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Cascade Lake Habitat Enhancement


Cascade Lake Park consists of a series of gravel pits that will be reclaimed into one larger waterbody to provide aquatic habitat and recreational opportunities. Currently existing slopes of the gravel pit shoreline are too steep to establish high quality aquatic, semi-aquatic and wetland plant communities that will sustain long-term fish and wildlife habitat. Three 200 ft-long sections of shoreline will be designed to provide fishing access, submerged fish attraction structures, and habitat for various bird and fish species. Wetland habitat and improved angler access will be created by grading, filling, and planting local source native seed mixes on nine acres of shore and lake area. Restored native buffers will provide shelter, water, and breeding sites for birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. Secondary benefits include shoreline erosion control and water quality protection.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program (Metro)

Status In Progress

Dates 05/05/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Michael Nigbur

Grant Recipient City of Rochester Park and Recreation Department

Grant Recipient Type N/A

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $391,389

Statutory Reference M.L. 2016, Chp. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(K)

Management Unit(s) Local

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Olmsted


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 9 Acres

Measurement N/A