Bud and Vicky Harris to speak Thursday on ‘State of the Bay’

Two veteran researchers, UW-Green Bay Emeritus Prof. Bud Harris of NAS and former Sea Grant researcher Vicky Harris, are preparing to release what is described as their career capstone, “State of the Bay: The Condition of the Bay of Green Bay/Lake Michigan 2013.” A news conference is planned for 10 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 20) at the Jack Day Environmental Education Center of NEW Water, located near the mouth of the Fox River. The report promises “new data on water quality, fish and wildlife populations, aquatic invasive species, beach conditions and the status of contaminants in Green Bay.” A copy of the report will be posted to the Sea Grant site after. It is the first comprehensive report on the ecological health of the area in 20 years.