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GLIN==> Wisconsin Coastal Management Grants Now Available




Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Contact:  Scott Larrivee, Office of the Secretary, 608-266-7362


Coastal Management Grants Now Available


The Department of Administration's Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
(WCMP) today announced that it is now accepting grant proposals for
projects designed to enhance, preserve, protect and restore coastal
resources anywhere along the state's 820 miles of shoreline with Lakes
Michigan and Superior.  


The program awards approximately $1.5 million each year to local
governments and organizations for projects related to Coastal Land
Acquisition, Coastal Wetland Protection and Habitat Restoration,
Nonpoint Source Pollution Control, Coastal Resources and Community
Planning, Great Lakes Education, and Public Access and Historic
Preservation. Eligible applicants include local and tribal governments,
nonprofits, academic institutions, and state agencies.


To assist applicants, WCMP staff will be traveling around the state to
conduct grant workshops at the following locations:


*	Madison:  August 30, 1:00 p.m., Department of Administration
Building,  101 East Wilson Street,  Room 4B 
*	Milwaukee:  September 6, 1:00 p.m., Port of Milwaukee, 2323 S.
Lincoln Memorial Drive 
*	Sheboygan:  September 13, 1:00 p.m., Harbor Centre, 821
Broughton Drive    
*	Ashland:  September 21, 1:00 p.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor
Center, 29270 CTH G 


Applicants are encouraged to contact WCMP staff to discuss ideas for
project proposals and application requirements. Application materials
are available on the WCMP Web site:  http://coastal.wisconsin.gov
<http://coastal.wisconsin.gov/> . Applications are due November 3, 2006.


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