Watershed - Fox River - Berlin (UF06)
Fox River - Berlin Watershed

Details

The Fox River-Berlin Watershed is located primarily in Green Lake County, but extends into parts of Waushara, Winnebago and Marquette counties. The watershed is 133,595 acres is size and contains 328 miles of streams and rivers, 453 acres of lakes and 41,067 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by agriculture (41%), wetlands (30%), forest (12%) and grassland (11%) and is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affecting groundwater and medium for nonpoint source issues affecting streams.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Fox River - Berlin Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Fox River - Berlin Watershed is covered by two ecological landscapes: the Southeast Glacial Plains and the Central Sand Hills. The Southeast Glacial Plains Ecological Landscape makes up the bulk of the non-coastal land area in southeast Wisconsin. This Ecological Landscape is made up of glacial till plains and moraines. Most of this Ecological Landscape is composed of glacial materials deposited during the Wisconsin Ice Age, but the southwest portion consists of older, pre-Wisconsin till with a more dissected topography. Soils are lime-rich tills overlain in most areas by a silt-loam loess cap. Agricultural and residential interests throughout the landscape have significantly altered the historical vegetation. Most of the rare natural communities that remain are associated with large moraines or in areas where the Niagara Escarpment occurs close to the surface. Historically, vegetation in the Southeast Glacial Plains consisted of a mix of prairie, oak forests and savanna, and maple-basswood forests. Wet-mesic prairies, southern sedge meadows, emergent marshes, and calcareous fens were found in lower portions of the Landscape. End moraines and drumlins supported savannas and forests. Agricultural and urban land use practices have drastically changed the land cover of the Southeast Glacial Plains since Euro-American settlement. The current vegetation is primarily agricultural cropland. Remaining forests occupy only about 10% of the land area and consist of maple-basswood, lowland hardwoods, and oak. No large mesic forests exist today except on the Kettle Interlobate Moraine which has topography too rugged for agriculture. Some existing forest patches that were formerly savannas have succeeded to hardwood forest due to fire suppression. The Central Sand Hills Ecological Landscape is located in central Wisconsin at the eastern edge of what was once Glacial Lake Wisconsin. The landforms in this Ecological Landscape are a series of glacial moraines that were later partially covered by glacial outwash. The area is characterized by a mixture of farmland, woodlots, wetlands, small kettle lakes, and cold water streams, all on sandy soils. The mosaic of glacial moraine and pitted outwash throughout this Ecological Landscape has given rise to extensive wetlands in the outwash areas, and the headwaters of coldwater streams that originate in glacial moraines. The growing season is long enough for agriculture but the sandy soils limit agricultural productivity somewhat. Historic upland vegetation consisted of oak-forest, oak savanna, and tallgrass prairie. Fens were common in this Ecological Landscape and occurred along with wet-mesic prairie, wet prairie, and rare coastal plain marshes. Current vegetation is composed of more than one-third agricultural crops, and almost 20% grasslands with smaller amounts of open wetland, open water, shrubs, barren, and urban areas. The major forested type is oak-hickory, with smaller amounts of white-red-jack pine, maple-basswood, lowland hardwoods, aspen-birch, and spruce-fir.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Belle Fountain Spring
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Big Twin Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


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

Bughs Lake Management District: Hlk - Bughs Lake Public Landing Restoration Project: Partnering with property owners, the Bughs Lake management district 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 practices 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 the 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
5/5/1997
Waters Involved
Daggets Creek
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Acq-Lake Butte Des Morts Land Acquisition-Molinski Property: The Butte des Morts Conservation Club will acquire approximately 1,183 acres of land, including 13,000 feet of shoreline, situated on Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County to protect Lake Butte des Morts, and its fish and wildlife habitat. The property is primarily shallow marshland including cattails, sedges and grasses. It also includes 164 acres of upland containing trees and shrubs. The goals of the property's management plan focus on 1) the protection of the lake and the Winnebago Pool Watershed, 2) the protection and restoration of the property's plant communities and fish and wildlife habitat, and 3) allowing public access to the property for recreational purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake (Guskey) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 30 acres of land along Silver Creek which drains directly into Big Green Lake to be used as nonpoint source abatement.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Conservancy Wick Rd (Specht) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Conservancy Foundation proposes to purchase 3.21 acres of land along Wick Road known as the Specht property for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Land Acquisition (Mitchell'S Glen): The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 12 acres of land along Big Green Lake known as the Mitchell's Glen parcel.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Dog Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/5/1997
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Acq-Lake Butte Des Morts Land Acquisition-Molinski Property: The Butte des Morts Conservation Club will acquire approximately 1,183 acres of land, including 13,000 feet of shoreline, situated on Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County to protect Lake Butte des Morts, and its fish and wildlife habitat. The property is primarily shallow marshland including cattails, sedges and grasses. It also includes 164 acres of upland containing trees and shrubs. The goals of the property's management plan focus on 1) the protection of the lake and the Winnebago Pool Watershed, 2) the protection and restoration of the property's plant communities and fish and wildlife habitat, and 3) allowing public access to the property for recreational purposes.


