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The Lynyrd Skymmr is a 50-foot-long river skimmer that cruises Port Milwaukee‘s waterways several times a week to collect floating debris — dead fish, plastic bottles, branches and other refuse.
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Where Wisconsin and Minnesota share a Lake Superior harbor, a $13.8 million clean-up project at this Area of Concern will launch in 2020, removing lead and other contaminants, some a century old, that persist in the waterway.
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“The majority of the people coming on these cruise ships are coming from the coastal region, so they’re coming out from the western states, they’re coming out from California and the northwest, they’re coming from all up and down the eastern shoreline”
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Aimed at drawing in more investment and federal grant money for infrastructure and expansion, the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority is launching its “Port Forward” initiative.