Our Watershed

Bench Photo Looking At Bay Of Green Bay

"Never forget that you live at the mouth of the largest freshwater estuary in the world

...and never forget the great responsibility you bear for that."

- Dr. Harold "Jack" Day

Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

and former NEW Water Commission President

What is our watershed?

A watershed is an “area that drains to a common waterway, such as a stream, lake, estuary, wetland, aquifer, or even the ocean,” according to the EPA.

The Green Bay watershed is 10.6 million acres, and includes the Fox and Wolf Rivers.

NEW Water is doing its part in the watershed, by returning water clean to the environment each day.  NEW Water also is engaged in Adaptive Management and other watershed initiatives with community partners. Find out more about Environmental Program initiatives here.

Dr. Jack Day shared his dream of having Green Bay waters “fishable and swimmable,” and NEW Water is working with community partners toward that goal.

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