Oconomowoc River Watershed Improvement Program
Tall Pines Conservancy has partnered with the City of Oconomowoc on an innovative and exciting program called Adaptive Management to improve the water quality of the many lakes and rivers in the Oconomowoc River Watershed.
The goal of the project is to:
Reduce non-point source pollution from urban storm water, construction sites, and agricultural land in order to improve water quality. This will, in turn, enable the City to reach compliance with the Department of Natural Resources wastewater and storm water permit requirements in a cost-effective manner.
Benefits of the program include:
• Improved water quality in the Oconomowoc River, Rock River area streams and lakes
• Enhanced aquatic and wildlife habitat
• Reduced aquatic weed growth and algal blooms in area lakes and waterways
Tall Pines Conservancy will be working with willing landowners to place Agricultural Conservation Easements on their properties. These easements offer not only land protection in-perpetuity but also require the implementation of best management practices.
The City of Oconomowoc has applied to the Regional Conservation Partnership Program for a grant. This application includes Tall Pines Conservancy as their major partner, as well as 55 other stakeholders and partners including lake management groups, governmental bodies, private landowners, land conservation districts, producers and crop consultants, environmental groups and universities.
P.O. Box 65
N44 W32882 Watertown Plank Road
Nashotah, WI 53058