Fund For Lake Michigan

Lake Sturgeon Reintroduction in the Milwaukee River & Lake Michigan Basin

  • Grant Recipient: Riveredge Nature Center
  • Amount: $60,000
  • Year: 2017
  • Watershed: Milwaukee River
  • Focus Area: Stream Restoration

The Return the Sturgeon project builds on a 25-year effort between the Riveredge Nature Center and the WDNR to restore self-sustaining populations of lake sturgeon to the Milwaukee River after a 100-year absence. Along with supporting the ongoing rearing effort, this project will bolster opportunities for community engagement in the sturgeon restoration efforts.

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