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Four Wisconsin projects net $400,000 to reduce phosphorus and sediment in Lake Michigan Basin

Published by Central Office August 23, 2016

Contact(s): Donalea Dinsmore, DNR Office of Great Lakes, 608-266-1926

MADISON - Four projects in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Basin will receive more than $400,000 to help reduce phosphorous and sediment pollution in the lake. The four awards are part of nearly $2 million given by the Great Lakes Commission to 14 projects across the region

The Great Lakes Commission is an interstate compact agency established under state and U.S. federal law and dedicated to promoting a strong economy, healthy environment and high quality of life for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region and its residents. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Division Administrator Pat Stevens is a member of the commission.

"These projects are yet another example of the effort underway to reduce phosphorous pollution in the Great Lakes Basin," said Stevens. "These efforts are important for improving environmental and economic conditions in communities up and down our Great Lakes shorelines."

The projects were selected by the Commission's Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program. Funding is provided by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative under a cooperative agreement between the Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The Great Lakes Commission is a public agency established by the Great Lakes Basin Compact in 1955 to help its Member states and provinces speak with a unified voice and collectively fulfill their vision for a healthy, vibrant Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River region. The Commission consists of governors' appointees, state legislators and agency officials from its eight member states.

Last Revised: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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