Watershed - Upper Willow River (SC03)
Upper Willow River Watershed

Details

The Upper Willow River Watershed is located in northern St. Croix and southern Polk counties. The watershed is 117,551 acres in size and includes 319 miles of streams and rivers, 516 acres of lakes and 5,595 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by agriculture (48%), grassland (30%) and forest (16%). The watershed is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affecting groundwater.

Date  2010

Population, Land Use

Population and Land Use Approximately 72% of the combined watershed areas lie in St. Croix County. This county was one of the most rapidly-growing areas in the state in the 1990s. Census date for 1990 projected a population of 50, 251 for the entire county (including other watersheds). In 2000, the county population was estimated at 63,155, which is a 26% increase over the decade. A similar increase within the Willow watersheds hydrologic boundaries would be expected over the same time period, especially with the larger communities of New Richmond and Hudson located in the watersheds. The increase was likely from new suburban and rural residential and commercial development from the expanding Twin Cities metro area in Minnesota. The percent breakdown of land use and cover throughout the two watersheds, based on 2001 National Land Use Cover data provided by the United States Geologic Survey are described below. The watersheds are very similar with agriculture being the main use in both basins (56% in the Lower Willow and 66% in the Upper). The Lower Watershed has more open water in streams and impoundments (10%), and more urban and suburban land use (totaling 5%) with the two larger communities of Hudson and New Richmond. The Upper Watershed has more agricultural land, but less urban land cover and open water. Forest and wetland percentages are nearly the same in each watershed.

Date  2010

Nonpoint and Point Sources

The Upper Willow River Watershed was selected as a priority watershed as part of the Wisconsin Nonpoint Source Pollution Abatement Program in 1981. A priority watershed plan was completed in 1982 which identified sources of nonpoint source pollution. The water quality objectives for the project were: 1. Reduce sediment deposition in the stream channels and the New Richmond Flowage. 2. Seek protection of groundwater resources from contamination by surface water entering through sink holes. 3. Reduce the potential for fish toxicity from ammonia by controlling livestock waste entering the streams. 4. Coordinate the New Richmond Flowage rehabilitation project with the watershed project. A bioassessment of the watershed project was conducted by a WRM - Central Office team. The conclusion of the bioassessment report was that they were unable to document any water quality improvements in the watershed as a result of implementing the priority watershed project. Base line water quality data did not exist and there was a very low level of participation by landowners with nonpoint source pollution problems in the watershed.

Date  1992

Ecological Landscapes for Upper Willow River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Upper Willow River Watershed is located primarily in the Western Prairie Ecological Landscape which is located on the far western edge of the state just south of the Tension Zone; it contains the only true representative prairie potholes in the state. It is characterized by its glaciated, rolling topography and a primarily open landscape with rich prairie soils and pothole lakes, ponds, and wet depressions, except for forested areas along the St. Croix River. The climate and growing season are favorable for agricultural crops. Sandstone underlies a mosaic of soils. Silty loams that can be shallow and stony cover most of the area. Alluvial sands and peats are found in stream valleys. Historic vegetation was comprised of dry to mesic prairie grasses in the rolling areas and wet prairies in the broad depressions. Open oak savannas and barrens were found on the hilly topography, with small inclusions of sugar maple-basswood forest in small steep sites. Prairie pothole type wetlands were mainly found in St. Croix and Polk counties. Barrens were found along the river terraces of the St. Croix River. Almost half of the current vegetation is agricultural crops and almost a third of the area is grasslands, with smaller areas of open water, open wetlands, and urban areas. The major forest types are maple-basswood and oak-hickory, with smaller amounts of lowland hardwoods and lowland conifer.

Date  2010

Hydrologic Features

Karst geology (terrain usually characterized by barren, rocky ground, caves, sinkholes, underground rivers, and the absence of surface streams and lakes) is found within the watershed. The underlying limestone bedrock can be fissured and represent a threat to groundwater. There are intermittent streams that actually disappear into the ground. Careful land use practices and well construction in particular are needed in areas with karst formations.

Date  2010

Fisheries

There are several Class II and Class III trout waters in these watersheds (all in St. Croix County except as noted): Black Brook (Polk County); the North Fork, South Fork and mainstem of the Willow; the Willow Race Branch; Wolf Creek; Hutton Creek; 10-Mile Creek; and Hennesy Springs.

Date  2010

Upper Willow River Watershed At-a-Glance

Impaired Water in Upper Willow River Watershed
River and Stream QualityAll Waters in Watershed

The upper mainstem of the Willow (also called the North Fork) is Class III / II trout water. The subwatershed is heavily influenced by wetlands and agriculture. The fishery leans toward tolerant, warmwater species. There is a small section of Class II trout water in Cylon Wildlife Area that supports a remnant population of wild brook trout. Better conservation practices would benefit water quality in the headwaters.

Date  2010

Watershed Trout Streams
Watershed Outstanding & Exceptional Resources

Lakes and Impoundments

Within the Upper Willow watershed lies Bass Lake, which contains Eurasian Water Milfoil, and nearby Lake St. Croix has zebra mussels. Other species in Willow watershed lakes include Curly Leaf Pondweed, Rusty Crayfish, and Chinese Mystery Snails. Vigilant efforts are needed to stop the gradual spread throughout the watersheds and lakes in the region.

Date  2010

Wetland Health

Wetland Status The Willow River Watershed extends from northeastern St. Croix County northward into southeastern Polk County. The watershed is situated within the St. Croix Basin. An estimated 4% of the current land uses in the watershed are wetlands. Almost 52% of the original wetlands in the watershed are estimated to exist. Of these wetlands, forested wetlands (41%) and emergent wetlands (33%), which include wet meadows and marshes, dominate the landscape. Wetland Condition Little is known about the condition of the remaining wetlands but estimates of reed canary grass infestations, an opportunistic aquatic invasive wetland plant, into different wetland types has been estimated based on satellite imagery. This information shows that reed canary grass dominates 63% of the existing emergent wetlands and 24% of the remaining shrub wetlands. Reed Canary Grass domination inhibits successful establishment of native wetland species. Wetland Restorability Of the 4,013 acres of estimated lost wetlands in the watershed, approximately 97% are considered potentially restorable based on modeled data, including soil types, land use and land cover (Chris Smith, DNR, 2009).

