Fund For Lake Michigan

Wheelhouse Shoreline Restoration Project

RRF will restore 650 feet of Milwaukee River shoreline at the Wheelhouse site on the upstream end of the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern (AOC). The restored property will serve as the gateway to the Milwaukee River Greenway. The work done by RRF will improve riparian habitat, reduce runoff and facilitate fishery re-establishment in the river and will coincide with the grand opening of the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum in September 2013. (The Fund also supported Rotary Centennial Arboretum with a grant in 2011.) The Wheelhouse site is directly across the river from the new arboretum and will be connected by trails.

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