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1 LAKE MICHIGAN WATERSHED ACADEMY Summary of Regional Planning Commission Small Grant Projects

2 THE LAKE MICHIGAN WATERSHED ACADEMY 10 Regional Planning Commissions 10 Regional Planning Commissions Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Council East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Council Michiana Area Council of Governments Michiana Area Council of Governments Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission Northwest Michigan Council of Governments Northwest Michigan Council of Governments Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission South Central Michigan Planning Council South Central Michigan Planning Council Southwest Michigan Regional Planning Commission Southwest Michigan Regional Planning Commission West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission

3 REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSIONS

4 SMALL GRANT PROGRAM 2012 Encouraged to Focus on Biodiversity/Climate Adaptation Encouraged to Focus on Biodiversity/Climate Adaptation Coordinate with existing green infrastructure or other work, like LID, NPS or land use Coordinate with existing green infrastructure or other work, like LID, NPS or land use Tie to recommendations in the Biodiversity Blueprint Tie to recommendations in the Biodiversity Blueprint Approximately $7000 in funding for each RPC that applied Approximately $7000 in funding for each RPC that applied

5 RESULTS OF 2012 SMALL GRANT PROGRAM Bay-Lake RPC Bay-Lake RPC Make regional land use and environmental corridor GIS datasets publicly accessible in a Google Earth format (.KML/.KMZ) and provide the information on the Wisconsin Sea Grant Coastal Atlas website. Make regional land use and environmental corridor GIS datasets publicly accessible in a Google Earth format (.KML/.KMZ) and provide the information on the Wisconsin Sea Grant Coastal Atlas website. East Central Wisconsin RPC East Central Wisconsin RPC Complete the Biodiversity & Habitat and Green Infrastructure plans for the Niagara Escarpment Greenway Plan project. Complete the Biodiversity & Habitat and Green Infrastructure plans for the Niagara Escarpment Greenway Plan project.

6 RESULTS OF 2012 SMALL GRANT PROGRAM Southeastern Wisconsin RPC Southeastern Wisconsin RPC Create a popularized summary of the RPC’s Natural Areas and Critical Species Habitat Plan and distribute this summary to citizens and stakeholders Create a popularized summary of the RPC’s Natural Areas and Critical Species Habitat Plan and distribute this summary to citizens and stakeholders West Michigan Shoreline RDC West Michigan Shoreline RDC Develop a plan to strategically manage and eradicate non- native invasive plants, particularly Phragmites, along the Muskegon Lake and Bear Lake shorelines. Develop a plan to strategically manage and eradicate non- native invasive plants, particularly Phragmites, along the Muskegon Lake and Bear Lake shorelines.

7 FOR MORE INFORMATION Todd Parker, Senior Manager Delta Institute


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