Date  2010

Potentially Restorable Wetland Analysis

Wetland Health

Wetland Status The Upper Willow River Watershed extends from northeastern St. Croix County northward into southeastern Polk County. The watershed is situated within the St. Croix Basin. An estimated 4% of the current land uses in the watershed are wetlands. Almost 52% of the original wetlands in the watershed are estimated to exist. Of these wetlands, forested wetlands (41%) and emergent wetlands (33%), which include wet meadows and marshes, dominate the landscape. Wetland Condition Little is known about the condition of the remaining wetlands but estimates of reed canary grass infestations, an opportunistic aquatic invasive wetland plant, into different wetland types has been estimated based on satellite imagery. This information shows that reed canary grass dominates 63% of the existing emergent wetlands and 24% of the remaining shrub wetlands. Reed Canary Grass domination inhibits successful establishment of native wetland species. Wetland Restorability Of the 4,013 acres of estimated lost wetlands in the watershed, approximately 97% are considered potentially restorable based on modeled data, including soil types, land use and land cover (Chris Smith, DNR, 2009).

Date  2010

Potentially Restorable Wetland Analysis

Impaired Waters

A segment of the Willow River below New Richmond is listed as impaired. The approximate two-mile long segment of the Willow mainstem (from 100th Street to 140th Avenue) is listed as impaired for low dissolved oxygen, caused by Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and phosphorus.

Date  2010

List of Impaired Waters

Groundwater

Groundwater is an important, yet often undervalued resource in the Willow River watersheds, and the entire St. Croix Basin, as it is the sole source of drinking water to residents in the Basin and recharges over 100 trout streams and countless lakes within the watershed. Once contaminated, groundwater may take many years and potentially large monetary resources to clean.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-Apple River Flowage Shoreline Native Plantings: Apple River P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: 350 ft2 native plantings on 5 properties.

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 #17. 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 #17 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
4/15/2016
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-319 Match -Apple River Flowage Healthy Lakes Native Plantings: Apple River P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets and technical guidance. Practices include: 350 ft2 native plantings on 4 properties.

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
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Apple River
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-Apple River Flowage Healthy Lakes Native Plantings, Take 3: Partnering with property owners, the applicant 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
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Apple River Flowage
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-Apple River Flowage Shoreline Native Plantings: Apple River P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices include: 350 ft2 native plantings on 5 properties.

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 #17. 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 #17 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
4/15/2016
Waters Involved
Apple River Flowage
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-319 Match -Apple River Flowage Healthy Lakes Native Plantings: Apple River P & R District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets and technical guidance. Practices include: 350 ft2 native plantings on 4 properties.

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
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Apple River Flowage
Status
Complete

Apple River P & R District: Hlk-Apple River Flowage Healthy Lakes Native Plantings, Take 3: Partnering with property owners, the applicant 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
9/1/2003
Waters Involved
Balsam Lake
Status
Complete

Balsam Lake P & R District: Acq-Bass Bay Property Acquisition: The Balsam Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District is proposing to purchase a vacant lot on Balsam Lake in Polk County. The lot is located adjacent to property owned by the lake district. The long term intent for use of this property is to maintain the property in its natural condition and preserve natural shoreland habitat.

The property will be managed in accordance with the management plan contained in the project application. A deed restriction including the following language must be inserted in the deed:
By acceptance of this deed, the sponsor, for itself and its successors and assigns, hereby covenants and agrees not to sell, lease, assign or mortgage the premises herein described without the prior written approval of the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, his designee, or any successor and the rights herein conveyed are subject to the interests of the State under the lake management grant program, s. 281.69 & 281.71, Statues., and NR 191 Wis. Admin. Code.

Property Legal Description:
Lot 77, Park Addition in the Village of Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2011
Waters Involved
Balsam Lake
Status
Complete

Balsam Lake P & R District: Acq-Stumps Bay Acquisition - Soltau Property: The Balsam Lake P&R District will purchase approximately 34 acres of property in the Stumps Bay area of Balsam Lake. The property is adjacent to property owned by the Lake District and will be maintained in a wild state and managed in accordance with the property management plan submitted with the lake protection grant application dated April 26, 2011.

The property will be managed in accordance with the management plan contained in the project application.

A deed restriction including the following language must be inserted in the deed:
By acceptance of this deed, the sponsor, for itself and its successors and assigns, hereby covenants and agrees not to sell, lease, assign or mortgage the premises herein described without the prior written approval of the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, his designee, or any successor and the rights herein conveyed are subject to the interests of the State under the lake management grant program, s. 281.69 & 281.71, Statues., and NR 191 Wis. Admin. Code.


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

Balsam Lake P & R District: Hlk-Balsam Lake Native Plantings: Partnering with property owners, the applicant 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
9/1/1995
Waters Involved
Bass Lake
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: Lco-Bass Lake Ordinance Enhansement - County Zoning Position: St. Croix County proposes to hire a half time staff person for five years who will be located in the County Zoning office and will perform the following zoning ordinance enhancement activities for the Bass Lake area:

1. Review and revise permits and other data gathering forms.
2. Review and revise permit issuance procedures.
3. Develop septic certification procedures for home additiond and improvements.
4. Assist the County/townships with developing and implementing tasks 1 - 3.
5. Assist the developing and implementing inspection and enforcement procedures; assist county and townships with implementation.
6. Assist the townships in improving record keeping methods in relation to land ownership changes and property development.
7. Identify and implement training needed for town and county regulators.
8. Assist with bringing sites with zoning violations into compliance with shoreland zoning regulations.
9. Assist in implementing recommendations that follow from the septic plume groundwater study.


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

Bass Lake Rehabilitation District: Lmi-Bass Lake Management Plan Implementation: : Bass Lake Management District is sponsoring a Lake Management Planning Implementation project aimed at reducing phosphorus loads and protecting and improving diverse aquatic life through shoreland restoration projects and BMP installations.

Project activities include: Conduct site analysis and design for storm water runoff management, fisheries, and shoreland restoration practices. Provide technical assistance to develop designs and how-to information (DIY and/or landscapers). Establish and install BMP at demonstration sites. Promote installation of shoreland best management practices using demonstration sites as examples. Install 40 fish cribs.

Project deliverables: All data collected, a list and map of demonstration sites and fish cribs, before and after photos of restoration sites, individual site analysis reports, all outreach and event materials, agendas and minutes from advisory committee meetings.

Special conditions: WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of all data and maps from the project. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Coordinator.


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

Beaver Dam Lake Management District: Hlk-Beaver Dam Lake Fish Stick Project: Partnering with property owners, the applicant 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
Beaver Dam Lake
Status
Complete

Beaver Dam Lake Management District: Lmi-Library Lake Soutwest Stormwater Wetland: The Beaver Dam Lake Management District is sponsoring a project to construct a storm water wetland facility. The project will also divert storm water away from Library Lake and into the wetland facility to treat the storm water.

