Great grant: National Fish and Wildlife funding will bolster research, preservation at Point au Sable
A new grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will bolster research and preservation efforts at Point au Sable Nature Preserve, the organization announced Monday (July 29). UW-Green Bay, under the leadership of co-principal investigators Prof. Bob Howe and Associate Prof. Amy Wolf, will receive more than $126,000 through the grant, part of $8.4 million in funding for 29 projects announced during Monday’s 2013 Sustain Our Great Lakes Grant Awards in Milwaukee. Undergraduates and graduate students alike will benefit from the award, which will be matched by University contributions in the form of personnel, student volunteers, ongoing endowment funding from a Fox River group and institutional support of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity. Point au Sable is a prominent peninsula located on the east shore of lower Green Bay, approximately four miles north of campus. To date, research and restoration efforts of the 181-plus acres of wetland, woodland and shoreline habitats have focused on land; during the next phase (approximate start date summer 2014), that focus will shift to the water. Our news release has additional details.