Sticky

Over 30 years ago I helped the Nature Conservancy of Wis with their acquisition of most of Point au Sable.

Then by pure luck and over one year of work, I put together the transaction for the Northeastern Wis Land Trust for their acquisition of the “Twin Silos” 11 acres + property along Nicolet Drive which gave the Land Trust access to an additional 60+ acres that they also purchased.

This took over a year of work and is one of my most favorite transactions I ever did in my 35 years in real estate. I live very close to this area and can even see Point au Sauble from my windows of our bay cottage.

There is more to this as hopefully more property will be added to make this the finest future nature park in NE Wisconsin!

A red-headed woodpecker pauses from foraging on a tree. Photo by Debbie Koenigs/USFWS.

Read the full article: https://fws.gov/midwest/news/wequiockcreek.html?fbclid=IwAR1R80l5-tWFkCw3P9sQWUThKuuEIeqNsheGhhc_zkmdRcXotLMJJKxfs70

“Saving the Great Lakes”: National Geographic December issue explores the lakes and their struggles

A familiar view for many who live and play around the Great Lakes graces the current cover of National Geographic – a stormy sunset over Lake Michigan, seen from the sandy beaches of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The feature story of the magazine’s December 2020 issue puts a spotlight on the Great Lakes.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2020/11/saving-great-lakes-national-geographic-december-issue-struggles/

Natasha Blakely

Minnesota tribes file to halt pipeline approval due to virus

ST. PAUL, Minn (AP) — Two Native American tribes in northern Minnesota are asking state regulators to stop the imminent construction of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement, saying it would increase the risk of coronavirus infections spreading.

The Red Lake and White Earth Bands of Chippewa filed a motion late Wednesday asking the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to stay its approval of the $2.6 billion project.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2020/11/ap-minnesota-tribes-pipeline-approval-virus/

The Associated Press

For years Minnesota biologists stocked remote lakes with trout by dropping them out of planes in sometimes risky conditions from about 100 feet. With better equipment, they began using safer and more gentle helicopters in 2020. Read the full story by the Star Tribune.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020130-helicopter-fish-stocking

Samantha Tank

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office assailed Enbridge Inc. for filing a lawsuit last week in an effort to reverse the state’s order to shut down controversial pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac, saying the oil giant was endangering the Great Lakes. Read the full story by the Detroit Metro Times.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020130-enbridge-lawsuit

Samantha Tank

The Michigan departments of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy and Health and Human Services have announced more than $6.5 million in grant funding, and more than $3 million in laboratory equipment purchases, for universities across the state and other partners to run 20 three-month pilot programs to test for the COVID-19 virus in wastewater.  Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020130-wastewater-grants

Samantha Tank

A famous view of Lake Michigan graces the cover of December’s National Geographic. The image features Empire Bluff, part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Leelanau County. Read the full story by the Manistee News Advocate.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020130-national-geographic

Samantha Tank

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw will be angling west toward Chicago, carrying a load of more than 1,000 Christmas trees as it recreates the holiday spirit of Michigan’s ill-fated Christmas Tree Ship, which sank in late November 1912. Read the full story by MLive.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020130-christmas-tree-ship

Samantha Tank

How does a $641 million Flint water settlement get to residents? Attorneys give answers

By Amy Diaz, Flint Beat, through the Institute for Nonprofit News network

Flint, MI– Attorneys involved in the Flint Water Litigation provided an overview of the $641.25 million water settlement Nov. 23 on the City of Flint Facebook page.

This information session followed the proposal of a $20 million contribution to the settlement by the city’s insurer.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2020/11/641-million-flint-water-settlement-residents-attorneys/

Flint Beat

...AREAS OF FOG AND DRIZZLE THIS MORNING... The combination of light winds and abundant low-level moisture will result in areas of fog and drizzle across central, northeast and east central Wisconsin this morning. Some of the fog may become locally dense. Poor visibilities and wet roads may result in locally hazardous travel conditions for holiday travelers. The

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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

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w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov

...AREAS OF FOG TONIGHT... The combination of light winds and abundant low-level moisture will result in areas of fog across central and east-central Wisconsin tonight. Some of this fog may become locally dense with light drizzle falling at times. Northern Wisconsin is expected to have patchy fog overnight.

