Little Plover River Watershed Enhancement Project Exceeds Expectations
WPVGA works with Village of Plover, governmental and conservation groups to enhance waterway
By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater
When the Little Plover River Watershed Enhancement Project Team convened, in February 2017, to discuss ways to meet the team’s goals, the Village of Plover saw great potential.
“Our progress has far exceeded village expectations,” says Dan Mahoney, Village of Plover administrator. “We are fortunate to be working with many great collaborators from our community and beyond to restore the health of local waters.”
The Little Plover River Watershed Enhancement Project (LPRWEP) is a multi-party collaboration convened by the Village of Plover and the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) to improve the health of the Little Plover River and the quality of life of the surrounding community.
The Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, Portage County Land Conservation Department and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) make up the core team of project advisors.
Montgomery and Associates supports the project through hydrological and ecological fieldwork and analysis.