The Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Department and the Kewaunee County Promotions and Recreation Department have finished restoration work at Riverview ATV Park to address water quality, erosion and habitat improvement. Federal, state and community partners who worked to construct a pollinator buffer and wetland basins helped to make this initiative possible.
The restoration project’s final step was to seed the park’s new, nine-acre native pollinator buffer. That has been completed with the help of Heim’s Hillcrest Dairy, which donated time and machinery. The pollinator buffer will benefit wildlife and pollinator species and prevent erosion and surface runoff.
Three wetland basins along the western edge of the park’s wooded ravine were created to boost environmental conservation efforts, including improving water quality and capturing and slowing water flow. Through a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources grant, rock was also placed along the ravine corridor to stabilize the banks.