SEWRPC sets meeting on Jackson Creek watershed plan
DELAVAN The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) and the Kettle Moraine Land Trust are holding the second informational meeting on the Jackson Creek Watershed Protection Planning project from 7-9 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 12, at the Delavan Lake Sanitary District, 2990 County Road F South, in Delavan.
If you cannot attend the meeting, but you want to participate as part of the advisory work group to assist in the project, contact Thomas M. Slawski at (262) 547-6722, ext. 263 or email at email@example.com.
The Kettle Moraine Land Trust has received Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources grant funding to complete a protection plan for Jackson Creek Watershed in cooperation with the Delavan Lake Watershed Initiative Network (WIN), Delavan Lake Management District, University of Wisconsin-Extension, and SEWRPC.
In recent years, the Jackson Creek watershed, which drains into Delavan Lake, has experienced increasing urban development, demands for groundwater and seen a growing number of nonnative species that could affect water quality of this vital stream ecosystem.
Wednesday's meeting will provide an update on progress to the plan since the last informational meeting in January.
Included in the meeting will be:
--A review of the recreational use and water quality questionnaire results and an overview of the work conducted to date.
--A presentation of historic water quality changes and management interventions within Jackson Creek and Delavan Lake to provide a better understanding of how this system works.
--A presentation of water temperature data-logger information throughout the watershed from this past summer with implications for fishery potential.
--Opportunities for future actions/discussion.
The planning process is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 31, 2013.