Tag Archives: restoration

Federal Budget Cuts Threaten Local Lakes and Labs

A leaked federal budget memo reveals that the Trump administration is considering cutting funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $10 million. This cut would affect not only the wellness of the Great Lakes but also the students who work in the water testing labs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The university’s water labs do ... Read More »

Wild Rice Making a Comeback on the Banks of the Fox River

Native wild rice is being brought back to the banks of the Fox River outside Green Bay after decades of cleanup efforts. The Lower Fox River has been included in a Superfund program by the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the river of polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB’s. PCB’s come from the recycling of carbonless copy paper. According to the ... Read More »