Continuing its vital work to protect and improve water quality, the Fund for Lake Michigan has just awarded nearly $1.4 million in private grants aimed at improving beaches, reducing polluted runoff and restoring critical habitat in Wisconsin.

The 26 different projects receiving money stretch from Kenosha to Marinette and range from restoration of Harrington Beach State Park north of Port Washington to helping advance one of the country’s largest fish passage projects on the Menominee River.

“With water problems increasingly in the news, the Fund is delivering on its promise to help protect water resources right here in Wisconsin,” says Vicki Elkin, executive director of the Milwaukee-based organization.

The Fund is also backing crucial research and planning as Milwaukee builds upon its reputation as the freshwater business capital of the world.

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