Sweet Water has several on-going initiatives as well as projects that are supported by grants from federal departments, state agencies and foundations. The central driving initiative is the development of Watershed Restoration Plans for the five rivers in the Greater Milwaukee Watersheds, the development of accompanying implementation plans and coordination of partnering groups to move the plans forward into actionable projects.
The annual Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference promotes the vision for an integrated watershed approach to water quality and water resource management, highlights current research and models for watershed approaches, and promotes green infrastructure as the best management practice to address water quality and resource issuers.
The Sweet Water Mini-Grant Program makes small grants available to neighborhood and civic associations, and non-profit organizations for projects that address water quality, restore habitat, or support educational efforts to raise awareness about our water resources.
RFP for the 2012 Water Quality Mini-grant Program linked here.
The following links will take you to archival information concerning RFPs and awards.
2011 Mini-Grant Request for Proposal and Application (July 19, 2011)
2010 Mini-Grant Awards Announcement (September 15, 2010)
Mini-Grant Program: Awardees Announced (February 3, 2009)
1. promoting green infrastructure practices in the area through Sweet Water's publications
2. coordinating a Collegiate BMP Design Challenge that matches the talents of pre-professional students with priority projects
3. hosting trainings and workshops focused on bmps
Programs informing stakeholders of new directions or innovations in water quality and restoration protection are also planned.