Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
A group of public, private and non-profit partners are actively working to restore fish and wildlife habitat within approximately 550 acres along a 3.4-mile stretch of the Pigeon River and estuary, extending from the Lake Michigan shoreline west to Interstate 43 in the City of Sheboygan.
Goals for this specific project grant include restoring nine acres of low-functioning, degraded habitat to diverse, native forest vegetation and wildlife habitat that will complement the adjacent estuary and associated wetlands that have been undergoing treatment for phragmites, an invasive species that has significantly impacted the wetlands.
Together the team will co-manage, monitor, and maintain all elements of the restoration process. Our ultimate goal is to improve the coastal estuary for wildlife, conserve and care for this legacy landscape and create new opportunities for recreation and stewardship by improving access to the Pigeon River.