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Tree Planting Grants Available!

Select East Central Communities Eligible for Tree Planting Grants!

In partnership with the Wisconsin DNR, East Central Wisconsin RPC, Northwest Wisconsin RPC, and Southeastern Wisconsin RPC, the Bay-Lake RPC is excited to announce available funding under the 2018 WI RPCs & DNR Tree Planting Grant Program. This funding opportunity is aimed at helping communities, counties, and tribes plant trees to mitigate Emerald Ash Borer impacts and reduce runoff.

The funding is available to all Wisconsin jurisdictions within the Great Lakes Basin. Just over $120,000 will be available each year in 2018 and 2019 to fund projects ranging in cost from $1,000 to $20,000. All communities within the Wisconsin Great Lakes Basin are eligible, but this program will particularly be targeting projects in communities:

Applications are due on April 9, 2018. For additional information, and to apply, visit:


Please contact Angela Kowalzek-Adrians, Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission at or 920-448-2820, Ext. 106.

This funding is made available through two FY2018 U.S. Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants received by the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission under grant agreement 18-DG-11420004-008 and 18-DG-11420004-009. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

2040 Regional Comprehensive Plan Questionairre

ECWRPC is preparing its updated Year 2040 Regional Comprehensive Plan. A few minutes of your time can help us to identify a regional vision for land use and economic development. Please fill out the form below to give us your quick opinions now and keep posted on more opportunities to participate in the planning process.

Now Available – Annual Report 2017 – 2018

The annual report illustrates the accomplishments and activities of the Commission during the past calendar year. It serves to document the Commission’s progress toward the achievement of regional goals related to land use, development and preservation. It also provides a regional context for local or county-level land use planning efforts and issues, and identifies productsContinue Reading

2018 CEDS Assessment Survey

ECWRPC is beginning the update process for the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Input from this survey will assist in creating an economic development roadmap for our region. The CEDS is a five-year planning document required by the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to continue as an Economic Development District (EDD).Continue Reading

Initiative 41 Lunch & Learn Series

FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES & FUELS IN THE AEROSPACE SECTOR In this session we will focus on: • LNG as the Next Aviation Fuel • Advances in PEM Fuel Cells for Aerospace June 6, 2018 – 11:45 AM Registration, Noon – 1PM program. Registration information in the Lunch & Learn Flyer below:  

Now Available – Town of Greenville Land Stewardship & AEA Committee 3-Year (2018-2020) Strategic Plan

The Town of Greenville’s Land Stewardship / AEA Committee was created in 2011 to further address the Town of Greenville’s Comprehensive Plan recommendations pertaining to the conservation and protection of the Town’s vast natural and agricultural resources. The report updates the 2011 Town of Greenville Land Stewardship Strategy that outlined the aspirations of the CommitteeContinue Reading

I-41 Corridor Economic Development Strategy Documents

Thank you to the 100+ people who attended the Feb. 21st roll-out event for the I-41 Corridor Economic Development Strategy project. The final report is now available in .pdf form and links to document are provided on the News page of

2019-2021 County Aging Unit Plan Input

Your County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) or Health and Human Services Department is in the process of capturing views, concerns and issues facing County residents 60 years and older plus family caregivers in preparation of drafting the 2019-2021 County Plan on Aging for the County. The County Plan on Aging depicts how theContinue Reading

Second Stage Firm Growth Survey Report

Through the assistance of a Department of Defense-Office of Economic Adjustment  (DoD-OEA) grant, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh) has developed a program to assist second stage companies: the Growth Management Academy (GMA).  A survey was conducted in August 2017 to second-stage companies within a five-county area (Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Outagamie, andContinue Reading

East Central Wisconsin Trail Wayfinding Guidebook

To help community members and visitors better navigate the bicycle and pedestrian network in the region, ECWRPC contracted with Alta Planning + Design to create a regional wayfinding standards document. Through input from community partners and stakeholders, sign designs and guidelines were created that can be used by any community through the network to helpContinue Reading

Approved 2017 CEDS Annual Performance Report

ECWRPC is pleased to announce the 2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Annual Performance Report has been completed for the East Central Wisconsin Economic Development District (EDD). The Commission has served as the designated EDD for its ten county region since 1984, as authorized by the US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.  Given thisContinue Reading

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