Update: Here is Racine Journal Times coverage.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is turning its eyes to South Milwaukee and Grant Park with significant grant funding announced Tuesday.
A portion of $2.6 million in federal grants will go towards “reconfiguring” Grant Park Beach and select other beaches in Wisconsin and Michigan. The goal: Reduce bacteria levels.
Here is the press release.
See the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story here. From it:
It includes a $1 million grant to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to work to reconfigure eight state beaches to reduce bacteria levels. The beaches on the list include Grant Park in South Milwaukee as well as swimming areas in Marinette, Algoma, Manitowoc and Kenosha.
“These Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants will improve water quality, allowing people to enjoy more days at Great Lakes beaches,” Susan Hedman of the Environmental Protection Agency said in a news release. “The projects will make beaches safer, by eliminating harmful bacteria and other sources of contamination.”
Learn more about the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative here.