The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has been awarded over $101,000.
The money comes from a statewide initiative backed by the Wisconsin State Legislature and Gov. Tony Evers aimed at tackling the state’s Grand Water Challenges.
$7,800 of that grant will go toward the student-led study of the economic impacts of Wisconsin Fishing, while over $14,000 will go toward leveraging the strength of the Wisconsin Agriculture-Water Nexus Network (WAW2N) for transformative student experiences.
The remaining $79,000 is designated for the evaluation of downstream juvenile lake sturgeon passage through two dams on the Menominee River.
Emily Tyner, the director of Freshwater Strategy for UW-Green Bay said of the grant, “The collaborative nature of these projects will expose students to the breadth of water-focused faculty and programs across the UW System.”