Restoring Fish and Aquatic Organism Passage:  A Milwaukee River Watershed Case Study       Clean Rivers, Clean Lakes Confe...
Presentation Outline     • Program Background     • Aquatic Connectivity to Existing Habitat     • Target Species - Native...
Ecological Division – Fish Passage & Habitat Program                                                                      ...
Program Location – Ozaukee County, WI                                                                            Milwaukee...
Fish Passage Program Summary   • $5.24 Million NOAA/ARRA Grant     Awarded (2009 & 2010): Restore     Fish Passage in the ...
Theme – “Making Connections”     Renewing “Old” Connections….                                                             ...
Primary Program Goals – Making Connections1. Removal of Fish Passage Impediments / Increased   Connectivity to Existing Hi...
Making the Most of What’s Left                                                                          • Desirable aquati...
Fish Life Cycle – Aquatic Connectivity                                                                                    ...
Native Fish Swimming Performance      • Good for short distance        “bursts” < 15 sec.      • Fair for “sustained”     ...
Aquatic Species PassageWisconsin Endangered Species                                              Program Target Species• S...
Target Species: Northern Pike        • Valued Species        • Historically Spawned in        Milwaukee River Tributaries ...
Impediment Examples   • Major Dams   • Poorly designed/ installed     culverts   • Excessive water velocities   • Pervious...
Watershed-wide Conservation Approach        ADAPTIVE                                      PROJECT             Example     ...
Milwaukee River Mainstem Dam Barriers                                                                           Newburg Da...
Mequon-Thiensville Dam, Village of ThiensvilleOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
Mequon-Thiensville Dam – Fishway Construction• Fishway design          – Series of pools and riffles          – Meandering...
Mequon Thiensville Dam – Nature-Like FishwayOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
Mequon-Thiensville Dam - Fishway ConstructionOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
Lime Kiln Dam, Village of Grafton   Map courtesy of Bing MapsOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our...
Lime Kiln Dam – Removal and Restoration                                                                          22Ozaukee...
Lime Kiln Dam – Removal and Restoration        – Removal incorporated slow draw-          down through historic raceway to...
Lime Kiln Dam – Restoration                 11.19.10 – following removal                              5.25.11 – 6 months a...
Lime Kiln Dam – Public Access AmenitiesOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed            ...
Bridge Street Dam Passive Fishway DesignOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed           ...
Bridge Street Dam, Village of Grafton   Map courtesy of Bing MapsOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across...
Bridge St. Dam – Potential Removal/Public Input          – NOAA funds allowed option of removal or fishway construction   ...
Bridge Street Dam Fishway Concept Design          – Design required close            coordination with US Army Corps      ...
Bridge Street Dam Fishway Final DesignOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
Bridge Street Dam – Fishway Design                                                                           Aluminum     ...
AIS – Program Response Summary• Round goby          • Inconclusive ability to surpass existing            downstream natur...
Aquatic Invasive Species – Conclusions• WDNR issued permit for “active” fishway,  requiring:          • Construction of tr...
Newburg Dam, Village of NewburgOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
Newburg Dam - Structural Issues2009 WDNR dam safety inspection identified:        –Right abutment leakage        –Cracking...
Newburg Dam – Removal     Village of Newburg voted unanimously to remove the dam on 10/27/11     • Tight timeline – substa...
Ozaukee County Road/Stream Crossing Barriers                                                                          • 64...
“Large-Scale” Impediments     Fredonia Creek –                                                                            ...
“Large-Scale” Impediments   Fredonia Creek –                                                   Ulao Creek – Stone   Rivere...
“Small Scale” Impediments   • 110 NOAA Sites   • Up to 100 EPA Sites   • Impediments Include             –      Log Jams/D...
Unreliable Fish Passage TechniquesOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
Fish Passage Program - Monitoring                                                                                         ...
Fisheries - Fyke Netting and Larval Trapping• Fyke Netting (2010)          – Four Program streams          – Six locations...
Tributary and Milwaukee River Electrofishing• Tributary Electrofishing  (2010)   – Five Program streams      and two “cont...
Mequon-Thiensville Fishway Camera• Underwater Camera and PIT Tag  Readers• Since June of 2011:   – Thousands of fish   – 3...
