You value the Great Lakes and what they mean economically and culturally for this region. The National Sea Grant College Program is a cost-effective — currently funded at $80 million annually with a 185 percent return on federal investment — way to promote the sustainable use of these national treasures. The federal administration, however, has proposed eliminating Sea Grant. You could contact members of Congress to let them know you value Great Lakes research, outreach and education. For the House of Representatives, check, and for the Senate, check

If you would like to include details on Wisconsin Sea Grant’s impacts, visit for examples and ideas.