Earlier in the year, the City of Manitowoc began partnering with Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, Friends of Manitowoc River, and Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. to perform ecological restoration within portions of Lower Henry Schuette Park, 3800 Broadway Street. Today, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. began removal of woody invasive species, such as buckthorn and honeysuckle. Some box elder and ash trees will be removed as well. Workers will be using the basal bark treatment method, cutting and hauling some material offsite, and burning other material onsite. They expect to be working onsite three to four days this week in the southwest quadrant of the park (along the hillside surrounding the lower parking lot and along the main path as you enter the main trail). Native seed and plants will be installed in 2021 with the intent of establishing greater species diversity.
For additional information, contact the City of Manitowoc Parks Division at (920) 686-3580 or view the Lower Henry Schuette Park Restoration Plan at www.manitowoc.org.
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