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

Press Release

Study of Aquatic Species

In what scientists call a groundbreaking effort, the Fund for Lake Michigan has approved a grant to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) School of Freshwater Sciences to sequence the DNA and analyze the genetic makeup of three aquatic species, including Yellow Perch and…

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Featured Story

Shedding Light on Lake Michigan: the WATERshed Program

A shocking number of students in Racine and Kenosha counties have never actually visited Lake Michigan, let alone the Root and Pike Rivers. Nancy Carlson is doing what she can to change things. She’s spent the last ten years filling this deficit with the WATERshed Program, a fun-filled day of wading through the water, hands-on science, 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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