DNR to begin wetland restoration project in Mount Pleasant
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (CBS 58) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it will begin a wetland restoration project in Mount Pleasant in partnership with the Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network.
The project will work to restore 60 acres of wetlands to near pre-settlement conditions as part of a grant program, according to the DNR.
The project will take place east of Meachem Road and Sanders Park. Site planning began in 2019 and restoration is set to begin this month.
“It is great to see public-private partnerships like this one working together to advance the environmental needs of our county,” Racine County executive Jonathan Delagrave said in a press release. “The restored wetlands will leave a legacy for residents and visitors to the Meachem Road site to enjoy for future generations and at no cost to Racine County taxpayers.”
Long-term management will be funded through an endowment managed by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.
Once restored, the area will be open to the public.