ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The public is invited to attend and participate in a public information meeting and workshop concerning improvements to Lake Koshkonong on Thursday, May 13, 7 - 9 p.m. at the Fort Atkinson High School, Fort Atkinson, Wis.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Rock Koshkonong Lake District and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is beginning a comprehensive planning process for Lake Koshkonong. The objective of this plan is the long-term enhancement of Lake Koshkonong, including improved recreational opportunities, enhancement of wildlife and fishery resources, wetland protection, improvement of waterfowl habitat, and improved navigation access to the Lake.
The project is being implemented under the Corps of Engineers Planning Assistance to States program. The Rock Koshkonong Lake District's participation is supported by the legislative grant that was recently awarded to the District for planning for improvements on Lake Koshkonong.
This is the first of three meetings & workshops to be held during the project to provide an opportunity for the public to present their ideas for improving Lake Koshkonong. This meeting’s agenda includes:
- A description of the planning process
- Brief summary of environmental data on Lake Koshkonong and the Rock River within the Rock Koshkonong Lake District
- Breakout sessions to provide participants the opportunity to express their ideas on Lake improvements
- Summary of ideas generated, and discussion of how the planning will continue.
As project concepts are developed, two additional public meetings & workshops will be scheduled for later in the year. Those unable to attend the first meeting are invited to visit the Rock Koshkonong Lake District website (www.rkld.org) to view ideas presented at the workshop meeting and post their ideas. The public is also welcome to contact the following:
- Steve Russell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District: (309) 794-5847
- Brian Christianson, Rock Koshkonong Lake District: (608) 884-9444
- Pam Biersach, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: (608) 275-3282
Release no. 10-05-20