The Dunes Lake restoration project is nearing the completion of the removal of tons of phosphorus-laden sediment. The effort began with a 2016 pilot project. A partnership between the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department, local property owners and farmers, Ducks Unlimited. and the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program has dredged over 8,000 cubic yards of sediment from the 48-acre lake in the Town of Sevastopol. Greg Colthurst, with the Soil and Conservation Department, says when the final work is completed, Dunes Lake should offer visitors one more recreational opportunity.
Colthurst says the project has cost just over $1.5-million. Grant funding was made possible by the involvement of the various partners. Chris Sebastian, with Ducks Unlimited, says the larger impact of the clean-up is why his organization has joined in.
So far, about ten-acres of Dunes Lake has been dredged with about another four-acres needed to complete the project.
(Photo Courtesy of Ducks Unlimited)