A restoration project is currently underway on Wisconsin Point, and city officials are seeking the public’s help in making it a success.
They are asking the public to respect any closed signs and areas that are fenced off because restoration areas contain fragile vegetation. Also, be alert for construction workers and equipment on Wisconsin Point Road.
Effective Friday, June 14, parking lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17 and 18 are closed. Lots 1, 7, 9, 13, 15, 19, the boat ramp and Superior entry remain open.
The project will restore 48,000 square feet of sand dune habitat, 40,000 square feet of shoreline wetland, 85 acres of pine barren forest dune habitat, 150 acres of sensitive wildlife habitat and 3,600 linear feet of shoreline, which will be stabilized from erosion near Wisconsin Point Road. Invasive species removal and control is also planned. The plan includes adding boardwalks that were installed last year to protect the dunes and permanently reducing the number of parking areas on the point. However, 177 parking spaces will be created in fewer areas.
The project is expected to be complete in mid- to late-summer.