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Milwaukee County receives EPA grant for beach improvement

Milwaukee County is receiving $350,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help pay for improvements at South Shore Park.

The County Board of Supervisors’ Parks, Energy and Environment Committee today voted on Tuesday to accept the EPA grant. The award is part of $1.4 million being invested in waterway improvements to county parks as part of the federal agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to protect and restore the Great Lakes, according to a news release from County Executive Chris Abele’s office.

“These additional funds bring us one step closer to a clean, safe, and open beach for everyone to enjoy,” Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic said in the news release.

The county has worked with several entities to help clean up its beaches and improve water quality in the area. Past and ongoing efforts include contributions from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences and the MillerCoors brewing company.

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