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Freshwater Collaborative Ag-Water Nexus Course Fall Field Trip

September 19, 2022

Freshwater Collaborative Ag-Water Nexus Course Visits Northeast Wisconsin for a Fall Field Trip

On Friday September 9, 2022, Kevin Fermanich and other regional professors, led a group of students from the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Platteville, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Madison, and UW-Green Bay around northeast Wisconsin to visit areas where watershed groups are working with the agriculture industry to implement conservation measures to improve soil health and area water quality. The first stop was to the Soil Health Education & Demonstration (SHED) building in Outagamie County. This facility is the result of a joint collaboration among Oneida Nation, Outagamie County, and NEW Water. The SHED houses shared farming equipment available for farmers to demo and rent, test plots to demonstrate new farming practices, and a meeting area for local educational gatherings.

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2022 NEW Water update meeting

September 6, 2022

NEW Water Update Meeting

NEW Water held an update meeting on September 6, 2022, with a focus on the 2023 draft budget.

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WFRV features NEW Water's (near) real-time data

September 1, 2022

NEW Water provides updated weather information on Fox River 

September 2022- NEW Water is excited to have near real-time data collections with the monitoring stations, check it out here.

Excerpts from the WFRV story are found below. To read their full story, please visit: NEW Water provides updated weather information on Fox River -  WFRV  (www.wearegreenbay.com)

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Capital Charge Study

August 2, 2022

NEW Water held a Capital Charge Study Workshop on August 2, 2022. 

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STEAM Superheroes Camp

July 27, 2022

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay and NEW Water partnership continues to help area youth protect our waters

From inspecting microorganisms under a microscope to building filters to represent the earth, area youth participated in a STEAM Superheroes Camp and have earned their “Defenders of the Bay” certificate.

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Topics: STEM Superheroes, STEAM Superheroes

Collecting (near) Real-Time Data in the Bay of Green Bay

July 15, 2022

NEW Water is excited to bring two long-term monitoring stations into a new era of (near) real-time data collection. Situated seven miles north of the mouth of the Fox River in the lower Green Bay is a little yellow buoy. This small but mighty buoy is equipped with a weather station that can be very beneficial for water recreation in the lower Green Bay area, and is also equipped with two water quality tools that have sensors to measure a suite of water quality parameters such as water temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and total algae. The buoy is powered by solar and communicates data to local websites for users to view. This buoy is appropriately named the Green Bay Entrance Light buoy, given its close proximity to the Entrance Lighthouse located in lower Green Bay.

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E-News from NEW Water (Q2 2022)

June 29, 2022

The 2021 Annual Report showcases our accomplishments, highlights, and challenges throughout the year to ultimately protect our most valuable resource, water. Click the image to read the Annual Report!

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Topics: The Wave - Newsletter

TPO Magazine features NEW Water's Watershed Work

May 31, 2022

June 2022 - Treatment Plant Operator (TPO) Magazine featured NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, for a collaborative approach to help protect our most valuable resource, water with Adaptive Management.  

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The Press Times features NEW Water's Facility Plan

May 16, 2022

May 2022 - The Press Times featured NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, for planning for the future with a Facility Plan, so the community can continue to flush the toilet, wash the dishes, and run their businesses whenever they want. 

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Enhancing green infrastructure

April 29, 2022

Thanks to the support from a U.S. Forest Service grant to NEW Water, a total of 2,196 trees have been planted around Brown County in the last year, including 54 trees at NEW Water's De Pere and Green Bay Facilities. An additional 500 trees will be planted this year. Thank you to our municipal partners who are helping to protect area waterways by reducing runoff while enhancing green infrastructure in our service area. Learn how you can #LoveYourWatershed >>

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