Special conditions: Litter shall be removed from the project property and the shoreline it borders. The wetland pond shall be operated and maintained for a minimum of 25 years in accordance with the operation and maintenance plan, which must be approved by the Department. A contract will specify these approved plans and be filed with the Register of Deeds.

The final deliverables include a summary report that includes final design updates; pre/post site photos; copies of signed operation and maintenance plans and contracts, and educational materials developed.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. The grant sponsor shall submit all data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.


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

Blake Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Hlk-Healthy Lakes Project: Partnering with property owners, the applicant 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
7/1/2010
Waters Involved
Bone Lake
Status
Complete

Bone Lake Management District: Lmi-Bone Lake Comprehensive Plan Implementation: Bone Lake Management District will implement recommendations described in its comprehensive management plan including activities to reduce erosion; improve habitat and water quality; and expand lake protection/restoration marketing. Activities include: 1) design/build retention basins; 2) restore shorelines and integrate shoreline woody habitat; 3) implement residential diversion/infiltration best management practices (e.g. berms, rain gardens, rain barrels); 4) continue informational/educational outreach efforts, including implementing waterfront runoff marketing plan.

Shoreline restorations on properties using grant funds require a Department approved restrictive covenant permanently establishing the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Restorations will follow standards set forth in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake coordinator before implementation occurs. Stormwater BMPs will have maintenance, operation, and protection plans specified in a ten-year contract for each site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: a report summarizing project activities describing accomplishments and challenges; final shoreline restoration plans/maps for grant funded implementation sites; pre/post photos of funded restorations; list of property owners and parcels committed to restrictive covenants or copies of signed covenants; educational materials developed.

Special conditions: project design plans and landowner contracts need approval before project begins; applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

This scope summarizes the detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, reports, and education materials, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional lake coordinator.


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

Bone Lake Management District: Lmi-Lake Management Plan Implementation: Bone Lake Management District is sponsoring a Lake Protection grant to implement activities from their approved lake management plan.

The specific project tasks include: 1) Design and install watershed BMPs; 2) Mini (10x35 foot) shoreline buffer restorations; 3) Design and install waterfront runoff projects; 4) ALUM dosage analysis; 5) Installation of woody habitat structures; 6) Establish Slow-No-Wake Ordinance; 7) Develop land protection strategy.

Maintenance, operation, and protection will be specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: a report and map summarizing project activities including number of shoreline buffers and watershed BMPs installed, number of runoff reduction sites installed, pre/post photos of funded restorations and other BMPs, list of property owners and parcels committed to covenants and/or contracts, alum dosage report, and educational materials developed.

Special conditions: Applicable water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2016
Waters Involved
Bone Lake
Status
Complete

Bone Lake Management District: Hlk-Bone Lake Native Plantings Around The Lake: Bone Lake Management District will implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s 2014-2017 Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets and technical guidance. Practices include: 350 ft2 native plantings on 13 properties.

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
9/1/2007
Waters Involved
Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Lmi-Cedar Df Study: Cedar Lake PRD proposes to contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a study of Phosphorus (P) loading within Cedar Lake in St. Croix County. Major project elements to include 1) sediment sampling and analysis, 2) water quality sampling and analysis, 3) algae collection and analysis, 4) Lake modeling, 5) study of phosphorus loading, 6) studies of aeration and alum treatment as means of controlling internal loading, 7) comprehensive watershed ag land use assessment, 8) Final report.


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

Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Lmi-Cedar Alum: The Cedar Lake P&RD proposes to apply an initial Alum treatment to Cedar Lake in St. Croix County to reduce phosphorus loading from in-lake sediments, thereby reducing algal blooms and allowing for restoration of the lake's native plant community. Major project elements to include a) Initial alum treatment, b) monitoring, and c) final report.


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

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Hlk-Church Pine, Round & Big Healthy Lakes 2017: Partnering with property owners, the applicant 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
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Deer Creek
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lmi-Runoff Control From Direct Drainage: Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. proposes to install storm water best management practices to control direct drainage runoff. Specifically, the Conservancy will: 1) implement individual waterfront lot infiltration practices (rain gutters with drain tiles, infiltration pits, or rain gardens) on approximately 20 riparian lots; 2) design/build restoration of approximately 4 eroded gullies; 3) provide technical and financial assistance for traditional shoreline buffer restoration; 4) establish demonstration sites with open houses/tours of restoration/infiltration sites; and 5) coordinate education outreach and sociological surveys (in the form of focus groups) to determine barriers to participation and share benefits of the projects.

Special conditions: 1) Gully project design plans need approval before project begins; 2) applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence; and 3) focus group script must be reviewed by statewide sociologist well in advance of first session.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


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

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Res-Deer Lake Blakeman/Hill Wetland Restoration, 1998-99: The Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. proposes to restore a one half acre wetland on an intermittent stream in a small (211 acres) watershed that has been indentified by previous LMPG studies as contributing high phosphorus concentrations to Deer Lake. The wetland is located on the north side of Deer Lake. The wetland will be excavated to remove approximately five feet of accumulated sediments. The purpose of the project will be to restore open water habitat in this wetland, eliminate potential nutrient loading from the existing sediments, create habitat for ducks and other aquatic birds, and provide room for stormwater detention and settling of sediments and nutrients.

The Deer Lake Conservancy must comply with all regulations, restrictions, etc. that may be imposed on this project as a result of the water regulatory permit or authorization issued by the depoartment for this project. Water qualiy monitoring will be conducted on this waterway during and after the resoration project. The Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. will provide the Department of Natural Resources with electronic and paper copies of the results of this monitoring and a final summary report on this project.


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

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Acq-Flagstad Farm Preserve Acquisition: The Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. has purchased a 70 acre parcel known as the Flagstad Farm Preserve. This lake protection grant is to be applied to the property including Lot 22 of the Assessor's Plat of Government Lot Seven (7), section 25, Township 34 North, Range 18 West Polk County and the northern 50 acres of the acquired property. The property includes 150 feet of frontage on Deer Lake and several wetlands in addition to upland. The property will be managed in accordance with the Property Management Plan, Flagstad Farm Preserve as outlined in the project description as attached to the Project Application (Form 8700-240) for this Lake Protection Grant.

A deed restriction including the following language must be inserted in the deed:
By acceptance of this deed, the sponsor, for itself and its successors and assigns, hereby covenants and agrees not to sell, lease, assign or mortgage the premises herein described without the prior written approval of the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, his designee, or any successor and the rights herein conveyed are subject to the interests of the State under the lake management grant program, s. 281.69 & 281.71, Statues., and NR 191 Wis. Admin. Code.

