DCED Seminar Features the Dangers of Drinking Water

“The Dangers of Nitrates in Your Drinking Water” is the subject of the Door County Environmental Council’s (DCEC) next free program. Dr. Roger Kuhns, geologist and world-traveler, will speak at the event scheduled for Monday, June 21 at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

Door County’s geology, largely dolomite, is peppered with holes and long cracks, allowing local groundwater to migrate. According to Jerry Viste, Executive Director of DCEC, “Our county’s unique geology presents problems with any pollutant, but nitrates are our newest problem. They create a number of specific health concerns for people who use our local groundwater supply.”

Kuhns, a leading expert on dolomite limestone, has been studying this nitrate problem and will present the latest information, offering attendees advice on how to protect their drinking water.

Future seminars include the DCEC’s 40th Anniversary Annual Summer Program at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall on August 25, featuring speaker Jerry Apps of Wisconsin Public Radio and Television, and a program focused on the Niagara Escarpment scheduled for September.

Crossroads at Big Creek is located at 2041 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, just east of Hwy 42/57. For more information visit or call 920.743.6003.