Bank stabilization and vegetation work will restrict access to Paradise Springs next week

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  1. By Central Office September 11, 2015

    Contact(s): Anne Korman, acting superintendent, Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit, 262-594-6216

    EAGLE, Wis. - Crews will be working in the area of the Paradise Springs at the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest the week of Sept. 7, which will restrict access to the site for up to a week.

    Department of Natural Resources fisheries and forestry staff will be using heavy equipment to remove trees that were causing seepage issues near the dam, removing some trees that have fallen into the pond and removing debris that has accumulated at the base of the spillway over time.

    This work is not part of the project to repair the water control structure that failed in June. This work focuses on stabilizing the banks near the dam and restoring native vegetation in the area. Crews will also be removing non-native and invasive species.

    DNR officials are still waiting for bids on the possible repair costs before making any decisions on repair or replacement of the water control structure.

    For more information about the Kettle Moraine State Forest- Southern Unit, search the DNR website for "Kettle Moraine South."

    Last Revised: Friday, September 11, 2015