Barker’s Island has undergone many transformations since Captain Charles S. Barker dumped vengeance sand in front of the lakeside home of his political frenemy, the mayor of Superior.
The new boat launch was completed on the St. Louis River estuary, thanks to a partnership between NOAA, the Lake Superior Reserve, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, and the city of Superior.
Please join us in extending a very warm welcome to Lake Superior Reserve’s new education coordinator Luciana Ranelli and Hudson River Reserve’s new coastal training program coordinator Lindsay Charlop.
Manoomin, or wild rice, once thrived in the clear waters of the Lake Superior Basin. Now, the Lake Superior Reserve has joined with First Nations and other partners to explore how to bring it back.
Reserve staff from around the System are receiving formal accolades for their work in support of estuaries and coastal communities. A big congratulations to these NERRS superstars—and thank you for all you do!
Reserve educators have rallied behind students, teachers, and parents all dealing with the challenges of science learning during COVID-19. From coast to coast, Reserves are providing online programs to engage children with estuaries safely.