Watershed - Suamico and Little Suamico Rivers (GB01)
Suamico and Little Suamico Rivers Watershed

Details

The Suamico and Little Suamico Rivers arise in eastern Shawano County and flow easterly to Green Bay, draining 139 square miles. Streams in this watershed are generally small and shallow and are not conducive to the development of a sport fishery. The depth to groundwater is often shallow and large swampy areas are common. Near Green Bay, and inland for several miles, wetlands are especially prominent and are valuable spawning habitat for Green Bay sport fish species.Primary land use in the watershed is agricultural, with dairy farming most prevalent. Population in the watershed likely will expand as the city of Green Bay grows outward with residential areas spreading to rural regions as subdivisions and housing projects are built. Shallow depths to groundwater and tight soil conditions make areas in the watershed unfavorable for subsurface soil absorption sewage disposal systems. Caution is necessary to ensure adequate disposal systems and sanitary sewers are provided to prevent water pollution and health hazards.

Date  1993

Nonpoint and Point Sources

Point source dischargers to surface waters in the Suamico and Little Suamico River watershed include the village of Pulaski Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Little Suamico Sanitary District WWTP. Green Bay Dressed Beef landspreads paunch manure and clear rinse water at several field sites in the watershed. The village of Pulaski will soon be connecting with the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District and its WWTP will no longer discharge to the Little Suamico River.

Date  2002

Ecological Landscapes for Suamico and Little Suamico Rivers Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Suamico and Little Suamico Rivers Watershed is located primarily within the Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape which is located in northeastern Wisconsin, and includes Green Bay and the northern part of the Door Peninsula. Its landforms consist of the Niagara escarpment, a prominent dolomite outcropping along the east side of Green Bay, a lacustrine plain along the west side of Green Bay, and ground moraine elsewhere. Low sand dunes and beach ridges that support Great Lakes endemics and many other rare species are found along the Great Lakes shoreline. The influence of Lake Michigan moderates extreme temperatures. Soils are very diverse; in some areas, lacustrine sands are found overlying clays or bedrock within only a few feet of the surface. In the Door Peninsula, soils are typically stony loamy sands to loams. Poorly drained sands are common in the lake plain or in depressions between dunes and beach ridges. On the western side of Green Bay, the ground moraine is composed mostly of moderately well drained, rocky sandy loams, interspersed with lacustrine sands and clays, and peat and muck also common. Historic vegetation included maple-basswood-beech forest, hemlock-hardwood forest, northern white cedar swamp, hardwood-conifer swamp, wet meadows, and coastal marshes. Conifer dominated upland forests that resemble the boreal forest were present along Lake Michigan; they contain a significant component of white spruce and balsam fir. Cliffs, sinkholes, and dolomite ledges are associated with the Niagara Escarpment. Current vegetation consists of more than 60% non-forested land, most of which is in agricultural crops, with smaller amounts of grassland, wetland, shrubland, and urbanized areas. Forested lands are dominated by maple-basswood, with smaller amounts of lowland hardwoods, aspen-birch, and lowland conifers. High quality areas of exposed alkaline bedrock beach occur on the northern Door Peninsula, providing habitat for many rare plants. Several islands lie off the Door Peninsula and these also provide critical habitat for rare species and colonially nesting birds.

Date  2010

Fisheries

Two threatened species of fish. the redfin shiner (Lythrurus umbratilis) and the longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis). have been reported in the Suamico River. The threatened wood turtle (Clemmys insculpta) breeds and over-winters in portions of the river.

Date  2002

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Habitat
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lake Michigan
Status
Proposed

West Shore Green Bay Northern Pike Habitat Project: The northern pike (Esox lucius) is Wisconsin’s second largest predator fish and is an important part of the Green Bay ecosystem and fish community. Northern pike have become scarce in Green Bay due to wetland habitat losses of as high as 70% (Bosley, 1978) due to a combination of human and non-human factors (Rost, 1996). In addition, fish encounter passage obstacles when leaving Green Bay to find spawning marshes or when fry migrate back to Green Bay. Small perennial and intermittent streams (including roadside and agricultural ditches) on the western shore of Green Bay provide high quality fish spawning and rearing habitat for northern pike (Rost 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996). These streams and pooled wetlands provide very productive habitat for other fish species as well as aquatic organisms. Reproduction in these wetlands is likely a principle source of recruitment for fish populations in Green Bay.

