Fund For Lake Michigan

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. The critically endangered […]

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Flood Abatement and Community Resilience

Part 1: Adaptation This post is the first in a series discussing how FFLM’s work in the Lake Michigan watershed is contributing to climate change adaptation and mitigation. The data is clear: The earth’s climate is changing.[1]  The top five hottest years on record since 1880, when NASA began tracking annual average temperatures, have been […]

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Shedding Light on Lake Michigan: the WATERshed Program

by Erin Keleske Erin Keleske is the new Fund for Lake Michigan Communication’s Assistant! The Fund has supported the WATERshed program for the past several years. Erin grew up in Racine and we were thrilled to learn that she has experienced the benefits of environmental education programs like the WATERshed program. Growing up in Racine, […]

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Inner Harbor Fish Hotels

In early 2017, students at Milwaukee’s Bradley Tech High School spent a winter and spring designing and building aquatic rest stops to replace fish habitat that was lost decades ago when steel sheet piling was installed along the rivers of the Inner Harbor. Imagine sleeping standing up in the middle of a busy road, and […]

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