Door County Projects Receive Coastal Improvement Grants

Several Door County projects were among 34 grant recipients receiving $2.4 million to protect and improve the Great Lakes resources in Wisconsin’s coastal communities. Recipients for this year’s grants, administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, were recommended by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Council, a governor-appointed citizen and governmental advisory group. The funds are part of Wisconsin’s federally funded Coastal Management Program. The local projects include:  Development design and engineering plans for expanding the public beach at Egg Harbor’s Beach Park; Coastal resource management plan for Bradley Lake-Sturgeon Bay connectivity in Sturgeon Bay (the project will identify issues and opportunities for sediment removal, fishery restoration and habitat improvement); Outreach and education of landowners next to the Door Peninsula Coastal Wetland Ramsar site, done by the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department; construct a staircase at Porte des Morts Park in Liberty Grove, from the top of the bluff to the water below to provide safe, controlled access and enhance use of the park and Lake Michigan waters; funding of a Nature Conservancy project to investigate potential links between nonpoint source pollution and wetland water quality and habitat health in five Door County wetlands. Additional information about the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program can be found at

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