Community celebrates Wisconsin Point restoration project

SUPERIOR, WI — From working to restore the coastal habitat, to beach accessibility improvements, Wisconsin Point is back and officials say it’s better than ever.

The 228-acre peninsula in Superior’s southeast end has been through a massive restoration effort which was celebrated Friday with a ribbon-cutting.

The project is a collaboration between Wisconsin’s Coastal Management Program and the city of Superior.

More than $1.5 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants were awarded for the project.

A number of lawmakers were in attendance including Superior Mayor Jim Paine. He said the restoration work will help preserve the point.

“What we were really doing here was restoring this really unique environmental ecosystem, the dunes, which you see behind me, and that was the point of these boardwalks. Not only to protect those dunes so people weren’t walking over them and causing damage anymore but to give access to anybody that wants to see Lake Superior.”

The restoration effort covered more than 85,000 square feet of habitat and shoreline, 85 acres of forest, and 150 acres of coastal habitat.

Kristen Vake

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