Watershed program receives “Green Gift” boost for monitoring, education

UW-Green Bay’s Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program (LFRWMP) has received a $2,600-plus gift from Cellcom, thanks to the company’s cellphone recycling “Green Gift” program. LFRWMP Outreach and Education Coordinator Annette Pelegrin was on hand Tuesday (Nov. 4) morning for the check presentation during a West De Pere High School Biology class. The Cellcom gift will support the efforts of the LFRWMP to collaborate with area high schools to couple watershed education with the long-term collection of high-quality scientific data. “Our program strengthens citizen knowledge of issues impairing the health of our fresh water resources and inspires community stewardship of the Fox-Wolf River Basin and Green Bay,” Pelegrin said. “Additionally, we provide innovative hands-on environmental science opportunities for students and add to a body of scientific data about our watersheds.” Click here for a photo and additional information.