Presentation on Groundwater Pathogens

Tucker Burch, PhD

The Door County Environmental Council and Kewaunee Cares will host Tucker Burch, PhD, on March 11, 3 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek, for a program on the health risks associated with groundwater-borne pathogens.

Burch recently co-authored several field studies related to private well contamination in Kewaunee County to determine whether gastrointestinal pathogens and antibiotic-resistance genes were present in areas influenced by residential septic systems and land-applied dairy manure in the Silurian dolomite aquifer found in northeastern Wisconsin. He’ll discuss the results during this presentation.

Burch is a research engineer with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in Marshfield. His focus is waterborne infectious disease, particularly in rural areas.

The program is available both in person at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, or via Zoom. Find the Zoom link at

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