Wisconsin Point Dune Restoration ProjectThe City of Superior has received a Wisconsin Coastal Management grant for the engineering phase of the Wisconsin Point Dune Restoration Project. The project includes development of infrastructure to allow public access and protect the sensitive dunes as well as the historical sites on the point. Parking areas will be consolidated from 20+ turnouts to approximately four parking areas, and the dunes will be restored and re-vegetated. Boardwalks will be installed over the dunes for beach access across the sensitive ecosystem. Also, the shoreline along Allouez Bay will be stabilized. As of October 2016, the engineering phase for this project has begun.
Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from the first public meeting regarding the engineering phase.
Click here to view the updated PowerPoint presentation from public meeting #2.
If you would like to provide comments regarding this project, please click here to submit an online comment form. If you prefer a printable form that you can mail to us please click here.
The first public meeting to share preliminary engineering concepts regarding this project was held on October 26, 2016. The second public meeting was held on January 25, 2017 to share the updated engineering plans.
On December 7th, 2016, a Tribal Cultural Meeting was held to gather comments from the tribal organizations regarding the Project, including the historical marker for the Chippewa burial grounds.
On March 14th, 2017 the Wisconsin Point Plan Implementation Committee and Stakeholders group met and approved the final engineering design for the project. This design was presented to the City Council March 21, 2017 and was approved.
Wisconsin Point, along with Minnesota Point, are one of the largest freshwater sandbars in the world.
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Rules and Regulations
For information regarding Wisconsin Point beach closings, please check this site: Wisconsin Beach Health.
View a trail map of Wisconsin Point
View the Wisconsin Point Area Management Plan
Check out the St. Louis River Estuary page where you can learn about plans for the restoration of Wisconsin Point. Be sure to click on and enjoy exploring the "Story Maps" which are a great feature of the site!
Photos courtesy of Tom Bridge