WOLF RUN ASSOCIATION, INC: Lower Black Earth Creek Watershed Restoration & Capacity Building

Purpose

Wolf Run Association, Inc. will sponsor a project on the Black Earth Creek (BEC) to protect and enhance the lower reaches of the creek downstream from the Village of Black Earth (including Lake Marion and the Village of Mazomanie). Part of the project includes making a decision about the future of the current dam structure on Lake Marion which derives its water supply from BEC. This decision point offers both a challenge to citizens and the communities, and a unique opportunity for a broader and more comprehensive environmental restoration of the lower BEC region and Lake Marion. Project deliverables include: gathering key information about the various management options available regarding the Lake Marion dam and Lake Marion, development of a Wolf Run Association website, facilitating restoration activities, land/stream corridor enhancement and protection, creation of signage along key access areas, conservation lands and trails, holding public meetings, and preparing other public information products.

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River Grant
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RP-192-11
2010
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Reports and Documents
The 2010 WRM Practicum is a comprehensive study of Lake Marion in the Village of Mazomanie, Wisconsin. The students met with members of the community, researched the social and environmental history of the area, and undertook field studies. Combining community input and scientific data, planning options were drafted to improve the ecological and recreational quality of Lake Marion and to restore the Black Earth Creek Corridor adjacent to Lake Marion.
The DNR river planning grant for Black Creek Earth Project.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Rivers Planning Grant
Wolf Run Association, Inc. will sponsor a project on the Black Earth Creek (BEC) to protect and enhance the lower reaches of the creek downstream from the Village of Black Earth (including Lake Marion and the Village of Mazomanie). Part of the project includes making a decision about the future of the current dam structure on Lake Marion which derives its water supply from BEC. This decision point offers both a challenge to citizens and the communities, and a unique opportunity for a broader and more comprehensive environmental restoration of the lower BEC region and Lake Marion. Project deliverables include: gathering key information about the various management options available regarding the Lake Marion dam and Lake Marion, development of a Wolf Run Association website, facilitating restoration activities, land/stream corridor enhancement and protection, creation of signage along key access areas, conservation lands and trails, holding public meetings, and preparing other public information products.
Information and Education
Wolf Run Association, Inc. will sponsor a project on the Black Earth Creek (BEC) to protect and enhance the lower reaches of the creek downstream from the Village of Black Earth (including Lake Marion and the Village of Mazomanie). Part of the project includes making a decision about the future of the current dam structure on Lake Marion which derives its water supply from BEC. This decision point offers both a challenge to citizens and the communities, and a unique opportunity for a broader and more comprehensive environmental restoration of the lower BEC region and Lake Marion. Project deliverables include: gathering key information about the various management options available regarding the Lake Marion dam and Lake Marion, development of a Wolf Run Association website, facilitating restoration activities, land/stream corridor enhancement and protection, creation of signage along key access areas, conservation lands and trails, holding public meetings, and preparing other public information products.
Grant Awarded
Wolf Run Association, Inc. will sponsor a project on the Black Earth Creek (BEC) to protect and enhance the lower reaches of the creek downstream from the Village of Black Earth (including Lake Marion and the Village of Mazomanie). Part of the project includes making a decision about the future of the current dam structure on Lake Marion which derives its water supply from BEC. This decision point offers both a challenge to citizens and the communities, and a unique opportunity for a broader and more comprehensive environmental restoration of the lower BEC region and Lake Marion. Project deliverables include: gathering key information about the various management options available regarding the Lake Marion dam and Lake Marion, development of a Wolf Run Association website, facilitating restoration activities, land/stream corridor enhancement and protection, creation of signage along key access areas, conservation lands and trails, holding public meetings, and preparing other public information products.
Protect Riparian or Shorelands
Wolf Run Association, Inc. will sponsor a project on the Black Earth Creek (BEC) to protect and enhance the lower reaches of the creek downstream from the Village of Black Earth (including Lake Marion and the Village of Mazomanie). Part of the project includes making a decision about the future of the current dam structure on Lake Marion which derives its water supply from BEC. This decision point offers both a challenge to citizens and the communities, and a unique opportunity for a broader and more comprehensive environmental restoration of the lower BEC region and Lake Marion. Project deliverables include: gathering key information about the various management options available regarding the Lake Marion dam and Lake Marion, development of a Wolf Run Association website, facilitating restoration activities, land/stream corridor enhancement and protection, creation of signage along key access areas, conservation lands and trails, holding public meetings, and preparing other public information products.
Water Quality Planning
