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[…]

College Course Uses Lake Superior Watershed as a Climate Change Example

Earlier this fall, I tagged along during one day of a five-day field course offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Eighteen students were learning about culture and climate change in the Lake Superior region, and how to apply that knowledge in their future careers as natural resource managers. The group met at Caroline Lake, Read more about College Course Uses Lake Superior Watershed as a Climate Change Example[…]

Exploring Challenges Facing the Great Lakes: Julia Noordyk’s View

Anne Moser, senior special librarian for the Wisconsin Water Library, asked some of our Sea Grant staff members recently what the biggest challenges are facing the Great Lakes today. We are featuring their answers in a series of blog posts. This is the forth post in the series. (Read Post 1, Post 2 and Post 3 if you missed them.) Read more about Exploring Challenges Facing the Great Lakes: Julia Noordyk’s View[…]

The River Talk series in Superior is starting next week on October 11!

The River Talk series in Superior is starting next week on October 11! Come hear Kelsey Prihoda with UWS’s Lake Superior Research Institute give her talk, “Shedding Light on Groundwater,” at 7 p.m. at the Estuarium (3 Marina Drive, Superior, Wis.).  Kelsey will answer questions about private well water testing, describe contaminants that are of concern in Read more about The River Talk series in Superior is starting next week on October 11![…]