Environmental Monitoring – Tagged Fish                                                                          46Ozaukee ...
Mequon-Thiensville Fishway CameraOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
Water Quality and Sediment Contamination• Water Quality Sampling (2011/2012)          – Three continuous monitoring statio...
GIS Tool & Habitat Restoration: USEPA & WCMP• Program staff and partners will  refine existing GIS Tools to:          • Ov...
Habitat Restoration – Wetland and Floodplain• GIS Tool Outputs          – Future wetland, in-stream,            and/or flo...
Major Program Successes•      Lime Kiln Dam Removal•      M-T Dam Nature-Like Fishway•      Bridge Street Fishway Engineer...
Lessons Learned -- Stakeholder Buy-In is Crucial        Improve fish passage AND meet infrastructure needs…….   • Program ...
Lessons Leaned -Stakeholder Support• NGO’s          – Develop/expand relationships,            utilize mutually-beneficial...
Education & Outreach – Awareness/StewardshipOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
Fish Passage Program – Education & OutreachOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
Media Coverage – Fish Passage Program   Lime Kiln Dam removal and                                              Mequon Thie...
Fish Passage Program - Partners •       National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration                    •   Ozaukee Count...
Acknowledgements                                                                          2011 Ozaukee Fish Passage Progra...
Acknowledgements - Funding   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration –     Great Lakes Program - American Recovery...
Making Connections Across Our Watersheds                                                                          QUESTION...
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  • Mention this is the site of a former dam in Grafton- Then ask 2 questions and ask for a show of hands: How many have ever gone fishing on a river or stream? How many have ever worked near or in a waterway?
  • WCMG: Develop/Evaluate Methodology, Inventory/Prioritize 11 Streams (Milwaukee River &amp; Lake MI Watersheds)2006 grant –Methodology, Inventory, Prioritize2009 grant-Reconnect 158 Miles of Stream, Access Over 119,000 Acres of HabitatNorthern Pike, Lake Sturgeon, Walleye
  • YOU MAY WANT TO DISCUSS THE SLIDES REGARDING ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIOECONOMIC INDICATORS HERE (NO EXTRA SLIDE NEEDED)
  • Statewide, about half of wetlands have been lost since settlement.Loss percentage is undoubtedly greater in SE WisconsinHydrology and stream channel changes also compromise habitatGive example of Milwaukee estuary --- upstream areas intact but largely inaccessiblePike are suspected to migrate over 30 miles in Wisconsin streams for spawning. Sturgeon are known to migrate 100’s of miles.
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  • Clean Rivers, Clean Lake 8 -- Ozaukee County Fishway -- Andrew Struck

    1. 1. Restoring Fish and Aquatic Organism Passage: A Milwaukee River Watershed Case Study Clean Rivers, Clean Lakes Conference Monday, April 30th, 2012 Andrew Struck, M.S., Director 2 Ozaukee County (WI) – Planning and Parks Department
    2. 2. Presentation Outline • Program Background • Aquatic Connectivity to Existing Habitat • Target Species - Native / Species of Concern • Impediment Types • Watershed-wide Conservation Approach - Major Mainstem Dams - Large Scale “Public Works” - Small Scale “Conservation Corps” • Environmental Monitoring • GIS Habitat Tool / Habitat Restoration • Lessons Learned – Adaptive Management - Program Accomplishments and Setbacks - Stakeholder Coordination - Education and Outreach 3Ozaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    3. 3. Ecological Division – Fish Passage & Habitat Program Planning and Parks Department Parks, Tourism Planning Ecological Golf Division Trails Division Recreation, and Division Division Division Culture Division Bird Fish Passage Invasive Conservation Program Species Fragmentation Habitat Education and & Impediment Monitoring Reporting Restoration Outreach RemediationOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    4. 4. Program Location – Ozaukee County, WI Milwaukee River Basin Map courtesy of http://basineducation.uwex.edu/mi lwaukee/resources/rivers.html 5Ozaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    5. 5. Fish Passage Program Summary • $5.24 Million NOAA/ARRA Grant Awarded (2009 & 2010): Restore Fish Passage in the Milwaukee River Watershed • $1.48 Million USEPA GLRI Grant Awarded (2010): Enhancing Ecological Productivity • $491,000 USEPA GLRI Grant Awarded (2010): Monitoring to Address 7 of 11 BUIs • Program Scope • 18 tributaries • 4 main-stem dams • Develop GIS Model for Prioritizing Habitat and Restoration Activities • Water Quality Monitoring • Sediment Sampling • Fisheries MonitoringOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed 6