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

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lmi-Lake Puckaway Plan Implementation Project: Lk Puckaway P&R Dist proposes to conduct a Lake Management Plan Implementation project. Project deliverables include the following: 1) Employ plan implementation coordinator; 3 year term; 2) Public landing Kiosk Management at 3 Public landings, newsletter development \00BCly, Fact sheet distribution, Lake plan implementation forums 2x/year, Bi-annual regional news releases on progress of plan implementation, Annual status reporting to assc partners & media; 3) Evaluate existing system of gauging stations while maintaining present monitoring schedule, including review for possible enhancements; rapid reporting & graphing, telemetric feasibility, number of stations/locations & estimate of costs; 4) Macro-Scale monitoring strategy will utilize summer aerial photography obtained from FFSA & 3 areas of the lake, Maiden Island, Bluebill Bay & Dead River, will be indexed using a Point-Intercept layout; 5) Radio-telemetry tagging of carp will be implemented; 6) Plot will be established to evaluate the rate of success between natural germination/expansion & artificially enhanced plant beds. Live plants will be planted & evaluated in a manner consistent with the micro-scale monitoring techniques; 7) Landing kiosks will include Lake Zone maps & channel marker buoys will be placed in the identified navigational lanes in the east basin; 8) USAOC & DNR Dam Safety Engineers to determine what modification will be permitted to the current structure, and/or what requirements need to be met; 9) Estimate nutrient & sediment loads from subwatershed areas draining the 805 sq mi watershed; 10) Demonstrate restorations & employ a 10 year natural shoreline restoration program with 10 demonstration sites will be developed & promoted; 11) Appraise existing tern habitat condition & complete tern management planning. Implement a variety of protection measures; 12) Methodology similar to DNR CHD methods will be employed. 1.4.11 Scope amended to include higher sampling frequency.


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

Gilbert Lake Advancment Association Inc: Hlk - Gilbert Lake Healthy Lakes 2017: Partnering with property owners, the Gilbert Lake Advancement Association, Inc. 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 practices 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 the 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
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Grand Lake (Millpond)
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Grand River Marsh*
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/1998
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Lmi-Df-Big Green Lake Loading Feasibility Study: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct a feasibility study to assess nutrient loadings on Big Green Lake. The project will lay the foundation for reducing nutrient and sediment loads with the lake andits tributaries. Major components will be a watershed inventory, develop watershed/lake models for predicting trophic impacts, study long-term historical influences, develop objectives and public education and awareness alternatives.

AMENDMENT #1: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct information/education workshops, compile a partnership resource list and develop pilot shoreland restoration on five demonstration sites. ADDS $30k TO TOTAL GRANT AWARD.

AMENDMENT #2: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to continue with their RSVP project, requiring the funding for the shoreland technician who has been instrumental in this project. This will allow a smooth transition from a Lake grant funded temporary to a Sanitary District funded position.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Big Green Lake Land Acquisition-Blackbird Pt: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 6.29 acres of vacant land directly behind shoreline residential lots on Big Green Lake. The Sanitary District will keep it in its naturally landscaped state for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake (Guskey) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 30 acres of land along Silver Creek which drains directly into Big Green Lake to be used as nonpoint source abatement.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Conservancy Wick Rd (Specht) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Conservancy Foundation proposes to purchase 3.21 acres of land along Wick Road known as the Specht property for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Land Acquisition (Mitchell'S Glen): The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 12 acres of land along Big Green Lake known as the Mitchell's Glen parcel.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2008
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 52.899 acres of land on Green Lake for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District "Aba-East" Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 6.7 acres of land known as the "ABA-East" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District "Aba-West" Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 24.5 acres of land known as the "ABA-West" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2013
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Lmi-Management Plan Implementation: Green Lake Sanitary District is sponsoring a lake protection grant on Big Green Lake in Green Lake County. The main goal of this protection grant is to reduce the nutrient loading to the lake through the various activities listed below.
The following work activities will be completed:
1. **9** Identification and implementation of strategic BMP\2019s in the tributary sub-watersheds.
2. **9** Identification of upland buffer problems/opportunities in the impaired tributary sub-watersheds
3. **9** Evaluation and study of the potential to restore the County K Estuary to a plant dominated system.
4. **9** Education and Informational Activities
a. **9** Press releases, public informational meetings, newsletters, presentations, informational videos, sensitive habitat and safety promotion
The following deliverables (products) will result from this grant:
1. **9** Final Report submitted to local DNR Lakes Biologist (1 digital copy / two hard copies). Report to include:
a. **9** Listing of all BMP\2019s installed over the duration of grant
b. **9** Cost-Share Agreements
c. **9** Detailed BMP Information Plans
d. **9** Photographs of each BMP \2013 prior to and after installation
e. **9** USGS monitoring and measurements focusing on efficiency and nutrient load reductions
f. **9** Summary of all upland buffer opportunities with detailed maps.
g. **9** Pre and Post plant surveys of County K Estuary
h. **9** Pre and Post fish surveys of County K Estuary


