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World Water Day & NEW Watershed Champion 2021

March 22, 2021

NEW Water "breaks tradition" and honors Nancy Quirk of Green Bay Water with NEW Watershed Champion Award

Green Bay Water Utility was first in the nation to remove lead service lines

(GREEN BAY – March 22) The 8th annual NEW Watershed Champion ceremony has broken tradition.

Nancy Quirk, P.E., General Manager of the Green Bay Water Utility, was honored in a surprise virtual call by Tom Sigmund, Executive Director of NEW Water, and Kathryn Hasselblad, President of the NEW Water Commission, and Commissioner for Green Bay Water Utility. For the past seven years, the two utilities have jointly given this award to a community member for their efforts to improve area waters.

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Topics: World Water Day

World Water Day & NEW Watershed Champion 2020

March 10, 2020

Dr. Kevin Fermanich of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay honored as NEW Watershed Champion 2020

In honor of World Water Day, today Dr. Kevin Fermanich of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay was lauded for his efforts to improve area waters.

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World Water Day & NEW Watershed Champion 2019

March 20, 2019

Wisconsin DNR Named 2019 NEW Watershed Champion

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), and those working on the Fox River Cleanup Project, today were honored as the 2019 NEW Watershed Champion. Heading into its 16th season of operations on the Lower Fox River, the goal of the project is to reduce the risk to human health and the environment by reducing the impact of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

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Topics: World Water Day

World Water Day & NEW Watershed Champion 2018

March 15, 2018

Kelly Ellis named 2018 NEW Watershed Champion

STEM leader celebrated for her contributions to a sustainable community

Ms. Kelly Ellis was named 2018 “NEW Watershed Champion” for founding the Greater Green Bay STEM Network as well as other contributions in the realm of science, technology, engineering and mathematics essential to effectively care for, and manage, our precious water resources.

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World Water Day & NEW Watershed Champion 2017

March 17, 2017

Brickstead Dairy - Family-owned dairy farm lauded for conservation efforts 

Brickstead Dairy today was named  2017 “NEW Watershed Champion”  for demonstrating innovation and leadership in their sustainable farming practices.

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World Water Day & NEW Watershed Champion 2016

March 18, 2016

Rep. Reid Ribble Named "NEW Watershed Champion 2016"

U.S. Congressman Lauded for “Save the Bay” Initiative to Improve Waters

U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (WI-08) was named 2016 “NEW Watershed Champion” in a ceremony on March 18 to celebrate water on Friday, for his efforts to “Save the Bay.”

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World Water Day & NEW Watershed Champion 2015

March 20, 2015

Mike Reed Named "NEW Watershed Champion 2015"

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary Director Lauded for Innovative Nature-Based 4K Program

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary Director Mike Reed was named “NEW Watershed Champion 2015” Friday for ushering in a new generation of water stewards.

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World Water Day & NEW Watershed Champion 2014

March 21, 2014

2014 "NEW Watershed Champion" Named: High School Teacher Charlie Frisk for Leadership on Baird Creek Work

Mayor and County Executive Lauded for Water Quality Improvement Efforts

Robert Atwell of Nicolet Bank Presents a Gift for Water Education & Improvement

While California's drought rages on, Wisconsin enjoys an abundance of water - but faces a host of water quality impairment challenges, say water experts in Green Bay.

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Topics: World Water Day