Research done by Wisconsin Sea Grant and the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has informed Milwaukee County officials’ exploration of potentially moving South Shore Beach. Research has shown that relocating the beach just 150 meters south of its current spot would significantly improve water quality.
In the first swim held in the Milwaukee River in potentially 100 years, 68 people entered the water for a mile-and-a-half race called the Cream City Classic. All but one finished, and nobody got sick.
Sea Grant welcomes Dr. Yi Liu, the new J. Philip Keillor Coastal Management-Sea Grant Fellow. Among other duties, she will work on updates to the Coastal Processes Manual. Liu recently completed a doctorate in civil engineering at Virginia Tech.
Wisconsin Sea Grant is pleased to announce the three newest recipients of the Carl J. Weston Memorial Scholarship: Loretha Jack, Briana Shea and Chelsea Volpano. The scholarship recognizes talented undergraduate researchers working on Sea Grant-supported projects.
A program designed to reduce pollution and protect Wisconsin’s waterways was recently awarded $200,000 from the Fund for Lake Michigan. It’s the Wisconsin Clean Marina Program, which has operated since 2009. The three-year grant will allow for increased staff time and a renewed focus on encouraging more marinas and boatyards in the state to become certified.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking comment on a draft version of its statewide aquatic invasive species management plan. This is the first revision of the plan since it was initially drafted in 2003. The comment period is open now through August 31, 2018.
Sixteen educators from Wisconsin and Minnesota will board the tall ship Denis Sullivan to immerse themselves in Lake Michigan science next week, and will learn more about the communities along it as well as new technologies they can use in their classrooms. Free public tours of the ship are offered.
Recent Ph.D. graduate will evaluate the potential for stocking brook trout instead of splake in Lake Superior
July 11, 2018 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Sea Grant announce the finalists for the 2019 class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. Since 1979, the National Sea Grant College Program has provided one-year fellowships working in federal government offices in Washington, D.C. to over 1,200 early-career professionals. The Read more about Sea Grant Announces 2019 Finalists for Knauss Fellowship Program[…]
Two Wisconsin teachers will join a dozen others from around the Great Lakes on a week-long research cruise on Lake Ontario with scientists. The R/V Lake Guardian will depart from Buffalo, New York, on July 9, ending in Youngstown, New York, on July 15, with stops in ports along the way to learn about the ecology, history and economy of the lake.