UW Arboretum begins final upgrades to stormwater management system

Curtis Prairie (Photo: Jeff Miller/UW–Madison)

Curtis Prairie (Photo: Jeff Miller/UW–Madison)

This spring, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum and local municipalities will complete the final phase of improvements to stormwater management infrastructure that protects the Arboretum’s restored ecosystems and Lake Wingra from urban runoff.

The final and most visible project will begin in early March at the edge of the Curtis Prairie, the oldest restored prairie in the world. A stormwater retention pond will be rehabilitated, a broken flume will be rebuilt, and invasive species will be removed and replaced with native plants.

Read the full UW News story by Eric Hamilton, March 3, 2020