Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is hosting a technical webinar to discuss progress on designation efforts of the Bay of Green Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), and to share details on the site selection criteria and the candidate sites for the natural areas of the NERR. The webinar is free and open to both media and the public. The same webinar will be offered on two dates: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 2 to 3 p.m. (CST) and Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (CST). Sign-up for the webinar here. The webinar will be of interest to local government officials, residents in areas near candidate sites that may have questions about what designation means, organizations focused on coastal and water issues, and friends of UW-Green Bay.Further information about the candidate sites can be found here,including a map of the areas. Candidate sites range from the tip of Door County to Point Au Sable and Wequiock Creek in Brown County and includes potential sites in Suamico, Oconto and Marinette. Only publicly owned or lands open to the public are eligible to be included in the NERR and no new land will be purchased for the designation.At a date following the technical webinars, the UW-Green Bay and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will host a virtual question-and-answer session to provide an opportunity for more in-depth discussion. A formal date and time for the question-and-answer session will be announced at the webinar, shared via email, and posted on the Green Bay NERR website. A recording of the webinars, and a summary of questions and answers asked during the webinars and at the follow-up session will be posted to the Green Bay NERR website.Contact Emily Tyner (email@example.com) with any questions.
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9 Jan, 2020