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NERR update coming this week

The City of Sturgeon Bay will find out more this week about the site selection for the natural areas of the Bay of Green Bay National Estuarine Research System (NERR). The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host public meetings to share the preliminary recommendations for NERR on Wednesday and Thursday. Sturgeon Bay, Green Bay, and Marinette are the three locations being considered for the proposed NERR facility that will be decided on sometime in 2023.


A partnership with NOAA, The National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERR) is a national network of 30 sites across the coastal US, including the Great Lakes, designed to protect and study estuaries and their coastal wetlands. The mission of the NERR System is “To practice and promote stewardship of coasts and estuaries through innovative research, education, and training using a place-based system of protected areas.”


The in-person meeting will be from 1:00pm until 2:30pm Wednesday, September 7 with a virtual conference held from 3:30 until 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 8. Details on the meeting and how to participate are provided below.


Both events will offer the same information and are open to the public.


1) In-person on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 1-2:30 pm (central time) at the S.T.E.M. Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay Campus, 2019 Technology Way, Green Bay, WI 54311.
2) Virtual on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 3:30-5 pm (central time) via Zoom. If requested upon joining the virtual meeting, the meeting ID is 995 5126 4991, and the attendee access code is NERR. Participants may also join the meeting by phone by using this toll-free number +1 312 626 6799, and meeting ID 995 5126 4991, and attendee access code 688730.

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