Fund For Lake Michigan

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We Make Grants
for Lake Michigan

Our grants support organizations and communities committed to enhancing the Lake’s health though projects with both immediate and long-term benefits. The growing economic and environmental impact of this work is reflected not only in improved water quality but also in Wisconsin job creation, property value increases, and new economic activity.

Project Highlights:

PropertyValues

$151M

Increase

SwimmingBeaches

15

Restored

Wetlands

1,042

Acres Restored

EconomicDevelopment

1,039

Jobs Created

Grantee Spotlight

Buzzing with Excitement for Native Pollinators

Milwaukee has recently been the stage to some surprising animal stars. From the return of the river otter to the first downtown beaver spotting in nearly two centuries, Milwaukee’s conservation stewards are seeing the furry fruits of their labor everywhere. But there’s another comeback kid, and it might be buzzing right under your nose.

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Flood Abatement and Community Resilience

FFLM-funded projects are helping Wisconsin permanently adapt to the extreme precipitation that comes with climate change. Green infrastructure, increased wetland acreage, and rivers and streams restored to free-flowing are providing stormwater management and flood abatement. Streambank stabilization, wetland restorations, and…

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FFLM Report

Economic Impact

Measuring the economic impact of water quality issues – A study of the Fund for Lake Michigan. The primary finding of this study is that the Fund for Lake Michigan (“FFLM” or “the Fund) has had a very positive, demonstrable economic impact in the southeastern region of Wisconsin…

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