GREEN BAY –The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay American Fisheries Society (AFS) and fisheries students have teamed up as the “UWGB Water Warriors” to help organize the 2016 Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.
Organized by the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, the Watershed cleanup will take place in various locations along the Wolf River in New London, Lake Winnebago, Lake Butte des Morts, the banks of the Fox River up to the bay of Green Bay.
Volunteers will receive a cleanup t-shirt and supplies, and learn about the watershed and ways to protect water resources by working together as a team. All volunteers are welcome to attend a free lunch and afternoon of live music from the band Dead Horses from noon to 2 p.m. at a cleanup picnic at the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance headquarters, 1000 N. Ballard Road, Appleton.
The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to finding cost effective ways to improve water quality in Northeast Wisconsin. Among other initiatives, members of the organization work towards a sustainable supply of groundwater and drinking water, sustainable and natural fish communities and sustainable business practices in harmony and in support of the environment.
Green Bay area clean-up sites include:
East River Emilie Park
East River Meyer Park
East River Optimist Park
East River Van Beaver Park
Fox River State Recreational Trail
Leicht Memorial Park
Ashwaubomay River Trail
Green Isle Park
East River Parkway
Wiese Family Park
Voyage Park and Fox River State Rec Trail
Other sites include Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Appleton, High Cliff State Park, Calumet County Park, Menasha, Neenah, New London, Oshkosh, Winneconne and Fond du Lac.
To join the team and get registered at a clean up site: https://www.eventbrite.com/teams/uwgb-water-warriors/1541601
Press release published on April 20, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay website here.