Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Great Lakes Initiative Projects

Description: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded eight Wisconsin organizations and agencies $3,754,554 in grants under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. These grants are among 70 grants totaling nearly $30 million awarded by EPA under the GLRI in 2011. Wisconsin DNR is committed to working together with our partners to restore and protect our Great Lakes. Funding for these projects will support those efforts and move us closer to our goals.

The funded 2011 projects announced in Milwaukee include:

  • $85,733 – UW–Milwaukee (Stormwater Management at UW–Milwaukee Power Plant)
  • $385,307 – DNR (Reducing Invasive Plant Species in Trade in Great Lakes Water Bodies)
  • $286,843 – DNR (Red Swamp Crayfish Prevention, Containment and Eradication)
  • $1,073,630 – UW–Oshkosh (Implementation Mitigation Strategies at Wisconsin Beaches)
  • $300,000 – Northland College (A Targeted Landowner Approach to Watershed Protection)
  • $173,000 – Northland College (Lake Superior Binational Forum Lakewide Management Plan Implementation)
  • $702,300 – Door County Soil & Water Conservation District (Implementation of Beach Management Practices to Improve Water Quality)
  • $747,741 – Outagamie County Land Conservation Department (Plum and Kankapot Creeks Riparian Protection)

Click here for additional details about the grant awards [PDF].

Generate a list of Great Lakes Initiative Projects. For more information, please visit the Wisconsin Great Lakes Coastal Areas.