The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission has received $300,000 with two Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants from the U.S. Forest Service to assist communities, counties, and tribes with planting trees to mitigate Emerald Ash Borer impacts and reduce runoff. The funding will be available to all Wisconsin jurisdictions within the Great Lakes Basin. Funded projects will be selected through a subgrant process using an advisory panel made up of representatives from the Wisconsin DNR, Bay-Lake RPC, East Central Wisconsin RPC, North Central Wisconsin RPC, Northwestern Wisconsin RPC, and Southeastern Wisconsin RPC.
They anticipate releasing the subgrant request for proposals in February 2018. More information will be available in the future.