    6. 6. Theme – “Making Connections” Renewing “Old” Connections…. Milwaukee River Basin – Lake Michigan – Milwaukee River – Tributary Streams – Spawning and Rearing Habitats ….and Forming “New” Connections (Non- traditional Stakeholders) through… Ozaukee County Elected Officials Municipalities Businesses Schools NGOs Citizens / Landowners Map courtesy of http://basineducation.uwex.edu/mi Volunteers lwaukee/resources/rivers.html Collaborative PartnershipsOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed 7 7
    7. 7. Primary Program Goals – Making Connections1. Removal of Fish Passage Impediments / Increased Connectivity to Existing High Quality Habitat Measures: – Restored passability at inventoried impediments – Number of passable stream miles – Number of impediments removed – Presence of target species after impediment removal –Acres of existing wetland habitat made accessible2. Support Career Development and Job Creation Measures: – Labor hours created – Dollars expendedOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed 8
    8. 8. Making the Most of What’s Left • Desirable aquatic habitat has been lost or significantly altered • Restored aquatic habitat is expensive to create and is commonly inferior to quality natural habitat • Many pockets of quality natural aquatic habitat remain and are protected. However, many, if not most, are ecologically isolated • Reconnecting isolated habitat restores its ecological function to the watershed and saves resourcesOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    9. 9. Fish Life Cycle – Aquatic Connectivity Develop in wetlands and streams Eggs Spawning Larvae Critical Critical Migrate up from passage Drift downstream passage Lake Michigan barrier to Lake Michigan barrier Adults Fry JuvenilesOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    10. 10. Native Fish Swimming Performance • Good for short distance “bursts” < 15 sec. • Fair for “sustained” movements in velocities < 2 ft/s • Poor for “prolonged” swimming • Very Poor jumpers • Require Low velocity (< 2 - 3 ft/s) Short jumps < 8 inches Frequent rest areasMilwaukee River Watershed Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    11. 11. Aquatic Species PassageWisconsin Endangered Species Program Target Species• Striped Shiner •Northern Pike Source: pond.dnr.cornell.edu Source: pond.dnr.cornell.eduWisconsin Threatened Species •Walleye Source: utoledo.edu•Greater Redhorse Source: pond.dnr.cornell.edu •Lake Sturgeon (WI Special Concern) •Longear Sunfish Source: pond.dnr.cornell.edu Source: library.marist.edu •Ellipse Mussel Source: library.marist.edu 12Ozaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    12. 12. Target Species: Northern Pike • Valued Species • Historically Spawned in Milwaukee River Tributaries • Require wetland vegetation to spawn (e.g. sedges) • “Burst Swimmers” – Vulnerable to Barriers • Adults and Larvae Affected Differently • Surrogate for a Wide Array of OrganismsOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    13. 13. Impediment Examples • Major Dams • Poorly designed/ installed culverts • Excessive water velocities • Pervious fill deposits • Channel-constricting bridge abutments • Debris jams and channel aggradation • Certain log jams • Sediment deposits • Invasive vegetationOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    14. 14. Watershed-wide Conservation Approach ADAPTIVE PROJECT Example PROGRAM Example MANAGEMENT Planning Opportunity Landowner / Measurable Metrics - Impediment Outcomes Socioeconomic / Biological Research / Design Immediate Permitting / Long term / Level of Effort Needs Design & Watershed / Priority – Engineering Scale Inventories / Criteria GIS modeling Implementation / Objectives Construct Multiple Dams and Program Delivery Fish Passage Objectives Other Barriers / Remove to Achieve (Public Works / Impediment Goal Cons. Corps) Monitoring / Demonstrate Target Identify Next Beneficial Use Evaluation Success Species Steps Impairments 15Ozaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    15. 15. Milwaukee River Mainstem Dam Barriers Newburg Dam Removal, Ongoing Bridge Street Dam – Passive Fishway (Proposed) Lime Kiln Dam Removal, 2010 Mequon-Thiensville Dam Passive “Nature-like” Fishway, 2010Ozaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    16. 16. Mequon-Thiensville Dam, Village of ThiensvilleOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    17. 17. Mequon-Thiensville Dam – Fishway Construction• Fishway design – Series of pools and riffles – Meandering stream channel – Less than 2% slope• Entrance near face of the dam, exit through former millrace entrance• Program electrofishing and underwater camera - passage successOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed 18
