Everyone can bird, first of three accessible birding events

The first in a series of three events designed for birders of all skills and abilities is happening soon. Join “Everyone Can Bird: Spring Arrivals,” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 6, at Boy Scout Landing Public Water Access, 11 Commonwealth Ave., Duluth. 

Margaret Ellis: Bringing a voice back to the land

Margaret Ellis is the latest person to fill the First Nations Graduate Assistantship with Wisconsin Sea Grant and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center for Biodiversity. Ellis has all the qualifications that look good on paper, plus others that are just as meaningful.

Art as a Voice for Science

The River Talks will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 with “Art as a Voice for Science,” an in-person and virtual presentation at the Lake Superior Estuarium given by Adam Swanson, local muralist and environmental artist whose work has been exhibited internationally.

Love the lakes? Nominate the next Wisconsin Sea Grant Great Lakes Champion Award-winner

To raise awareness about the importance of the Great Lakes to Wisconsin’s culture and economy, Wisconsin Sea Grant announced today it will confer a Great Lakes Champion Award this summer. A call for nominations is now open at seagrant.wisc.edu/championaward.   Those eligible for the award are any group, program, organization, or individual that displays: A demonstrated Read more about Love the lakes? Nominate the next Wisconsin Sea Grant Great Lakes Champion Award-winner[…]

Kewaunee Marina overcoming challenges for Clean Marina certification

Staff at the city marina in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, were interested in voluntarily gaining certification as a clean marina, but several challenges faced them. Lucky for them, the Wisconsin Clean Marina Program not only certifies marinas in the state as environmentally friendly, it also helps them get to that point by providing guidance, training and technical assistance in adopting best management practices that reduce pollution and protect Wisconsin’s waterways.

River History and Winter Stories

The River Talks will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 with “History of the Upper Estuary and Fond du Lac Neighborhood: River History and Winter Stories,” an in-person presentation at the Lake Superior Estuarium Confluence Room (3 Marina Drive, Barker’s Island in Superior) given by Christine Carlson, historian, and Mark McConnell, an Elder with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

We’ve got fleas!

The River Talks will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 with “We’ve Got Fleas! Invaders and Nonlocal Beings on Water and Land,” a Zoom-only presentation given by Kelsey Taylor with Fond du Lac Natural Resource Management Division and Zach Stewart with Douglas County. Taylor will share information about invasive species, or nonlocal beings, Read more about We’ve got fleas![…]