2016 Speaker Series Schedule


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cory Zickert, of Wisconsin Lake and Pond Resource, LLC will present on lake aeration, strategies and methods, and protocols. MCLA and Manitowoc County Fish and Game Association currently coordinate aeration on Carsten’s Lake and Weyer’s Lake, but last year it became apparent that aeration on Silver Lake might be required to prevent winterkills. This meeting will give all Lakes Organizations a chance to have an open discussion of the issue regarding their lakes. Particular interests will be directed to Cory prior to the meeting by sending them to MCLA using the contact form. As background to discussions, a report on the programs in Barron and Polk Counties is here posted.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pete Tarnowski of the Manitowoc County Planning and Zoning Office advised us of the status of the Shoreline Zoning Ordinances, with a particular address to the recent legislative initiatives which alter many of the underlying precepts.


Thursday, May 26, 2016
Kimberlee Wright, Executive Director
Kim_150_176_s_c1Midwest Environmental Advocates

“Arguably the most effective advocate in this State for the quality of our waters”

Midwest Environmental Advocates’ commitment to protecting the heath and wealth of water resources is at the heart of the work MEA does. They specialize in Clean Water Act enforcement, leveraging their expertise with science, the law and effective communication to mobilize communities, inform public policy and protect healthy water. They collaborate with citizens, environmental groups, faith groups and entire communities to turn back threats to water quality and quantity. Midwest Environmental Advocates empowers people to act as informed stewards of the healthy water on which our lives depend.

Visit their website at http://midwestadvocates.org/

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Guest speaker 
Melissa Curran, Environmental Scientist/Botanist at Stantec, a Canadian company that specializes in development/facilitation of environmental projects.  Ms. Curran will address Phragmites control.

Thursday, Sept 29, 2016
Seth Hoffmeister is the Northeast Coordinator for the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters based out of Green Bay. Seth has been in this position since April, and prior to that he worked with the national League of Conservation Voters and as a campaign field organizer in 2014 for WLCV. Seth is originally from Eau Claire, and is a graduate of UW-Stevens Point.set-hoffmeister-pic



I grew up in Eau Claire where I spent a lot of my childhood romping up and down Otter Creek near my parents house as well as heading up to the Northwoods with my friends and family. Living on the outside of town, I saw many of my favorite berry patches, climbing trees, and trails developed into strip malls and parking lots as the city sprawled outward. I still remember going to numerous city council meetings at a very young age with my mother to object to a condo development not far from our house. A short time later, after this development and many others went through, I remember having to stop swimming in the creek because the water had become too dirty. This had a lasting impact on me, and instilled in me a commitment to protecting our natural environment. When I was a little older, I got a job at the summer camp I attended as a kid and had the very rewarding experience of showing a new generation the beauty of our natural environment and the importance of conserving it to pass it on from generation to generation.

My first volunteer experience with Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters was in the 2008 election, where I realized that to protect our natural resources we need to engage in the political process. With this lesson fresh in my mind, I attended UW-Stevens Point, largely due to their strong conservation tradition. I got involved in many environmental and higher education issues and found community organizing to be the key to success for the issues I was passionate about. Upon graduation, I was thrilled to work for Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters in Appleton during the 2014 election, continuing to work on the issues I care about and make a positive difference. In the summer of 2015, after a stint as a camp cook at the same summer camp I attended as a child, I again joined the team as a Field Organizer with the Climate Action Program based out of Green Bay, where I currently reside. I am excited to continue the great work of this organization as Northeast Organizer.


Thursday, Dec 8, 2016  General meeting.





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