Welcome to the Spring Thaw Throwdown!

While the Final Four may be fun, we’ve decided to shine a light on the aquatic invasive species (AIS) problem by highlighting AIS that either have a presence in Wisconsin already, or the potential to spread here. Read through our Spring Thaw Throwdown posts, and cast your vote on who takes home the title of “Least Wanted Aquatic Invasive Species in Wisconsin”!

Muskie fishing a restored river

The March River Talk kicked off at the University of Wisconsin-Superior in conjunction with the ninth annual St. Louis River Summit. Keith Okeson, past-president of the Lake Superior Chapter of Muskies Inc., was the evening’s guest speaker.

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![…]