WBAY highlights NERR tonight (March 29) at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Announced last week and led by UW-Green Bay and local partners, Green Bay is seeking designation of a  National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) on the bay of Green Bay. the NERR system is a national network of 29 sites across the coastal U.S., including the Great Lakes, designed to protect and study estuaries and their coastal wetlands. The mission of the NERR System is, “to practice and promote stewardship of coasts and estuaries through innovative research, education, and training using a place-based system of protected areas.”

UW-Green Bay’s Director of Freshwater Strategy Emily Tyner and Erin Houghton from NEW Water talked with WBAY’s Jeff Alexander about what this national recognition could mean for the region and the state.

A virtual kick-off event hosted by UW-Green Bay will be held Monday, April 12, 2021 from 4 to 5 p.m. and will be repeated on Thursday, April 15, from 7 to 8 p.m. The kickoff will provide an overview of the reserve system and the benefits to the region. There will be live captioning at both events.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required for the virtual link at the UW-Green Bay NERR website.

See the news release.

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