Property Legal Description:
**9** The Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW 1/4-NE 1/4) except the South 400 feet, and East 30 Acres of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE \00BC-NW \00BC) except the South 400 feet, Section 36, Township 34 North, Range 18 West, EXCEPT parcels described in Volume 234 of Records, Page 135, Document Number 300256 and in Volume 234 Records, Page 138, Document 300259. And also including Lot 22 of the Assessor's Plat of Government Lot Seven (7), Section 25, Township 34 North, Range 18 West, Polk County, Wisconsin.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Acq-Flagstad Farm Back 20: The Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. has a land contract for 20 acres around Deer Lake. The property will be managed in accordance with the Property Management Plan, Flagstad Farm Preserve as outlined in the project description as attached to the Project Application (Form 8700-240) for this Lake Protection Grant.

A deed restriction including the following language must be inserted in the deed:
By acceptance of this deed, the sponsor, for itself and its successors and assigns, hereby covenants and agrees not to sell, lease, assign or mortgage the premises herein described without the prior written approval of the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, his designee, or any successor and the rights herein conveyed are subject to the interests of the State under the lake management grant program, s. 281.69 & 281.71, Statues., and NR 191 Wis. Admin. Code.

Legal Description:
The South 400 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW \00BC NE \00BC), and the East 30 acres of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE \00BC NW \00BC), Section 36, Township 34 North, Range 18 West, Polk County, Wisconsin, Except parcels described in Volume 234 of Records, Page 135, Document Number 300256 and in Volume 234 Records, Page 138, Document 300259, containing approximately 20 acres.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lmi-Runoff Control From Direct Drainage: Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. proposes to install storm water best management practices to control direct drainage runoff. Specifically, the Conservancy will: 1) implement individual waterfront lot infiltration practices (rain gutters with drain tiles, infiltration pits, or rain gardens) on approximately 20 riparian lots; 2) design/build restoration of approximately 4 eroded gullies; 3) provide technical and financial assistance for traditional shoreline buffer restoration; 4) establish demonstration sites with open houses/tours of restoration/infiltration sites; and 5) coordinate education outreach and sociological surveys (in the form of focus groups) to determine barriers to participation and share benefits of the projects.

Special conditions: 1) Gully project design plans need approval before project begins; 2) applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence; and 3) focus group script must be reviewed by statewide sociologist well in advance of first session.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Deer Lake
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lmi-Nearing The Goal: Deer Lake Watershed Phosphorus Reduction: Deer Lake Conservancy is sponsoring a project to design/build an iron/sand filter pond with pretreatment in a agriculture-dominated subwatershed (Watershed 1); continue the 2007 Direct Drainage best practices project to slow runoff and restore habitat; develop a land protection/conservation plan; promote community information and education. Watershed 1 pre-construction water quality data will be compared to post-construction data.

Special conditions: The iron/sand filter pond and pretreatment practices shall be operated and maintained for a minimum of 10 years in accordance with the operation and maintenance (O&M) plan, which must be approved by the Department. A contract will specify the approved plans and be filed with the Register of Deeds. All enrolled shoreline restoration parcels require a Department-approved restrictive covenant that permanently establishes the parcel vegetative buffer. Restorations will follow NR 191.24(3) standards unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake coordinator before implementation. Runoff BMPs such as rain gardens and infiltration trenches will have maintenance, operation, and protection plans specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables: pre/post site photos of implemented practices; pond engineering/design plans; copies of O&M plans and contracts; final shoreline restoration plans/maps and copies of deed restrictions if implementation is funded by the Department; land protection plan; educational materials developed; project summary report including water quality data comparison.

This scope summarizes the detailed scope in the project application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, reports, and education materials, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional lake coordinator.


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

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Acq-Johnson Preserve Acquisition: Deer Lake Conservancy is sponsoring a grant to help fund the fee title acquisition of the Johnson Preserve property which includes approximately 95 acres located in part of Section 25, in the Town of St. Croix Falls and part of Section 30 in the Town of Balsam Lake, Polk County.


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

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lower Rock Creek Acquisition: The Deer Lake Conservancy has purchased 32.10 acres of undeveloped property on Deer Lake in Polk County. The parcel includes approximately 500 feet of shoreline, a riparian wetland and has Rock Creek flowing through the property. The property is adjacent to existing Conservancy owned property. Trails will be developed connecting with existing trails of the adjacent property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Half Moon Lake
Status
Complete

Half Moon Lake Conservancy, Inc.: Acq-Tamarack Bay Rostvolt Acquisition: The Half Moon Lake Conservancy is sponsoring a project involving the acquisition of two lake lots totaling 31.5 acres and a conservation easment on 8.14 acres on Tamarack Bay of Half Moon Lake and inlcuding portions of Tamarack Creek, a tributary to Tamarack Bayall in the town of Milltown in Polk County. The acquistition is being donated in fee and easement to Half Moon Lake Conservancy Inc. Project funding will assist with project expenses associated with the baseline study, appraisal costs, and misc. legal and closing costs.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Harder Creek
Status
Complete

Half Moon Lake Conservancy, Inc.: Acq-Tamarack Bay Rostvolt Acquisition: The Half Moon Lake Conservancy is sponsoring a project involving the acquisition of two lake lots totaling 31.5 acres and a conservation easment on 8.14 acres on Tamarack Bay of Half Moon Lake and inlcuding portions of Tamarack Creek, a tributary to Tamarack Bayall in the town of Milltown in Polk County. The acquistition is being donated in fee and easement to Half Moon Lake Conservancy Inc. Project funding will assist with project expenses associated with the baseline study, appraisal costs, and misc. legal and closing costs.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/8/2005
Waters Involved
Hatfield Lake
Status
Complete

City Of New Richmond: Acq-Hatfield Lake Acquisition: The City of New Richmond proposes to purchase the 75.67 acre Carpenter Family parcel on Hatfield Lake in St. Croix County for Lake Protection purposes. Major project elements to include 1) acquisition costs and, 2) associated acquisition costs.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Library Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Cumberland: Acq-Library Lake - Neurer Acquisition: The City of Cumberland is sponsoring a land acquisition project to acquire a permanent limited easement on the Richard and Lorrain Neurer property.

This acquisition project is part of a mulit phase stormwater management project within the City. The Neurer easement is for the purpose of installing a stormwater best management practice on the eased property.

