WI Book Festival Book Talk: Ripple Effects (Ted Rulesh)
Saturday10/1512:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Lakes are among the Upper Midwest’s greatest treasures and most valuable natural resources. The Great Lakes define the region, and thousands of smaller lakes offer peace, joy and recreation to millions. And yet, in large part because of the numbers of people who enjoy the local waterways, the lakes of Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota face numerous challenges. Invasive species, pollution, defective septic systems, inadequate shoreland zoning laws and climate change are present and increasingly existential threats. We are, quite possibly, loving our lakes to death.
In his engaging and conversational style, Ted J. Rulseh details each of these challenges and proposes achievable solutions. He draws on personal experience, interviews, academic research and government reports to describe the state of the lakes, the stresses they are under and avenues to successful lakeside living for a sustainable future. Ripple Effects will be a go-to source for all who love lakes and who advocate for their protection. Its driving question is summed up by one of Rulseh’s interviewees: “We love this lake. What can we do to keep it healthy?”
Join us at the Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium for this Wisconsin Book Festival event.
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- High School/College/Adult