Fund For Lake Michigan

Press Releases

Aurora Health Care, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers and Fund for Lake Michigan Team Up to Dispose of Unused Medicine

October 10, 2018 Milwaukee, WI – A ground-breaking collaboration between health and environmental leaders is bringing a new drop box for unused medicine to Milwaukee’s South Side, in the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center Parkway Clinic and Aurora Pharmacy located at 2906 S. 20th Street, Milwaukee. Continue reading here.

Fund for Lake Michigan Awards Grant for Phosphorus Reduction Efforts in Grafton

September 19, 2018 Grafton, WI – The Fund for Lake Michigan has awarded a grant to the Sand County Foundation to assist the Village of Grafton with water quality efforts. The $100,000 grant is in support of Sand County Foundation’s outreach with farmers to implement conservation practices that will limit the amount of phosphorus entering local waterways. Continue reading here.

Fund for Lake Michigan Backs UW-Milwaukee Ground-Breaking Study of Aquatic Species:

July 18, 2017 Milwaukee, WI – 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 the Green Bay Mayfly. Continue reading here.

Fund for Lake Michigan Backs Study of Racine’s Horlick Dam

July 18, 2018 Milwaukee, WI – The Fund for Lake Michigan announced today it will help pay  for a comprehensive engineering study of the aging Horlick Dam on the Root River in Racine. A study is needed after the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources determined the 180-year-old dam no longer meets flood safety standards and must be repaired or removed by 2024. Continue reading here.

Grants Approved January 2017

March 2, 2017 Milwaukee, WI – The mission of the Fund for Lake Michigan is to support efforts, and in particular those in southeastern Wisconsin, that enhance the health of Lake Michigan and its shoreline and tributary river systems for the benefit of the people and communities that depend upon the system for water, recreation, and commerce. Continue reading here.