Professor Matt Dornbush of Natural and Applied Sciences as was recently awarded five years of funding through the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District – NEW Water and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Along with the help of graduate students, Professor Dornbush’s research investigates, “The conversion of crop acres to permanent grasslands, forage and cover crops, or buffers with an annual harvest schedule will increase the effectiveness of Vegetated Water Treatment Systems to trap sediment and attached phosphorus, lower soil-P, and increased water infiltration will reduce Phosphorus and Total Suspended Solids loading into Silver Creek.”