In 1998-99, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) conducted a habitat assessment in the Suamico and Little Suamico Rivers watershed basins. Physical, chemical, and biological data were collected. Areas were identified for protection/restoration of northern pike spawning and rearing habitat. Study results revealed that the major impediments were excessive algae from eutrophication along with stream flashiness (extremely rapid increases and then decreases in stream discharge following rain events). In another study on lower Green Bay, the scarcity of top predator species, such as northern pike, was recognized as a significant problem in the Green Bay ecosystem . It is estimated that over 70% of the spawning habitat for northern pike has been lost. Since lost habitat also provided plankton to downstream communities, the Green Bay ecosystem continues to be out of balance.


Grant Details
ARRA Pass Through Project
Date
12/9/2009
Waters Involved
East River
Status
In_Progress

Arra 17 Brown County Targeted Performance Standards Grant 2p-00e73201: TMDL implementation planning for the Lower Fox, Plum, and East River Watersheds; contact with Brown Count LCD.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Binder Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Birch Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Bonita Creek
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Hlk - Chute Pond Healthy Lakes 2017: Partnering with property owners, Chute Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District #1 is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s 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.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Bullfrog Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Caldron Falls Reservoir*
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Chain Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Chute Pond
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Hlk - Chute Pond Healthy Lakes 2017: Partnering with property owners, Chute Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District #1 is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s 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.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Crab Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Forbes Spring
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Grass Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Hlk-Clover Leaf Healthy Lakes: The Town of Belle Plaine will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan on the Cloverleaf Lakes. Practices include: fish sticks, 350 ft2 native plantings, and rain gardens on at least 12 properties, including the Gibson Island and Round Lake Park demonstration sites.
The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #16. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #16 is required.
The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.
Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.
Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Hickey Springs
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Hidden Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Lackawanna Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Lake John
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Lincoln Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Little Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Little Pickerel Lake
Status
Complete

Pickerel Chain Lakes Association: Lmi - Little Pickerel Aeration Implementation Project: The Pickerel Chain Association proposes to install an aerator in Little Pickerel Lake. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Pickerel Lake\2019s Protection Grant application, dated February 1, 2017.

This grant will fund the installation of an aeration system in Little Pickerel Lake. The aeration system will be installed in 2017 using PCLA members and assisted by the Oconto County WDNR fisheries staff for placing the airline and diffusers. Providing electric power and completing the on-shore preparation work to house the system compressors will occur in late summer/fall. Placement of the system airlines and diffusers into the lake will occur in the fall of 2017. Signing at all public access points to all three lakes of the chain will be placed prior to the ground freezing and the lake forming an ice cover. Open water safety fencing will be installed using the same type fencing system used on Pickerel Lake and will be placed by PCLA members once safe ice for foot travel is present.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
2/27/1996
Waters Involved
Loon Lake
Status
Complete

Loon Lake Management District: Acq-Loon Lake Land Acquisition - Bertrand Property: The Loon Lake Wescott Management District will acquire 89.25 acres of primarily lowland with approximately 1/2 mile of frontage on Loon Lake. The district will maintain the land in a wild and natural condition to protect the water quality of Loon Lake. Eligible costs include acuqisition of the parcel, appraisal, and recording fees.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Loon Lake
Status
Complete

Loon Lake Management District: Acq-Loon Lake Land Acquisition: The Loon Lake Wescott Management District proposes to purchase 32.1 acres of vacantland with approximately 1/4 mile of frontage on Loon Lake. The Management District will keep it in its naturally landscaped state for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Miriam Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Moody Lake
Status
Complete

Moody Lake Area Association: Lmi-Moody Lake Aeration Project: Based on an LPL grant awarded to Moody Lake Area Assn, aeration design, cost and installation was analysed and approved by the department. This project will provide aeration of the lake to increase oxygen during times when levels become critically low.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Munger Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
North Branch Oconto River
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Hlk - Chute Pond Healthy Lakes 2017: Partnering with property owners, Chute Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District #1 is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s 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.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Pickerel Creek
Status
Complete

Pickerel Chain Lakes Association: Lmi - Little Pickerel Aeration Implementation Project: The Pickerel Chain Association proposes to install an aerator in Little Pickerel Lake. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Pickerel Lake\2019s Protection Grant application, dated February 1, 2017.

