Bay View Wetland/Grand Trunk Wetland Restoration - Implementation


The Bay View wetland is one of the only remaining wetlands in the Milwaukee Estuary, an area that was historically an expansive freshwater marsh. Restoration of this remnant wetland has been identified as an important habitat restoration project within the Milwaukee Estuary AOC as well as an important step in the revitalization of the harbor area. The Bay View wetland restoration has been identified as a management action for the Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat beneficial use impairment (BUI) in the Milwaukee Estuary AOC. Remedial Action Plan Update for 2016. This project will contribute to the completion of one management action. The management action projects were selected in consultation with the Fish and Wildlife Technical Advisory Committee (Tech Team). The Teach Team identified the following necessary project elements, fish and wildlife goals addressed by the project and metrics for evaluating the project. Reporting for this project is under GL00E01206_MKE1604_BayViewWet


The City of Milwaukee has proposed restoring this site which includes a large wetland complex that is hydrologically connected to the Kinnickinnic River and Estuary. The goal is to restore the wetland to be a benefit for fish and wildlife as well as an asset for the community. The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM) has been working AECOM to determine a baseline engineering scenario and preliminary cost estimate to manage soil and sediments and develop a remedial action plan. The City of Milwaukee has completed work planning for the Bay View/Grand Trunk wetland to develop a final ecological restoration plan. The City of Milwaukee will now work on implementing the ecological restoration plan.

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