Door County Projects Receive Invasive Grant Funding

Two Door County projects are among 61 lake, river and aquatic invasive species projects included in $4 million in grant funding through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources surface water grant program. A planing grant of $25,000 was awarded to the City of Sturgeon Bay for its Bradley Lake management plan. The Town of Gibraltar was awarded $24,750 to restore a fish passage on Fish Creek. “These grants help communities put lake management plans into action by implementing projects to protect and improve water quality and aquatic habitat, and, at the same time, control and prevent the spread of AIS,” said Carroll Schaal, chief of the DNR lakes and rivers section. Funding for the grants comes from a portion of the state tax on gasoline consumed by motor boats. Grant awards from the DNR cover a large portion of the total project cost. Applicants must contribute at least 25 percent of project costs; the exact amount of applicant investment varies depending upon the grant sub-program.

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