Coal Dock Park Prairie Restoration

Coal Dock Park Prairie Restoration (HM2DME)

Location: Port Washington, WI 53074 Ozaukee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 23.087', W 87° 51.894'

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Prairies once covered more than 2.1 million acres of Wisconsin. When Europeans settled the area, they destroyed much of it to make way for farming and development. Now only about 10,000 scattered acres of native prairie remain in the state.

When natural ecosystems like prairies are destroyed, the animals, plants, birds and insects that inhabit them disappear too. In 2013, the City of Port Washington established this Prairie Restoration area in order to encourage the return and longevity of species that are native to this region, as well as to preserve the natural history of the state of Wisconsin.

(Pictured: Butterfly Weed, Black Eyed Susan, New England Aster)
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Date Added Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 4:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 429944 N 4803908
Decimal Degrees43.38478333, -87.86490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 23.087', W 87° 51.894'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 23' 5.22" N, 87° 51' 53.64" W
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Area Code(s)262
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 190 S Wisconsin St, Port Washington WI 53074, US
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