Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – Plum & Kankapot Updates

The Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance and its project partners were awarded a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Grant to promote agricultural conservation practices in the Plum and Kankapot Creek Sub-Watersheds.  The Plum and Kankapot Creeks are the highest sediment and nutrient pollutant loading waterbodies to the Lower Fox River which is on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources impaired, area of concern, list.

Calumet County Staff, working under this GLRI Funding,  have been busy working with agricultural landowners in these sub-watersheds, identifying conservation practices that will reduce sediment and nutrient loading.  To date, Calumet County staff reports the following advancements:

  • 2178 feet of streambank stabilization projects are being designed and permitted
  • 4303 square feet of grassed waterways are being designed and approved for future installation
  • 4 stormwater runoff and sediment control basins have been designed and approved for future installation
  • 1 roof gutter system has been designed and approved for future installation

Submitted by:  Chad VandenLangenberg – Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance

In cooperation with:  Jonathan Lisowe – Calumet County Land & Water Conservation Department


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