Water Connects Us: Getting to Know Your Urban Streams

The first River Talk of 2019 kicked off on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Lake Superior Estuarium. Eager listeners heard a panel of experts discuss the many environmental and lifestyle impacts we have on our urban streams.

Life after Sea Grant: An interview with Anders Andren, former Wisconsin Sea Grant director

We’re continuing to gather background information in preparation for Wisconsin Sea Grant’s 50th anniversary celebration, which will happen in a few years. After speaking with Wisconsin Sea Grant’s first director Robert Ragotzkie, I caught up with our second director, Anders Andren, as he “slaved away” on tasks as secretary of his condo association in Florida. Read more about Life after Sea Grant: An interview with Anders Andren, former Wisconsin Sea Grant director[…]

Meet Molly Bodde: New-yet-familiar face joins the ongoing fight against aquatic invasive species

Earlier this fall, Molly Bodde joined Sea Grant as the aquatic invasive species (AIS) coordinator for southeast Wisconsin. (She’s pictured below, at right, along with Samantha Lammers of the Wisconsin DNR, at a waterfowl hunter outreach day.) Molly works closely with Sea Grant AIS Outreach Specialist Tim Campbell to connect Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee and Ozaukee Read more about Meet Molly Bodde: New-yet-familiar face joins the ongoing fight against aquatic invasive species[…]

Catch the Fishmas spirit!

Some of the best holidays are invented (Festivus, anyone?). Lovers of all things aquatic have something to celebrate in December: 25 Days of Fishmas! And don’t worry, you don’t have to scour the mall for presents – just hop on Twitter to participate. 25 Days of Fishmas is a science communication effort spearheaded by Katie Read more about Catch the Fishmas spirit![…]

The birth of Wisconsin Sea Grant

Fifty years ago in 1968, the Wisconsin Sea Grant Program was funded for formation at the University of Wisconsin. We didn’t actually start providing grant money for research projects for a few years. Because that’s one of our main purposes, we’ve chosen to wait a few more years before we start any 50th anniversary hoopla. Read more about The birth of Wisconsin Sea Grant[…]

Restoration Progress Updated on St. Louis River Website

Healthier habitats are coming back to the St. Louis River, which forms the far northwest border between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Many natural resources agencies, researchers and nonprofit organizations are conducting the work. This progress means that the “Stories and Science of the St. Louis River Estuary” website (stlouisriverestuary.org) needs to keep pace with the progress. Thanks Read more about Restoration Progress Updated on St. Louis River Website[…]