Large Scale Lake Planning
Bradley Lake (lake) is a 20-acre lake within Sunset Park, a park which has approximately 3,000 feet of Sturgeon Bay shoreline. This Sunset Park/Bradley Lake Coastal Resource Management Plan (CRM Plan) details a lake management plan to improve the health and aesthetics of Bradley Lake and surrounding Sunset Park by directing improvements of water quality, aquatic habitat, and biodiversity. To reestablish Bradley Lake as a quality ecological landscape and socioeconomic value to the community, a restoration initiative encompassing watershed management and lake management must coincide.
The City of Sturgeon Bay is sponsoring a project to develop a long-term lake management plan that will address the designed habitat maintenance and water quality requirements for Bradley Lake.
Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, presentations, water quality data reports, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public.
Specific project activities include: 1) Define the existing conditions of aquatic habitat types of the nearshore Sturgeon Bay area by conducting a bathymetric survey, topographic survey and aerial photography of the shoreline areas; 2) Involve the community with the lake management planning process and communication of project results through several public meetings and input opportunities; 3) Development of a final comprehensive lake management plan that addresses Bradley Lake\2019s water quality, fishery, and aquatic ecosystem habitat and recreational usage and management practices within Sunset Park.