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2017

Yellow perch, the fish of the people, need a boost — July 22, 2017

South Shore Park completes $3.7 million in upgrades — July 13, 2017

Zilber Family Foundation Announces $2.19 Million in Grants to Benefit Milwaukeeans — July 5, 2017

South Shore Beach closings send stark warning — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 3, 2017

Engineering study upcoming for Horlick Dam — Racine Journal Times, June 27, 2017

Milwaukee Public Museums adds outdoor butterfly exhibit, storm-water controls — Journal Sentinel, May 21, 2017

Colonial Park restoration underway — Racine Journal Times, May 17, 2017

Stormwater initiative will green Milwaukee Public Museum entrance — OnMilwaukee, May 3, 2017

MillerCoors Milwaukee Brewery Further Commits to Corporate Water Conservation Efforts by Partnering with the Alliance for Water Stewardship —  Urban Milwaukee, March 20, 2017

The Fund for Lake Michigan, and some goats, are helping to clean up the Root River corridor — South Now, March 15, 2017

Fund for Lake Michigan Invests in Regional Projects — Door County Pulse, March 9, 2017

Fund for Lake Michigan gives out $1.25 million in grants state-wide — BizTimes, March 2, 2017

Two Rivers gets grant for riverside park — Herald Times Reporter, March 2, 2017

New Fondy Park aims to ease stormwater stress and green a vacant lot — OnMilwaukee, February 8, 2017

Environmental Updates on Wauwatosa Development & Fondy Market Green Space — WUWM, February 8, 2017

2016

Study shows investments in water quality creates jobs, boost property value — Lake Country News, November 3, 2016

Water quality investment pays dividends — Wisconsin Gazette, November 3, 2016

A good addition to county park network — Kenosha News, October 27, 2016

Manmade islands clean runoff water before entering Lake Michigan — WISN, October 14, 2016

Wisconsin Sturgeon Fest Oct 1. — The Fishing News, September 21, 2016

Foundation continues Gifts to the Community with free admission to lakefront sites — Urban Milwaukee, September 15, 2016

Algoma receives $175,000 EPA grant — Green Bay Press Gazette, August 15, 2016

Grant money to reduce sediment into Racine Harbor, lake — Journal Times, August 8, 2016

Lincoln Lagoon upgrades planned — Kenosha News, July 18, 2016

War Memorial Parking Lot Revamp First Step in Creating Milwaukee Shoreline Master Plan — WUWM, July 14, 2016

Goal of UWM habitat study is to restore fisheries in river — Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, June 26, 2016

Marcus DeBack Playground renovation plans revealed — OnMilwaukee.com, April 29, 2016

The plan to repair the Pike River — Kenosha News, April 14, 2016

Milwaukee River has come far, but much work remains — Journal Sentinal, April 6, 2016

Water Council announces winners of clean water technology competition — WUWM, March 21, 2016

Algoma uses grant money for beach improvements — Fox 11 Green Bay, March 18, 2016

County to Study Racine Harbor — Journal Times, March 12th, 2016

Algoma receives Fund for Lake Michigan grant — Green Bay Press Gazette, March 11, 2016

Algoma Awarded Grant for Crescent Beach — Door County Pulse, March 11, 2016

Fund for Lake Michigan Awards $1.4 million in Grants — Biz Times, March 9, 2016

Fund for Lake Michigan awards almost $1.4 toward Wisconsin Water — OnMilwaukee, March 8, 2016

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Accepts Donation for Lake Michigan Coastal Research — WDNR, February 24, 2016

Love Your Great Lakes Day at Discovery World — Fox 6 Milwaukee, February 13, 2016

Discovery World to Open New Aquarium — WDJT CBS Milwaukee, February 9, 2016

Two Rivers Pursues Wayside Ownership — Herald Times Reporter, January 19, 2016

Wetlad Restored as Part of Oak Creek's Main Street Development — WUWM, January 13, 2016

Port Exploreum is more than a museum — OnMilwaukee.com, January 4, 2016

2015

Menomonee River in Wauwatosa receives facelift — Wauwatosa Now, December 23, 2015

MMSD work would remove 5 fish barriers in Menomonee River — Milwaukee Journal–Sentinel, September 15, 2015

Milwaukee company's device delivers hope for clean drinking water — Milwaukee Journal–Sentinel, August 22, 2015 

Water Council gets additional funding for pilot program — BizTimes.com (Milwaukee Business News), August 21, 2015

New funding, expanded programming for Global Water Center — Milwaukee Business Journal, August 20, 2015

$75,000 grant helping turn fish boil pollution site into model for WI shoreline cleanup — NBC 26 Green Bay, August 11, 2015

Elm Grove to bring covered creek back to daylight — Milwaukee Journal–Sentinel, August 6, 2015

Sheboygan County gets $75K to start dunes preservation — Sheboygan Press, August 6, 2015

Northeast Wisconsin preserve gets grant to clean 'fish boil' pollution (article + audio) — Wisconsin Public Radio, July 31, 2015

