Wisconsin Sea Grant announced it will confer the award in early 2021.
Our new Trash Trunk This learning kit focuses on trash found in our waterways, otherwise known as marine debris. Its free lessons are applicable for learners at levels kindergarten through adult in both formal and informal educational settings.
Port Washington Marina has been recertified as a Wisconsin Clean Marina. The marina was the first to join the program in 2010 and has continued to uphold a high standard of environmental stewardship.
Stephanie King of Oneida, Wisconsin, is breaking new ground. Not only is she first to fill a position with Wisconsin Sea Grant designed to strengthen relationships with First Nation tribes in the Green Bay area, she is in the first cohort of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s First Nations Education Doctoral Program.
Two speakers will offer virtual talks at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, via Zoom to kick-off a new season of River Talks. Brandon Krumwiede, Great Lakes geospatial coordinator with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, will present, “Water Level Change Impacts in the St. Louis River Estuary.” Hannah Burgstaler, freshwater fellow at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, will present, “St. Louis River Estuary Water Level and Canada Geese Population Effect on Manoomin Survival Rate.”
A passion for math, natural resources and community outreach led Nathan Pollesch to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Duluth, where he is working on an analytical model that can predict the effects of pesticides on wildlife populations.
A free, virtual event on Oct. 10 is open to fish farmers, those interested in the industry, fish consumers and the general public.
South Shore Yacht Club of Milwaukee has been recertified as a Wisconsin Clean Marina. The yacht club has upheld the best-management practices set by the Wisconsin Clean Marina Program since it was first certified in 2014.
In March 2019, a massive snowmelt combined with heavy rain over frozen ground disrupted lives and flooded homes along the East River near and in Green Bay. Now, a new partnership seeks to address conditions that caused the flooding and increase community resiliency.
Four online events in the Lake Talks series will take place this fall; the first is Sept. 10.