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

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake Co. Shorline Inventory: Green Lake County Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a Lake Protection Grant to conduct a shoreline inventory of lakes in the county. The lakes to be inventoried are Big Green, Little Green, Puckaway, Big Twin, Little Twin, Spring (Kingston), Spring (Green Lake), Grand, Heart and Maria.

Major components of this work include:

1. **9** Development of shoreline inventory metrics and survey data
a. **9** Metrics will include data such as vegetation surveys, erosion, slope, structures and anthropogenic influences.
2. **9** Shore land inventory of lakes
a. **9** Photo inventory of all shorelines
3. **9** Database Development
a. **9** Using GIS mapping software
4. **9** Outreach
a. **9** Educational materials sent to property owners informing them about the projects and how classification maps can be accessed.

Project Deliverables:

1. **9** Shore land inventory protocol
a. **9** Including metrics to be assessed
2. **9** Spatially referenced GIS layer maps created from shore land inventory data
a. **9** Digital and hard copies
3. **9** Digital archive of spatially referenced shoreline photographs
4. **9** Maps of base metrics (erosion severity and buffers)
a. **9** Digital and hard copies
5. **9** Educational materials sent to property owners


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
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Heart Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake (Guskey) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 30 acres of land along Silver Creek which drains directly into Big Green Lake to be used as nonpoint source abatement.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Conservancy Wick Rd (Specht) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Conservancy Foundation proposes to purchase 3.21 acres of land along Wick Road known as the Specht property for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Land Acquisition (Mitchell'S Glen): The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 12 acres of land along Big Green Lake known as the Mitchell's Glen parcel.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
3/7/1997
Waters Involved
Johns Lake
Status
Complete

John'S Lake Management District: Acq-John'S Lake Land Acquisition - Marek Property: The John's Lake Lake Management District will acquire approximately 9.2 acres of land, including 550 feet of shoreline, situated on the western shore of John's Lake in Waushara County, for lake protection purposes. The primary goals of the land management plan are 1) to protect the lake's health and water quality by protecting a water recharge/wetland area for the lake contained on the property; 2) to ptotect the aquatic plant beds located off shore which support fisheries habitat and spawning; 3) to preserve the property in it's natural state to protect it's wildlife amd waterfowl habitat.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
2/6/1997
Waters Involved
Kusel Lake
Status
Complete

Waushara County: Acq-Kusel Lake Land Acquisition - Petersen Property: Waushara county will acquire approximately 30.78 acres of land with 1,150 feet of shoreline to preserve and protect the shoreline and water quality of Kusel Lake. the primary goals of the property's management plan will be 1) TO MAINTAIN THE PROPERTY AS OPEN S[ACE/PARKLAND, 2) TO PRESERVE AHND RPOTECT THE PROPERTY'S SHORELINE IN ITS NATURAL STATE, 3) TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE PROPERTY'S WETLANDS, AND 4) TO ALLOW PUBLIC ACCESS FOR PASSIVE RECREATION INCLUDING HIKING AND CROSS COUNTRY SKIING.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/5/1997
Waters Involved
Lake Butte des Morts
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Acq-Lake Butte Des Morts Land Acquisition-Molinski Property: The Butte des Morts Conservation Club will acquire approximately 1,183 acres of land, including 13,000 feet of shoreline, situated on Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County to protect Lake Butte des Morts, and its fish and wildlife habitat. The property is primarily shallow marshland including cattails, sedges and grasses. It also includes 164 acres of upland containing trees and shrubs. The goals of the property's management plan focus on 1) the protection of the lake and the Winnebago Pool Watershed, 2) the protection and restoration of the property's plant communities and fish and wildlife habitat, and 3) allowing public access to the property for recreational purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Lake Maria
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2007
Waters Involved
Lake Montello
Status
Complete

Montello Lake P&R District: Lmi-Montello Lake Diagnostic Feasibility Study: The Montello Lake Protection and Rehab District proposes to conduct a Diagnostic Feasibility Study on their lake. This project will result in the development of a lake management plan while integrating all partners including the area community. This will be executed via the completion of a diagnostic/
feasibility study on the lake, watershed and tributaries; these elements will be developed and included: water quality monitoring on lakes in the Montello River Basin; water quality monitoring on six tributaries; flow monitoring on six tributaries; model tributary loads to the lake; land use impact assessment via SWAT modeling; internal loading evaluation; physical shoreline assessment; coordination and communications with all partners and public; management options and implementation plan.

