Community Engagement & Resources

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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Public Engagement & the Wisconsin Shoreline of Lake Michigan

July 16, 2019 By Bert Stitt, Emissary, Bert Stitt & Associates           Engaging the public on the issues facing Lake Michigan’s coastal bluffs can be as important as understanding why and how coastal processes such as erosion and flooding impact Lake Michigan’s shorelines. Public engagement increases a community’s capacity to address…
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Salus Joins the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience Team

  January 23, 2019 By Lydia Salus, Coastal Resilience Project Assistant, Wisconsin Sea Grant My name is Lydia – I am a graduate student in the Nelson Institute’s Water Resources Management Master’s program and I joined the Coastal Resilience project team in the fall of 2018! I have already been helping with many facets of…
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Coastal Resilience Boat Tours: A new perspective on the coast

October 20, 2018 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute hosted Coastal Resilience Boat Tours along the coast of Lake Michigan on the mornings of October 17th and October 18th out of Port Washington and Racine, respectively. County and municipal staff who participate in the…
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Coastal Resilience Community of Practice Spring 2018 Meeting

June 14, 2018 By Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant A spring meeting for the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience Community of Practice was held in Cudahy, WI on May 2nd. Three guest speakers shared information on shoreline and bluff erosion processes as well as some possible steps and resources to address these…
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Enabling Resilience to Great Lakes Coastal Hazards through the Wisconsin Coastal Atlas

January 25, 2018 By David Hart, Assistant Director for Extension, Wisconsin Sea Grant The Wisconsin Coastal Atlas is a technology platform that enables people to better understand coastal issues, share coastal data and inform decision-making about sustainable use of the Great Lakes. It is intended for use by coastal resource managers, planners, researchers, educators and coastal…
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Interactive Map Provides Quick Access to Local Coastal Resilience Information for Southeastern Wisconsin

January 25, 2018 By David Hart, Assistant Director for Extension, Wisconsin Sea Grant An interactive map has been developed that provides quick access to local government information about coastal resilience for communities in southeastern Wisconsin. By clicking on one of the 22 municipalities and 4 counties along the coast, one can access useful information including general…
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