Neighbors help reclaim Walnut Way neighborhood with park — Milwaukee Journal–Sentinel, July 31, 2015

Port loses one grant, receives another for breakwater — Ozaukee Press, July 29, 2015

Conservation grant for the Ridges Sanctuary (article + video) — Fox 11 News, July 28, 2015

Investing in our lakeshore — Peninsula Pulse, July 24, 2015

Organization hopes to fund 1,000 Lake Michigan projects (letter) — Kenosha News, July 24, 2015

New green alleys on South Side protect KK River quality — Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, July 23, 2015

Avanza construcción de un callejón ecológico en el sur de Milwaukee (in Spanish) — Telemundo Wisconsin, July 22, 2015

Green alleys being installed in Milwaukee (video) — WISN.com, July 22, 2015

Hawthorn Hollow nets grant to combat stormwater runoff — Kenosha News, July 19, 2015

Fund for Lake Michigan announces $1.9 million in grants — UrbanMilwaukee.com, July 15, 2015

Sam Myers beach project nets $75,000 grant — Racine Journal Times, July 15, 2015

Watershed plan to be presented Thursday — Racine Journal Times, July 13, 2015

The transformation of Johnsons Park — UrbanMilwaukee.com, June 30, 2015

MKE Plays aims to reconstruct 12 deteriorated playgrounds throughout city — March 24, 2015

2014

Crews construct Milwaukee River reef for spawning lake fish (with video) — Milwaukee Journal–Sentinel, November 3, 2014

Milwaukee River fish spawning area expands — Urban Milwaukee, October 31, 2014

Work aims to improve water quality at Eichelman Beach — Kenosha News, October 1, 2014

Ancient sturgeon finally catch a break — Milwaukee Journal–Sentinel, September 24, 2014

Latest "WisBusiness: TheShow" features Vicki Elkin and the Fund for Lake Michigan — Wisconsin Technology Council, September 10, 2014

Milwaukee finds a fix for stormwater overflows: abandoned basements — NPR.org, August 12, 2014

Green roof company partners with local organizations to pilot new stormwater management solution — Greenroofs.com, July 21, 2014

2 Milwaukee churches, 2 ways of growing food and jobs — Milwaukee Journal–Sentinel, July 20, 2014

Fund for Lake Michigan Economic Impact Study Released — The Water Council Blog, July 10, 2014

Clean up funds awarded to Little Lake — Green Bay Press–Gazette, July 9, 2014

Fund for Lake Michigan creates economic tidal wave, study finds — University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, July 1, 2014

Little Lake cleanup effort gets big boost — WDOR.com (93.9 FM Door County Radio), July 1, 2014

Grants to help water quality having real impact, study finds — Milwaukee Journal–Sentinel, June 30, 2014

Discovery World to add freshwater sustainability lab — Milwaukee Business Journal, June 25, 2014

New sequencer to be purchased with support from the Fund for Lake Michigan — Great Lakes Genomics Center, June 1, 2014

Change in U.S. law allows Burnham Canal restoration to proceed — Milwaukee Journal–Sentinel, May 27, 2014

Wetlands to provide environmental benefits, critical habitat — City of Oak Creek, May 14, 2014

County gets grant to fill Belle Harbor Marina — Racine Journal-Times, May 9, 2014

Transforming Reed Street Yards — UrbanMilwaukee.com, April 18, 2014

Green neighborhoods for all in Milwaukee’s Westlawn Gardens — U.S. Green Building Council, April 9, 2014

A Downtown of the Future — City of Oak Creek, April 4, 2014

Fund for Lake Michigan boosts clean water research at UW-Milwaukee — UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, March 24, 2014

Neighbors come together to revitalize park on Milwaukee's North Side — wuwm.com Milwaukee Public Radio, March 18, 2014

City nets $250,000 EPA grant — Racine Journal-Times, March 13, 2014

Milwaukee Gets $1M From EPA To Install 'Green Alleys' (Reed Street Yards) — Wisconsin Public Radio, March 12, 2014

Green infrastructure work outpaces MMSD's mandate (Drexel Town Square) — Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 5, 2014

$48,464 in grants to help Milwaukee neighborhoods control stormwater — Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, January 16, 2014

Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church takes homeless ministry to new level (rooftop community garden) — Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, January 7, 2014

2013

Petrifying Springs Dam Removal Wins Design Award — R.A. Smith International, November 21, 2013

Protect the Pike: Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network has new restoration plan — Racine Journal-Times, September 26, 2013

New Milwaukee park creates an oak savanna in urban area — Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, September 23, 2013

A community effort cleans up the Kinnickinnic River — HealthyLakes.org, August 30, 2013

Can Lake Michigan perch be revived? — Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, August 10, 2013

Milwaukee's Three Bridges Park opens in Menomonee Valley — Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, July 20, 2013

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bike Sharing and Permeable Pavement — UrbanMilwaukee.com, June 21, 2013

2012

Westlawn's rebirth aims to lessen floods, pollution — Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, July 9, 2012

Grant to help pay for dam removal at Petrifying Springs — Kenosha News, January 23, 2012

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