This scope is a summary and does not supersede the content of the original grant application scope.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
2/23/1996
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Little Green Lake Protection & Rehab. Dist.: Lmi-East Subwatershed Water & Sediment Control Basins: The Little Green Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to design and construct three water and sediment control basins in the east subwatershed of Little Green Lake. Further detail is provided on the attached cost estimate worksheet.


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

Little Green Lake P & R District: Res-Little Green Lake Destratification Project: The Little Green Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to install a circulation system consisting of compressors, air delivery lines, filter system, and a housing structure. The circulation system is designed to ensure sufficient oxygen concentrations in the deep-water areas of the lake. Oxygen in deep-water areas of the lake will reduce the release of phosphorous from the lake sediment and decrease the level of lake fertilization. This will result in improved water clarity and algae conditions thereby improving water quality conditions for recreation and aesthetics.

Local resources to be provided include volunteer services during installatiotn, volunteer services regarding project management, and financial contribution from Green Lake County.

The project deliverables will include design and installation of a system of compressors and airline sufficient to circulate lake water in the deepest portions of the lake generally greater than 15 feet; report of evaluation monitoring of lake nutrient and mixing conditions after the system becomes operational; and, conduct pre and post operation public informational meetings and prepare fact sheets (current lake conditions, descriptions of circ system, goals/benefits/ecological effects).


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

Little Green Lake P & R District: Acq-Little Green Lake (Scharschmidt) Land Acquisition: The Little Green Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to purchase 45.61 acres of land known as the Scharschmidt property to help prevent nutrient loading into Little Green Lake.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Little Twin Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


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

Waushara County: Acq-Meinen Land Acquisition On Lyman/Hartford Lake: Waushara County proposes to purchase 70 acres of land known as the Meinen parcel on Lyman (Hartford) Lake to be used for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Mill Pond
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2007
Waters Involved
Montello River
Status
Complete

Montello Lake P&R District: Lmi-Montello Lake Diagnostic Feasibility Study: The Montello Lake Protection and Rehab District proposes to conduct a Diagnostic Feasibility Study on their lake. This project will result in the development of a lake management plan while integrating all partners including the area community. This will be executed via the completion of a diagnostic/
feasibility study on the lake, watershed and tributaries; these elements will be developed and included: water quality monitoring on lakes in the Montello River Basin; water quality monitoring on six tributaries; flow monitoring on six tributaries; model tributary loads to the lake; land use impact assessment via SWAT modeling; internal loading evaluation; physical shoreline assessment; coordination and communications with all partners and public; management options and implementation plan.

This scope is a summary and does not supersede the content of the original grant application scope.


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

Pleasant Lake Improvement Corporation: Lmi-Pleasant Lake Run Off Control: Pleasant Lake Improvement Corporation proposes to implement their stormwater runoff control plan. The project diverts the runoff and it's associated sediments and pollutants away from Pleasant Lake and into a sand discharge area. The project activities include North and South diversions removed and replaced, a speed bump and west edge ramp removed and replaced as called for in the approved plans.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Puchyan Millpond
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


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

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lmi-Lake Puckaway Plan Implementation Project: Lk Puckaway P&R Dist proposes to conduct a Lake Management Plan Implementation project. Project deliverables include the following: 1) Employ plan implementation coordinator; 3 year term; 2) Public landing Kiosk Management at 3 Public landings, newsletter development \00BCly, Fact sheet distribution, Lake plan implementation forums 2x/year, Bi-annual regional news releases on progress of plan implementation, Annual status reporting to assc partners & media; 3) Evaluate existing system of gauging stations while maintaining present monitoring schedule, including review for possible enhancements; rapid reporting & graphing, telemetric feasibility, number of stations/locations & estimate of costs; 4) Macro-Scale monitoring strategy will utilize summer aerial photography obtained from FFSA & 3 areas of the lake, Maiden Island, Bluebill Bay & Dead River, will be indexed using a Point-Intercept layout; 5) Radio-telemetry tagging of carp will be implemented; 6) Plot will be established to evaluate the rate of success between natural germination/expansion & artificially enhanced plant beds. Live plants will be planted & evaluated in a manner consistent with the micro-scale monitoring techniques; 7) Landing kiosks will include Lake Zone maps & channel marker buoys will be placed in the identified navigational lanes in the east basin; 8) USAOC & DNR Dam Safety Engineers to determine what modification will be permitted to the current structure, and/or what requirements need to be met; 9) Estimate nutrient & sediment loads from subwatershed areas draining the 805 sq mi watershed; 10) Demonstrate restorations & employ a 10 year natural shoreline restoration program with 10 demonstration sites will be developed & promoted; 11) Appraise existing tern habitat condition & complete tern management planning. Implement a variety of protection measures; 12) Methodology similar to DNR CHD methods will be employed. 1.4.11 Scope amended to include higher sampling frequency.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2008
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 52.899 acres of land on Green Lake for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District "Aba-East" Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 6.7 acres of land known as the "ABA-East" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District "Aba-West" Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 24.5 acres of land known as the "ABA-West" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2013
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Lmi-Management Plan Implementation: Green Lake Sanitary District is sponsoring a lake protection grant on Big Green Lake in Green Lake County. The main goal of this protection grant is to reduce the nutrient loading to the lake through the various activities listed below.
The following work activities will be completed:
1. **9** Identification and implementation of strategic BMP\2019s in the tributary sub-watersheds.
2. **9** Identification of upland buffer problems/opportunities in the impaired tributary sub-watersheds
3. **9** Evaluation and study of the potential to restore the County K Estuary to a plant dominated system.
4. **9** Education and Informational Activities
a. **9** Press releases, public informational meetings, newsletters, presentations, informational videos, sensitive habitat and safety promotion
The following deliverables (products) will result from this grant:
1. **9** Final Report submitted to local DNR Lakes Biologist (1 digital copy / two hard copies). Report to include:
a. **9** Listing of all BMP\2019s installed over the duration of grant
b. **9** Cost-Share Agreements
c. **9** Detailed BMP Information Plans
d. **9** Photographs of each BMP \2013 prior to and after installation
e. **9** USGS monitoring and measurements focusing on efficiency and nutrient load reductions
f. **9** Summary of all upland buffer opportunities with detailed maps.
g. **9** Pre and Post plant surveys of County K Estuary
h. **9** Pre and Post fish surveys of County K Estuary


