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​Wisconsin Lakes Partnership

2008 Convention Archive

West Shore of Green Bay Field Trip

 Thursday, April 17
9:30 am - 5:00pm (off-site)

​Participants will travel in a
deluxe motor coach leaving from the KI Convention Center
($25 transportation fee).
If you are NOT participating in this field trip or the all-day workshop, you will be asked
on the registration form to choose two half-day workshops
The west shore of Green Bay is home to some of the finest remaining coastal wetlands along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This area comprises nearly 14% of Lake Michigan’s total coastal wetlands, and about 50% of Wisconsin's Lake Michigan coastal wetlands.  Oconto Marsh is the second largest coastal wetland on Lake Michigan and Peshtigo River is the 8th largest.  These coastal wetlands are extremely important for conserving birds and sustaining Green Bay fisheries.  The careful observer can find cranes, terns, frogs, turtles, ducks, and many other kinds of animals in the west shore.  In the spring, Northern Pike swim out of Green Bay and into streams and drainage ditches to spawn - they've been known to swim as many as 45 miles inland!
A West Shore Tour will highlight the unique ecology of the area, and examine some of the important management issues for west shore wetlands and for the Great Lakes in general.
Space is limited, so sign up early to reserve your spot.
Fee: $25  (Note: The fee covers field trip transportation via deluxe tour bus. Thursday Convention registration is still required.)
Presenters: Vicki Harris, UW Sea Grant; Mike Grimm, The Nature Conservancy; John Huff, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Chad Cook, UW-Extension

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