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Gov. Evers announces $100,000 grant for Bay Beach

Posted at 3:52 PM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 18:30:14-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday a $100,000 grant intended to help bring back the beach at Bay Beach.

Governor Evers visited Bay Beach Amusement Park with Green Bay’s Mayor Eric Genrich and Former Mayor Jim Schmitt to announce the grant from the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program.

The Governor’s office says the grant is intended improve the shoreline at Bay Beach Amusement Park by constructing a new, ADA-accessible shoreline walk.

Governor Evers noted how the swimming beach was once a great attraction with hundreds of people visiting the beach. The beach was closed back in the 1930s because of pollution.

"There has not been a swimming beach since. But water quality has improved since 1972, with various efforts reopening this swimming beach is a real possibility," the Governor said Tuesday at the grant announcement.

Plans for the revived beach include a pier, boardwalk and a wildlife viewing area.