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

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake Co. Shorline Inventory: Green Lake County Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a Lake Protection Grant to conduct a shoreline inventory of lakes in the county. The lakes to be inventoried are Big Green, Little Green, Puckaway, Big Twin, Little Twin, Spring (Kingston), Spring (Green Lake), Grand, Heart and Maria.

Major components of this work include:

1. **9** Development of shoreline inventory metrics and survey data
a. **9** Metrics will include data such as vegetation surveys, erosion, slope, structures and anthropogenic influences.
2. **9** Shore land inventory of lakes
a. **9** Photo inventory of all shorelines
3. **9** Database Development
a. **9** Using GIS mapping software
4. **9** Outreach
a. **9** Educational materials sent to property owners informing them about the projects and how classification maps can be accessed.

Project Deliverables:

1. **9** Shore land inventory protocol
a. **9** Including metrics to be assessed
2. **9** Spatially referenced GIS layer maps created from shore land inventory data
a. **9** Digital and hard copies
3. **9** Digital archive of spatially referenced shoreline photographs
4. **9** Maps of base metrics (erosion severity and buffers)
a. **9** Digital and hard copies
5. **9** Educational materials sent to property owners


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
5/5/1997
Waters Involved
Spring Brook
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Acq-Lake Butte Des Morts Land Acquisition-Molinski Property: The Butte des Morts Conservation Club will acquire approximately 1,183 acres of land, including 13,000 feet of shoreline, situated on Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County to protect Lake Butte des Morts, and its fish and wildlife habitat. The property is primarily shallow marshland including cattails, sedges and grasses. It also includes 164 acres of upland containing trees and shrubs. The goals of the property's management plan focus on 1) the protection of the lake and the Winnebago Pool Watershed, 2) the protection and restoration of the property's plant communities and fish and wildlife habitat, and 3) allowing public access to the property for recreational purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Spring Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Un Spring
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/5/1997
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Acq-Lake Butte Des Morts Land Acquisition-Molinski Property: The Butte des Morts Conservation Club will acquire approximately 1,183 acres of land, including 13,000 feet of shoreline, situated on Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County to protect Lake Butte des Morts, and its fish and wildlife habitat. The property is primarily shallow marshland including cattails, sedges and grasses. It also includes 164 acres of upland containing trees and shrubs. The goals of the property's management plan focus on 1) the protection of the lake and the Winnebago Pool Watershed, 2) the protection and restoration of the property's plant communities and fish and wildlife habitat, and 3) allowing public access to the property for recreational purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake (Guskey) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 30 acres of land along Silver Creek which drains directly into Big Green Lake to be used as nonpoint source abatement.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Conservancy Wick Rd (Specht) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Conservancy Foundation proposes to purchase 3.21 acres of land along Wick Road known as the Specht property for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Land Acquisition (Mitchell'S Glen): The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 12 acres of land along Big Green Lake known as the Mitchell's Glen parcel.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/5/1997
Waters Involved
Wolf River
Status
Complete

