NEW Water - Protecting our Waterways

NEW Water Annual Report 2017 - Page 9

NEW Water - Protecting our Waterways Experts Work to Save Green Bay: Up

Front with Mike Gousha Video

Photo above:

The Bay Guardian workboat.

Photo left:

Left to right: Nicole Van Helden of The Nature

Conservancy, Jeff Smudde, and Casey Eggleston of the

Fund for Lake Michigan scope out the wetlands project.

Wetlands installation. Wetlands have been called the “kidney”

of an ecosystem – filtering out pollutants and sediment, and

serving as a sponge to control water ow. In partnership

with The Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited, U.S. Fish and

Wildlife Service, and the Oneida Nation, nearly 7% of cropland

acres in Silver Creek were restored to wetlands.


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