Wolf Run Association, Inc. will sponsor a project on the Black Earth Creek (BEC) to protect and enhance the lower reaches of the creek downstream from the Village of Black Earth (including Lake Marion and the Village of Mazomanie). Part of the project includes making a decision about the future of the current dam structure on Lake Marion which derives its water supply from BEC. This decision point offers both a challenge to citizens and the communities, and a unique opportunity for a broader and more comprehensive environmental restoration of the lower BEC region and Lake Marion. Project deliverables include: gathering key information about the various management options available regarding the Lake Marion dam and Lake Marion, development of a Wolf Run Association website, facilitating restoration activities, land/stream corridor enhancement and protection, creation of signage along key access areas, conservation lands and trails, holding public meetings, and preparing other public information products.
Develop/Distribute Brochures/Literature
Wolf Run Association, Inc. will sponsor a project on the Black Earth Creek (BEC) to protect and enhance the lower reaches of the creek downstream from the Village of Black Earth (including Lake Marion and the Village of Mazomanie). Part of the project includes making a decision about the future of the current dam structure on Lake Marion which derives its water supply from BEC. This decision point offers both a challenge to citizens and the communities, and a unique opportunity for a broader and more comprehensive environmental restoration of the lower BEC region and Lake Marion. Project deliverables include: gathering key information about the various management options available regarding the Lake Marion dam and Lake Marion, development of a Wolf Run Association website, facilitating restoration activities, land/stream corridor enhancement and protection, creation of signage along key access areas, conservation lands and trails, holding public meetings, and preparing other public information products.
Install Kiosk or Sign
Wolf Run Association, Inc. will sponsor a project on the Black Earth Creek (BEC) to protect and enhance the lower reaches of the creek downstream from the Village of Black Earth (including Lake Marion and the Village of Mazomanie). Part of the project includes making a decision about the future of the current dam structure on Lake Marion which derives its water supply from BEC. This decision point offers both a challenge to citizens and the communities, and a unique opportunity for a broader and more comprehensive environmental restoration of the lower BEC region and Lake Marion. Project deliverables include: gathering key information about the various management options available regarding the Lake Marion dam and Lake Marion, development of a Wolf Run Association website, facilitating restoration activities, land/stream corridor enhancement and protection, creation of signage along key access areas, conservation lands and trails, holding public meetings, and preparing other public information products.
Informational Meetings
Wolf Run Association, Inc. will sponsor a project on the Black Earth Creek (BEC) to protect and enhance the lower reaches of the creek downstream from the Village of Black Earth (including Lake Marion and the Village of Mazomanie). Part of the project includes making a decision about the future of the current dam structure on Lake Marion which derives its water supply from BEC. This decision point offers both a challenge to citizens and the communities, and a unique opportunity for a broader and more comprehensive environmental restoration of the lower BEC region and Lake Marion. Project deliverables include: gathering key information about the various management options available regarding the Lake Marion dam and Lake Marion, development of a Wolf Run Association website, facilitating restoration activities, land/stream corridor enhancement and protection, creation of signage along key access areas, conservation lands and trails, holding public meetings, and preparing other public information products.
Hold Workshops
Wolf Run Association, Inc. will sponsor a project on the Black Earth Creek (BEC) to protect and enhance the lower reaches of the creek downstream from the Village of Black Earth (including Lake Marion and the Village of Mazomanie). Part of the project includes making a decision about the future of the current dam structure on Lake Marion which derives its water supply from BEC. This decision point offers both a challenge to citizens and the communities, and a unique opportunity for a broader and more comprehensive environmental restoration of the lower BEC region and Lake Marion. Project deliverables include: gathering key information about the various management options available regarding the Lake Marion dam and Lake Marion, development of a Wolf Run Association website, facilitating restoration activities, land/stream corridor enhancement and protection, creation of signage along key access areas, conservation lands and trails, holding public meetings, and preparing other public information products.
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
Wolf Run Association, Inc. will sponsor a project on the Black Earth Creek (BEC) to protect and enhance the lower reaches of the creek downstream from the Village of Black Earth (including Lake Marion and the Village of Mazomanie). Part of the project includes making a decision about the future of the current dam structure on Lake Marion which derives its water supply from BEC. This decision point offers both a challenge to citizens and the communities, and a unique opportunity for a broader and more comprehensive environmental restoration of the lower BEC region and Lake Marion. Project deliverables include: gathering key information about the various management options available regarding the Lake Marion dam and Lake Marion, development of a Wolf Run Association website, facilitating restoration activities, land/stream corridor enhancement and protection, creation of signage along key access areas, conservation lands and trails, holding public meetings, and preparing other public information products.
 
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