The Wisconsin Coastal Management Council will meet on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at the AmericInn by Wyndham Conference Center in Ashland, Wisconsin.
The Council will receive a welcome from City of Ashland Parks and Recreation Director, Sara Hudson. The Council will take action on the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Grant Priorities. The Council will hear reports from Jason Laumann, Northwest Regional Planning Commission; Kyle Magyera, Wisconsin Wetlands Association; Jim Giglierano, Wisconsin Department of Administration; Elizabeth Mountz, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management; and Mike Friis of the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program.
The Council provides policy direction for the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. The Governor appoints members of the Council to represent state agencies, local governments, tribal governments, and the general public.
The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program is dedicated to preserving and improving Wisconsin’s Great Lakes resources. The program awards federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management and U.S. Department of Commerce to local, state, and tribal governments, universities and non-profit organizations, for innovative coastal initiatives. The Coastal Management Grant Program supports projects focusing on wetland protection, habitat restoration, nonpoint pollution control, land use planning, Great Lakes education, public access, historic preservation, and land acquisition.
Following the Council meeting, Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan will be making a presentation commemorating WCMP grant awards to eight Chequamegon Bay area projects.
Additional information is available online at http://coastal.wisconsin.gov.