Wetlands are Back at Cliffside Park!

Root-Pike WIN & Racine County Break Ground on this Major Wind Point Plan Project

Wetland work has begun at Cliffside Park! Listed as “Highly Critical” in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources-approved Wind Point Watershed Restoration Plan, this 40-acre project will enhance native flora to encourage migratory bird stopovers, boost pollinator foraging, and reduce sheet runoff to the eroding Lake Michigan bluffs.

The wetland scrapes have been recreated and now have open water. Planting and seeding of native species, as well as invasive species eradication, will occur through the fall and into next year.

Thank you to Racine County, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and Microsoft whose generous support and funding made this project possible!

Groundbreaking Remarks Video

Digging in at the Cliffside Park wetland groundbreaking: Ry Thompson – RES Project Manager, Dave Giordano – Root-Pike WIN, Christopher Bogan – Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Office, Jonathan Delagrave - Racine County Executive, Thomas Kramer – Racine County Board Supervisor, Roley Behm – Racine County Engineering, Ben Haas – Racine County Parks, and Kimberly Payne – Microsoft.

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