Providing opportunities and cooperative solutions to foster healthy and thriving communities
within the region. 
An Economic Development District serving Northeast Wisconsin for over 40 years.

(920) 448-2820

425 S. Adams St, Ste. 201
Green Bay, WI 54301

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Cindy J. Wojtczak
Executive Director

Jeffrey C. Agee-Aguayo
Transportation Planner

Amy Carrozzino-Lyon
Phragmites Project Coordinator

Angela Kowalzek-Adrians
Natural Resources Planner

Richard J. Malone
Office Accounts Coordinator

Brandon G. Robinson
Community Assistance Planner

Joshua W. Schedler
GIS Coordinator

GLRI Phragmites Management 
Project Update
Chemical treatments of Phragmites is winding down in the lower Green Bay area, and along the lower portions of the Fox and East Rivers. Treatments are complete in Allouez, Ashwaubenon, Bellevue, and De Pere; and are nearly complete in Green Bay, Howard, and Scott. 

Although several rainy and windy days have limited the treatment window, we are on track to finish all treatments by the second week of October. Mowing of the treated areas will take place in late October or into the winter, and follow-up chemical treatments will occur in fall 2017 for any returning Phragmites or areas missed.

For more information, contact Angela Kowalzek-Adrians or Amy Carrozzino-Lyon

The Phragmites Information Hotline (920-430-0220) will be regularly updated with a recorded message about treatment schedule and progress.  
MarshMaster treating shoreland Phragmites

In the news!
WBAY ABC 2 (9/14/2016): Full-scale assault begins on invasive grass in Brown County by Jeff Alexander
WLUK Fox 11 (8/31/2016):  Phragmites sprayed in Green Bay area  by Eric Peterson 
WLUK Fox 11 (8/23/2016):  Phragmites to be sprayed in Green Bay area   by Eric Peterson 
Green Bay Press-Gazette (7/26/2016):  Green Bay is 'ground zero' for invasive reeds  by Adam Rodewald
Sheboygan Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
The draft Sheboygan Metropolitan Planning Area Transportation Improvement Program (TIP): Calendar Years 2017 - 2020 was released for a 30 day comment period on September 28th.  A public hearing on the draft 2017 - 2020 TIP will take place on October 26th.  The Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees are scheduled to recommend approval of the 2017 - 2020 TIP at their joint meeting on October 27th, and the Commission is scheduled to approve it at a meeting of its Executive Committee on October 28th. 

Commission staff has prepared a draft 2017 Sheboygan Metropolitan Planning Area Transportation Planning Work Program.  Members of the Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees reviewed proposed activities in the draft Work Program at their joint meeting on September 8th, and Commission staff submitted it to WisDOT and USDOT staff for their review in mid-September.  A teleconference with WisDOT and USDOT staff to review the draft Work Program has been scheduled for October 21st. The Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees are scheduled to recommend approval of the Work Program at their joint meeting on October 27th, and the Commission is scheduled to approve it on October 28th.  

Commission staff has continued work on the 2016 Public Participation Plan Update for the MPO.  Members of the Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees released the document for public review at their joint meeting on September 8th. A 45 day public comment period on the document will be initiated on October 7th.

Please contact Jeff Agee-Aguayo for additional information.
How Is Your Internet Access?
The Wisconsin State Broadband Office has released a survey that allows residents and businesses the opportunity to voice their need for improved internet service. This survey is intended to help state policy makers understand the need for improved  broadband in our state.   

Click here to take the Business Survey.

The survey will remain open until November 23rd. If you are unable to access the website (maybe because of poor internet) call: (877) 360-2973, toll free. 

For more information, about the survey   click here.
Upcoming Events/Meetings
October 7-9, 2016
UW Fox Valley - Menasha, WI

October 20, 2016 

October 20-21, 2016
Heartwood Resort, Trego, WI

October 28, 2016
Executive Committee Meeting
BLRPC office, Green Bay, WI
December 9, 2016
Full Commission Meeting
Location TBD, Green Bay, WI
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 Grants
Ben & Jerry's Foundation Grants Cedar Tree Foundation Grants
Charles Stuart Mott Foundation Environmental Grants Cornell Douglas Foundation Grants
CN Stronger Communities Fund Costco Wholesale Grants
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation EcoTech Grants - The Captain Planet Foundation
Environmental Research & Education Foundation Grants Gannett Foundation Grants
Georgia-Pacific Foundation Grants ING Foundation Grants
International Paper Grants Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grant
Kinder Morgan Foundation Grants Kodak American Greenways Grants
Laura Jane Musser Fund Lawrence Foundation Grants
Lego Children's Fund 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 Rockefeller Family Fund
US Soccer Foundation Grant
Waste Management Charitable Giving

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