Atwater Park Lake Michigan Bluff & Dune Stabilization
The project is located on the Lake Michigan shoreline and serves as a main public beach in the Milwaukee Metropolitan area. The project addressed actively eroding areas, re-establishing a pedestrian walkway/service drive from the top of the bluff to the beach, stormwater infiltration measures, and creating a biostabilized dune area at the bluff/beach interface. We were involved with designing a newly developed steep slope restoration technique that uses a compost based bio-engineered matrix with close to 50 species of native plant grasses, sedges, and forbes. This has shown excellent initial stability, weed resistance, and early native plant germination.