Feb 21, 2017
WPVGA working with neighbors to protect environment

The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) is working in conjunction with the Village of Plover and other stakeholders to develop and implement a Little Plover River Flow and Watershed Enhancement Plan. The plan will identify and implement solutions to improve Little Plover River stream flows and increase water retention within the Little Plover River Watershed.

The Little Plover River Flow and Watershed Enhancement Plan will be prepared and implemented in three phases.

  • Phase 1 is underway and includes data collection, site investigation and identification of potentially restorable areas and will be completed in March.
  • Phase 2 will identify a wide range of solutions to improve stream flow and other conditions in the watershed, and will identify priority actions for implementation and is anticipated to begin in April.
  • Phase 3 will include project development, design and implementation and is tentatively scheduled to begin in the fall of this year.

“The WPVGA recognizes that the Little Plover River is an ecological, aesthetic and recreational asset to the Portage County community,” Tamas Houlihan, executive director of the WPVGA said.  “We also recognize that there are concerns related to the long term viability of the river, and we support assisting in efforts to ensure the community’s values related to the river including fishing, scenic beauty, habitat protection and water quality are maintained.”

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