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In the news: Students monitoring area waterways

October 27, 2023

spectrumOctober 2023 - Spectrum News featured our partnership with UWGB’s Student Monitoring Program, to help educate area youth about the importance of work in the watershed, to protect our most valuable resource, water.

Excerpts from Spectrum News story are found below. To read their full story, please visit: High school students monitor Fox River Watershed (

Wastewater treatment provider NEW water collects and treats 41 million gallons of water per day for the Green Bay region. Watershed Programs Manager, Erin Houghton, said the data collected by students is valuable for the community.

“The work that the high school students are doing today and with the volunteer monitoring program really does help watershed programs like NEW waters to really understand the trends in water quality in our region," explained Houghton. "We’re very interested in understanding the excess nutrients and sediment that find their way into our waterways and cause water quality issues both in the streams, rivers and downstream in the lower (Green) bay.”

- From Spectrum News, October 2023

Learn more about the NEW Watershed Program >>

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