Bay Guardian out in the waters
Bay Guardian

Protecting the Bay

NEW Water's Aquatic Monitoring Program (AMP) monitors and patrols the waters of NE Wisconsin. Samples are taken from 34 different stations throughout the Fox River, East River, and the Bay of Green Bay to monitor the quality of our waters. These samples are analzyed in NEW Water's state-certified laboratory.

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Ongoing study indicates toxins in the Bay

NEW Water participated in a joint study with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Zilber School of Public Health regarding toxins present along the shoreline at Bay Beach. Data indicates the presence of cyanotoxins, which are harmful to humans and animals.

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New studies on area waters

Want to learn more about what’s happening with cyanobacteria, as well as the “dead zone,” or hypoxia, in Green Bay waters? Dive into these new scientific studies by NEW Water staff scientists Erin Houghton and Sarah Bartlett: 


The Science of Color

The science of color: NEW Water partners with NASA on Green Bay initiative

Want to learn more about our partnership with NASA on an international effort to advance scientific knowledge of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae?

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Additional information

For information and data from NEW Water and partners' efforts in the greater Green Bay waterways, please visit the Fox-Wolf Watershed and Green Bay Water Quality Datahub. Here, you will find historical and current data from various projects all focused on understanding and improving water quality in the Fox-Wolf Watershed. This interactive datahub was created from a collaboration with NEW Water, Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance and ADC staff, funded by a grant from the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS).

Aquatic Monitoring Program celebrates 30 years!

Fact sheet: Aquatic Monitoring Program

Program contacts

Sarah Bartlett, Water Resource Specialist
(920) 438-1088

Erin Houghton, Watershed Programs Manager
(920) 438-1071