Treasures of Oz

Celebrating the Natural Gems of Ozaukee County

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Recreation

Program Outcomes

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  • The removal of approximately 130 passage barriers for fish and aquatic life on 9 tributaries and the Milwaukee River main stem will:
    • Reconnect 158 miles of streams
    • Link to over 119,000 acres of habitat, including 14,000 acres of wetlands
    • Improve natural resources and recreational opportunities
    • Increase migratory fish populations
    • Benefit endangered species & species of concern
    • Compliment sturgeon rearing/stocking & walleye restoration efforts
    • Raise awareness and a sense of stewardship
    • Address 3 of 11 impaired beneficial uses in the Milwaukee Area of Concern
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