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!
Lee was born in Kenosha on
the shore of Lake
Michigan and earned his bachelor's degree in geology at the University of Wisconsin
Since then Lee has spent his career defining, quantifying, and protecting the
water resources of the Great
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.
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
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.
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
Great Lakes Town Hall Manager
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