Fund For Lake Michigan

Our project partners make headlines with the work they do in their communities. Follow the links below to read more about their success

2019

Efforts to restore Neumiller Woods to its former glory in Somers underway | Kenosha News – January 21, 2019

2018

Making Pritchard Park more pristine; natural areas being upgraded | Racine Journal Times – October 29, 2018 Fund for Lake Michigan Awards Grant for Phosphorus Reduction Efforts in Grafton | SCF – September 19, 2018 Blox Party at Alice’s Garden Builds Vital Cistern For Stormwater | Milwaukee Independant – September 18, 2018 Artworks for Milwaukee | CBS 58 – September 2, 2018 Proposed ‘Green’ stormwater demonstration site on Milwaukee’s north side gets city approval | Milwaukee Journal Sentinal – August 23, 2018 Improvement plan for Crescent Beach in Algoma | WBAY – August 21, 2018 Milwaukee’s Water Technology Cluster Spurs Innovation | Shepherd Express – August 14, 2018 Fund for Lake Michigan Partners with Take Back My Meds MKE | Urban Milwaukee – August 13, 2018 BID 32 leaders committed to ‘building neighborhood from within’ | Milwaukeenns – August 1, 2018 Bay Beach restoration | Green Bay Press Gazette – July 9, 2018 After Decades of Decline Lake Sturgeon Could be Headed for Threatened Designation | Wisconsin Public Radio – July 5, 2018 Sturgeon elevator tour at Menominee Dam | Fox News 11 – May 22, 2018 Concrete bed of Kinnickinnic River in Pulaski Park to be removed | Milwaukee Journal Sentinal – May 7, 2018 Estabrook Park dam floodgates fall to demolition crew | Milwaukee Journal Sentinal – April 18, 2018 Restoration of one of the last wetlands in Milwaukee’s harbor estuary | Milwaukee Journal Sentinal – April 17, 2018 Algoma Authorizes Phase 1 of Crescent Beach Plan | February 9, 2018 Plans for a beach at Bay Beach move forward | February 6, 2018 Top five things to do with your kids in Milwaukee in February | January 31, 2018 Kenosha County awarded $200,000 for wetland restoration | January 12, 2018

2017

County gets $500,000 for Pike River restoration in Pets | September 8, 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

“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of the oceans.”– Kahlil Gibran

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

“Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine.”– Slovakian Proverb

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