The Northwest Regional Planning Commission is pleased to announce the total award of $122,000 to 20 Wisconsin communities and counties for projects to reduce runoff and mitigate the impacts of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
This grant program is a partnership between the Wisconsin DNR, the Bay-Lake RPC, East Central Wisconsin RPC, Northwest RPC, and Southeastern Wisconsin RPC, with funding made available through two FY2018 U.S. Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GRLI) grants received by the Bay-Lake RPC earlier this year. Grant funds this year are supporting the planting of nearly 1,000 trees throughout the Wisconsin Great Lakes Basin to help reduce runoff and recover from canopy losses from EAB.
The grant recipient in the Northwest RPC Region includes Bayfield County for $10,000 to plant 22 trees. For additional information, contact Angela Kowalzek-Adrians, Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission at 920-448-2820, Ext. 106 or AngelaKA@baylakerpc.org