Community Engagement & Resources

Case Study: Milwaukee County Coastal Resources Inventory

Milwaukee County Coastal Resources Inventory   This project was funded as part of the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience project led by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. To be eligible for this funding, Lake Michigan coastal local governments in Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, and Ozaukee counties completed a Coastal Resilience Self-Assessment (link) to help prioritize top coastal…
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Introducing: the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

April 25, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant   Introducing: the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) “The DNR is dedicated to working with Wisconsinites while preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Wisconsin. In partnership with individuals and organizations, DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air, and water…
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Introducing: Wisconsin Emergency Management

November 11, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant   Introducing: Wisconsin Emergency Management   Who are they? Wisconsin Emergency Management is a division of the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs.  Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) builds capabilities and coordinates resources to support a safe and resilient Wisconsin. The bulk of WEM…
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Introducing: The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program

October 12, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant   Introducing: The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program “Enjoy and Protect Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Coastal Resources”   Who are they? The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP) is a state program within the Department of Administration, focused on coastal resources around the Great Lakes. They…
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FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program

September 10, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant   FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program   FEMA has announced their Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs for Federal Fiscal Year 2020 (webpage here). These FEMA programs are some of the few grant opportunities that provides major funding to coastal hazard mitigation…
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Kemper Center Shoreline Protection Design Case Study

June 27, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant This project was funded as part of the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience project led by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. To be eligible for this funding and guide project development, Lake Michigan coastal local governments completed a Coastal Resilience Self-Assessment (link) to…
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Wandsnider Joins the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience Team

June 1, 2020 By Kayla Wandsnider, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant Please welcome Kayla Wandsnider to the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience Team as a project assistant! She officially started with the WI Sea Grant Institute in the Fall of 2019 working on Green Infrastructure (GI) in Green Bay. Since taking over the position…
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Relocating Buildings Threatened by Great Lakes Erosion and Bluff Failure

April 13, 2020 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant & Adam Bechle, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist Erosion of Great Lakes shorelines and coastal bluff failure can put people and buildings at risk. Relocating a building threatened by erosion and bluff failure is one option a homeowner has to protect their home. Relocating a building…
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Spring 2020 Community of Practice Meeting

April 7, 2020 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant A webinar meeting for the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience Community of Practice was held virtually on March 19th, 2020. This webinar replaced a face-to-face meeting that was scheduled to be held that day in Mequon but were canceled due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)…
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Great Lakes Water Levels Informational Webinar – March 18th, 2020

By Adam Bechle, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant  An informational webinar on Great Lakes water levels was hosted by Wisconsin Sea Grant on the evening of March 18th. This webinar replaced three face-to-face panels that were scheduled to be held that week in Manitowoc, Somers and Mequon but were canceled due to COVID-19…
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