Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A fine Fall Day on the Menomonee River Parkway. I had spent a lot of youthful Summers at "Menomonee". To me, too much of this parkway has been left to go natural.

Projects along the parkway during the last two years, included dredging the lagoon, which had deteriorated with algae and stagnant water over the years; tearing out invasive species of trees and preparing to plant replacements; and performing sewer work prior to having the parkway repaved. They had created four bays in the lagoon so that storm sewer water will flow into them and be cleaned naturally before flowing into the Menomonee River.

The project relies on the course of nature. It takes a lot of time to have the soils and the vegetation just right.. The project has been supported by a $100,000 grant from the Fund for Lake Michigan. The area will require maintenance as new oak and maple trees replace invasive species such as buckthorn and honeysuckle




 Parkway south of Burleigh...



 In the middle of Center Street as it ends at the Parkway.


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