This grant will fund the installation of an aeration system in Little Pickerel Lake. The aeration system will be installed in 2017 using PCLA members and assisted by the Oconto County WDNR fisheries staff for placing the airline and diffusers. Providing electric power and completing the on-shore preparation work to house the system compressors will occur in late summer/fall. Placement of the system airlines and diffusers into the lake will occur in the fall of 2017. Signing at all public access points to all three lakes of the chain will be placed prior to the ground freezing and the lake forming an ice cover. Open water safety fencing will be installed using the same type fencing system used on Pickerel Lake and will be placed by PCLA members once safe ice for foot travel is present.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Pine Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Hlk-Clover Leaf Healthy Lakes: The Town of Belle Plaine will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan on the Cloverleaf Lakes. Practices include: fish sticks, 350 ft2 native plantings, and rain gardens on at least 12 properties, including the Gibson Island and Round Lake Park demonstration sites.
The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #16. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #16 is required.
The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.
Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.
Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Pine Ridge Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2004
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Acq-Town Of Belle Plaine Land Acquisition (Stieg): The Town of Belle Plaine proposes to purchase 10 acres of land known as the Stieg parcel.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Belle Plaine: Hlk-Clover Leaf Healthy Lakes: The Town of Belle Plaine will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan on the Cloverleaf Lakes. Practices include: fish sticks, 350 ft2 native plantings, and rain gardens on at least 12 properties, including the Gibson Island and Round Lake Park demonstration sites.
The best practices require a contract to remain in effect for 10 years and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #16. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #16 is required.
The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.
Deliverables: Best practice location and design information, if not included in the application; signed 10-year landowner contract; pre and post project installation photographs; summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.
Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Sellin Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2005
Waters Involved
Shawano Lake
Status
Complete

Shawano County: Lmi-Shawano Lake Diagnostic Feasibility Study: Shawano County proposes to conduct a diagnostic and feasibility study to better understand the ecosystem of Shawano Lake and its watershed, to educate and inform the public about this ecosystem, to establish a management partnership to identify appropriate management options, and to implement a management strategy. The objectives of the study include: determine the current water quality in Shawano Lake, understand how/where watershed land uses impact water quality, identify the importance of internal sources of phosphorus, assess the influence of aquatic plants on lake water quality, foster a cooperative and active community focused on Shawano Lake and its watershed, develop community and agency agreement on effective management options, and implement the management strategy. The project elements and deliverables will be completed as described in the project proposal submitted to the Department and dated April 28, 2005.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Sullivan Springs
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Un Spring
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Un Spring - Fish Hatchery
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Un Spring -Fish Hatchery
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Chute Lake P & R District: Hlk - Chute Pond Healthy Lakes 2017: Partnering with property owners, Chute Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District #1 is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s 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.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Waubee Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Wheeler Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2001
Waters Involved
Wilson Lake
Status
Complete

Shawano County: Acq-Kluck Land Acquisition On Wilson Lake: Shawano County proposes to purchase 71 acres of land known as the Kluck parcel on Wilson Lake for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
10/15/2008
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Outagamie County: Vandehei Farms Manure Storage: To cost-share landowner installation of additional manure management systems to increase storage capacity and address the Agricultural Performance Standards and Prohibitions in Subchapter II of NR 151 relating to manure storage facilities, nutrient management, prevention of overflow from manure storage facilities, prevention of unconfined manure piles in water quality management areas, and prevention of direct runoff from a feedlot or stored manure into waters of the state.


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
1/1/2015
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Outagamie County: Wagenson Farms: This grant provides funding and authorizes cost-share reimbursement by the department for the above named project as described in the grant application submitted for calendar year 2015 for the eligible best management practices listed below to address nonpoint sources of pollution. The cost-share reimbursement rate will be up to 70 % of the actual eligible installation costs, to the maximum amount contained in Part 2. Cost-share agreements (CSAs), with the appropriate operation and maintenance requirements, must be signed with any landowner involved if work is to be performed on privately owned land.


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
1/1/2007
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Village Of Suamico: Storm Water Plan: To cost-share creation of runoff management ordinances, establishment of a public education program, and development of a storm water management plan for the Village.


Monitoring & Projects

Projects including grants, restoration work and studies shown below have occurred in this watershed. Click the links below to read through the text. While these are not an exhaustive list of activities, they provide insight into the management activities happening in this watershed.

