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August 2015

Phragmites Control Project Update


Landowner permissions have been secured to treat  Phragmites  under the Commission's Great Lakes Restoration Ini tiative (GLRI) funded project to manage Phragmites in the Lower Green Bay and Fox River Area of Concern (AOC) .

Treatments will occur along the shoreline of Green Bay (from Duck Creek to Point Au Sable) and the Fox River (to the De Pere dam)

We are currently awaiting U.S. EPA approval of our quality assurance documentation before inventory work and treatments can occur. A Phragmites Project Coordinator will soon be joining the Commission to keep the project progressing and improve landowner communications and outreach.

Please contact Angela Pierce for additional information.


Community Project Survey

The Commission will be sending out its annual community survey to member units of government within the next several days. The solicitation is to gather information on proposed community and economic development projects that will be included as a part of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and for integration into the Commission's rolling two-year Work Program. To ensure that each municipality receives a copy of the survey, it will be sent to the clerks at the town, village, and city levels, along with a number of planning and economic development staff members. These projects should represent your "priority list" of projects that are to address industrial park development or improvements, public facilities upgrades, business incubators, transportation infrastructure, park enhancements, plan updates (e.g., comprehensive plans), or planning projects that will result in sustainable economic development for your respective community, county, or region.
If your community/county/organization had submitted projects in 2014, that list can be referenced on the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission website.
For more information regarding the Community Survey, please contact Brandon Robinson.

Oneida Nation Hazard Mitigation Planning


The Oneida Nation is working with the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission to update its hazard mitigation Plan. The plan will maintain Oneida's qualification with FEMA for disaster assistance and better position the Tribe to mitigate natural hazards before they occur. The plan is on schedule to be adopted in September 2016.

Please contact Angela Pierce for additional information about the project.


Transportation Technician Opening


The Commission is seeking a Transportation Technician to assist the Transportation Planner with various projects related to the processing of transit surveys, land use inventory work and some report writing. This is a limited term employment (LTE) position that runs through December 2015. The position description and qualifications have been posted to the Commission's website. The deadline for receipt of application materials is August 21st. Please contact Jeff Agee-Aguayo for additional information.


Sheboygan Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Activities


The Commission approved amendments to the Sheboygan Metropolitan Planning Area Transportation Improvement Program (TIP): Calendar Years 2015 - 2018 at a meeting of its Executive Committee on July 31st. A public hearing on the draft amendments to the 2015 - 2018 TIP was held on July 16th, and the Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees recommended approval of the amendments on that same date.  The amendments primarily impact the transit capital and street and highway project components of the 2015 - 2018 TIP. The amendments to the 2015 - 2018 TIP have been posted to the Commission website.


Members of the Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees also continued their discussion of potential financing of projects with Surface Transportation Program (STP) Urban funds in the 2015 - 2020 cycle at their July 16th joint meeting. 

Please contact Jeff Agee-Aguayo for additional information.

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WCMP Grants


The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP) is seeking proposals to enhance, preserve, protect and restore resources within the state's coastal zone - all counties adjacent to Lakes Superior and Michigan, with their nearly 1,000 miles of shoreline. The WCMP anticipates awarding approximately $1.5 million in grant funding. 


WCMP Grants are available for coastal wetland protection and habitat restoration, nonpoint source pollution control, coastal resource and community planning, Great Lakes education, public access and historic preservation.  Applications are due November 2, 2015.

Application materials and the Request for Proposals are available on the WCMP websiteAn informational workshop has been scheduled in Green Bay to discuss the grant application process and funding priorities. 


Thursday, September 10, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

Neville Public Museum 

210 Museum Place, Green Bay



Available Grant Opportunities
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The following is a list of upcoming grant opportunities and their due dates. Please contact the Commission  if you have a project idea, or need assistance with preparing or administering a grant, or if you are interested in partnering with the Commission on a project.  
BayCare Clinic Foundation Grants
Ben & Jerry's Foundation Grants Cedar Tree Foundation Grants
Charles Stuart Mott Foundation Environmental Grants Cornell Douglas Foundation Grants
Costco Wholesale Grants
EcoTech Grants - The Captain Planet Foundation
Environmental Research & Education Foundation Grants Gannett Foundation Grants
ING Foundation Grants
International Paper Grants Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grant
Kinder Morgan Foundation Grants Kodak American Greenways Grants
MeadWestvaco Foundation Grants
Meetings Mean Business! Grant Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas Grants
MLB Baseball Tomorrow Fund Patagonia Environmental Grants
RGK Foundation Education Fund
US Soccer Foundation Grant
Waste Management Charitable Giving
Wisconsin Humanities Council Grant
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Phragmites Control Project Update
Community Project Survey
Oconto County Hazard Mitigation Plan
BLRPC Seeking a Phragmites Project Coordinator
Sheboygan MPO Activities
WCMP Grants
Available Grants





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