Graduate students work to restore Cat Island

For some, Cat Island is just a lump of land that juts a little above the waters of Green Bay not far from the mouth of the Fox River. But for UW-Green Bay graduate students Tim Flood and Tom Prestby — each is enrolled in the Environmental Science and Policy graduate program — it is a valuable piece of property for graduate research and habitat restoration.
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Going green: Students receive Land Trust, Cofrin Research grants

Congratulations are in order for 11 UW-Green Bay students who have received Land Trust or Cofrin Research grants for the 2013-14 academic year. These grants provide unique opportunities for students to pursue faculty-guided research that contributes to the conservation and management of natural areas in Northeastern Wisconsin. Topics for students’ projects include the Cat Island chain, the importance of woodchucks, aquatic ecosystems, bat migration, moss abundance and biodiversity and more. You can get more info and check out a complete list of the students, their projects and faculty advisers, here.

Reminder: Conservation Award Program tonight

Former Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton will be the guest speaker tonight (May 18), when the 2011 Champions of Conservation Award Program is held on the UW-Green Bay campus. Her talk is titled “Cultivating Environmental Stewardship in the Lakeshore Region.” Co-hosts of the event on campus are UW-Green Bay entities including the institution’s Center for Food in Community and Culture, as well as the Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI).

Reservations are required for the Champions of Conservation Award Program, which will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Room, but Lawton’s presentation at 7 p.m. in the Phoenix Room is open to the general public. Reservations are not required. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.