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15
Jul
2015

milwaukeeMILWAUKEE – As both visitors and residents enjoy the Wisconsin summer, the Fund for Lake Michigan is continuing to make wide-ranging investments to improve swimming beaches, protect wildlife habitat and promote water quality.

From the restoration of Cat Island in Green Bay to the revitalization of Simmons Beach in Kenosha, the fund now counts over $11 million in projects funded over the past four years.

The Fund announced another $1.9 million in grants for 27 projects this summer -- including major investments along the lake shore and at popular tourist destinations.

Kohler Andrae State Park, the Ridges Sanctuary in Door County and Milwaukee’s Bradford Beach are among the many sites that will benefit from the Fund’s grants this year.

“When people take their family to visit a beach or hike along the shoreline the last thing they want to see is green scum,” said Vicki Elkin, executive director of the Fund for Lake Michigan (FLM). “I’d like to think the fund is doing its part to help Wisconsin protect its hard-earned reputation for clean water, great parks and wonderful natural resources.”

Crafted out of a legal settlement related to construction of the coal-fired Oak Creek power plant, the FLM receives a $4 million annual contribution from plant owners including We Energies, Madison Gas and Electric, and WPPI Energy.

“We’ve been thrilled with the success of the fund so far and frankly humbled by the number of applications from local governments and non-profits who care deeply about the lake and appreciate the value it brings to their communities,” said Elkin.

Written by Fund for Lake Michigan, Vicki Elkin   
 
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14
Jul
2015

obama-whousexDiplomacy delivers deal that brings real and meaningful change, and makes our country and the world safer and more secure.

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