Gov. Doyle: Proclaims September as
Coastal Awareness Month in Wisconsin
Posted on: Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Posted September 13, 2005
For Further Information Contact:
Scott Larrivee, Public Information
Office of the Secretary
Phone: (608) 266-7362
Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Seeking Project
Proposals for $1.5 Million in Grant Funds
Governor Jim Doyle has proclaimed September as Coastal
Awareness month in Wisconsin to encourage a heightened
appreciation of Wisconsin's 820 miles of coastline along
Lakes Michigan and Superior.
"The Great Lakes are big part of what makes life
great in Wisconsin," Governor Doyle said. "Lake
Michigan and Lake Superior provide recreational and commercial
opportunities to our residents, and it is critical that
we protect their coasts to ensure that our children and
grandchildren can enjoy the same natural beauty and resources
as we do today."
To carry out the Governor's proclamation, the Wisconsin
Coastal Management Program (WCMP) and local partners throughout
the state will conduct a variety of coastal enhancement
and preservation activities throughout September. A complete
list of these activities is available on the WCMP's Web
site at http://coastal.wisconsin.gov.
Coastal Management Grants Available
Local communities and groups can receive funding to help
enhance, preserve, protect and restore their coastlines
by applying for a WCMP grant. The program is currently
seeking project proposals for its 2005 grant cycle. This
year $1.5 million in grant funds are available for counties
adjacent to Lakes Superior and Michigan.
The grants are awarded on a competitive basis on a variety
of projects related to Coastal Land Acquisition, Coastal
Wetland Protection and Habitat Restoration, Nonpoint Source
Pollution Control, Coastal Resources and Community Planning,
Great Lakes Education, and Public Access and Historic
Preservation. Eligible applicants include local and tribal
governments, nonprofits, academic institutions, and state
To assist interested parties develop their application,
WCMP staff will be traveling around the state in September
holding workshops at the following locations:
Friday, September 16, 2005, 12:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
600 North 21st Street, Superior
Wednesday, September 21, 2005, 1:00 p.m.
Port of Milwaukee
2323 S. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee
Application materials and details about the grant workshops
are available at http://coastal.wisconsin.gov. Applications
are due November 4, 2005. Applicants are encouraged to
contact WCMP staff early to discuss ideas for project
proposals and application requirements.