GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is hosting public meetings to provide updates on its efforts to designate the Bay of Green Bay as a national reserve.
The public is invited to learn about the initial site recommendation for the National Estuarine Research Reserve site by attending one of two public meetings in September.
An in-person meeting will be offered on Sept. 7 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the S.T.E.M. Innovation Center at UW-GB. A virtual offering will be held on Sept. 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration is encouraged but not required to join the meetings.
"We have reached a significant milestone in the designation of the Bay of Green Bay NERR, and the state team looks forward to hearing feedback on the proposed natural area sites and sharing updates on the designation," said Emily Tyner, director of freshwater strategy at UW-Green Bay.
A map of the proposed location can be found online. Only public land is eligible to be included in the NERR, and no new land will be purchased for the site, according to UW-GB.
The school says they sought to listen to the views of the public, landowners and any other interested parties throughout the selection process.
Comments on the site can be shared at the meeting or by emailing Tyner at firstname.lastname@example.org before Sept. 15.