Reminder: Calling all Water Warriors for Fox-Wolf Cleanup

UWGB’s American Fisheries Society (AFS) and fisheries students have teamed up as the “UWGB Water Warriors” to help organize the 2016 Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Organized by the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, the Watershed cleanup will take place in various locations along the Wolf River in New London, Lake Winnebago, Lake Butte des Morts, the banks of the Fox River up to the bay of Green Bay. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt, an invitation to a celebration, and more.  See the press release with local meeting locations.

Calling all Water Warriors for Fox-Wolf Cleanup

UWGB’s American Fisheries Society (AFS) and fisheries students have teamed up as the “UWGB Water Warriors” to help organize the 2016 Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Organized by the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, the Watershed cleanup will take place in various locations along the Wolf River in New London, Lake Winnebago, Lake Butte des Morts, the banks of the Fox River up to the bay of Green Bay. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt, an invitation to a celebration, and more.  See the press release with local meeting locations.

Calling all ‘Warriors’ for the Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup

GREEN BAY –The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay American Fisheries Society (AFS) and fisheries students have teamed up as the “UWGB Water Warriors” to help organize the 2016 Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

Organized by the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, the Watershed cleanup will take place in various locations along the Wolf River in New London, Lake Winnebago, Lake Butte des Morts, the banks of the Fox River up to the bay of Green Bay.

Volunteers will receive a cleanup t-shirt and supplies, and learn about the watershed and ways to protect water resources by working together as a team. All volunteers are welcome to attend a free lunch and afternoon of live music from the band Dead Horses from noon to 2 p.m. at a cleanup picnic at the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance headquarters, 1000 N. Ballard Road, Appleton.

The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to finding cost effective ways to improve water quality in Northeast Wisconsin. Among other initiatives, members of the organization work towards a sustainable supply of groundwater and drinking water, sustainable and natural fish communities and sustainable business practices in harmony and in support of the environment.

Green Bay area clean-up sites include:

Green Bay

East River Emilie Park
East River Meyer Park
East River Optimist Park
East River Van Beaver Park
Fox River State Recreational Trail
Leicht Memorial Park

Ashwaubenon

Ashwaubomay River Trail

Allouez

Green Isle Park
East River Parkway
Wiese Family Park
Kiwanis Park

De Pere

Voyage Park and Fox River State Rec Trail

Other sites include Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Appleton, High Cliff State Park, Calumet County Park, Menasha, Neenah, New London, Oshkosh, Winneconne and Fond du Lac.

To join the team and get registered at a clean up site: https://www.eventbrite.com/teams/uwgb-water-warriors/1541601

For more information on the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance: https://www.facebook.com/foxwolfriver or www.fwwa.org

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Snapshots: The junk they find in the Arboretum

The Round River Alliance student organization just completed its third annual Campus Cleanup event, focused on the Arboretum surrounding the campus. Not surprisingly, it seems those areas bordering major roads can be hot spots for litter and dumping — with plenty of debris found along Bay Settlement Road near the tower and Niagara Escarpment. For a look at the metal, plastic, paper and old-building-material “bounty,” check out the Round River Facebook page.
 

TV-5 spotlights student plastic recycling


What started last year as an idea during an internship, students at UW-Green Bay have turned into a campuswide clean-up effort. Matt Malcore and Anna Gribova told TV-5 News they’re nearing one ton of plastic bags and shrink wrap collected, baled and recycled. The University’s Public and Environmental Affairs Council, or PEAC, is behind the effort.

Voelker’s ‘Environmental History’ class plans cleanup walk for Earth Week


The students of the American Environmental History course taught by Associate Prof. David Voelker invite the campus community to participate in a cleanup walk to commemorate Earth Day. Although Earth Day is on April 22, the walk will take place on Tuesday, April 21, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. (rain or shine). Participants should meet outside of the Cofrin Library on the side nearest the Environmental Sciences (ES) building, near the plaque that celebrates the Wisconsin Idea. Participants will be provided with small garbage bags and will be asked to return at 10:30. Participants will be encouraged to walk across campus to enjoy the arboretum trails. The walker who picks up the most trash will receive, as a green badge of honor, a UW-Green Bay T-shirt donated by the Phoenix Bookstore. Participants who are unable to walk on the arboretum trails are welcome to use scooters or wheelchairs on paved or gravel walkways (as appropriate) and will be paired with a partner to pick up trash. If you have any questions, please contact David Voelker.

Organ is biggest find at Campus Clean-up Day

Yes, an organ. Not the kind Anthony Hopkins would enjoy with fava beans and a nice chianti. The Hammond or Vox kind… a console. Student Life’s Tina Tackmier and Lisa Tetzloff scored the biggest “find” of the recent Campus Clean-up Day at an undisclosed (to us) location; they’re probably planning to search again today to see if they can scrounge up a set of Ludwigs and put together that Doors tribute band they’ve always dreamed of. Needless to say, the organ was one bit of litter that didn’t fit into a garbage bag. For photos and more on the Earth Week haul by the 25 or so employees and Circle K students who braved Friday’s cold, windy weather.

Campus Clean-up Day is Friday

The forecast Friday (April 15) is cool and windy, but as of this writing it still looks like decent conditions for employee and student volunteers interested in assisting with Campus Clean-up Day. Headquarters for the 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. blitz will be the northeast corner of the University Union, near the Weidner Carillon, where participants can pick up gloves, bags and assignments. Check in for the latest.