MILWAUKEE RIVERKEEPER: Milwaukee Urban Water Trail

Purpose

The Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers is proposing to inventory existing access for streams and Lake Michigan for boating, fishing and other forms of riverfront recreation. The goal is to provide an urban water trail and access map, both in paper and electronic format. Public signs and information will be provided for current public access points. A needs assessment would be created based on the inventory, and recommendations and guidance created for future actions and changes needed in local ordinances to facilitate public access to Milwaukee's rivers and Lake Michigan. An additional goal of this project is to inspire public involvement in natural resource management, protection, and restoration activities along our rivers and lake, and provide a greater "sense of place" to the watershed. The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail will create educational materials that will be distributed to the public to promote existing river access. The project would include a needs analysis and action plan that would assess local ordinances and make recommendations for improvements. FMR will publicize the project in newspapers, town meetings, website, quarterly newsletter, conferences, and regional partnership meetings. With this grant there will be a match of $43,160.00 from WI Coastal Mgt. Program, River Revitalization Council, and WE Energies.

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The Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers is proposing to inventory existing access for streams and Lake Michigan for boating, fishing and other forms of riverfront recreation. The goal is to provide an urban water trail and access map, both in paper and electronic format. Public signs and information will be provided for current public access points. A needs assessment would be created based on the inventory, and recommendations and guidance created for future actions and changes needed in local ordinances to facilitate public access to Milwaukee's rivers and Lake Michigan. An additional goal of this project is to inspire public involvement in natural resource management, protection, and restoration activities along our rivers and lake, and provide a greater "sense of place" to the watershed. The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail will create educational materials that will be distributed to the public to promote existing river access. The project would include a needs analysis and action plan that would assess local ordinances and make recommendations for improvements. FMR will publicize the project in newspapers, town meetings, website, quarterly newsletter, conferences, and regional partnership meetings.
Rivers Planning Grant
The Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers is proposing to inventory existing access for streams and Lake Michigan for boating, fishing and other forms of riverfront recreation. The goal is to provide an urban water trail and access map, both in paper and electronic format. Public signs and information will be provided for current public access points. A needs assessment would be created based on the inventory, and recommendations and guidance created for future actions and changes needed in local ordinances to facilitate public access to Milwaukee's rivers and Lake Michigan. An additional goal of this project is to inspire public involvement in natural resource management, protection, and restoration activities along our rivers and lake, and provide a greater "sense of place" to the watershed. The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail will create educational materials that will be distributed to the public to promote existing river access. The project would include a needs analysis and action plan that would assess local ordinances and make recommendations for improvements. FMR will publicize the project in newspapers, town meetings, website, quarterly newsletter, conferences, and regional partnership meetings.
Monitor or Assess Watershed Condition
The Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers is proposing to inventory existing access for streams and Lake Michigan for boating, fishing and other forms of riverfront recreation. The goal is to provide an urban water trail and access map, both in paper and electronic format. Public signs and information will be provided for current public access points. A needs assessment would be created based on the inventory, and recommendations and guidance created for future actions and changes needed in local ordinances to facilitate public access to Milwaukee's rivers and Lake Michigan. An additional goal of this project is to inspire public involvement in natural resource management, protection, and restoration activities along our rivers and lake, and provide a greater "sense of place" to the watershed. The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail will create educational materials that will be distributed to the public to promote existing river access. The project would include a needs analysis and action plan that would assess local ordinances and make recommendations for improvements. FMR will publicize the project in newspapers, town meetings, website, quarterly newsletter, conferences, and regional partnership meetings.
Information and Education
The Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers is proposing to inventory existing access for streams and Lake Michigan for boating, fishing and other forms of riverfront recreation. The goal is to provide an urban water trail and access map, both in paper and electronic format. Public signs and information will be provided for current public access points. A needs assessment would be created based on the inventory, and recommendations and guidance created for future actions and changes needed in local ordinances to facilitate public access to Milwaukee's rivers and Lake Michigan. An additional goal of this project is to inspire public involvement in natural resource management, protection, and restoration activities along our rivers and lake, and provide a greater "sense of place" to the watershed. The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail will create educational materials that will be distributed to the public to promote existing river access. The project would include a needs analysis and action plan that would assess local ordinances and make recommendations for improvements. FMR will publicize the project in newspapers, town meetings, website, quarterly newsletter, conferences, and regional partnership meetings.
