Monthly Archives: November 2015

Wrapping up the Foundation field trip season on the Mississippi River

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Foundation drew its 2015 field trip season to a close with the ever-popular “Boat Cruise the Mississippi in Autumn Migration” trip. The Mississippi Explorer, captained by Captain Annie, took to the famous Pool 9 in the Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge for both a morning and an afternoon session in search of migrating waterfowl and bald eagles. As the Foundation’s field trip assistant coordinator, I was able to attend these trips...

Protecting What’s Precious on the Lake Michigan Shoreline

By Lisa Charron, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin   The United States has only thirteen designated National Marine Sanctuaries. But that’s about to change. After fifteen years without a new National Marine Sanctuary, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has finally decided on a new designation—the Lake Michigan shoreline from Port Washington to Two Rivers in our great state of Wisconsin. The National Marine Sanctuaries program was established on October 23, 1972 by the...