The Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference will take place on Friday, June 18 through an entirely online format. There is an outstanding line-up of topics which covers all things about Wisconsin lakes. The Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference, which has become one of the state’s premier lake conferences, includes a full day of presentations that will appeal to all students, property owners, government ofﬁcials, and Wisconsin lake lovers.
This year’s keynote speaker Cathy Techtmann will present “Climate Change: Game Changer or Change the Game?”. Her presentation will build awareness of how climate change is affecting species and habitats in our lakes, using evidence we can observe with science. She will also discuss how climate change will impact what we value about our lakes and how we can take action to build resiliency.
Cathy is a Professor of Community Resource Development and an Environmental Outreach State Specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Extension. She is the President of the Friends of the Gile Flowage (FOG) lake association in Iron County and a former County Extension Agent. Cathy designs educational initiatives that make environment issues “come alive” to encourage action.
The conference will also feature twelve sessions covering lake-related topics, including: shoreline stabilization, zebra mussel suitability using the AIS Smart Prevention Tool, geologic history of lakes in Wisconsin, shoreline zoning regulations, protecting Grindstone Lake, shoreline habitat, identifying exotic invasive plants and animals, climate change impacts on ﬁsh habitat, wake boats, and Best Management Practices (BMP) for shoreline property erosion.
For registration and more information on the conference program and speakers, visit the conference website.