The 4.2-acre Communiversity Park is bounded on the west by the Bay of Green Bay and separated from the campus on the east by Nicolet Drive. The park contains pathways and educational signage as well as expansive views to the water and the Port of Green Bay. The only university-owned structure in Communiversity Park is the Bayshore Center, a small wood and lannon stone cabin located adjacent to the visitor parking lot. Numerous ordinances and regulations exist to protect Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) and ﬂoodplains in this corridor. Any development must be coordinated with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), Brown County, and the City of Green Bay.
The Brown County Land Use Plan designates the shoreline along the Bay of Green Bay as a valuable natural resource and recommends preserving and showcasing the area. The City of Green Bay provides Best Management Practices for Water Quality Improvement which should be incorporated into any management plan for the bayshore.
- Conduct a separate inventory and create Bayshore Resource Management Plan, similar to the Resource Management Plan for the Cofrin Arboretum
- Maintain the Bayshore Center as a cultural resource
- Search for private funding sources to encourage research and environmental remediation
- Manage per the Bayshore Resource Management Plan