Bay of Green Bay Nominated as Area for Possible Estuary Study | Seehafer News
The Bay of Green Bay has been nominated for a national designation.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ office says The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA has determined that a multi-component on Green Bay meets regulatory requirements to be designated as a National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Estuaries are bodies of water located around different environments and are affected by animals and humans.
NOAA says the acceptance of the site for nomination is a significant milestone in the NERR designation process and a step toward bringing the water quality research, educational programming, and technical expertise that comes with such a designation to Northeast Wisconsin.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander says the college is committed to “studying, preserving, and protecting the area that includes the largest freshwater estuary in the world.”
The designation of a Bay of Green Bay NERR presents an opportunity to protect and restore the Green Bay ecosystem while generating economic, cultural, and recreational benefits for the entire region.
The NERR designation will also bring national attention to the Bay of Green Bay as an important waterway for the state and the Great Lakes region.
Governor Evers nominated the site of the Bay in 2022.