Capitol Hill Briefing on Coastal Economic Resiliency Planned

Jim Sharrow with the Duluth Seaway Port Authority will be one of three speakers on Capitol Hill on Sept. 21. Sharrow, director of port planning and resiliency, will speak about the port’s successful economic activities and his work with both the Wisconsin and Minnesota Sea Grant programs on the beneficial reuse of dredged material and finding answers to the issue of freshwater corrosion of steel structures in the harbor.

A Fall Filled With Aquaculture

Wisconsin Sea Grant is sponsoring a seminar series and a two-day conference aimed at educating students, would-be fish farmers and the public about aquaculture and aquaponics.

Switching from Lakes to Streams: Alex Latzka, New Water Resources Policy Fellow

Although he grew up in Massachusetts, Alex Latzka fell in love with Wisconsin’s lakes and streams when visiting relatives in his youth. That love led him to receive a Ph.D. in freshwater and marine sciences, and his current post as Wisconsin’s first full-time postgraduate Water Resources Policy Fellow.

Great Lakes Educators to Sail in Duluth Tall Ships Festival’s Parade of Sail

Educators from Wisconsin and Minnesota will be sailing aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan as part of a unique professional development workshop offered by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network’s Center for Great Lakes Literacy with financial support from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The six-day, five-night workshop from August 13-18 begins in Milwaukee and ends in Duluth when the Sullivan sails into the harbor as part of the Duluth Tall Ships Festival’s Parade of Sail.

Wisconsin Maritime Museum Hosts Photo Display

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum has a new exhibit, Wisconsin’s Underwater Treasures. For the month of August, the Sea Grant and Water Resources Institute’s photo display will be installed as well, providing an ideal complement to the exhibit.