Big City Needs Big Wetlands

Big City Needs Big Wetlands

Milwaukee, a city which has had problems with recurrent untreated sewage spills into Lake Michigan, has turned to Mother Nature for some help in remedying this problem. The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s Flood Control Program involves purchasing undeveloped lands in the watersheds that affect Greater Milwaukee and turning them over to land trusts, municipalities, and other local owners who will protect them in their undeveloped state forever. At the same time, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is developing a map of restorable wetlands in the Milwaukee River Basin.

 

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Images courtesy of Steven Huyser-Honig,
West Grand Boulevard Collaborative, & Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve.