By Tim Kowols
Over $162,000 of the $2.4 million in grants awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Coastal Management Program will help projects in Door County. Plans include the beach expansion in Egg Harbor, a resource management plan for Bradley Lake in Sturgeon Bay, and three other projects. Governor Scott Walker explained last week the importance of lending a helping hand to Wisconsin’s coastal communities.
The funds come from Wisconsin’s federally funded Coastal Management program. You can read more about the projects chosen for the grants online with this story.
PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS COURTESY OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN
Project Name Beach Park Swim Beach Expansion
Applicant Village of Egg Harbor
Grant Amount $32,000
This project will develop design and engineering plans for expanding the public beach at Beach Park.
Project Name Coastal Resource Management Plan for Bradley Lake-Sturgeon Bay Connectivity
Applicant City of Sturgeon Bay Grant
This project will develop a coastal resource management plan for Bradley Lake that identifies issues and opportunities for sediment removal, fishery restoration, and habitat improvement.
Project Name Lakeshore Coastal Recreation Study
Applicant Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission
Grant Amount $25,161
This project will create a lakeshore coastal recreation study for the counties of Kewaunee, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan.
Project Name Outreach and Education of Door Peninsula Coastal Wetland Ramsar Site
Applicant Door County Soil & Water Conservation Department
Grant Amount $18,620
This project will provide education and outreach to private landowners that are adjacent to the Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands Ramsar Site.
Project Name Porte des Morts Staircase
Applicant Town of Liberty Grove
Grant Amount $29,500
This project will construct a staircase at Portes des Mortes Park from the top of the bluff to the water below to provide safe controlled access and enhance the use of the park and Lake Michigan waters.
Project Name Water Quality Indicators of Human Impacts to the Wetlands of Door County
Applicant The Nature Conservancy of Wisconsin
Grant Amount $29,998
This project will investigate potential linkages between nonpoint source pollution and wetland water quality and habitat health in five Door County wetlands.