Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Nearshore Health and NPS
Information and Education
To reduce the incidence of beach- related illness, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services seeks to increase the accessibility and availability of data and information on microbial beach hazards and to improve public awareness of these hazards. New web content on beach and surface water quality parameters such as coliform bacteria, lake algae (Cladophora), and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) will be created. A range of outreach activities will be conducted, and new outreach materials such as brochures and press releases will be developed. The project will be guided by a comprehensive beach quality program evaluation plan.