Gov. Evers Talks Coastal Management Grants in Jacksonport

Gov. Tony Evers met with local Coastal Management Grant recipients on the beach at Jacksonport’s Lakeside Park Wednesday afternoon along with members of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Earlier in the day, the governor’s office announced these statewide grants totaling $1.4 million to support, protect, and improve Wisconsin’s coastal communities. A total of 34 grants were administered by the state’s Coastal Management Program to local governments, regional planning commissions, universities, and non-profits to assist with coastal projects totaling over $3.4 million. One grant for over $29,000 was awarded to the Wisconsin Historical Society for its study of settlement-era piers of Door County, some of those right in Jacksonport. Gov. Evers says it’s important to preserve and document that history………..

Other grants include $9,000 to the Town of Egg Harbor to help them plan for impacts due to fluctuating water levels, $9,500 to the Town of Washington for its land use and community planning, and $14,700 to the Village of Sister Bay also for land use and community planning. Gov. Evers spoke about how these grants will benefit Door County while also supporting tourism………..

This Coastal Management Program awards federal funds to local governments and other entities for innovative coastal initiatives. The funding is meant to enhance public access, promote sustainable use practices, foster community development, restore habitats, and control pollution.

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