Door County projects get $62,000 in state Coastal Management grants | Green Bay Press-Gazette
One grant will help document historic lumber and quarry piers while three are for comprehensive plans. The effort to designate a Green Bay NERR, which could include Sturgeon Bay, also won a grant.
DOOR COUNTY – Four improvement projects in and around shoreline communities in Door County received grants totaling $62,634 from the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, the state announced Wednesday, along with another grant that could directly affect the county.
They were among 34 grants awarded by the program, which is part of the Wisconsin Department of Administration, for a total of $1.4 million. It is a matching grant program in which the applicants − local, state and tribal governments, regional planning commissions, universities and nonprofit organizations − must provide at least 50% of the funding for the entire project.
As part of the announcement, Gov. Tony Evers visited Lakeside Park in Jacksonport Wednesday afternoon, near a historic site in Lake Michigan that could benefit from the grant.
Also potentially affecting the Peninsula, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay received a grant of $49,866 to complete the third phase of its effort to designate a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) around the Bay of Green Bay. Areas of the waterfront along the Sturgeon Bay channel are recommended to be part of the proposed reserve, and the city is being considered as a site for a visitor center should NERR designation be granted. This phase will create a Draft Management Plan that would guide the reserve’s first five years of operation.