Special conditions for this project: the draft permanent limited easement must be reviewed by the Department prior to signing.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Library Lake
Status
Complete

Beaver Dam Lake Management District: Lmi-Library Lake Ne Stormwater Wetland: Beaver Dam Lake Management District in partnership with the City of Cumberland propose to design/build a stormwater pretreatment and wetland pond and restore shoreline on City-owned property along the NE shore of Library Lake and to promote public information and education, including local school district participation.

Special conditions: Litter should be removed from the project property and the shoreline it borders. The wetland pond shall be operated and maintained for a minimum of 10 years in accordance with the operation and maintenance plan, which must be approved by the Department. A contract will specify these approved plans and be filed with the Register of Deeds.

Project deliverables include: final shoreline restoration plans/maps if implementation is funded by the Department; pre/post site photo; wetland pond engineering/design plans and copies of operation and maintenance plans and contracts; educational materials developed and project summary report.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, reports, and education materials, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional lake coordinator.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2013
Waters Involved
Library Lake
Status
Complete

Beaver Dam Lake Management District: Acq-Southeast Library Lake Land Acquisition: The Beaver Dam Lake Management District is sponsoring a grant which will provide funding for a fee title land acquisition project iinvolving property on the southeast side of Library Lake. This acquisition is one of a number of acquisitions proposed to be used by the City of Cumberland for installation of a stormwater treatment facility. Ownership of the property will be transfered to the City of Cumberland.

Project activities include the acquisition of the property and associated closing activities; demonlition of the structure on the parcel to be acquired.



Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Library Lake
Status
Complete

Beaver Dam Lake Management District: Acq-Desantis Property Acquisition: The Beaver Dam Lake Management District is purchasing approximately 0.6 acres of property on the southwest side of Library Lake. The property will be used to treat stormwater runoff through the use of a wetland complex. The project is being done in cooperation with the City of Cumberland. The lake district will own the property and the City will maintain the stormwater facilities.

A legal description of the property is as follows:
GL 9-13, being part of Government Lot 9 described as part of residential lot 1, TP Stone's Oak Park Addition, beginning at a point on the south line of Elm Street along US Highway 63, 1120 feet west of west line of 2nd Street; thence west along Elm & 63 152 feet; thence south parallel to 2nd Street 172 feet; thence east 152 feet; thence north 172 feet to point of beginning. Except that part in SE-NW, Section 7 T35N, R13W described as beginning on the south line of Elm Street 1120 feet west of west line of 2nd Avenue; thence south to point 30 feet south of center line of Highway 63; thence west 132.5 feet parallel to said center line; thence north to south line of Elm Street; thence east to point of beginning, in the unplatted City of Cumberland, Barron County, Wisconsin.


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

Blake Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Hlk-Healthy Lakes Project: Partnering with property owners, the applicant 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
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Prot & Rehab Dist: Lmi-Waterfront Projects Design & Installation And Alum Dosage Study: Long Lake P&R District is sponsoring a Lake Protection grant to protect and improve Long Lake water quality by designing and implementing shoreline restoration and runoff reduction practices. The project also includes an Alum dosage study.

Specific project tasks include: 1) Shoreline design/restoration on approximately 10 shoreline sites; 2) Design/installation of rain gardens, rock gardens, rock pits, and swales; 3) Alum dosage study.

Shoreline restorations will follow standards set forth in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake coordinator before implementation occurs. Shoreline restorations using grant funding for plants or labor require a Department approved restrictive covenant that permanently establishes the vegetative buffer on the parcel. This project includes BMPs such as rain gardens and shoreline stabilization. Maintenance, operation, and protection will be specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: a report and map summarizing project activities, including documenting linear feet of shoreline stabilized, square feet of shoreline buffer restored, and number of runoff reduction sites installed; individual property shoreline restoration/stabilization plans/maps; pre/post photos of funded restorations; list of property owners and parcels committed to covenants and/or contracts; and Alum dosage report.

Special conditions: Applicable water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


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

Blake Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Hlk-Healthy Lakes Project: Partnering with property owners, the applicant 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
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
North Twin Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Amery: Lmi-Amery Lakes Management Plan Implementation: The City of Amery in partnership with the Amery Lakes District will develop a storm water management plan/ordinance and implement run-off control best management practices in priority (i.e. high nutrient load) sub-watersheds. Specifically, the City will: 1) update existing ordinances and develop a storm water management plan to reduce non-point source pollution; 2) design/build wetland basins and rain gardens at Soldier's Field; 3) design-build rain gardens at Flagpole Park; 4) select and install storm water control (e.g. rain gardens and barrels, shoreline buffers, porous pavement, and/or infiltration trenches) practices at demonstration sites within city limits; 5) develop example storm water education materials that will be applicable to other small cities; 6) inventory and measure in-lake habitat, including undeveloped shoreline and critical areas and develop plans for long-range protection and for measuring success of storm water control BMPs.

Special conditions:
* Project design plans need approval before project begins, and applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence.
* Best management practices installed at Soldier's Field and Flagpole Park will be maintained for a minimum of 10 years.
* An operation and maintenance plan will be developed for care of the BMPs.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
1/27/1997
Waters Involved
Perch Lake
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: Acq-St. Croix County Perch Lake Acquisition: St. Croix County shall participate in the Lake Protection Grant Program by purchasing approximately 67.05 acres of land in the Perch Lake watershed for lake protection purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1997
Waters Involved
Perch Lake
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: Acq-St. Croix County Perch Lake Acquisitioin Ii: St. Croix County will acquire 19.8 acres with all rights to land onPerch Lake that will expsnd it's day-use park called Homestead PArklands. The county purchase of the Onstott property will include 100 feet of shoreline at the north end of the property on Perch Lake.

268 feet of shoreline on Perch Lake at the south end of the Onstott property will be protected with the purchase of a conservation easement on 9.2 acres of the property. This prroperty will be referred to as the conservation easement.

These two acquisitions will protect an additional 368 feet of lake front giving more protection to Perch Lake and better management of the ecosystem.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1999
Waters Involved
Perch Lake
Status
Complete

St. Croix County: Res-St. Croix Co Homestead Parklands On Perch Lake: St. Croix Co. proposes to construct a main park entrance road, one-way park access roads to and from Perch Lake, six parking areas and two infiltration basins. Grading and erosion control measures are designed to protect the water quality of Perch Lake.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
3/2/1994
Waters Involved
Pike Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Amery: Acq-Pike Lake - York Acquisition: The City of Amery will acquire approximately 32.7 acres of land along the northwest side of Pike Lake. Project costs include the cost of the parcel ($160,500) and the appraisal cost ($950).


