Improving Aesthetics of Milwaukee Waterways
The Waterway Restoration Partners are working towards making the Milwaukee waterways more aesthetically pleasing to the eyes of the residents. Several factors have limited the recreational use and diminished scenic values of these waterways including trash, oil, and grease flowing into the waterways, and overdevelopment along the shores.
To make the waterways more enjoyable, both visually and recreationally, several local initiatives have taken places, such as the Lynyrd Skymmr and the Adopt-A-River program. The results from recent data show that these projects have been beneficial and the aesthetics have improved over the years!
Therefore, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is recommending removing Degradation of Aesthetics Beneficial Use Impairment from the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern. The draft recommendation is open for public comments until June 21, 2021.
The document can be accessed here for your review: