Eileen Bohn Speaker Series Focuses on Groundwater Protection

The second event of the League of Women Voters of Door County’s Eileen Bohn Speaker Series is April 28, 9 am at the Sturgeon Bay High School Commons. The program will focus on “Protecting Our Groundwater.”

UW-Oshkosh Geology Professor Maureen Muldoon and USDA Agricultural Researcher Mark Borchardt will provide an overview of Door County’s unique geology. They will explain the challenges it presents in protecting our groundwater as supported by current scientific information. A local panel, consisting of Door County Corporation Council Grant Thomas, Assistant County Sanitarian Chris Olson and County Conservationist Erin Hanson, will explain what efforts have taken place historically in the county to protect groundwater from contamination by both human and animal wastes.

When Eileen Bohn died in June 2016, her family generously donated money in her memory to establish a fund to bring quality speakers to the county each year to talk on topics of importance to the League. Bohn was very committed to a wide range of issues and worked hard to promote good government. After she moved to Sturgeon Bay in the 1960s, Bohn became involved in the Door County league, and by the early ’70s, she became president of the local chapter.

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