Public comment period for Mud Lake boardwalk and boat storage area recommendations open...

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  1. By Southeast Region March 22, 2016

    Contact(s): Ed Jepsen, DNR property planner, 608-266-3568

    MADISON - In December 2015, a stakeholder team was formed to provide the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with recommendations regarding the proposed route for a rustic boardwalk and a boat storage area near Mud Lake in the Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area - these recommendations are now available for review and public comment through April 12, 2016.

    To review proposed recommendations, visit, search keywords "master planning," and select "Northern Kettle Moraine wildlife, fish and natural areas."

    Recommendations include the development of an approximately 600-foot wooden boardwalk to a small bay on the south side of Mud Lake. Near the terminus of the boardwalk, a boat storage area that could accommodate approximately 15 small watercraft would be provided during the waterfowl hunting season.

    The stakeholder team included individuals from local and state hunting groups, Wisconsin Conservation Congress, birding groups, Friends of the Cedarburg Bog, UW-Milwaukee Field Station and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff. Final recommendations were forwarded to the department in January 2016 - these recommendations have been reviewed and approved by the department for inclusion in the master plan.

    The rustic boardwalk and boat storage area is intended to provide access that will protect wetland vegetation and meet the boat storage needs of waterfowl hunters. The boardwalk will also provide access for a variety of users from spring through fall seasons.

    Public comments regarding the stakeholder team's boardwalk and boat storage recommendations can be sent via email to [email protected], and must be received by midnight Tuesday, April 12. Comments sent via US mail, postmarked no later than April 12, can be sent to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (FL/6), PO Box 7921, Madison, 53703-7921 (ATTN: Ed Jepsen, FL/6).

    Recommendations are also available for viewing during public hours in the Reference section at the following public libraries:

    • OscarGrady Public Library, 151 SouthMain Street, Saukville; and
    • CedarburgPublic Library, W63 N589 Hanover Ave., Cedarburg.

    Last Revised: Tuesday, March 22, 2016