by Marie Zhuikov, Wisconsin Sea Grant

Linda Campbell, Wisconsin Sea Grant

A program designed to reduce pollution and protect Wisconsin’s waterways was recently awarded $200,000 from the Fund for Lake Michigan. It’s the Wisconsin Clean Marina Program, which has operated since 2009. The three-year grant will allow for increased staff time and a renewed focus on encouraging more marinas and boatyards in the state to become certified.

“This grant is really giving a shot in the arm to this program. It’s a boatload of money to encourage clean marinas,” said Julia Noordyk, Wisconsin Sea Grant’s water quality and coastal communities outreach specialist.

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