Green Infrastructure for Community Health

Gardening has been shown to be good for our physical and mental wellbeing. This year, why not plant a garden that will also improve your community’s health?

Great Lakes Julie

For National Poetry Month, our science writer turns a saltwater song into a freshwater one.

The Great Lakes BioBlitz

Everyone’s invited to celebrate Earth Day with the kickoff of the Center for Great Lakes Literacy’s 4th Annual Great Lakes BioBlitz.

Hiring Beach Ambassadors

The summer Beach Ambassador Program in Milwaukee, conducted by Sea Grant and partners, keeps people safer from dangerous currents.

St. Louis River Summit

The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve is holding its 13th annual St. Louis River Summit March 8-10 with a half-day of virtual sessions and two days of in-person sessions at the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjacket Union. Michael Waasegiizhug Price, Traditional Ecological Knowledge specialist with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, is the keynote speaker. Wiscosin Sea Grant is one of the event sponsors.

Why people love the St. Louis River

The November River Talk featured a researcher and a youth panel who spoke to the theme: “Tell us what you Love About the River.” Molly Wick, a Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve Margaret A. Davidson Fellow, described a study she designed to help environmental managers understand how the community benefits from local lakes, rivers and streams and how this work could help make those benefits more accessible to everyone. Afterward, a panel of three young people rounded out the discussion with their personal stories about why the St. Louis River is important to them.

Wild Stories of Wildlife on the St. Louis River

Martha Minchak, retired assistant area wildlife manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources was the kick-off speaker for the River Talk season series in October. Her talk, “Wild Stories of Wildlife on the St. Louis River,” highlighted incidents and projects from her 38-year career in resource managment.

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Deidre Peroff, social science and Sea Grant by numbers

As Sea Grant celebrates a 50-year anniversary in 2022, we celebrate bringing on board a social scientist. Her work demonstrates the evolution of how Sea Grant deepened an understanding of and recognized the value of bringing a human dimension to freshwater and coastal science.