The third weekend in September is traditionally a time for beach cleanups by communities in the Great Lakes. Volunteers scour beaches and shorelines for trash as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. Our Sea Grant staff members got in the spirit, participating in cleanups spanning across the state, from Wisconsin Point in Lake Superior, to Read more about Sea Grant staff collect commendable beach cleanup haul[…]
Last week, I joined a walking tour to check on the progress of projects designed to improve the environment on Barker’s Island in Superior, Wisconsin. After a welcome at the Lake Superior Estuarium by Jim Paine, the mayor of Superior, we hoofed it over to Barker’s Island beach. Although most of the work on the Read more about Environmental improvements to Barker’s Island progressing[…]
Deb DeLuca of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority outlined several key areas in which Sea Grant makes a beneficial impact, from informing harbor dredging decisions to encouraging safe recreational use of waters shared by maritime shipping vessels.
Wisconsin Sea Grant is leading one of six projects recently funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program. The projects, announced today, focus on preventing the introduction of marine debris (trash, fishing gear and microplastics) into coastal and Great Lakes environments.
There are more than 5,000 chemicals in the man-made group known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). At times during an informal workshop on the topic late last week, it felt as if there were also thousands of questions surrounding PFAS. The virtual gathering of more than 50 state agency personnel and academics from University Read more about PFAS in Wisconsin: Setting a research agenda[…]
Using both GIS skills and a love for cooking, Hunter Goldman is helping out our “Eat Wisconsin Fish” project this summer as an intern.
Olivia Dachel’s Merrill High School team took home an award in the 2021 Aquaculture Challenge competition cosponsored by Lake Superior State University.
A June 2021 webinar featuring Wisconsin Sea Grant’s Sharon Moen gave consumers tips on choosing and preparing fish and seafood.
Even though they aren’t in the same waterways, this blog post explains how lake sturgeon could give sharks a run for their money.
Anne Moser, our senior special librarian and education coordinator, is participating in a conversation about the Great Lakes with several others in Door County on July 2.