Lecture: Wetlands of Penokee Hills

LGI Room (UC 113/114)
Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Tuesday Talks - Sustainability Lecture Series

Presented by: Tracy Hames, executive director of Wisconsin Wetlands Association

The Wetlands of the Penokee Hills will be the focus of a free lecture about the potential impacts of iron ore mining on wetlands at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, in the LGI Room (UC-114) at UW-Fond du Lac, 400 University Dr.

The community is invited to this lecture presented by Tracy Hames, executive director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the protection, restoration and enjoyment of Wisconsin’s wetlands. Hames and staff spent time this past summer assessing the wetlands of the proposed mine project area in the Bad River Watershed of the Penokee Hills. Before returning to Wisconsin in 2011, Hames worked for decades protecting, restoring and managing large wetland projects on the Yakama Indian Reservation in eastern Washington State.

This event is part of the Tuesday Talks lecture series on sustainability issues at UW-Fond du Lac.