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Letter: Wisconsin Sea Grant turns 50

"Sea Grant celebrates a 50-year anniversary this fall. Through the decades, our staff and funded researchers have strived to enhance those Great Lakes’ uses and address conservation challenges, fulfilling a research, education and outreach mission," writes James Hurley, director of the UW Aquatic Sciences Center.

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Waves from Lake Superior crash into the rocks just off Wisconsin Point on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2020.
Jed Carlson / File / Superior Telegram
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Wisconsin Sea Grant is dedicated to researching the Great Lakes and then sharing that research with the many people and communities who care about and rely on them.

It’s those who live and work in the 105 cities, villages and towns dotting the 1,000 miles of Wisconsin’s Great Lakes shoreline. It’s anglers, boaters and beachgoers who are looking for recreation. It’s brewers, dairy farmers and manufacturers who use the water to make products. It’s global ship captains who carry goods to and from our ports. It’s families who turn on their taps to get a big drink of water that comes from the lakes.

Sea Grant celebrates a 50-year anniversary this fall. Through the decades, our staff and funded researchers have strived to enhance those Great Lakes’ uses and address conservation challenges, fulfilling a research, education and outreach mission.

We also want to take this anniversary opportunity to acknowledge the value of being able to station our climate and tourism outreach specialist and one of our science communicators on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus. Thanks for being an ideal host community as they build stewardship in the Lake Superior watershed.

James P. Hurley, Ph.D.
Director, University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center
UW Sea Grant; UW Water Resources Institute

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