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Pike Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Amery: Lmi-Amery Lakes Management Plan Implementation: The City of Amery in partnership with the Amery Lakes District will develop a storm water management plan/ordinance and implement run-off control best management practices in priority (i.e. high nutrient load) sub-watersheds. Specifically, the City will: 1) update existing ordinances and develop a storm water management plan to reduce non-point source pollution; 2) design/build wetland basins and rain gardens at Soldier's Field; 3) design-build rain gardens at Flagpole Park; 4) select and install storm water control (e.g. rain gardens and barrels, shoreline buffers, porous pavement, and/or infiltration trenches) practices at demonstration sites within city limits; 5) develop example storm water education materials that will be applicable to other small cities; 6) inventory and measure in-lake habitat, including undeveloped shoreline and critical areas and develop plans for long-range protection and for measuring success of storm water control BMPs.

Special conditions:
* Project design plans need approval before project begins, and applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence.
* Best management practices installed at Soldier's Field and Flagpole Park will be maintained for a minimum of 10 years.
* An operation and maintenance plan will be developed for care of the BMPs.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Rock Creek
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lmi-Runoff Control From Direct Drainage: Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. proposes to install storm water best management practices to control direct drainage runoff. Specifically, the Conservancy will: 1) implement individual waterfront lot infiltration practices (rain gutters with drain tiles, infiltration pits, or rain gardens) on approximately 20 riparian lots; 2) design/build restoration of approximately 4 eroded gullies; 3) provide technical and financial assistance for traditional shoreline buffer restoration; 4) establish demonstration sites with open houses/tours of restoration/infiltration sites; and 5) coordinate education outreach and sociological surveys (in the form of focus groups) to determine barriers to participation and share benefits of the projects.

Special conditions: 1) Gully project design plans need approval before project begins; 2) applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence; and 3) focus group script must be reviewed by statewide sociologist well in advance of first session.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


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

Sand Lake Management District: Lmi-Sand Lake Wash Repair & Agricultural Bmp Project: Sand Lake Management District is sponsoring a Lake Protection grant to repair gulley erosion, provide agricultural BMP incentives, and monitor tributaries to document nutrient reductions.

The specific project tasks include: 1) NW Gulley Washout repair; 2) Agriculture BMP incentive payments; 3) Tributary and outlet water quality monitoring; 4) Field and lake BMP educational tours.

Maintenance, operation, and protection will be specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: annual summary reports and maps summarizing project activities including NW Gulley repair, categories and acres of agriculture BMP\2019s installed, copies of agriculture BMP contracts, stakeholder meeting agendas and minutes, water quality sampling results, and educational materials developed.

Special conditions: Applicable water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.


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

Sand Lake Management District: Lmi-Sand Lake Wash Repair & Agricultural Bmp Project: Sand Lake Management District is sponsoring a Lake Protection grant to repair gulley erosion, provide agricultural BMP incentives, and monitor tributaries to document nutrient reductions.

The specific project tasks include: 1) NW Gulley Washout repair; 2) Agriculture BMP incentive payments; 3) Tributary and outlet water quality monitoring; 4) Field and lake BMP educational tours.

Maintenance, operation, and protection will be specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: annual summary reports and maps summarizing project activities including NW Gulley repair, categories and acres of agriculture BMP\2019s installed, copies of agriculture BMP contracts, stakeholder meeting agendas and minutes, water quality sampling results, and educational materials developed.

Special conditions: Applicable water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.


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

Barron County: Lmi-Silver Lake Water Quality Diagnostic Feasibility Study: The Barron County Soil & Water Conservation Department, in cooperation with the US Geological Survey, Dept. of Nat. Res., and a private consultant, will conduct a comprehensive diagnostic/feasibility study of Silver Lake and it's watershed and develop a lake management plan.

The project includes the following objectives ( ) and activities [ ]; (1) Determination of the source(s) of pollutants that have caused recent reductions of water quality - [watershed assessment], [shoreline assessment], [complete water quality study], [develop hydrologic budget], [develop phosphorus budget], [develop groundwater model], [lake sediment core assessment], [shoreline septic systems assessment], [lake bacterial water quality assessment], and [an assessment of the feasibility of a water level control device], (2) Prediction of probable water quality responses to possible pollution reduction practices - [assessment of lake water quality responses utilizing acceptable computer "models"], (3) Protection of Silver Lake from invasive exotic aquatic species - [conduct aquatic plant survey to detect any exotic species], [recommend measures to prevent future exotic species infestations], (4) Evaluation of the fishery of Silver Lake - [Wis. DNR will conduct fishery survey and prepare report]

Project deliverables include a USGS water-resources investigations report, or equivalent document, a USGS fact sheet, or equivalent document, and a comprehensive lake management report for the Silver Lake system.

Conditions for this project include:
* The installation of stream and lake gauging stations must receive the approval and/or permit from the Department of Natural Resources water regulation section.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with electronic and paper copies of the annual and final reports of the results of this study and the lake management plan. Project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2012
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Association: Lmi-Waterfront Lots Water Quality Improvements: Silver Lake Association is sponsoring a project to implement shoreline stabilization, restoration, runoff reduction, and wetland restoration practices.

Project tasks: 1) Design/stabilization on approximately 10 shoreline sites; 2) Shoreline restoration design technical assistance; 3) Design/installation on approximately 6 runoff reduction sites; 4) Install woody habitat improvement (Fish Sticks) on approximately 4 sites; 5) Design/implement wetland restoration; 6) Landscaper training/education.

Shoreline restorations using grant funding for plants or labor require a Department approved restrictive covenant to permanently establish the parcel vegetative buffer. Restorations will follow NR 191.24(3) standards unless mutually agreed to in writing with the DNR lake coordinator before implementation. BMPs such as rain gardens and shoreline stabilization must have maintenance, operation, and protection plans specified in a ten-year contract.

Project deliverables: report and map summarizing project activities, documenting linear feet of shoreline stabilized, square feet of shoreline buffer restored, number of Fish Stick sites with numbers of trees used, number of runoff reduction sites installed; individual property shoreline restoration/stabilization plans/maps; pre/post photos of funded restorations; list of property owners and parcels committed to covenants and/or contracts; and educational materials developed.

This scope summarizes details provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the DNR Lake Coordinator.


