The Emerald Ash Borer or EAB has decimated forests in southeastern Wisconsin counties and is now impacting the northern counties along the Lake Michigan coastline. LNRP launched a collaborative effort with the Sheboygan Rotary club with the Restoration of Our Trees Sheboygan or ROOTS.
The project builds on state and FS grants, ongoing projects, and established relationships with local governments, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit partners. Project sites are strategically selected to maximize water quality benefits within the Great Lakes watershed, by targeting the restoration of canopy cover on a diverse array of landscapes including public parklands, priority wetlands, and riparian habitats.
The presentation will showcase the private-public partnership and demonstrate the urgency in addressing the impact of EAB.