    18. 18. Mequon Thiensville Dam – Nature-Like FishwayOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    19. 19. Mequon-Thiensville Dam - Fishway ConstructionOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    20. 20. Lime Kiln Dam, Village of Grafton Map courtesy of Bing MapsOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    21. 21. Lime Kiln Dam – Removal and Restoration 22Ozaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    22. 22. Lime Kiln Dam – Removal and Restoration – Removal incorporated slow draw- down through historic raceway to minimize sediment transport – Used blasting to fracture the dam structure – three separate blasts – Long-term restoration strategies (e.g. seeding and tree planting) – Planned educational signage and pedestrian bridge – Budgeted Costs: $232,000 Photo Credit: Jerry Kiesow 23Ozaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    23. 23. Lime Kiln Dam – Restoration 11.19.10 – following removal 5.25.11 – 6 months after removal 6.16.11 – 7 months after removal 10.11.11 – 11 months after removalOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    24. 24. Lime Kiln Dam – Public Access AmenitiesOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed 25
    25. 25. Bridge Street Dam Passive Fishway DesignOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed 26
    26. 26. Bridge Street Dam, Village of Grafton Map courtesy of Bing MapsOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    27. 27. Bridge St. Dam – Potential Removal/Public Input – NOAA funds allowed option of removal or fishway construction – Public involvement process and April 2010 referendum – resident support for keeping the damOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    28. 28. Bridge Street Dam Fishway Concept Design – Design required close coordination with US Army Corps of Engineers, Wisconsin DNR, Ozaukee County, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Village of Grafton, Interfluve, Bonestroo, and local residents – Design incorporates combination of “buried box” through dam at entrance and exposed naturalized channel daylighting upstream – AIS, <2% slope, landowner preferences, upstream AND downstream considerations – Budgeted Costs: $1.3 millionOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    29. 29. Bridge Street Dam Fishway Final DesignOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    30. 30. Bridge Street Dam – Fishway Design Aluminum Stoplogs for AIS Control 31Ozaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    31. 31. AIS – Program Response Summary• Round goby • Inconclusive ability to surpass existing downstream natural Milwaukee River gradient conditions or navigate fishway • Predatory control increases as populations of various species improve • Tiered Monitoring Approach and Plan• Sea lamprey “Given what we know to date, the most likely • USFWS criteria incorporated into fishway mechanism to infect new waters is through design human actions that concentrate the virus in one location. Diffuse movement of the virus• VHSv by fish movements does not seem to be • Bridge Street Dam not a full barrier to fish moving the virus significantly." / VHSv passage "We also considered closing all of our • Inconclusive evidence of VHSv prevalence fishways, but decided that the risk was much lower than human intervention vectors.“ in watershed • Spread of VHSv by migrating fish far less - Michigan DNR Fisheries and USACE staff likely than by human introductionOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    32. 32. Aquatic Invasive Species – Conclusions• WDNR issued permit for “active” fishway, requiring: • Construction of trap and sort facility • Only passage of lake sturgeon allowed • Fishway closure if impoundment water levels rise within .25’ of spilling over western open channel wall• V. Grafton (dam owner) rejected permit in 2011“Take Home Messages”• Develop, publish and adopt objective, science-based criteria for defining Great Lakes “boundary dams”• Recognize demonstrated value of passive fishway designs for sustainable aquatic connectivity• Identify and involve regulatory “decision-makers” early in the processOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    33. 33. Newburg Dam, Village of NewburgOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    34. 