Note item #10 on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board agenda for the upcoming August meeting.
The legendary Will Wawrzyn is retiring.
Sounds like the public had landed - - but is losing - - a good one:
On this day, though, the river was largely left to the wild things. Only a trio of human anglers worked a mile of river near Miller Park, in search of one of the Menomonee's other gems: steelhead.
"Can't help but be out on a day like this," said Nick Nowak, 22, of Milwaukee, flipping a spinner into the clear, amber-tinted water...
As incongruous as it may seem, even urban, graffiti-lined stretches of river host robust runs of migrating trout.
"You give fish a chance, give them the right habitat, and they will often surprise people," said Will Wawrzyn, a DNR fisheries biologist in Milwaukee.Fine writer, too. He co-authored this nice piece about dam removal and river restoration.
Life of all kinds has returned to the Milwaukee River.
River on the rebound
Restoring the lifeblood that flows through the heart of Milwaukee.
Kathleen Wolski and William Wawrzyn