Wind Point Watershed Restoration Plan - Nine Key Element Plan

Purpose

Wind Point watershed (12 Digit HUC# 040400020101) is located in southeast Wisconsin in Milwaukee and Racine Counties. It is named for the conspicuous “Point” that extends out into Lake Michigan in the southeast portion of the watershed. The watershed is relatively narrow with a north-south orientation along Lake Michigan. Many small tributary streams and stormsewer networks in the watershed drain approximately 18.7 square miles (11,996 acres) of land surface east to Lake Michigan. The Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network (Root-Pike WIN) is a grassroots organization that awards grants to projects that will preserve, promote, and protect watershed health. Root-Pike WIN received grant funding from the Fund for Lake Michigan and SC Johnson Fund to undergo a watershed planning effort and produce a comprehensive “Watershed-Based Plan” for Wind Point watershed that meets requirements as defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Improvement projects identified within the watershed plan are eligible for state and federal grants.

Objective

Goal 1: Manage cultural and ecological components of the Green Infrastructure Network. Goal 2: Implement watershed educational, stewardship, and recreational opportunities. Goal 3: Improve surface water quality to meet applicable standards. Goal 4: Increase communication and coordination among stakeholders. Goal 5: Improve groundwater recharge to maintain shallow aquifers and reduce stormwater runoff.

Outcome

The Wind Point watershed plan includes an “Action Plan” developed to provide stakeholders with recommendations to address plan goals. The Action Plan includes programmatic and site specific recommendations. Programmatic recommendations are general watershed wide remedial, preventative, and regulatory actions. Site specific recommendations include actual locations where projects can be implemented to improve surface and groundwater quality, green infrastructure, and aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Watershed planning and implementation is a voluntary effort. Active watershed stakeholders are needed to put the Wind Point Watershed-Based Plan into action. The Wind Point Watershed Implementation Committee is in place to support plan implementation and future planning efforts. Contact the Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network to learn how you can help.

Study Design

https://www.rootpikewin.org/wind-point-plan

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Wind Point watershed (12 Digit HUC# 040400020101) is located in southeast Wisconsin in Milwaukee and Racine Counties. It is named for the conspicuous “Point” that extends out into Lake Michigan in the southeast portion of the watershed. The watershed is relatively narrow with a north-south orientation along Lake Michigan. Many small tributary streams and stormsewer networks in the watershed drain approximately 18.7 square miles (11,996 acres) of land surface east to Lake Michigan. The Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network (Root-Pike WIN) is a grassroots organization that awards grants to projects that will preserve, promote, and protect watershed health. Root-Pike WIN received grant funding from the Fund for Lake Michigan and SC Johnson Fund to undergo a watershed planning effort and produce a comprehensive “Watershed-Based Plan” for Wind Point watershed that meets requirements as defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Improvement projects identified within the watershed plan are eligible for state and federal grants. https://www.rootpikewin.org/wind-point-plan
 
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Wind Point Watershed Restoration Plan - Nine Key Element Plan - Wind Point watershed (12 Digit HUC# 040400020101) is located in southeast Wisconsin in Milwaukee and Racine Counties. It is named for the conspicuous ?Point? that extends out into Lake Michigan in the southeast portion of the watershed. The watershed is relatively narrow with a north-south orientation along Lake Michigan. Many small tributary streams and stormsewer networks in the watershed drain approximately 18.7 square miles (11,996 acres) of land surface east to Lake Michigan. The Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network (Root-Pike WIN) is a grassroots organization that awards grants to projects that will preserve, promote, and protect watershed health.
 
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