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Beyond the Headlines – Wisconsin’s Water Future

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

You’re invited. The Wisconsin Humanities Council is hosting a free workshop May 8 from 1-5 at Nicolet College Northwoods Room aimed at community leaders, journalists and concerned citizens, focused on Wisconsin’s Water Future. For more information and to register please see our Beyond the Headlines:Wisconsin’s Water Future website.

The workshop will involve several panels addressing different local water issues followed by break out discussions about what water stories – from hazard mitigation and drinking water safety to fisheries and climate change – the public needs to understand. We will be providing resources/contacts and opportunity for Q&A and hope participants will become part of the discussion about how we can all better communicate Wisconsin’s water stories.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Eric Chapman, Voigt Task Force Member and Tribal Council Member, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  • Gretchen Gerrish, UW Limnology Trout Lake Station
  • Dylan Jennings, Director of the Public Information Office GLIFWC
  • John Kubisiak, Fisheries Supervisor – Eastern Treaty Fisheries Assessment Team, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Robert Lundgren, Attorney, Midwest Environmental Advocates
  • Quita Sheehan, Conservation Specialist, Vilas County Land & Water Conservation Department
  • Cathy Techtmann, Professor of Community Resource Development and Environmental Outreach Specialist University of Wisconsin – Extension
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Drinking and Groundwater (TBN)
  • Adrian Stocks, Director, Bureau of Water Quality, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Tentative)
  • Toxicologist, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health, Wisconsin Division of Public Health (TBN)

Beyond the Headlines is a program of the Wisconsin Humanities Council, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of their democracy and the informed citizen project, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Local partners for this event include WXPR.

The workshops are regionally focused. The first three are Coulee Region, April 25 in La Farge, which covers the Driftless from La Crosse south to the Wisconsin River, Northwoods, May 8 in Rhinelander, focusing on northern lake country and Greater Green Bay, May 29 in Green Bay, focused on the bay of Green Bay.

We will also be hosting events, at dates to be determined, in Ashland, Eau Claire and Wausau in the fall.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Meg Turville-Heitz at [email protected] or call 608-265-5595.


May 8
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Nicolet College
5364 College Dr
Rhinelander, WI 54501 United States