Humanities Council to Host Wisconsin’s Water Future Workshop

The Wisconsin Humanities Council will host a free Beyond the Headlines: Wisconsin’s Water Future workshop May 29, 1-5 pm, at Green Bay’s Triangle Sports Area Chalet for community leaders, journalists and citizens who are concerned about Wisconsin’s water future. 

The workshop will involve several panels addressing local water issues and breakout discussions about the water stories – from hazard mitigation and drinking-water safety to fisheries and climate change – that the public needs to understand. Confirmed panelists include Dave Boyarski, Eastern District fisheries supervisor, Wisconsin DNR; Greg Engle, bureau director, Wisconsin Emergency Management; Katie Sommers, section supervisor, Wisconsin Emergency Management; Dave Fowler, senior project manager, Association of State Flood Plain Managers; Julia Noordyk, water-quality outreach specialist, Sea Grant Institute; Whitney Prestby, natural-resource educator, Brown County; Tom Sigmund, executive director, NEW Water, Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District; Adrian Stocks, director, Bureau of Water Quality, Wisconsin DNR (tentative); Michael Timm, manager, Milwaukee Water Stories; Tony Wilkin-Gibart, executive director, Midwest Environmental Advocates; Wisconsin DNR Drinking and Ground Water (TBN); toxicologist, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health, Wisconsin Division of Public Health (TBN).

To learn more, contact Meg Turville-Heitz at [email protected] or call 608.265.5595; or visit to find out more and register.