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GLIN==> GL Town Hall: Lee Trotta on hydrology of Great Lakes

Dear Great Lakes Neighbor,

Each week we invite grassroots activists, artists, officials, physicians, parents, young people and others to offer insightful commentary on their Great Lakes experiences and views. Of course, we also invite you to comment on their thoughts.

This week, the Town Hall is pleased to welcome Lee Trotta, a geologist from Wisconsin that has spent a large portion of his career studying the hydrology of the Great Lakes. Don't miss your chance to read and respond to Lee Trotta's stories and perspectives about the Great Lakes every day this week - only in the Great Lakes Town Hall!

About Lee Trotta...

Lee was born in Kenosha on the shore of Lake Michigan and earned his bachelor's degree in geology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Since then Lee has spent his career defining, quantifying, and protecting the water resources of the Great Lakes Basin. He has published over 50 articles in the primary literature. While employed as a Hydrogeologist by Crispell-Snyder, he drafted proposals to help Waukesha and New Berlin meet their water needs without access to Great Lakes water and to delist impairments noted by EPA in the Milwaukee Estuary area.

Lee is the current President Elect and former news editor, Treasurer, and Membership Chair of the Wisconsin Ground Water Association. Prior to those duties, he was news editor and Treasurer of the Minnesota Ground Water Association. So he's been around the Great Lakes a long time. Long enough to manage the Minnesota Water Use Program, design the Great Lakes Water Use Data Base, help draft water legislation for Wisconsin, publish outreach materials for the Pewaukee River Partnership, and catch his limit of salmon in Lake Michigan.

From 1969 to 1988, as a hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, he focused on geology and water quality in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He then spent 3 years in Washington DC as Director of the Water-Quality Constituents Team for the National Water Information System.

Read and respond to Lee Trotta in the Town Hall

In addition to guest speakers, the Great Lakes Town Hall focuses on a new featured Great Lakes issue each week, provided by co-moderators Jeffrey Potter, Dave Dempsey, Gary Wilson, and Brenna Wanous. This week, Gary looks through the thinness of Great Lakes Day in Washington, and offers a regional approach that focuses on accountability and results.

Don't miss this great opportunity to read and comment on our featured issue - Great Lakes Day in Washington! - and the thoughts of Lee Trotta, in the Great Lakes Town Hall all this week!

Guest speakers contribute content on a Great Lakes topic of their choice for five days. While there are basic rules of conduct, guest speakers are unedited and diverse views are welcome. If you are interested in serving as a guest speaker, please reply to this email.


…And thanks for your insight!

We would like to offer a big thank you! to everyone who responded to the survey for the Great Lakes Town Hall. Your thoughts and suggestions are extremely useful in shaping the future of the Town Hall.

Your Great Lakes Neighbor,

Brenna Wanous
Great Lakes Town Hall Manager

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