Tag: UW Sea Grant

Waters of Wisconsin to host water quality event on campus

Associate Prof. Kevin Fermanich, Prof. Emeritus Bud Harris and UW Sea Grant specialist Victoria Harris are among the invited speakers for a daylong water quality event that will be held from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 in the Union’s Phoenix Room. Our Water World: The Nutrient Challenge is a Waters of Wisconsin public forum […]

Another environmental award for alumna Vicky Harris

Vicky Harris, recent recipient of the Earth Caretaker Award at this year’s EMBI conference at UW-Green Bay, has just won another award: the 2012 Jack R. Vallentyne Award for “important and sustained efforts to inform and educate the public and policymakers on Great Lakes issues.” She receives the award this week at the 55th Annual […]

Sea Grant’s Harris to receive alumni environmental award

A highlight of the 2012 Green Innovations conference April 18-20 on campus will be presentation of the Alumni Earth Caretaker Award, which recognizes graduates who have gone on to influential careers in sustainability and environmental fields. This year’s recipient is Victoria Harris, a longtime water quality and habitat restoration specialist with the UW Sea Grant […]

Alumni Rising: EMBI Symposium honors Harris

If you love to fish local rivers and streams, view wildlife in a nearby wetland or just sit on the bank of a waterway and enjoy the view, your gratitude should be extended, in part, to Victoria Harris. The longtime water quality and habitat restoration specialist with the UW Sea Grant Institute on the UW-Green Bay campus has dedicated her life to clean water.

UW Sea Grant seeks applications from grad students

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, as the UW Sea Grant Institute seeks applications from graduate students statewide for the national Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program. The program provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions […]

Campus will be site for multi-agency workshop on climate, planning

Not strictly a “UW-Green Bay event” but taking place here, nonetheless: The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve along with the Ohio Coastal Training Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and numerous local and regional partners are collaborating to host a series of one-day workshops to build climate planning capacity in the Great Lakes region. […]

Harris, UW Sea Grant’s first Green Bay-based agent, calls it a career

A UW-Green Bay alumna and longtime clean water advocate is retiring from UW Sea Grant after nearly four decades of environmental service in and around Green Bay. Vicky Harris, who received her M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy at UWGB in 1998, was UW Sea Grant’s first Green Bay-based agent. She worked for the organization […]

UW-Green Bay part of grant studying hypoxia in bay

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a team of scientists from across the state a grant to study oxygen levels in the bay of Green Bay. The project team at UW-Green Bay includes Profs. Kevin Fermanich and Dave Dolan (Natural and Applied Sciences), watershed analyst Paul Baumgart, and Vicki Harris, a water quality […]

Lifetime achievement awards

UW-Green Bay Prof. Emeritus Bud Harris (Natural and Applied Sciences) and Vicky Harris, water quality specialist with the UW Sea Grant Institute, were given a lifetime achievement award by the Nature Conservancy. Both were applauded for their efforts to address pollution in the bay. Here’s a link to more information on the award.