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Cindy  Wojtczak
Executive Director

Angela  Kowalzek-Adrians
Natural Resources Planner

Brandon 
Robinson
Community Assistance Planner

Elizabeth  Runge
Economic Development Planner
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Jeffrey 
Agee-Aguayo
Transportation Planner

Madison  Smith
Community Assistance Planner
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Nicole  Barbiaux
GIS Specialist
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Rachel  Moore
Managerial Assistant
rmoore@baylakerpc.org
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E-NEWSLETTER VOLUME 8,  ISSUE 6 / JULY 2018 
Welcome our newest Commissioner, 
Thomas Romdenne
Representing Kewaunee County as the county's appointed representative to the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission, is Tom Romdenne. As resident of the City of Algoma, he held the position of City Administrator for many years. Tom currently serves on the County Board.
Funding Available to Help 
Communities Plant Trees
The Bay-Lake RPC is excited to announce available funding under the 2019 WI RPCs & DNR Great Lakes Basin Tree Planting Grant Program. This program is a partnership with the Wisconsin DNR, East Central Wisconsin RPC, Northwest Wisconsin RPC, and Southeastern Wisconsin RPC. 
This funding opportunity is aimed at helping communities, counties, and tribes plant trees to  reduce runoff  and mitigate Emerald Ash Borer impacts. The funding has been made available through two FY2018 U.S. Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants received by the Bay-Lake RPC.
 
Eligible applicants include Wisconsin cities, villages, towns, counties, and tribal governments in the Great Lakes Basin. Approximately $120,000 will be available in this 2019 grant round to fund projects ranging in cost from $1,000 to $20,000. 
 
Applications are due on September 10, 2018 by 4PM . For additional information, and to apply, visit our website. www.baylakerpc.org/tree-grants.

For more information on this study, please contact  Angela Kowalzek-Adrians.

Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update
With the summer in full swing, Commission staff have been busy out on the trails! The data being collected with GoPro and GPS units will be used  in an online interactive story map.

In addition to the trail inventory, staff continue to promote the crowdsourcing survey by attending walking and biking events within the region, such as bike to school day, Titletown Bike Tour, and the BayCare Clinic Century Bayshore to Lakeshore

The crowdsourcing survey is a platform for the public to provide comments on the current regional trail network and future expansion. The survey will be open for public feedback through August.
 
For more information on the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, please contact Brandon Robinson.
Kewaunee County Invasive Species 
Project Update
The Bay-Lake RPC has collected inventory data on the locations of invasive Phragmites, Japanese knotweed, and Wild parsnip in Kewaunee County through a roadway inventory, and input received through the Kewaunee County Invasive Species online app .
A public informational meeting on the project was held in Luxemburg on May 23, 2018. A request for qualifications was released at the end of June to assist in the hiring of a contractor to treat the target invasives in the county. Treatments will take place in late August through September this year, and again in 2019. A permit request has been submitted to the DNR for the herbicide treatments. Landowner permission forms have been mailed to owners of parcels where a target invasive species has been found. Additionally, a permission form has been mailed to all riverfront landowners as the rivers will be a primary target area for invasives management.
For more information on this study, please contact  Angela Kowalzek-Adrians.
Upcoming Events/Meetings
 
July 25 @ 1 pm
Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees Joint Meeting, Sheboygan

July 27 @ 10 am
Executive Committee meeting, Green Bay

August 9 @ 11:30 am

Available Grant Opportunities 
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
Charles Stuart Mott Foundation
CN Stronger Communities Fund
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Environmental Research & Education Foundation
Georgia-Pacific Foundation
Lego Children's Fund Grants
MLB Baseball Tomorrow Fund
NSight Community Giving
Rockefeller Family Fund
Waste Management Grant
Wisconsin Humanities Council Grant

Please contact Angela Kowalzek-Adrians for any links that are not working properly.  Thank you!