Our goal was to assist in the restoration and development of the historic & natural resources of Korth Park. Our summer school class conducted a shoreline survey of vegetation along the northern half of Korth Park. We created a video with the assistance of the Dateline Lake Mills summer school class. We have also created this website with the assistance of Stan Smoniewski and Robert Runte. Many community and county individuals and groups have been of assistance in our projects.
WHAT TYPES OF HABITATS ARE GOING TO BE IN KORTH PARK?
When Korth Park is restored it will provide numerous diverse native habitats that were present in an Oak Savannah. An Oak Savannah is a prairie containing occasional oak trees, specifically Burr Oak trees. The reason the Burr Oak was the tree present in an Oak Savannah is because their bark is thick enough to withstand the wildfires that periodically cleared the prairies.
Korth Park Archeology
The glaciers receded about 10,000 years ago. The beautiful hilly landscape of Korth Park was created by the receding glacier.
A few thousand years ago, mound building culture of Native Americans lived in this area. One of the campsites was on the Korth Park site. The main campsite was near the lake on the Park’s northeast corner. Effigy mounds were found on the hill near the southeast corner of the site.