Grant will help marinas access green infrastructure and improve water quality

This year, a team from the Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs are embarking on a venture to help marinas make their facilities more environmentally sustainable by harnessing the power of green infrastructure. The three-year, three-state project was awarded $809,000 in 2018 by the Great Lakes Protection Fund,

Soil health is topic of next River Talk

The River Talk series continues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at the Lake Superior Estuarium (3 Marina Drive, Superior, Wis.). Jane Anklam with University of Wisconsin-Extension and Doug Soldat with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Soil Science will present, “Is this Dirt Clean?”

Scientists discover that meteotsunamis can cause rip currents

Drownings during a tragic day on Lake Michigan in 2003 came under scrutiny recently by Wisconsin Sea Grant scientists who are studying a storm-induced wave called a meteotsunami. Their results were published in “Scientific Reports.” The article details findings that a storm formed a moderate-height meteotsunami, which is what went on to cause the unexpected rip currents. Although these conditions may not be rare, this is the first time researchers have verified a meteotsunami-generated rip current.

Theresa Qualls hired as Wisconsin Clean Marina Program coordinator

Theresa Qualls is coming back to her work roots with her hire as the Clean Marina Program coordinator for Wisconsin. Qualls helped get the program started with former coordinator, Victoria Harris. The Clean Marina Program is designed to reduce pollution from marinas to protect Wisconsin’s waterways.