34. Newburg Dam - Structural Issues2009 WDNR dam safety inspection identified: –Right abutment leakage –Cracking present across entire crest –Inoperable gates –Embankment repairs –Need for a detailed engineering study to determine necessary repairsOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    35. 35. Newburg Dam – Removal Village of Newburg voted unanimously to remove the dam on 10/27/11 • Tight timeline – substantial completion by September 30, 2012 • Removal will reconnect 37.25 mainstem river miles (13 from Newburg Dam to Barton Dam in West Bend, 24.25 from Newburg Dam to Bridge Street Dam in Grafton), passively reconnect 33 upstream tributary miles • Sediment characterization work completed • Engineering and design ongoing • Available NOAA funds - up to $650,000 • WDNR Dam Removal Grant $50,000Ozaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    36. 36. Ozaukee County Road/Stream Crossing Barriers • 644 Public Road / Stream Crossings • Even More Private Road Crossings • Even More Farm / Trail CrossingsOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    37. 37. “Large-Scale” Impediments Fredonia Creek – Lac Du Cours Creek– Low-Head Dam Trinity Creek– HWY 57 River RoadOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    38. 38. “Large-Scale” Impediments Fredonia Creek – Ulao Creek – Stone Riveredge Creek – Snowmobile Crossing Ford Utility BridgeOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    39. 39. “Small Scale” Impediments • 110 NOAA Sites • Up to 100 EPA Sites • Impediments Include – Log Jams/Debris Jams – Sediment Aggradations – Invasive Vegetation – Pervious Fill Deposits – Railroad Ballast DepositsOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    40. 40. Unreliable Fish Passage TechniquesOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    41. 41. Fish Passage Program - Monitoring Monitoring Sediment Fish Surveys Water Quality Contamination Larval Fishway Fyke Netting Creel Surveys Visual Surveys Electrofishing eDNA Trapping Camera Continuous Discrete Coring Monitoring Sampling Lab Analysis Lab AnalysisOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    42. 42. Fisheries - Fyke Netting and Larval Trapping• Fyke Netting (2010) – Four Program streams – Six locations – 100 fish from 15 species• Larval Trapping (2010/2011) – Nine Program streams and two “control” streams – 36 pike larvae from one stream (2010) – 34 pike larvae and young-of-year from three streams (2011)Ozaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    43. 43. Tributary and Milwaukee River Electrofishing• Tributary Electrofishing (2010) – Five Program streams and two “control” streams – Over 2,800 fish – Confirmed upstream passage at four of five remediation sites• Milwaukee River E-fishing (2011) – Over 4,900 fish from six sites – Over 400 fish taggedOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    44. 44. Mequon-Thiensville Fishway Camera• Underwater Camera and PIT Tag Readers• Since June of 2011: – Thousands of fish – 30 species – 12 PIT-tagged fish – Other Wildlife (e.g. Beaver) BeaverOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    45. 45. Environmental Monitoring – Tagged Fish 46Ozaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    46. 46. Mequon-Thiensville Fishway CameraOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    47. 47. Water Quality and Sediment Contamination• Water Quality Sampling (2011/2012) – Three continuous monitoring stations – 30 discrete sampling locations • Baseflow and high flows – Biological Impacts (Fish and Wildlife)• Sediment Contamination Sampling (2011/2012) – Four sampling reaches • Two impoundments • Two free-flowing reaches – Biological ImpactsOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    48. 48. GIS Tool & Habitat Restoration: USEPA & WCMP• Program staff and partners will refine existing GIS Tools to: • Overlap existing and potentially restorable pike spawning habitat with highest value riparian wildlife habitat to rank and direct restoration priorities • Conduct habitat improvement demonstration projects (stream meandering, wetland restoration) 49Ozaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    49. 49. Habitat Restoration – Wetland and Floodplain• GIS Tool Outputs – Future wetland, in-stream, and/or floodplain restoration projects• Sweet Property (Town of Fredonia) – Wetland enhancement and floodplain connectivity project on Program stream (Sandhill Creek)Ozaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    50. 50. Major Program Successes• Lime Kiln Dam Removal• M-T Dam Nature-Like Fishway• Bridge Street Fishway Engineering & Design• 35 Road/Stream Crossing Reconstructions, 22 Additional Planned• 138 Small-Scale Impediment Removals• Reconnection of 75 stream miles• 175+ Volunteers = 1,869 Volunteer Hours• Over 50,000 Labor Hours Created• Over $1.75 million Invested in Ozaukee County Infrastructure Improvements• Info to over 5,251 people at 66 events• Agreements with 75 Different Landowners• National Awards & RecognitionOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    51. 