Charlie Henriksen Provides A Fisherman’s Perspective at Next Climate Change Coalition Meeting
“Real Time Effects of Environmental and Climate Change — A Fisherman’s Perspective” will be the topic at the next Climate Change Coalition of Door County program. On Aug. 3 at 7 pm, Charlie Henriksen, a professional fisherman with 40 years of Lake Michigan fishing experience, will discuss weather changes and their effects, invasive species and the dynamic nature of the lake system.
Though born in Chicago, Henriksen moved to Door County in 1973 to help his father in the hotel business. He worked with commercial fishermen in the offseason, and by 1980 he was fishing full time. He has served on the Lake Michigan Commercial Fishing Board, the Wisconsin Commercial Fisheries Association (25 years as president), the Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum, the Lake Michigan Fisheries Law Enforcement Task Force and the Wisconsin Invasive Species Council. Henriksen supplies fresh whitefish to more than 20 Door County restaurants and two fish houses.
The Climate Change Coalition of Door County seeks to transcend partisanship and to voice the care we all have for the natural world. It fosters knowledge and action to address climate change’s challenges and protect the Earth for future generations.
The program is free, open to the public, and will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County at 10341 Water Street, Ephraim. For more information visit climatechangedoorcounty.com.