Ten Wisconsin Coastal Management grants totaling $210,290 awarded to Door and Kewaunee counties this week could have an impact on your life from the water you drink to the place you recreate.
Governor Tony Evers highlighted four of the grants that will positively impact Kewaunee County during a press conference held at Algoma City Hall on Thursday.
The City of Algoma was awarded $30,000 to make green infrastructure improvements to Olson Park where its public works department currently dumps its snow during the winter months. City Administrator Matt Murphy says the grant will allow them to dump the snow somewhere else instead of the park where sediment could flow into Lake Michigan via the Ahnapee River.
Kewaunee County received $30,000 to continue its well testing program to allow an additional 600 wells to get tested for contaminants. Kewaunee County Administrator Scott Feldt says by continuing the program, they will get the data necessary to make future decisions concerning water conservation efforts.
The Wisconsin Historical Society received over $16,000 to continue its documentation efforts of maritime resources near historic lumber piers in Kewaunee County. Maritime archaeologist Tamara Thomsen says their work could be a "game-changer" if a potential Lake Michigan Marine Sanctuary expands further north into Kewaunee County.
The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Partnership also received $20,000 to provide technical assistance to seven counties including Door and Kewaunee.
You can read more about the grants awarded by clicking this link and by watching today's press conference below.