Grants Go To Beach Study, Climate/ Ice-Safety Research

Three research projects involving Door County locations received University of Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program grants. 

–A $252,000 grant went to a regional project by UW-Milwaukee’s Sandra McLellan, “Development of a Risk-Based Framework for Beach Closing Decisions,” which will include one Door County beach. 

–The Wisconsin Historical Society received a $109,000 grant to research a shipwreck near Little Harbor and another near Chambers Island. 

-Nan Li’s UW-Madison research project will focus on ice fishing enthusiasts’ “risk perceptions of climate change and associated hazards.”

Motivated in part by 2021 ice rescues near Sturgeon Bay, researchers plan to use the $260,000 grant to interview anglers, guides and rescue personnel.