This 210-acre project site was a farm field when University of Wisconsin-Parkside purchased it in the 1960’s. The severely degraded site sits immediately south of the Pike River, which has seen extensive restoration efforts upstream, and the project has potential to meet several ecological goals in the area. For example, UW Parkside has recently been identified as a “high potential zone” by the United States Fish and Wildlife service for the federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. Funding supports the design, implementation, and long-term maintenance of the site’s most critical 14 acres. Project activities will include invasive species removal, native plantings, and wetland restoration.