Honey Creek Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration

The Honey Creek study area extends from the outlet of Honey Creek to the Menomonee River, upstream to the utility crossing.

During the 1960s, the natural bed of Honey Creek was modified for the purpose of conveying water quickly to relieve the potential for flooding. Although the modifications accomplished their hydrologic and maintenance goals, they resulted in the destruction of fish and wildlife habitat, and a subsequent loss of biodiversity. 

The project aims to increase habitat diversity and biodiversity in the area through stream channel contouring, addition of in-stream structures, removal of invasive species and reintroduction of native species.

 

The non-federal sponsor for this project is the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, known as MMSD.