Photo of a group of people rice planting from a boat in the Bay of Green Bay with the text, Green Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Video: Green Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

UW-Green Bay and area partners are attempting to establish a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) for the Green Bay watershed. The NERR system is a national network of 29 sites across the coastal U.S., designed to practice and promote stewardship of coasts and estuaries through innovative research, education, and training using a place-based system of protected areas. The regional NERR designation would promote a coordinating force to manage, restore and protect the Green Bay ecosystem, with a programmatic focus on four sectors—research, education, stewardship, and training—to help protect the world’s largest freshwater estuary. https://www.uwgb.edu/national-estuarine-research-reserves

Video Transcript: Consider the greatness of water. The same amount on earth for billions of years. Nevermore, never less. Always changing, refreshing, soothing, providing, and in only one place, right here, the world’s largest freshwater estuary. It’s where a grand river joins Green Bay and greets a great lake. Providing a place to work, to enjoy, to protect, and to preserve. Now is our opportunity to embrace our great bay. As a community classroom, a center for research, a national reserve. For all the ways that water touches our lives, our recreation, our peace, our lifeline. Let’s join as one to keep it that way.

Brown County municipalities hope to be home for Visitor & Research Center for National Estuarine Research Reserve | WFRV

Alongside the Bay of Green Bay community leaders talk about a project gaining steam. About an effort led by UW-Green Bay to have federal authorities designate this body of water a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), just one of three within the Great Lakes.

Source: Brown County municipalities hope to be home for Visitor & Research Center for National Estuarine Research Reserve | WFRV

UW-Green Bay Leading Regional Efforts to Locate National Estuarine Research Reserve | Seehafer News

Upon site selection within the Green Bay estuary, the NERR designation (National Estuarine Research Reserve) will use locally relevant and nationally significant research to address local coastal management issues and help protect the world’s largest freshwater estuary.

Source: UW-Green Bay Leading Regional Efforts to Locate National Estuarine Research Reserve | Seehafer News