Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Nearshore Health and NPS
USEPA-GREAT LAKES RESTORATION INITIATIVE PROJECTS. GL-00E00587-0. Amsterdam Beach, Barkers Island Inner Beach, City of Kewaunee Beach (Selner Park), Crescent Beach, Fisher Park Beach, Hika Bay Beach, KK Road Beach, Kohler Andrae Picnic Beach, Kreher Park Beach, Maslowski Beach, Menominee Park Beach (Inland Demonstration Beach), Neshotah Beach, Point Beach Concession, Red Arrow Beach, Thompson's West End Park Beach, Van Ess Road Beach, Warm Waters Beach, WI Point Beach 2, and YMCA Beach.
Recreational Use Survey
The Great Lakes are the recreational outlet for millions of individuals and the need to close beaches should be kept to a minimum. The Great Lakes Regional Collaboration has as a goal the 90 95% reduction in chemical, algal, and bacterial contamination through the identification of nonpoint source pollution, implicated as a major source of contamination to the recreational waters of WI. Pollution of the nearshore waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior not only poses a threat to public health, but also to the economic wellbeing and quality of life for WI residents. Pollution of nearshore water quality also has ramifications for ecosystem health.