NEAT Kids Featured at “Protecting Your Water” Presentation

The NEAT (Niagara Escarpment Awareness Team) team, consisting of six Door County students, from five Door County schools and UWGB, has created a 10-minute demonstration to create awareness of the plight of the Niagara Escarpment. Each team member was given the task of researching a specific topic in relation to the escarpment. The team’s goal is to have each county declare 2010 the Year of the Niagara. The students will present their demonstrations in the Great Lakes Fishery area on the main floor of the John & Helen Collins Learning Center of Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, at 6:30 pm and 6:45 pm.

Following the NEAT team demonstrations, the program moves into the upper level of John & Helen Collins Learning Center where at 7 pm guest speakers Melissa Malott, Water Program Director for Clean Wisconsin, Inc., and Denny Caneff, Executive Director of the Wisconsin River Alliance, will explain what can be done to create a special management zone in Northeast Wisconsin to address surface and ground water quality risks as related to the karst topography. A question and answer period will follow.

Following the presentations and question/answer period, everyone is invited to interact with the speakers, local county conservationists, and the sponsors. The Friends of Crossroads will provide refreshments.

The expenses for this event are underwritten by the sponsors – League of Women Voters of Door & Kewaunee Counties, Door County Environmental Council, and Sustain Door – and there is no charge to the public. For more information, please contact Barb Graul at 920.743.6843.