Community Engagement & Resources

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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Great Lakes Water Levels Informational Meeting – October 17th in Bayside, WI

By Adam Bechle, Coastal Engineering Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant  On the evening of October 17th, an informational meeting on Great Lakes water levels was held at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside, WI. Speakers from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the National Weather Service, and Wisconsin Sea Grant provided an review…
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Southeastern Wisconsin’s Opportunities to Increase Coastal Resilience

By Lydia Salus & Adam Bechle, Wisconsin Sea Grant   A Coastal Resilience Self-Assessment was provided to staff and decision-makers of Southeastern Wisconsin’s coastal counties and municipalities to help them weigh the effects of coastal hazards and begin to consider planning and mitigation actions which may increase the coastal resilience of their community. This Self-Assessment…
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Resources for Great Lakes Coastal Property Owners: Where do I start?

By Lydia Salus & Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Project Team, Wisconsin Sea Grant   Where do I start? Coastal hazards like erosion and flooding along Wisconsin’s Great Lakes coasts can be a threat to properties, particularly when water levels are high. Below is a list of available tools and resources to help individuals understand coastal…
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