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Speaker being brought in to grow NERR awareness

You’ll get the chance to learn more about a reserve that the city of Sturgeon Bay is competing to secure in a couple of weeks. On Tuesday, July 27th,the Door County Environmental Council is bringing a powerful speaker to the Door County Maritime Museum to present on a bay of Green Bay NERR that Sturgeon Bay is competing with Green Bay and Marinette to land. Presenting will be the state’s lead on the project, Emily Tyner, who is also UWGB’s first Director of Freshwater Strategy. She is also a doctoral candidate at UW-Milwaukee. 


The NERR is part of a network of coastal areas that’s dedicated to studying estuarine systems. The city of Sturgeon Bay posted to their Facebook page that the NERR site would provide the following benefits to the city and Door County:


  • A visitor center that provides international exposure
  • Increased research dollars 
  • Assistance stewarding local aquatic treasures
  • Educational resources
  • Unique recreational opportunities
  • Local economic development 


The presentation starts at 7:00 PM and can also be watched on Zoom. 


(Photo from UWGB)


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