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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

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(Columbus, OH) November 25, 2020 – Earlier today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the appointment of Crystal M.C. Davis, the Alliance’s Vice President for Policy and Strategic Engagement, to a three-year term on the Ohio Lake Erie Commission.

In response, Davis issued the following statement:

“I thank Gov. DeWine for the opportunity, and I’m honored to accept this appointment to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission. As a native Ohioan and someone who grew up loving Lake Erie, this is a special honor.

Through my work at the Alliance for the Great Lakes, I’ve been able to combine my passion for advocacy on behalf of urban communities with my deep care for and connection to the Great Lakes, helping to ensure people’s access to fresh, clean water.

As part of the commission, I will continue to strive for progress and accountability in Lake Erie clean-up programs while also making sure the voices of impacted communities are at the table at all stages of the decision-making process. Let’s get to work!”

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For media inquiries, contact Jennifer Caddick at jcaddick@greatlakes.org.

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News – Alliance for the Great Lakes

https://greatlakes.org/2020/11/ohio-governor-appoints-crystal-m-c-davis-to-ohio-lake-erie-commission/

Jennifer Caddick

After months of delays, the Morrow Dam in Michigan is close to completion. For the past year, sediment-laden water has been flowing through the dam, polluting the Kalamazoo River, which ultimately discharges into Lake Michigan. Read the full story by WWMT-TV- Kalamazoo, MI.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020125-dam-spill

Ken Gibbons

The Great Lakes may be the United States’ greatest natural resource, and the many challenges facing the Great Lakes should be high on both the budgetary and environmental to do-list of the new administration. Read the full story by the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020125-biden

Ken Gibbons

The Grand River Conservation Authority is calling on the province of Ontario to reconsider changes it believes will limit its role on important issues, including flood mitigation. At issue are proposed changes included in Bill 229, which would limit Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities powers on how they regulate development in flood plains. Read the full story by The Gananoque Reporter.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020125-grca

Ken Gibbons

As the city of Joliet, Illinois, looks to sign a contract to start getting its water from Lake Michigan, the Illinois cities of Chicago and Hammond both want the potentially lucrative deal to deliver it. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020125-water-chicago

Ken Gibbons

Enbridge is fighting an order to shut down its oil pipeline that crosses the waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. The Canadian company filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who demanded earlier this month that Line 5 be closed within 180 days. Read the full story by the Associated Press.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020125-shutdown

Ken Gibbons

Enbridge sues Michigan over Line 5 shutdown order

By Kelly House, Bridge Michigan, through the Institute for Nonprofit News network

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2020/11/enbridge-sues-michigan-over-line-5-shutdown-order/

Bridge Michigan

Please join us December 7-10, 2020, for a series of presentations relating to restoring and protecting the Great Lakes. Topics will center around the theme of the democratization of water, including cultivating authentic partnerships, community engagement, Great Lake policy, equity and justice, and water infrastructure funding and decision-making. We’ll discuss ways that Great Lakes advocates, NGOs, communities, and institutions can participate in decision-making around water issues.

We’re thrilled to announce that Mandela Barnes, the Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, will be joining HOW Coalition Board member Brenda Coley of Milwaukee Water Commons for a keynote presentation to kick off the series on Monday, December 7!

Join us for the following sessions. Come to any combination of events – registration is free and open to all. You must register for each event individually – calendar appointments will be sent from zoom for each event following registration. Please save your confirmation emails as they will contain unique links to join each session.

