Green Bay Conservation Partners to host sixth annual Spring Roundtable virtually, Thursday, April 23

The Green Bay Conservation Partners will host its sixth annual Spring Roundtable to explore environmental and conservation work in the bay of Green Bay, Lower Fox River watershed, Green Bay’s West Shore and the Door Peninsula.

WHEN: Thursday, April 23, 2020, 9 a.m. – Noon p.m. with optional coffee hour beginning at 8:15 a.m.

WHERE: Virtual Event

WHO: Media are invited to attend. Registration required, please use this link:

WHY: With dozens of conservation leaders and experts on hand, the Spring Roundtable is a great opportunity for journalists to identify and develop ideas and sources for news stories.

WHAT: The morning will kick-off with a conservation legislative update followed by a series of 5-minute lightning talks from partners involved in restoration, monitoring and other conservation projects around the region. An interactive roundtable café session will follow with discussions on relevant conservation tools and topics.

MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Kriese, Brown County Parks Director and GBCP steering committee member, 920-448-4464 (desk) or 920-613-6197 (cell)

Highlights include:

Highlights include:

  • Sources of PFAS in Green Bay and Lake Michigan: Elevated PFAS concentrations have been found in wastewater and private drinking water wells in Marinette, Wisconsin. The goal of this project is to better understand the movement of PFAS and its presence in Green Bay.
  • Designation of the Green Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve: UW-Green Bay, among other partners, will lead the Green Bay region nd Wisconsin through the successful designation of the National Estuarine Research Reserve.
  • The Power of Community Interviews in Watershed Management Planning: Concerns related to water quality and conservation were explored through community surveys within the Wequiock Creek watershed, located on the east side of Green Bay. The results helped create a list of priorities that helped shape community meetings and the development of a watershed plan

The Green Bay Conservation Partners was created in 2014 as a self-sustaining regional conservation partnership to facilitate coordinated conservation in northeast Wisconsin.  The partnership consists of individuals working on natural resource issues for government agencies, tribal nations, universities, non-profit groups and others.

The mission of the partnership is to strengthen collaborative efforts among diverse conservation stakeholders to support efficient and effective preservation and enhancement of the land, water and other natural resources of Green Bay and the Lower Fox River watershed. These natural assets are vital to our economy, recreational activities and quality of life.

The partnership focuses on the bay of Green Bay, the Lower Fox River watershed, Green Bay’s West Shore and the Door Peninsula.

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