Best Management Practices, Implement
Partnering with property owners, Delavan Lake Sanitary District is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin's Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.
Best Management Practices, Implement
Partnering with property owners, the applicant is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin's Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.
1.68 acres of land was acquired along Delavan Lake - Brown's Channel.
The Delavan Lake Sanitary District (DLSD) will use this grant to pay for part of the purchase of 18 lots along Browns Channel, part of Delavan Lake, located in the Town of Delavan. The project includes the Brown parcel (1.38 acres) and the Odling Parcel (0.30 acre), zoned Lowland Conservation District (C4). The parcel borders other DLSD lands under protection.
The Delavan Lake Sanitary District will partner with the Assembly Park subdivision to facilitate the installation of 243,000 square feet of permeable pavers for a 25.4 acre subdivision. Approximately 5 acres of local paved roads will be removed and replaced with permeable pavers.
Habitat Restoration - Shoreland
Walworth County will continue the Walworth County Lakes Specialist position for one year. The Lakes Specialist will provide educational information to lake residents regarding shoreline stabilization and shoreline restoration. The Lakes Specialist will also design shoreline restoration projects for interested landowners, provide technical assistance to contractors and hold workshops on shoreland restoration.
Protect Riparian or Shorelands
Walworth County will implement the Shoreland Protection Initiative project that includes: 1. A baseline lakeshore inventory; 2. ten lakshore demonstration sites; 3. the preparation of lake lawn and yard nutrient management plans; 4. fact sheets on lakeshore stabilization, shoreland buffers, shoreland regulations and lawn care; 5. an annual lakeshore inventory and distribution of shoreland regulation materials; 6. formation of a Walworth Co. Lakes Association and meetings with and newsletter pertaining to Walworth Co. lakes; 7. Workshops, information packets and news articles pertaining to the Fox river Basin Partnership Team Lakes Initiative; and 8. the formation of the Walworth County Land Conservancy.
The Town of Delavan proposes to restore the Mound Road wetland astride the Jackson Creek inflow to Delavan Lake. Project activities include supplemental seeding and planting, control of noxious weeds and undesirable vegetation, and the initiation of long term maintenance and development of public access
County Land and Water Management Plan
The Delavan Lake Sanitary District is sponsoring a project to create a concept plan that will show improvements including a nature trail west of Brown's Channel on the 2.1 acre land that the Sanitary District owns which includes 22 properties. Project final deliverables: 1) Wetland delineation and map; 2) Concept plan created by consultant to show mapped wetland areas and stream bank including erosion and stability issues; 3) Concept plan to include results, management alternatives, cost analysis, and best location for a future nature trail on the West bank of Brown's Channel 4) Baseline assessment of the invasive plant species and location to be created and included in the plan for the properties. Specific project activities: 1) Wetland delineation and mapping; 2) Stream bank location and mapping, including erosion and stability potential of the banks; 3) Assessment of best location for future nature trail; 4) Map invasive plants, species and locations on properties completed by multiple University students and Sanitary District staff; 5) Creation of a public supported updated plan that includes an aquatic invasive species control strategy and a detailed aquatic plant harvesting plan. Special Conditions: 1) Volunteer lists and signatures shall be maintained for reporting in kind volunteer labor.