Monday, December 7

Keynote Speaker: Mandela Barnes, Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
Moderated by Brenda Coley, Milwaukee Water Commons
Time: 11:00-11:45am eastern 
REGISTER for Mandela Barnes here

Tuesday, December 8

Panel Discussion: Cultivating Authentic Partnerships with Tribes and Tribal Leaders
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern
Speakers: Brett Fessell, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Kira Davis, Conservation Resource Alliance
REGISTER for Cultivating Authentic Partnerships here

Panel Discussion: Engagement and Organizing in Great Lakes Communities
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 Eastern
Join us for information and examples on how communities around the region can have a voice – whether it is through organizing around an issue, engagement around a project, or finding new ways to build power in a community.
Speakers: Paco Ollervides, Green Leadership Trust
Nicole Brown, Detroit Future City
Anna-Lisa Castle, Alliance for the Great Lakes
REGISTER for Engagement and Organizing here

Wednesday, December 9

Presentation: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative 101: Policy and Funding
Time: 1:00-2:30pm eastern
Speaker: Chad Lord, Policy Director, Healing Our Waters—Great Lakes Coalition
REGISTER for GLRI 101 here

Presentation: Equity and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Time: 3:00-4:00pm eastern
The HOW Coalition is just wrapping up a study of the GLRI through an equity lens and will share the methodology and the recommended initial next steps to advance and further equitable and just outcomes.
Speakers: Anna Brunner, National Wildlife Federation
Crystal Davis, Alliance for the Great Lakes
REGISTER for Equity and the GLRI here

Thursday, December 10

Panel Discussion: State Revolving Funds: A State-Level Program View
Time: 1:00-2:30pm eastern
Join experts from around the region to learn more about water infrastructure funding and the State Revolving Funds, including how the funding mechanism works in different states, where funding is being directed, what avenues are available to seek funding, and what work is being done to improve the program.
Speakers: Cyndi Roper, Natural Resources Defense Council. Additional Speakers to be confirmed.
REGISTER for State Revolving Funds here

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Healing Our Waters Coalition

https://healthylakes.org/2020-great-lakes-seminar-series/

Pavan Vangipuram

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS MORNING... * WHAT...Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog. * WHERE...Winnebago, Calumet, Waushara, Shawano, Menominee, Wood, Waupaca, Portage, Brown and Outagamie Counties. * WHEN...Until 10 AM CST this morning.

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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

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w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS MORNING... * WHAT...Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog. * WHERE...Outagamie, Brown, Winnebago and Calumet Counties. * WHEN...Until 10 AM CST this morning. * IMPACTS...Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

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w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov

...AREAS OF FOG TO PERSIST THIS MORNING... The combination of light winds and abundant low-level moisture will result in areas of fog across eastern Wisconsin this morning. Some of this fog may become locally dense at times. Motorists are urged to slow down and only use your low-beam headlights. Be prepared for rapid changes in visibility.

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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

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w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov

...AREAS OF FOG TO PERSIST THIS MORNING... The combination of light winds and abundant low-level moisture will result in areas of fog across eastern Wisconsin this morning. Some of this fog may become locally dense at times. Motorists are urged to slow down and only use your low-beam headlights. Be prepared for rapid changes in visibility.

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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwacapget.php?x=WI125F70E29CF8.SpecialWeatherStatement.125F70E37D30WI.GRBSPSGRB.54e5ef070b45e49081402cfe9ce09122

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Green Bay, WI

Green Bay, WI

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Green Bay, WI

...AREAS OF FOG TO PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING... The combination of light winds and abundant low-level moisture will allow for areas of fog to persist across central, far northeast and east-central Wisconsin overnight into Wednesday morning. Some of this fog may become locally dense at times. Therefore, motorists are urged to slow down and only use your

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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

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w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov

...SLIPPERY ROADS OVER THE NORTHERN FOX VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON... A band of moderate snowfall will impact Outagamie and Brown counties over the next few hours. Though slushy accumulations of less than an inch are expected, the slush could lead to slippery roads. Use caution if driving this afternoon, and slow down if you encounter slushy roads.

