VLAWMO, Ramsey County Parks & Rec, and the Saint Paul Regional Water Services have partnered up to restore the Sucker Lake channel.
Prior to restoration, the channel had little to no buffer between the turfgrass and the water. While this made for easy access to the water, it also posed threats to the water quality. Without a buffer of vegetation, excess nutrients, bacteria, and sediment could easily runoff into the water. Preventing this would reduce costs in the water treatment process, as well as improve the aquatic habitat for enhanced fishing and enjoyment in the park.
The project will be completed in Spring, 2018, including new handicap-accessible walking paths, fishing nodes, and spaces for native plants to buffer the shoreline. Stay tuned for updates, or follow us on Facebook for more photos and video snippets as the project continues!