Butte Des Morts Conservation Club, Inc: Acq-Lake Butte Des Morts Land Acquisition-Molinski Property: The Butte des Morts Conservation Club will acquire approximately 1,183 acres of land, including 13,000 feet of shoreline, situated on Lake Butte des Morts in Winnebago County to protect Lake Butte des Morts, and its fish and wildlife habitat. The property is primarily shallow marshland including cattails, sedges and grasses. It also includes 164 acres of upland containing trees and shrubs. The goals of the property's management plan focus on 1) the protection of the lake and the Winnebago Pool Watershed, 2) the protection and restoration of the property's plant communities and fish and wildlife habitat, and 3) allowing public access to the property for recreational purposes.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Comprehensive Management Plan Update: The Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to develop a Comprenensive Lake Management Plan Enhancement. The scope of the project is to review, gather, and interpret lake information with the subsequent development of resource objectives for lake use, water quality, fish, shore lands, watershed, and water levels. Specifically to assesss the lake's historical water quality and fishery; effects of watershed and history of uses; Lake District management actions; to identify target levels and resource protection needs that support goals for water quality, aquatic plants, fish populations and watershed; and assess the lakes historical water levels and implications. This scope is intended to summarize the more specific scope, as provided in the grant application and does not supersede the specific scope elements described with in the application


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Comprehensive Management Plan: Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a large scale planning grant focused on updating and rewriting sections of their lake management plan.
Project activities include: **9** Phosphorus loading using WiLMS, **9** Shoreline survey, Course woody debris survey, **9** Water quality assessment, Various aquatic plant surveys, **9** Stakeholder survey
Project deliverables include:Comprehensive Lake Management Plan including the following:Research and review past data and relevant lake management records, **9** Phosphorus loading estimates from watershed (WiLMS), Scenarios developed to assess how changes in watershed would impact water quality, Internal load estimates, Shoreline survey, Map delineating the integrity of the shoreline from water\2019s edge to about 35\2019 shoreward, Coarse woody debris map, Water quality assessment, Sample collection following WDNR long term trend monitoring protocol,Chemistry analysis, **9** Dissolved oxygen and temperature profiles, **9** Carlson TSI, **9** Aquatic plant surveys, **9** Early season AIS survey, Point Intercept survey, **9** EWM peak-biomass survey, **9** Aquatic plant community mapping survey, Maps/raw data for all surveys, Comparison with past surveys, **9** Web-based stakeholder survey, Survey results, **9** Develop a water level management plan, Plan must consider the potential new dam that may be constructed, Frequency, degree and duration of drawdowns, **9** Recommendations based on best possible science and stakeholder input, **9** Management, protection, enhancement alternatives and recommendations, Set tangible and realistic management goals, Identify possible ecological restorative projects, Identify possible funding sources.
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. Final plan needs Department review and approval.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2000
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Goal Development & Lake Monitoring Pproject: The Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District proposes to conduct a comprehensive lake and water level management plan for their lake. The project's deliverables are to gather, analyze and summarize historical lake water quality/level data; monitor current water quality; establish water level monitoring sites and begin data collection; desseminate historical data, shallow lake ecology information, management alteratives and current status and challenges; identify user expectations and management potential to arrive at consensus on major goals, issues and priorities. A published summary report including management recommendations will be disseminated to property owners, user groups, local, state and federal officials and the general public.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Management Plan: The Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to undertake a comprehensive lake management planning project for Puckaway Lake. The project will consist of collecting, analysing and summarizing new and existing physical, chemical and biological data for the preparation of an educational brochure. A survey will be conducted of lake users and area residents about perceptions, attitudes and expecations for the lake; resident advisory "issue teams" will be organized to develop management strategies addressing these issues. The results of all "issue team" efforts will be summarized in a comprehensive lake management plan. In addition, the goals and objectives for each issue identified by the "issue teams" will be documented. This lake management plan will be developed that will incorporate historical data, current status relative to land use and water quality and the publics' expectations for the future of the lake. It will also describe management alternatives and any conflicts or consequences resulting from multiple uses and expectations for the lake. This plan, the educational brochure and survey results will be presented at the District's annual meeting and through its newsletters, both pre-project and post-project work. The DNR will be provided both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the management plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Management Plan Study Phase Iii: The Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehab District proposes to conduct phase III of a comprehensive management plan on Lake Puckaway. Project deliverables include shoreline erosion inventory, monitoring and habitat characteristic documentation; and organize a 2-day educational Lake Fair. (See consultant's proposal in application for more details.)

