If you've driven down Brown Deer Road over the past month, you've likely noticed some significant landscaping changes on the south side of the road surrounding the 621 stormwater detention pond.
In an effort to provide additional stormwater drainage capacity, as well as to clean up and improve the aesthetic appeal of the corridor as well. Thus far, improvements include:
- Dredging and removal of silt in and around drainage ditches to the west of the 621 pond inlet;
- Scrub growth/buckthorn removal;
- Creation of additional stormwater retention through reshaping of drainage ditches;
- Failing Ash tree and dead limb removal.
The project for 2012 will include continued removal of dead or failing trees and scrub growth. For 2013, landscaping will be completed including the addition of new grass, trees and beautification plantings.
The 621 Retention Pond provides added capacity during heavy rain events, with pumps moving water from north and east of the Village. The water is then eventually sent to Indian Creek, and eventually to Lake Michigan.