The Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program

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Join us this Saturday as we chat with Jeff Janvrin, Wisconsin DNR fisheries biologist.  We will be talking with Jeff about the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program and we will talk mainly about the rebuilding of islands in Pools 7, 8 & 9.

Wisconsin DNR’s role has involved support for more than 19 major construction projects including work on the Capoli Slough, a cooperative project involving DNR, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The project protected 10 existing islands and constructed nine new islands totaling 49 acres, compared to the 74 acres of islands present shortly after inundation by Lock and Dam 9 in 1940.