WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Red Swamp Crayfish Eradication Project - Grant #2

Purpose

Project Scope \2013 Grant #2 The Department of Natural Resources (Department) will hire a contractor in September 2013 to complete the bank manipulation project around the perimeter of Esquire Estates Pond, located in Germantown, WI. The purpose of the project is to complete the Red Swamp Crayfish eradication project started in the fall of 2011. The banks of the pond served as a burrowing refuge for the crayfish. This project serves to prevent the crayfish from burrowing. The Department completed construction on the majority of the pond perimeter bank in the winter of 2012. The project is part of a federal grant (EPA-R5-GL2011-1) to eradicate a NR 40 prohibited species, Red Swamp Crayfish from two locations in Germantown and one location in the City of Kenosha. The contractor will complete the shaping of the banks for the 1240 feet of the perimeter that remains, place and secure 12 ounce road fabric, place #2 stone to a depth of approximately 4 inches, place rip rap along 90 feet of the perimeter, remove one large tree, and prepare the access sites for grass restoration after construction. The length of the bank manipulation is approximately 1240 feet. The project footprint is approximately 8345 square feet. One AIS Early Detection and Rapid Response grant was awarded for this portion of the project in April 2013. An additional grant is needed to help pay contractor costs to completely finish the project. This was due to the bid coming in at a higher price than anticipated. The project deliverable will be a photo essay of the construction project and a quarterly report to the EPA regarding the entire project.

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WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: Red Swamp Crayfish Eradication Project - Grant #2