Fund For Lake Michigan

Beach Restoration

Beaches reopen, creating new economic activity

Restored beaches are a goldmine for economic growth and quality of life. Less than a decade ago, Racine’s North Beach was often closed due to poor water quality and unhealthy swimming conditions. The community came together behind a massive restoration effort, and today North Beach is a nationally recognized destination where visitors generate $7 million annually for the local economy. Building off the successes at North Beach and Milwaukee’s Bradford Beach, the Fund is now helping to restore another dozen impaired beaches along Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan shoreline.