Deadline approaching: nominate a Great Lakes champion

To raise awareness about the importance of the Great Lakes to the region’s culture and economy, Wisconsin Sea Grant will confer the first-ever Great Lakes Champion Award. The deadline for nominations is fast approaching—midnight on Jan. 16, 2021.

“I am an East-Coast transplant, first arriving in Wisconsin more than 35 years ago,” said Sea Grant Director Jim Hurley. “I could not be more enamored of the Great Lakes bordering my adopted state. They are the focus of my research on mercury cycling and the object of my appreciation for the beauty, recreation and resources they offer. I know there are potential winners of this award in Wisconsin, and in the wider Great Lakes Basin, who share my passion. We hope to see their names added for consideration for the Wisconsin Sea Grant Great Lakes Champion Award.”

Full details are available online.