Tag: Arboretum

Trail-rescue trio gets big ovation

Facilities Management employees Nathan Rusch and Lyle Uitenbroek were joined on stage by student worker Samantha Braaten at the University Union’s Phoenix Room during the annual faculty-staff Convocation on Aug. 26. The three were invited forward by UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller to receive certificates of appreciation for their response to a potentially life-threatening […]

Student credited with life-saving action in tree mishap


A student employee is being praised for helping save a UWGB staff member pinned beneath a tree last Tuesday morning (Aug. 18) as the two were cleaning storm debris from an arboretum trail. The student, Samantha R. Braaten, was out with co-worker Dan Koetz, an arboretum specialist with the Facilities Management division, at about 9:30 […]

Student credited with life-saving action in tree mishap

A student employee is being praised for helping save a UWGB staff member pinned beneath a tree last Tuesday morning (Aug. 18) as the two were cleaning storm debris from an arboretum trail. The student, Samantha R. Braaten, was out with co-worker Dan Koetz, an arboretum specialist with the Facilities Management division, at about 9:30 […]

Wisconsin’s first lady here Friday to walk the Arboretum

As part of her “Walk With Walker” campaign to promote the health benefits of walking and highlight some of Wisconsin’s best trails, Tonette Walker is coming to UW-Green Bay next Friday (Sept. 5) for a short outing at the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum. UW-Green Bay Prof. Robert Howe, the Arboretum director, will accompany the group as […]

Snapshots: Spotted fawn spotted

Staff member Paul Sheedy, the student billing coordinator, was walking one afternoon last week when he saw a doe cleaning and feeding her newborn fawn in the grass near the Laboratory Sciences parking lot, and took these photos. Click thumbnails to enter slideshow view. — Photos by Paul Sheedy, Student Billing Coordinator, UW-Green Bay

Falcon keeps an eye on things

Birders from the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity have been training their scopes toward the roof of the Cofrin Library in recent weeks, with multiple peregrine falcon sightings on the UW-Green Bay campus. Amateurs are enjoying the occasional sighting, as well. This smart-phone snapshot of a resting falcon — we think it’s a peregrine based on […]

Details on Steps to Make a Difference Walk

With one small step, you can make a difference in your community. That’s the message UW-Green Bay student organizers are using to promote the 8th annual Steps to Make a Difference Walk this Saturday (Oct. 19) on the University campus. Walkers will follow a two- or four-mile course along the beautiful fall-color-filled trails of the Cofrin […]

In the media: Eagle rescue story picked up locally, elsewhere  

UW-Green Bay Public Safety’s Friday (June 21) rescue of an injured bald eagle on campus made news across the country this weekend, with TV stations here, in Milwaukee, and as far away as Virginia picking up the story. As we told you here last week, officers rescued the juvenile bird Friday morning, after several passersby […]

Avian arrest: UW-Green Bay Police rescue injured young eagle on campus

UW-Green Bay Police made an avian arrest early Friday, rescuing an injured bald eagle on the Cofrin Arboretum Trail. The juvenile male bird, estimated to be 1 to 2 years old, was perched unusually close to the ground and hadn’t moved in some time when officers called Animal Control for advice. They were able to […]