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2003
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Management Plan Development Ph 2: The Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehab District proposes to develop a lake management plan. The goal of this project (phase 2) is to develop a final lake plan. The primary deliverable product is a complete final version, as adopted by the Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehabilitation District and, it's partners. A public involvement process will be implemented in this phase. The final plan will include: a vision statement, a goal statement, an analysis of issues, goals and objectives, improvement strategy, continued public involvement plan, and guidance for increasing the capacity of the lake district Board. This phase will be conducted within a partnership of the lake community, the Puckaway Management District, WI DNR, UW-Extension and Counties.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2003
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Management Plan Development Phase 1: The Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District proposes to develop a lake plan. The goal of this phased project (phase 1) is to develop a draft lake plan. The deliverable product is a drafted version, as adopted by the Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehabilitation District. The draft will include: a vision statement, a goal statement, an analysis of issues, goals and objectives, improvement strategy analysis, and a public Involvement plan This phase will be conducted within a partnership of the lake community, the Puckaway Management District, WI DNR, UW-Extension and Counties.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Plant App'L & Water Quality Study Phase 1: The Lake Puckaway P&R District proposes to contuct a plant appraisal for their lake. This project will include a Comprehensive Aqautic Plant Survey. See project description submitted with application materials.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Plant App'L & Water Quality Study Phase 2: The Lake Puckaway P&R District proposes to contuct Phase 2 of a plant appraisal and water quality study on their lake. This project will inlcude a complete Comprehensive Aquatic Plant Survey Report, and three year Trophic Monitoring (USGS). See project description submitted with application materials.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Comprehensive Management Plan Update: The Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to develop a Comprenensive Lake Management Plan Enhancement. The scope of the project is to review, gather, and interpret lake information with the subsequent development of resource objectives for lake use, water quality, fish, shore lands, watershed, and water levels. Specifically to assesss the lake's historical water quality and fishery; effects of watershed and history of uses; Lake District management actions; to identify target levels and resource protection needs that support goals for water quality, aquatic plants, fish populations and watershed; and assess the lakes historical water levels and implications. This scope is intended to summarize the more specific scope, as provided in the grant application and does not supersede the specific scope elements described with in the application


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Comprehensive Management Plan: Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a large scale planning grant focused on updating and rewriting sections of their lake management plan.
Project activities include: **9** Phosphorus loading using WiLMS, **9** Shoreline survey, Course woody debris survey, **9** Water quality assessment, Various aquatic plant surveys, **9** Stakeholder survey
Project deliverables include:Comprehensive Lake Management Plan including the following:Research and review past data and relevant lake management records, **9** Phosphorus loading estimates from watershed (WiLMS), Scenarios developed to assess how changes in watershed would impact water quality, Internal load estimates, Shoreline survey, Map delineating the integrity of the shoreline from water\2019s edge to about 35\2019 shoreward, Coarse woody debris map, Water quality assessment, Sample collection following WDNR long term trend monitoring protocol,Chemistry analysis, **9** Dissolved oxygen and temperature profiles, **9** Carlson TSI, **9** Aquatic plant surveys, **9** Early season AIS survey, Point Intercept survey, **9** EWM peak-biomass survey, **9** Aquatic plant community mapping survey, Maps/raw data for all surveys, Comparison with past surveys, **9** Web-based stakeholder survey, Survey results, **9** Develop a water level management plan, Plan must consider the potential new dam that may be constructed, Frequency, degree and duration of drawdowns, **9** Recommendations based on best possible science and stakeholder input, **9** Management, protection, enhancement alternatives and recommendations, Set tangible and realistic management goals, Identify possible ecological restorative projects, Identify possible funding sources.
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. Final plan needs Department review and approval.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2002
Waters Involved
Rush Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Nepeuskun: Town Of Nepeuskun Land Use Plan And Integration: The Town of Nepeuskun proposes to conduct a Land Use/Ordinance Integration Plan . The project deliverables will include a summary report of existing town ordinances; an amended town zoning ordinance; a revised official zoning map; a revised policy for regulatory enforcement of the zoning ordinance; adoption of a driveway construction permitting process; development and adoption of a storm water management and erosion control ordinance; and completion of the process for developing a strategic plan for integrating the town land use plan and zoning ordinance with the Rush Marsh Management Plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Comprehensive Management Plan Update: The Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to develop a Comprenensive Lake Management Plan Enhancement. The scope of the project is to review, gather, and interpret lake information with the subsequent development of resource objectives for lake use, water quality, fish, shore lands, watershed, and water levels. Specifically to assesss the lake's historical water quality and fishery; effects of watershed and history of uses; Lake District management actions; to identify target levels and resource protection needs that support goals for water quality, aquatic plants, fish populations and watershed; and assess the lakes historical water levels and implications. This scope is intended to summarize the more specific scope, as provided in the grant application and does not supersede the specific scope elements described with in the application


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Dredge Bank Feasability Study: The Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehab District proposes to conduct a Historical Dredge Bank Bathymetry project on their lake. Project includes characterizing the depth contours and composition of the existing and subsurface dredge banks; and providing a report including map indicating bank configurations, locations, depths. GPS or GIS integration will be completed. This work will be completed within the lake basin and excludes river reaches.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Wind Fetch And Wave Modeling For Habitat Improvement: The Lake Puckaway P & R District is sponsoring a project in partnership the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to model lake bed sediment re-suspension via use of the Wind / Wave model. Results of the study will be used to plan future habitat restoration projects on this impaired lake system.

