Project Title & Description
Restoration in Milwaukee Estuary Area Of Concern
This project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 111-88. Specifically, this project will protect and restore 40 contiguous acres of land along the Milwaukee River, within the Milwaukee River Estuary Area of Concern (AOC), and will address three AOC Beneficial Use Impairments. Overall, 1,500 native trees and shrubs, 100,000 herbaceous plants and millions of native seeds will be planted, leading to an increase in biodiversity and improvement in ecosystem function.