Pickle Pond was created in the late 1800's by the installation of the waterfront railroad. Since then the pond has received waste and runoff from the railroad, local roads, and the neighborhood. Historic contamination built up has degraded wildlife habitat and presents health risks to the community. Now, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the City of Superior, in cooperation with BNSF railway, an adjacent landowner, are designing a project to clean-up contaminated sediments and restore fish and wildlife habitat at Pickle Pond. Learn more about the project clean-up efforts below.
What does this mean for our community?
We need your help to find out! Our team at EPA is investigating how the Pickle Pond restoration project and other similar projects affect community well-being. There are many possibilities, from reduced health risks to increased exercise, recreation, and social opportunities to renewed connection to place.
Why this matters to you
You can improve the outcomes at Pickle Pond and other future projects by sharing your experiences at and around the pond. Your input will help increase the benefits of the project and future projects for our community. Learn more and get involved below!