Walking tour of Virmond Park’s coastal access and water management projects in Mequon, WI.
Virmond Park Walking Tour
The Collaborative Action for Lake Michigan (CALM) Coastal Resilience network hosted a field trip to Samuel Myers Park in Racine, Wisconsin on October 18, 2022. Andrew Struck from the Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department co-hosted the field trip and presented on a project the Department initiated in 2019 to to promote safe public access to Lake Michigan at Virmond Park utilizing an adaptable engineering design. The tour also highlighted their many projects that are targeted at improving surface water drainage and groundwater management on the top of the park’s bluffs.
The event was attended by neighboring local communities as well as the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, state agencies and organizations, and a state elected official’s office.
A virtual walking tour of this field trip is available below. This walking tour is a comprehensive overview of the October field trip. Each stop on the walking tour highlights a different component of the County’s access or water management projects and is accompanied by images of Virmond Park. As you click through each stop on the tour, you will learn about the history of the site, the different components of each project, and how they are working to be more adaptable to coastal hazards and the changing climate.
Visit the Virmond Park walking tour online.
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