In 2019 we completed a major stream restoration project to repair damage caused by the flood in August of 2018 where 3 flood control dams broke damaging the grounds.
In 2021 we plan to work on the upper .4 miles of the stream installing stream barbs / wing dams. The plan is being developed by the Vernon County Land and Water and the club and will be approved by the WIDNR. This will help return the meander to the stream. There is a major study currently being completed on the Dam / Flood Controls. Until we know what the future plan is we will be doing “touch up” work to help the stream along. Other plans include replacing large Rocks on exposed LUNKER structures on the South end of the park. We also plan on planting more trees for shade and installing Prairie Flowering Plants in low lying areas to help with run off.
Your donation towards this project is greatly appreciated. The WFSC has a separate Stream Restoration Fund and all monies donated for stream restoration will go to that account and only that account.
Other good sources regarding the connections of stream restoration and Economic Impact Summary of Trout Angling in the Driftless Area and Fishing please see the TU Dare.