Develop/Distribute Brochures/Literature
The Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers is proposing to inventory existing access for streams and Lake Michigan for boating, fishing and other forms of riverfront recreation. The goal is to provide an urban water trail and access map, both in paper and electronic format. Public signs and information will be provided for current public access points. A needs assessment would be created based on the inventory, and recommendations and guidance created for future actions and changes needed in local ordinances to facilitate public access to Milwaukee's rivers and Lake Michigan. An additional goal of this project is to inspire public involvement in natural resource management, protection, and restoration activities along our rivers and lake, and provide a greater "sense of place" to the watershed. The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail will create educational materials that will be distributed to the public to promote existing river access. The project would include a needs analysis and action plan that would assess local ordinances and make recommendations for improvements. FMR will publicize the project in newspapers, town meetings, website, quarterly newsletter, conferences, and regional partnership meetings.
Develop/Distribute Newsletter
The Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers is proposing to inventory existing access for streams and Lake Michigan for boating, fishing and other forms of riverfront recreation. The goal is to provide an urban water trail and access map, both in paper and electronic format. Public signs and information will be provided for current public access points. A needs assessment would be created based on the inventory, and recommendations and guidance created for future actions and changes needed in local ordinances to facilitate public access to Milwaukee's rivers and Lake Michigan. An additional goal of this project is to inspire public involvement in natural resource management, protection, and restoration activities along our rivers and lake, and provide a greater "sense of place" to the watershed. The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail will create educational materials that will be distributed to the public to promote existing river access. The project would include a needs analysis and action plan that would assess local ordinances and make recommendations for improvements. FMR will publicize the project in newspapers, town meetings, website, quarterly newsletter, conferences, and regional partnership meetings.
Informational Meetings
The Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers is proposing to inventory existing access for streams and Lake Michigan for boating, fishing and other forms of riverfront recreation. The goal is to provide an urban water trail and access map, both in paper and electronic format. Public signs and information will be provided for current public access points. A needs assessment would be created based on the inventory, and recommendations and guidance created for future actions and changes needed in local ordinances to facilitate public access to Milwaukee's rivers and Lake Michigan. An additional goal of this project is to inspire public involvement in natural resource management, protection, and restoration activities along our rivers and lake, and provide a greater "sense of place" to the watershed. The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail will create educational materials that will be distributed to the public to promote existing river access. The project would include a needs analysis and action plan that would assess local ordinances and make recommendations for improvements. FMR will publicize the project in newspapers, town meetings, website, quarterly newsletter, conferences, and regional partnership meetings.
Issue News/Media Release
The Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers is proposing to inventory existing access for streams and Lake Michigan for boating, fishing and other forms of riverfront recreation. The goal is to provide an urban water trail and access map, both in paper and electronic format. Public signs and information will be provided for current public access points. A needs assessment would be created based on the inventory, and recommendations and guidance created for future actions and changes needed in local ordinances to facilitate public access to Milwaukee's rivers and Lake Michigan. An additional goal of this project is to inspire public involvement in natural resource management, protection, and restoration activities along our rivers and lake, and provide a greater "sense of place" to the watershed. The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail will create educational materials that will be distributed to the public to promote existing river access. The project would include a needs analysis and action plan that would assess local ordinances and make recommendations for improvements. FMR will publicize the project in newspapers, town meetings, website, quarterly newsletter, conferences, and regional partnership meetings.
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
The Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers is proposing to inventory existing access for streams and Lake Michigan for boating, fishing and other forms of riverfront recreation. The goal is to provide an urban water trail and access map, both in paper and electronic format. Public signs and information will be provided for current public access points. A needs assessment would be created based on the inventory, and recommendations and guidance created for future actions and changes needed in local ordinances to facilitate public access to Milwaukee's rivers and Lake Michigan. An additional goal of this project is to inspire public involvement in natural resource management, protection, and restoration activities along our rivers and lake, and provide a greater "sense of place" to the watershed. The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail will create educational materials that will be distributed to the public to promote existing river access. The project would include a needs analysis and action plan that would assess local ordinances and make recommendations for improvements. FMR will publicize the project in newspapers, town meetings, website, quarterly newsletter, conferences, and regional partnership meetings.
 
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