Learning more about the Bay of Green Bay is the goal of a research reserve looking to gain support at next week's Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation meeting. The proposed Green Bay Ecosystem National Estuarine Research Reserve is a project being spearheaded by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to study the area's water quality, habitat, and other features. Reserves established in Superior, Wis. and in Ohio have already had their share of success. Committee chairperson Chuck Wagner believes the establishment of a reserve for the Bay of Green Bay could have a positive impact for Kewaunee County.
The Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee will discuss and potentially pass a resolution supporting the project when it meets for its scheduled meeting on February 11th in Luxemburg. Door County and the Sturgeon Bay Common Council have already thrown in their support of the project.