51. Lessons Learned -- Stakeholder Buy-In is Crucial Improve fish passage AND meet infrastructure needs……. • Program works closely with nine Cities, Villages and NOAA/ARRA-Funded Expenditures, by Municipality (4/16/12) Towns Municipality Conservation Corps* $26,728 Public Works ** Dam Projects Totals $83,249 T of Fredonia $56,521 V of Fredonia $6,013 $106,636 $112,649 • 35 road/stream T of Saukville $61,706 $60,739 $519,362 $130,000 $581,068 $643,793 crossings & low- C of Mequon V of Grafton $13,172 $453,054 $110,273 $123,445 flow dams T of Grafton $6,082 $13,908 $19,990 T of Cedarburg $58,928 $58,928 • Three large dams V of Thiensville $867 $130,000 $130,867 Total $234,233 $1,149,481 $370,273 $1,753,987Ozaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    52. 52. Lessons Leaned -Stakeholder Support• NGO’s – Develop/expand relationships, utilize mutually-beneficial efforts• Landowners – Program staff working with over 150 landowners throughout 2010-11• Volunteers – Fulfilled time-intensive environmental monitoring activities• Universities – Internship opportunities and student projectsOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    53. 53. Education & Outreach – Awareness/StewardshipOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    54. 54. Fish Passage Program – Education & OutreachOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    55. 55. Media Coverage – Fish Passage Program Lime Kiln Dam removal and Mequon Thiensville Fishway featured in: fisheries featured in: • Outdoor Wisconsin • Outdoor Wisconsin • Discover Wisconsin • Discover Wisconsin • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • On Wisconsin Outdoors • Aqua Kids • National and International Conferences • 2010 and 2011 Sturgeon Fest • National and International Conferences • Underwater camera “live” on web soonOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    56. 56. Fish Passage Program - Partners • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration • Ozaukee County Tourism Council • US Environmental Protection Agency • Milwaukee Audubon Society • WI Department of Natural Resources • Wisconsin Youth Conservation Corps • Milwaukee Community Service Corps • Community High Schools • US Geological Survey - Conte Anadromous Fish • River Revitalization Foundation Laboratory • Treasures of Oz • US Fish and Wildlife Service • Urban Ecology Center • Ulao Creek Partnership • Ozaukee Washington Land Trust • Riveredge Nature Center • Ozaukee County Land Conservation • Mequon Nature Preserve Partnership • Carroll University • Ozaukee County (multiple departments) • Concordia University • Ozaukee County Volunteer Center • Marquette University • Ozaukee County Master Gardeners • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station • Bonestroo • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee • Environmental DNA Solutions • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point • City of Mequon • University of Wisconsin Extension Service • Village of Thiensville • University of Notre Dame • Village of Grafton • Milwaukee Area Technical College • Town of Grafton • Wisconsin Lutheran College • Town of Saukville • Great Lakes Sport Fisherman • Village of Fredonia • Trout Unlimited • Town of Fredonia • Milwaukee Riverkeeper • Town of Cedarburg • Inter-Fluve • AECOM • Kapur and Associates • Short Elliott HendricksonOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    57. 57. Acknowledgements 2011 Ozaukee Fish Passage Program Staff Program Officers Jessica Berrio, NOAA Terry Heatlie, NOAA Julie Sims, NOAA Matt Aho, Ozaukee County Rajen Patel, USEPA Luke Roffler, Ozaukee County Jennifer Conner, USEPA Ryan McCone, Ozaukee CountyOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    58. 58. Acknowledgements - Funding National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Great Lakes Program - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act US Environmental Protection Agency – Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources US Fish and Wildlife Service – Partners for Fish & Wildlife Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection – Soil and Water ConservationOzaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
    59. 59. Making Connections Across Our Watersheds QUESTIONS ? Photo Credits: Larry Polenske 60Ozaukee Fish Passage Program -- Making Connections Across Our Watershed
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