Enhancing the Little Plover River Watershed
Community-led initiatives are the most effective way to tackle problems. The community identifies the problem and engages with outside partners who can provide knowledge and expertise to inform decision-making. This collaborative effort can identify effective, locally appropriate solutions. A great example of this approach is underway in the Village of Plover in Central Wisconsin, where local, state, academic, and non-profit partners are working together to improve the health of the Little Plover River and the quality of life of the surrounding community. Following decades of public debate and rancor surrounding water availability and management, this collaborative effort is working to increase the flow and improve the aquatic health of the Little Plover River, improve surface and groundwater connections and water retention across the Little Plover River Watershed, alleviate storm water-driven flooding, and improve and expand fish and wildlife habitat and public recreation opportunities and access.
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Special thanks to the following organizations and individuals for their help with this video:
- UW Stevens Point College of Natural Resources Faculty & Students
- Community Volunteers
- Local Conservation Clubs
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