Public Meeting to Provide Information on Bluff Erosion to Homeowners along Lake Michigan

Wisconsin-Emergency-ManagementFrom the Wisconsin Department of Emergency Management-Wisconsin Emergency Management is holding an informational meeting with residents and local officials in Mount Pleasant next Tuesday, June 7 to discuss the bluff erosion occurring along Lake Michigan. About a dozen homes are at risk due to rising water levels that are causing portions of the shoreline to collapse.

The State of Wisconsin has been working closely with officials with the Village of Mount Pleasant and Racine County on the coastal erosion. Federal, state and local officials will discuss possible programs available at the meeting and offer steps homeowners could take to help protect their properties.

The goal of this meeting is to provide information and resources to homeowners to help them determine what are the possible steps forward to help protect their properties, said Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Brian Satula. The state is very concerned about the erosion occurring along Lake Michigan and we want to provide whatever assistance we can.

Agencies attending the meeting include Wisconsin Emergency Management, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and the UW Sea Grant Institute. In addition, Gene Clark, Coastal Engineering Specialist and David M. Mickelson, Senior Scientist and Emeritus Professor at UW-Madison will also be attending.

The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 7 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Village of Mount Pleasant Auditorium, 8811 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.