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Daylighting Underwood Creek

What will our Village center look like after daylighting the creek? Find out at this FREE community informational session presented by Village Trustee John Schindler.

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Daylighting Underwood Creek
Daylighting Underwood Creek

Time & Location

Feb 08, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Elm Grove Woman's Club Clubhouse, 13885 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove

About the Event

Daylighting Underwood Creek

Informational Session presented by Village Trustee John Schindler

Thursday, February 8, 2024, 7:00 pm

13885 Watertown Plank Road

Many Elm Grove residents shop downtown in our quaint Village center without realizing that there is a creek under the parking lot! Water can do amazing things, but it does not like to be contained. Nature allows water to flow smoothly and always to the lowest spot. The lowest spot in Elm Grove is our Village center.

Those living in Elm Grove in 1997 and 1998 may remember the extraordinary damage caused by 100-year and 300-year floods. After those catastrophic events, the Village pursued a major multi-year flood mitigation project. In 2005, the Wisconsin DNR advised that the existing box culvert that Underwood Creek flows through in the downtown area would not be permitted for repair if structural failure were to occur.

Join us on Thursday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Elm Grove Woman’s Club, 13885 Watertown Plank Road, to hear Village Trustee John Schindler explain the project. You will hear about the benefits of daylighting, design considerations, and engineering plans. Learn how the ecological makeup of a healthy, thriving waterway and the food chain provided by the various strata in open creeks allow microorganisms and fish to thrive. We may even see northern pike and salmon from Lake Michigan inhabit the creek!

This informational evening is presented FREE to all residents as a community service by the Elm Grove Woman’s Club.

Please RSVP to reserve your spot so we can plan our space for the evening.

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