UW-Green Bay Official Sees Great Potential in Proposed NERR – Door County Pulse

Matt Dornbush has an acronym that sums up the benefits of a proposed National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) for the waters of Green Bay.It’s REST, which stands for Research, Education, Stewardship and Training. Although research is the primary focus of the 29 established NERRs across the country, Dornbush – who’s an associate vice chancellor and interim dean of the Cofrin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay – sees this is an opportunity to reconnect people with the water (education), address pollution challenges (stewardship) and introduce citizen science-based programs to the region (training).“This is a great example of when the university is connected with the community, the types of things that can happen,” he said of UW-GB leading the effort to establish a NERR in the region.Last week the Pulse reported that both the City of Sturgeon Bay and the Door County Board of Supervisors had approved resolutions in support of establishing a NERR in this region. NERRs are a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and coastal states to study and protect coastal and estuarine resources.

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