(Jan. 30, 2019) A $75,000 grant from the Fund for Lake Michigan will go toward restoration work on the South Branch of the Pike River, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced.
These funds – the latest in a series of grants aimed at improving the Pike – will be used to complete Phase 1 environmental site assessment work and groundwater sampling, and will cover the local match for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stream survey.
The goals of the South Branch restoration project are to improve aquatic and pollinator habitat, enhance water quality and reduce risks to other restoration investments being made downstream on the Main Branch of the Pike River in and around Petrifying Springs Park.
Restoration work on the Main Branch of the Pike in Petrifying Springs Park remains ongoing. This project is being supported by a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant from the EPA, as well as a $200,000 award and other support from the Fund for Lake Michigan.