Grants and Management Projects
Suamico and Little Suamico Rivers Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Best Management Practices, Implement
Outagamie County Nonpoint Source Pollution Reduction BMPs
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system; heavy use area protection; roof runoff systems; subsurface drains; and wastewater treatment strips.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Apple Creek Watershed Large-scale TRM
Date
Status
This project promotes nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of the Apple Creek Watershed and was funded by the 319 grant.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Shawano County Nonpoint Source BMPs
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant.
11/10/2017
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Outagamie County Nonpoint Source Pollution Reduction BMPs
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system, a waste transfer system, and a milking center waste control system to remedy discharges of manure, sediment and phosphorus in runoff.
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Outagamie County Farm BMPs
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system and a waste transfer system to remedy discharges of manure, sediment and phosphorus in runoff.
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Outagamie County - Upper Duck Creek TMDL Implementation
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: critical area stabilization, filter strips, grade stabilization, cover and green manure cropping, residue management, riparian buffers, waterway systems, and water and sediment control systems to remedy discharges of manure, sediment and phosphorus in runoff entering waters of the state and address the following NR 151 Agricultural Performance Standards and Prohibitions:sheet, rill, and wind erosion; tillage setback; and phosphorus index.
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Outagamie County Nonpoint Source Pollution Reduction BMPs
Date
Status
Outagamie County Nonpoint Source Pollution Reduction BMPs
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Outagamie County Notice of Discharge
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will provide 70% cost-sharing to the grantee to assist landowner(s) / operator(s) in addressing the sources of direct runoff to an unnamed tributary of the Black River, as cited in the Notice of Discharge.
5/23/2016
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Outagamie County Beef Farm BMPs
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system, a barnyard runoff control system, roof runoff systems, underground outlets, a waste transfer system, and wastewater treatment strips.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Bellevue Urban Storm Water Plan Update
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated storm water management plan for the developed urban area and updated storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Scott TMDL Storm Water Management Plan
Date
Status
This project promotes nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated construction erosion control ordinance, updated storm water ordinance for new development and re-development, updated low impact development/conservation subdivision ordinance, updated ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area, updated storm water financing mechanism, updated storm water management plan for the developed urban area, and updated storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Outagamie County - Plum & Kankapot Creeks
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant.
1/1/2015
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Greenville - Rain Garden Retrofits
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: rain garden retrofits.
1/1/2015
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Oconto County Manure Storage Project
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: installation of manure management systems to enable the farm operation to meet the respective agricultural performance standards and prohibitions established in NR 151 relating to manure storage facilities-new/significant alterations, manure storage facilities-closure, and process wastewater handling.
1/1/2014
Cancelled
Projects
Documents
 
Control Streambank Erosion
Garners Creek - Buchanan Road Stream Restoration
Date
Status
Garners Creek - Buchanan Road Stream Restoration
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Monitor or Propose 303(d) Listing
Potter Creek
Date
Status
Monitor to follow up on mIBI values from 2003 data.
9/10/2013
Proposed
 
Restore Wetlands
Cat Island Chain Wetlands Restoration Project
Date
Status
Habitat destruction and degradation due to fluctuating lake levels have negatively impacted habitat and wildlife in this Area of Concern (AOC). This destruction has led to altered food webs, a loss of biodiversity, and a poorly functioning ecosystem. Restoring the Cat Island Chain by constructing a 2.5 mile wave barrier along the remnant Cat Island Shoals is an opportunity for the protection and restoration of the largest and most critical wetland habitat in the Great Lakes.
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
Harrison - Stormwater Planning
Date
Status
This project promotes nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: other new ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area; development and implementation of a new financing mechanism for funding the storm water program; updated storm water management plan for the entire developed urban area; and a new storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
UW Green Bay - Board of Regents MS4 Renewal
Date
Status
This project promotes nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated storm water management plan for the developed urban area and updated storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Development
 
Date
Status
This proposal will help County staff implement actions related to the Clean Water Act and DNR?s targeted performance standards for nonpoint source pollution.
12/9/2009
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Suamico and Little Suamico Rivers WatershedWater Plans and PartnershipsRead the Watershed Plan

Date  2011

Watershed History Note

The Village of Pulaski, located at the intersection of Shawano, Brown and Oconto counties, in the Suamico and Little Suamico watershed, was named for the Polish Count Kazimierz (Casimer) Pulaski, the great freedom fighter of Europe and America. Pulaski fought the Russians in his native Poland from 1770 to 1772. He later fought with General George Washington at Brandywine during the Revolutionary War from 1777-1778. After this battle, Washington made him a Brigadier General for gallantry in commanding cavalry troops. With congressional consent, Pulaski found an independent cavalry corps (Pulaski Legion). For this reason, he became known as the Father of the American Cavalry. In October 1779, General Pulaski was mortally wounded while fighting with American and French forces against the British at Savannah. John J. Hoff, an agent of the General Land Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin was responsible for settling the area that is now Pulaski. Hoff encouraged Polish families in Milwaukee and in other cities to sell their homes and to buy land in Wisconsin. In 1883 the first settlers arrived in this area of second growth trees and brush to attempt farming. The trailblazers were Rudolf Wroblewski and Anthony Kulas. Then John Boncel came and set up a saw mill and a general store. They, at that time, determined to name their little colony after their Polish hero Pulaski. By 1885 there were 35 families in the area. Pulaski is host to the annual "Pulaski Polka Days", which is one of the largest festivals dedicated to the Polish in the United States. Thousands have traveled to the tiny town outside of Green Bay since 1978 for music, parades, dancing and Polish cuisine. Located on the Pulaski Polka Grounds and Zielinski's Ballroom every July, the festival draws the nations best Polka Bands. The festival closes each year with its Polka Day Parade, and traditional Polka Catholic Mass.

Date  2012