The Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience project will foster a collaborative network of partners that address coastal hazards in southeastern Wisconsin, including local counties and municipalities, state agencies, federal agencies, and state workgroups and associations.
The southeastern Wisconsin region consists of four counties and 22 municipalities that have Lake Michigan coastline. This interactive map gives an overview of these coastal communities.
Belgium, Port Washington (town), Port Washington (city), Grafton, Mequon
Bayside, Fox Point, Whitefish Bay, Shorewood, Milwaukee, St. Francis, Cudahy, South Milwaukee, Oak Creek
Caledonia, Wind Point, North Bay, Racine, Mount Pleasant
Somers, Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie
All of these counties and municipalities have been invited to participate in the community of practice, conduct resilience self-assessment and guided assessment exercises, and develop and implement local resilience projects. For more information on how these communities are working on building coastal resilience, see Local Initiatives.
State agencies with a stake in helping coastal communities respond to coastal hazards will participate in the community of practice.
- Wisconsin Emergency Management – (WEM information about coastal erosion.)
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – (WI DNR information about coastal erosion)
- National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administraiton – Office of Coastal Management (NOAA OCM). Beyond providing funding for the project, NOAA OCM is an active partner, participating in project planning, evaluation, training and GIS.
- United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The project efforts are being coordinated with USACE resilience initiatives in the Great Lakes.
State Workgroups and Association Partners
Workgroups and associations composed of coastal stakeholders will be engaged in the community of practice and in the development of resilience resources. With their broad reach, these groups will also be critical in disseminating resilience resources and information to stakeholders across the state and Great Lakes region.