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

Blake Lake Protection & Rehabilitation Dist: Hlk-Healthy Lakes Project: Partnering with property owners, the applicant 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
9/1/2005
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust: Acq-Cedar Lake (Menke) Acquis. Costs: The Trust seeks $11,567 in reimbursement for costs associated with the acquisition (via donation) of 63 acres on Cedar Lake In St. Croix County.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Deer Lake Conservancy Inc: Lmi-Runoff Control From Direct Drainage: Deer Lake Conservancy, Inc. proposes to install storm water best management practices to control direct drainage runoff. Specifically, the Conservancy will: 1) implement individual waterfront lot infiltration practices (rain gutters with drain tiles, infiltration pits, or rain gardens) on approximately 20 riparian lots; 2) design/build restoration of approximately 4 eroded gullies; 3) provide technical and financial assistance for traditional shoreline buffer restoration; 4) establish demonstration sites with open houses/tours of restoration/infiltration sites; and 5) coordinate education outreach and sociological surveys (in the form of focus groups) to determine barriers to participation and share benefits of the projects.

Special conditions: 1) Gully project design plans need approval before project begins; 2) applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence; and 3) focus group script must be reviewed by statewide sociologist well in advance of first session.

A final report in PDF format summarizing the results of the project as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, guidebooks, ordinances or any other products resulting from the project shall be provided to the Department for review prior to final payment.


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

Beaver Dam Lake Management District: Hlk-Beaver Dam Lake Fish Stick Project: Partnering with property owners, the applicant 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
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Beaver Dam Lake Management District: Lmi-Library Lake Soutwest Stormwater Wetland: The Beaver Dam Lake Management District is sponsoring a project to construct a storm water wetland facility. The project will also divert storm water away from Library Lake and into the wetland facility to treat the storm water.

Special conditions: Litter shall be removed from the project property and the shoreline it borders. The wetland pond shall be operated and maintained for a minimum of 25 years in accordance with the operation and maintenance plan, which must be approved by the Department. A contract will specify these approved plans and be filed with the Register of Deeds.

The final deliverables include a summary report that includes final design updates; pre/post site photos; copies of signed operation and maintenance plans and contracts, and educational materials developed.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. The grant sponsor shall submit all data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Whitefish Lake
Status
Complete

Whitefish Lake Conservation Organization, In: Res-Renewal & Retention Of Native Vegetation: The Whitefish Lake Property Owners Association, Inc. will implement a lakewide project to renew and protect vegetation that extends landward and lakeward from the ordinary high water mark of Whitefish Lake. This program will provide for an initial site evaluation/assissment of shoreline properities with the potential for shoreline renewal and /or protection of native vegetation. Cost sharing will be provided for site assessment and evaluation, site design for restoration, and preparation/planting of vegetation. Shallow water areas contiguous with renewal sites will be protected as a "no disturbance zone". The project goal is to renew native vegetation on 45 sites (1/2 of current development) and retain and protect native vegetation on the remaining sites. A$3,000 cost share cap will be implemented per individual renewal site. All properties participating in this program will receive a departmnet approved deed restriction that permanently establishes the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Shoreland restoration projects will be designed and installed in accordance with the NRCS Best Management Practices Definition and Conditions.

Participants in this program will post their property with signs and will allow other lakeshore owners to visit their property for educational purposes. Additional activities will include an information and education program involving Whitefish Lake residents, local and county governments, other lake associations, school children, and conservation groups.

Project deliverables include a final report listing project accomplishments including the number of parcels or lots participating in the program. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electonic copy of all project products. Project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and/or local newspaper article(s).


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

Church Pine Round & Big Lake P & R District: Hlk-Church Pine, Round & Big Healthy Lakes 2017: Partnering with property owners, the applicant 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.


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.

Monitoring Studies

Lakes Baseline Trends Monitoring is being conducted for many of the Willow River watersheds’ lakes. In addition, monitoring designed to target high priority waters and issue areas is also underway. Stream water quality monitoring covering primarily biological, chemical, and habitat related monitoring to deter­mine ambient conditions at “pour point” locations for each of state’s 330 watersheds. Loon monitoring is also being conducted on Bass Lake, Oak Ridge Lake, and Perch Lake. The Citizen Lake Monitoring Network, the core of the Wiscon­sin Lakes Partnership, involves over 1000 citizen volunteers statewide. The goals are to collect high quality data, to educate and empower volunteers, and to share this data and knowledge. Volunteers measure water clarity, using the Secchi Disk method, as an indicator of water quality. This information is then used to determine the lakes trophic state. Volunteers may also collect chemistry, temperature, and dissolved oxygen data, as well as identify and map plants, watch for the first appearance of Eurasian Water Milfoil near boat landings, or or alert officials about zebra mussel invasions on Wisconsin lakes. This network is also conducting ice observations on Lake Mallalieu. Fisheries projects include a wide variety of “baseline” monitoring and targeted fieldwork to gain specific knowl­edge related to Wisconsin’s fish communities. A study of the Lake Mallileau fisheries was conducted and a report published in 2001 by the WDNR.

Date  2010

Grants and Management Projects
Upper Willow River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Best Management Practices, Implement
Polk County Manure Storage Facility
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 systems.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Polk County Manure Storage Facility
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.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Barron County NOD
Date
Status
This project was a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by 319.
8/16/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Barron County NOD
Date
Status
This project was a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by 319.
8/16/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
City of New Richmond Stormwater Pond Retro #265
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 municipality will construct/install a wet detention pond to remedy discharges of total suspended solids in urban runoff.
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
St Croix Co Rush River Non-TMDL TRM
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. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system closure, access roads and cattle crossings, animal trails and walkways, critical area stabilization, grade stabilization, heavy use area protection, livestock fencing, livestock watering facilities, riparian buffers, sediment basins, water and sediment control basins, waterway systems, well decommissioning, wetland development or restoration, stream crossing, rip-rapping, shaping and seeding, and livestock fencing to remedy discharges of manure, sediment and phosphorus in runoff.
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Coumbia County Manure Storage & Runoff Management
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 90% cost-sharing to assist the farm in addressing the sources of runoff to an unnamed tributary of Cambra Creek cited in the Notice of Discharge.
5/1/2015
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
 
Date
Status
All resource agency staff, recreational users and the public need to remain vigilant to prevent the spread of both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species.
10/6/2010
Proposed
 
Information and Education
 
Date
Status
Expand outreach on habitat improvement and protection, invasive species control, climate change factors and preventive measures, etc.
10/6/2010
Proposed
 
Information and Education
 
Date
Status
Develop effective tools for conveying actions that can be taken by private citizens, industries, agriculture, municipalities, commercial and professional groups, etc.
10/6/2010
Proposed
 
Information and Education
 
Date
Status
Continued efforts are needed to raise awareness of karst geology to protect groundwater and human health.
10/6/2010
Proposed
 
Information and Education
 
Date
Status
Continue efforts to inform the public on the goal to reduce phosphorus inputs to Lake Mallalieu and Lake St. Croix, thus reducing the inputs into the Willow River, which both lakes feed.
10/6/2010
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Community
 