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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Brown (WIC009) Wisconsin Issued by the National Weather Service

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w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov

The county council of Haliburton, Ontario will be discussing what can be done to better inform residents when blue-green algae blooms are suspected on area lakes, and how to improve education for everyone, following several confirmed cases of the potentially toxic organisms. Read the full story by The Haliburton County Echo.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020124-ontario-blue-green-algae

Patrick Canniff

The Crown Vantage project is the first step in a new phase of Kalamazoo River cleanup, which will escalate next spring along an urbanized stretch that’s long awaited its turn with the type of remedial work that began years ago downstream in Michigan communities like Plainwell and Otsego. Read the full story by MLive.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020124-michigan-superfund-river

Patrick Canniff

The most recent count documented more than 700 nests across the state, a sign that the remarkable recovery of bald eagles in Ohio is reaching new heights. The recent numbers are a far cry from around 40 years ago, when Ohio was then home to only four breeding pairs of bald eagles. View the full story by USA Today.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020124-ohio-eagles

Patrick Canniff

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy late Friday announced it was dismissing a permit challenge against Nestle Waters North America. The most recent permit challenge came from the grassroots Michigan environmental protection group, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. Read the full story by WBBCK – FM – Battle Creek, MI.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020124-nestle-water

Patrick Canniff

Halton’s mayors and the board of Conservation Halton are calling on the province to scrap planned changes to the Conservation Authorities Act, which many say will drain conservation authorities of their ability to protect the environment. Read the full story by the Hamilton Spectator.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020124-conservation-authorities-act

Patrick Canniff

On Nov. 23, 1912, the 44-year-old schooner ROUSE SIMMONS, also known as the Christmas Tree Ship, foundered in Lake Michigan near Two Rivers, with all on board. A piece of it lives on right here in Milwaukee. Read the full story by On Milwaukee.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020124-shipping-rouse-simmons

Patrick Canniff

A unique set of maps is guiding current restoration efforts that could help remove Milwaukee’s harbor from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of areas of concern and stimulate the local economy. Read the full story by Milwaukee Magazine.

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Great Lakes Commission

Great Lakes Commission

https://www.glc.org/dailynews/2020124-milwaukee-harbor-restoration

Patrick Canniff

Michigan politicians ran on water problems. Activists want money for fixes.

By Kelly House, Bridge Michigan, through the Institute for Nonprofit News network

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

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Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2020/11/michigan-politicians-water-problems-activists-fixes/

Bridge Michigan

The image, captured by Keith Ladzinski, features Empire Bluff, part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Leelanau County, Michigan.

The post Lake Michigan view featured on National Geographic’s December issue first appeared on Great Lakes Echo.

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Great Lakes Echo

Great Lakes Echo

http://greatlakesecho.org/2020/11/24/lake-michigan-view-featured-on-national-geographics-december-issue/

Marie Orttenburger

Army Corps of Engineers grants final federal Line 3 permit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday approved the final federal permit for Enbridge Energy’s planned Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, bringing the project a step closer to construction.

In a release from its St.

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Great Lakes Now

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2020/11/ap-army-corps-engineers-final-federal-line-3-permit/

The Associated Press

Wild cranberries grow on a floating sphagnum mat in November in central Wisconsin. Image from the American Society for Agronomy.

By Alexandra Lakind, Ph.D. student, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison. “Tap In” newsletter.

Wisconsin is the leading producer of cranberries in the U.S., and it is the official state fruit! Cranberries, and their growers, interact with water in many unique ways. Cranberries grow naturally in marshes. They require acidic soil and an ample, local supply of water and sand. In Wisconsin, the cranberry plants flower in late June/early July, and the berries are harvested in September and October, depending on the cultivar.

Because the berries contain a pocket of air, when the marsh is flooded, the berries float to the surface to be picked up by harvesting equipment. Cranberry growers, to quote UW-Madison Horticulture professor Jed Colquhoun, “are the ultimate water engineers.” They protect the fruit buds in the winter by covering the beds with a thick layer of ice, which acts as insulation for the plant. Yet, the effects of climate change (water irregularities, fluctuating temperatures, and loss of ice) pose new challenges. To learn about a wide range of projects seeking to understand cranberries and ensure they make it to your table, visit the UW Fruit Program

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Blog – Wisconsin Sea Grant

https://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/blog/will-you-be-eating-wisconsins-state-fruit-this-week/

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