TSS monitoring to document water quality improvements due to the North Branch Pike River restoration project. Sample collection will be completed by Root-Pike WIN volunteers trained by Craig Helker.

Outcome

Number of sampling sites: 9 Number of sampling days: 1 fish and habitat sampling day for 2 locations, and 1 macroinvertebrate sampling day sampling for 7 locations. Additionally, volunteers will collect 6 monthly Total P and TSS samples at 2 locations. Sampling will be completed in November 2017, with data entered by Craig Helker by December 2017. A summary report will be drafted by December 2018.

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Conduct biological monitoring, and support citizen volunteer nutrient monitoring on tributaries and the mainstem of the Pike River in Racine and Kenosha Counties. Our partner the Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network is pursuing and has secured funding to undertake projects identified in the approved Nine Key Element Pike River Watershed Restoration Plan. The monitoring proposed will serve as pre-project documentation prior to implementation of stream bank stabilization and wetland restoration projects.