VILLAGE OF NORTH FREEDOM: Shoreline and Fish Habitat Restoration on Village Owned Land

Purpose

Project Summary: To restore eroded shoreline and develop fish habitat improvement projects for the Baraboo River, within the village of North Freedom. To protect the corridor\2019s natural setting, and improve it through planting native shoreline plants. To reduce non-point runoff and stream siltation, ultimately improving stream water quality. Removal of dead debris and trees will be necessary to grade the banks and install riprap. Removed trees will be incorporated into fish habitat at the site. Deliverables: Stabilize banks to reduce bank erosion and stream sedimentation. Improve public access to the shore using cut in points within riprap and through removal of existing fencing on the shoreline. Installation of in stream habitat that will provide large river fish habitat, and improve shoreline angling opportunities. Native vegetation plantings on the shoreline to improve shoreline wildlife habitat. Project results will be shared with the public via a press release and through the Friends of the Baraboo River Group.

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RM06917
2017
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The North Freedom Park boat launch, canoe/kayak pier, and shoreline protection project was recently completed in November 2017. A River Management grant was obtained by the Village to develop shoreline protection along North Freedom Park, directly adjacent to the Baraboo River. One hundred and thirty feet in length of rip-rap was installed along the west side of the park’s shoreline.
 
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Project Summary: To restore eroded shoreline and develop fish habitat improvement projects for the Baraboo River, within the village of North Freedom. To protect the corridor's natural setting, and improve it through planting native shoreline plants. To reduce non-point runoff and stream siltation, ultimately improving stream water quality. Removal of dead debris and trees will be necessary to grade the banks and install riprap. Removed trees will be incorporated into fish habitat at the site. Deliverables: Stabilize banks to reduce bank erosion and stream sedimentation. Improve public access to the shore using cut in points within riprap and through removal of existing fencing on the shoreline. Installation of in stream habitat that will provide large river fish habitat, and improve shoreline angling opportunities. Native vegetation plantings on the shoreline to improve shoreline wildlife habitat. Project results will be shared with the public via a press release and through the Friends of the Baraboo River Group.
ATTAINS Alternative Restoration Approach
Project Summary: To restore eroded shoreline and develop fish habitat improvement projects for the Baraboo River, within the village of North Freedom. To protect the corridor's natural setting, and improve it through planting native shoreline plants. To reduce non-point runoff and stream siltation, ultimately improving stream water quality. Removal of dead debris and trees will be necessary to grade the banks and install riprap. Removed trees will be incorporated into fish habitat at the site. Deliverables: Stabilize banks to reduce bank erosion and stream sedimentation. Improve public access to the shore using cut in points within riprap and through removal of existing fencing on the shoreline. Installation of in stream habitat that will provide large river fish habitat, and improve shoreline angling opportunities. Native vegetation plantings on the shoreline to improve shoreline wildlife habitat. Project results will be shared with the public via a press release and through the Friends of the Baraboo River Group.
 
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