Date
Status
Continue long-term monitoring of fisheries and habitat to track trends and develop further lake and fisheries management recommendations.
10/6/2010
Proposed
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
New Richmond Flowage; Mary Park Beach E.coli
Date
Status
Highly variable results over five year period. Will revisit in 2020 when there is more data. AU: 3894231; Station ID: 10017346
5/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Watershed (Status,Sources,Impairments)
 
Date
Status
Critical habitat surveys and reports should be completed on lakes and streams where habitat, native plant beds, and public rights features need to be inventoried and management recommendations developed.
10/6/2010
Proposed
 
Monitor Watershed (Status,Sources,Impairments)
Mallalieu Lake TMDL Development Monitoring
Date
Status
Basic waters inventory monitoring should be conducted on the seven waters so designated in this watershed. Lake Mallalieu is a man made riverine lake located within the channel of the Willow River. Since 2004, Lake Mallalieu and an upstream reach of the Willow River have been included on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 303(d) impaired waters list. The lake is designated as high priority for eutrophication and ph impairments due to excess phosphorus, while the upstream reach of the river is a low priority for dissolved oxygen impairments.
1/1/2010
Verify
Projects
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
Hudson Storm Water Management and Master Planning
Date
Status
Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated construction erosion control ordinance, new storm water ordinance for new development and re-development, new ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area, updated storm water financing mechanism, new storm water management plan for the developed urban area, and new storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
St. Joseph MS4 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: new construction erosion control ordinance, new storm water ordinance for new development and re-development, new ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area, new storm water management plan for the developed urban area, and new storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
 
Date
Status
Water temperature should be safeguarded to protect trout waters from gradual warming. Infiltrating stormwater to the groundwater for eventual stream recharge is one method. Protecting wetlands for their filtering function is another.
10/6/2010
Proposed
 
TMDL Development
Lake Mallalieu TMDL Development
Date
Status
Lake Mallalieu is a man made riverine lake located within the channel of the Willow River. Since 2004, Lake Mallalieu and an upstream reach of the Willow River have been included on the Environmental Protection Agency?s (EPA) 303(d) impaired waters list. The lake is designated as high priority for eutrophication and ph impairments due to excess phosphorus, while the upstream reach of the river is a low priority for dissolved oxygen impairments. The river?s designation is due to excess phosphorus and biological oxygen demand (BOD).

The Willow River has become degraded by excess nutrients, specifically phosphorus.
7/1/2009
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Development
Halfmoon Lake TMDL
Date
Status
Half Moon Lake (Hydrologic Unit Code 070500006) is a small, shallow eutrophic lake that formed as an oxbow of the Chippewa River. The lake is geographically located within the City of Eau Claire and the Lower Chippewa River Basin. The lake is highly eutrophic and exhibits excessive algae and aquatic macrophyte growth (Borman, 1990; Brakke, 1995; Konkel and Borman, 1996; James et. al., 2001, 2002).
7/1/2006
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Development
Cedar Lake TMDL
Date
Status
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) developed a TMDL for phosphorus for Cedar Lake. The TMDL addresses the nutrient impacts and impairments which were identified on the Wisconsin 2002 303(d) list. The Lake is nutrient (phosphorus (P)) impaired as a result of agriculture, internal loading and local land use. Water quality in Cedar Lake is generally poor to very poor, falling into the eutrophic to hypereutrophic category. Summer algal blooms result in foul odors and an unsightly build-up of algae biomass on the shoreline. In addition, trophic conditions in the lake limit rooting depth for emergent vegetation used by the resident fish populations. As a result, these impairments impact the recreational/aesthetic value of the lake and stress sport fish populations.
8/19/2003
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Implementation
Squaw Lake TMDL
Date
Status
This TMDL report is for Squaw Lake, located in the Star Prairie Township, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, in the St. Croix River Basin. The lake is geographically located across portions of Sections 8, 9 and 17 of T31N, R18W of the USGS Somerset North Quadrangle.
4/13/2011
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Monitoring
Half Moon Lake TMDL
Date
Status
Half Moon Lake (Hydrologic Unit Code 070500006) is a small, shallow eutrophic lake that formed as an oxbow of the Chippewa River. The lake is geographically located within the City of Eau Claire and the Lower Chippewa River Basin. The lake is highly eutrophic and exhibits excessive algae and aquatic macrophyte growth. Half Moon Lake was originally listed on Wisconsin?s 303(d) impaired waters list in 1998 for eutrophic conditions and sedimentation and listed as a high priority for TMDL development on the October 2002 303(d) list.
7/1/2006
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Upper Willow River WatershedWater Plans and Partnerships

A watershed plan has been updated for this watershed in 2010 and is now available for review.

Date  2010

Watershed History Note

The Village of Clear Lake, in Polk County, is located within the Upper Willow River watershed. Today Clear Lake is well known as the boyhood home of Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day. His paternal grandparents emigrated from Christiana, Norway, and claimed a homestead allotment in Polk County in 1878, supplementing their farm income with work at a local timber mill. Nelson, born on June 4, 1916, had the county's many lakeshores for a playground. Poverty and pollution marred the Nelson's hometown of Clear Lake. The region's vast white pine forest fell under the axes of Nelson's grandparents' generation, leaving a tattered landscape vulnerable to fire and repellent to capital investment. The Great Depression brought itinerant laborers to the Nelsons' doorstep and stirred up radicalism in the county's farmers, some of whom went on strike in 1933, closing down the local creamery. The Works Progress Administration launched projects in the region, building roads, draining wetlands, and constructing the town's first sewer system. Nelson took a job shoveling stone on a WPA crew after graduating from high school in 1934, and he would later regret the destruction of natural habitats and degradation of fresh water he helped bring about in the name of progress. Nelson followed his older sisters to San José State University, majoring in economics. While taking time to explore the diverse regions of California, Nelson returned to Clear Lake each summer to work in a cannery. After finishing his degree, he headed to study law at the University of Wisconsin. Captivated more by politics than legal precedent, he spent most of his energy serving as president of the university's Young Progressives and volunteering on political campaigns. His own political career was forestalled by World War II. In 1942 he was drafted directly out of law school into the Army, where he made first lieutenant, trained as a medical technician, commanded a segregated black company, and spent the balance of the war stationed in Okinawa, where he met his future wife, Carrie Lee Dotson. Nelson went on to a stellar career in both state and national politics, and the environmental lessons he learned as a boy in Clear Lake were critical to the creation of Earth Day in 1970.

Date  2010