Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience Study
SEWRPC is partnering with staff from the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP), the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in developing the Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Resilience Study. The funding source for the study is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Resilience Grants Program award to the WCMP. The three-year study will focus on the Lake Michigan coast in Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha Counties. Deliverables for the study will include projecting future shoreline recession, developing guidance materials for implementing risk reduction practices and communicating risk along the coastal shoreline, organizing a network for communities to collaborate, and identifying coastal resilience projects to fund. SEWRPC staff are participating in the effort by providing technical support for guidance materials related to bluff vegetation and assisting in organizing and interacting with the project Community of Practice, which will be a network of local officials, scientists, and outreach specialists in the study region. The Community of Practice will meet periodically throughout the project to discuss local projects, share information related to coastal resilience, learn about coastal risks, and plan regionally resilient strategies for the shared Lake Michigan coast.
Regional Chloride Impact Study
SEWRPC staff has begun work on a regional chloride impact study that will evaluate the introduction of chloride in the environment and the environmental impacts of such introduction within the Region.
Jackson and Mason Creek Plans are Consistent with the
Watershed-Based USEPA 9-Elements
Commission staff have been working with local, County, and State stakeholders over the past few years on developing watershed protection plans for Jackson Creek and Mason Creek.
Also Available in this Newsletter:

Community Assistance Planning Report No. 333 – Waukesha County Aquatic Invasive Species Strategic Plan

Wisconsin Regional Planning Commissions and the Wisconsin DNR Announce Funding to Help Communities, Counties, and Tribes Mitigate the Impacts of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and Reduce Runoff

Comprehensive Planning Update