Specific project activities include: 1) Run wind /wave model; 2) Hold stakeholder meetings to share results and solicit ideas / input; 3) Re-run model with at least three alternative island configurations.
Project final deliverables include: 1) All data collected, 2) agendas and minutes for planning meetings, 3) and a plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion.

Special Conditions: 1) All data shall be entered into the SWIMS database

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.

Consultant final report: it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper (bound) and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Dredge Bank Feasability Study: The Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehab District proposes to conduct a Historical Dredge Bank Bathymetry project on their lake. Project includes characterizing the depth contours and composition of the existing and subsurface dredge banks; and providing a report including map indicating bank configurations, locations, depths. GPS or GIS integration will be completed. This work will be completed within the lake basin and excludes river reaches.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Wind Fetch And Wave Modeling For Habitat Improvement: The Lake Puckaway P & R District is sponsoring a project in partnership the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to model lake bed sediment re-suspension via use of the Wind / Wave model. Results of the study will be used to plan future habitat restoration projects on this impaired lake system.

Specific project activities include: 1) Run wind /wave model; 2) Hold stakeholder meetings to share results and solicit ideas / input; 3) Re-run model with at least three alternative island configurations.
Project final deliverables include: 1) All data collected, 2) agendas and minutes for planning meetings, 3) and a plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion.

Special Conditions: 1) All data shall be entered into the SWIMS database

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.

Consultant final report: it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper (bound) and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2001
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Fox River Water Quality Monitoring Project: Green Lake County's Department of Land Conservation proposes to conduct a water quality monitoring project on the Fox River, from the inlet of Lake Puckaway to Berlin. This project will provide a solid water quality inventory to be used as the basis for future implementation of BMPs within the watershed. The county is partnering with Fox-Wolf 2000 to not only develop a local interest group for the Upper Fox River, but also to enhance the existing Fox-Wolf 2000 group. A final report will detail all results and activities of this project.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2010
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Green Lake County Fox River Assn & Assessment Project: Green Lake County Land Conservation Department proposes to organize an official management organization with membership representing several municipalities as well as sportsman, recreational and business users along the Fox River. Specifically, Green Lake County will establish a network of volunteers to collect water quality data, host river tours and cleanup days, develop by-laws, appoint a Board of Directors for the newly formed River Association, and develop a river management plan to guide future preservation and restoration efforts. The project elements and deliverables will be completed as described in the project proposal submitted to the Department and dated April 27, 2010.


Monitoring & Projects

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

Grants and Management Projects
Fox River - Berlin Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Best Management Practices, Implement
Winnebago County Stormwater Quality Modeling Update
Date
Status
This project promotes nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated construction erosion control ordinance; updated storm water ordinance for new development and re-development; other new ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area; and an updated storm water management plan for part of the developed urban area.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Marquette County Waste Storage
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; access roads and cattle crossings; and waterway systems.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Fox River TP
Date
Status
Insufficient data for Total Phosphorus. AU: 5774139; Station ID: 243020
5/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Navigability Determination
 
Date
Status
18N 14E S34; Fox River, unnamed trib; Was non-nav 1993; change in determination. Declaratory ruling 7/15/2002.
11/16/2001
Legal
Projects
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
Omro - Stormwater Management Plan Update
Date
Status
This project promotes nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated construction erosion control ordinance; updated storm water ordinance for new development and re-development; other updated ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area; updated storm water management plan for the entire developed urban area; and a new storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
Green Lake Storm Water Impact Study and Management Plan
Date
Status
Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated construction erosion control ordinance, updated storm water ordinance for new development and re-development, updated low impact development/conservation subdivision ordinance, updated ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area, new feasibility analysis of alternative funding mechanisms, and new storm water management plan for the developed urban area.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
Commerce Court Pond Expansion and Storm Sewer Installation
Date
Status
Commerce Court Pond Expansion and Storm Sewer Installation
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Development
Upper Fox Wolf TMDL Development
Date
Status
Fox Wolf TMDL Development - Upper Fox and Wolf Basins (UFWB) covers nearly 6,000 square miles of east-central Wisconsin. Several waterbodies in the UFWB are on Wisconsin?s Impaired Waters List and require Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) to address issues of nutrient and sediment enrichment. This TMDL is in development and a high priority for activity.
3/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Development
Upper Fox Wolf Basin TMDL Development
Date
Status
TMDL Development: Upper Fox and Wolf Basins (UFWB) covers nearly 6,000 square miles of east-central Wisconsin. Several waterbodies in the UFWB are on Wisconsin?s Impaired Waters List and require Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) to address issues of nutrient and sediment enrichment.
1/1/2013
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Fox River - Berlin WatershedWatershed History Note