Little Menomonee River Fish & Wildlife Preserve in Mequon
This 56.28-acre park is a brand-new addition to the Ozaukee County Park system. It includes 1,900 feet of shoreline on the Little Menomonee River. Three different wetland areas exist within the park, each with distinct habitats and functions. There is a wooded ephemeral pool created to provide habitat for amphibians and reptiles, an emergent marsh that provides habitat for fish, and a deeper wetland with open water and marsh that attracts and provides habitat for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds. Forested wetland and wet prairie habitats are found around the wetlands and provide additional bird habitat. Most of the forest is in the form of newly planted seedlings as of 2022. The various habitats within the park make it a great spot for wildlife viewing and photography.
This park land was acquired by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District as part of its Greenseams program, which preserves land for flood control purposes. The land was transferred to Ozaukee County in 2021. The Ozaukee County Parks Department is working on master planning for the park that will include picnic areas and walking trails. Currently, in 2022, there are two picnic tables in the parking lot and a short trail along the river, which is a small stream at this point.
For more information go to the Ozaukee County Parks website.
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Address9104 W Mequon Rd
53097, Mequon, WI, US