Please join us at Lac Lawrann for the final Science for Everyone of 2017.
December 19, 2017 – 7:00 PM
Protecting our Groundwater Supply: How Richfield is Doing it and Why
Dr. Douglas S Cherkauer
Abstract: Hydrogeologist and resident Dr. Douglas S Cherkauer has been working with the Village of Richfield on a comprehensive groundwater monitoring program for more than a decade. In order to assure that the groundwater resource that supplies all of Richfield residents with water will always be sufficient, the community developed a unique, three part program to protect its water supply. The program involves: 1. land use planning 2. bimonthly monitoring of water levels in wells and waterways and 3. an ordinance that requires new developments to assess their water needs in advance.
Host: Lac Lawrann Conservancy
Future Dates – Programs – Locations
- January 16, 2018 – TBA – Riveredge
- February 20, 2018 – Milwaukee Riverkeeper Citizen-based Water Quality Monitoring Program – Lac Lawrann
Science for Everyone is a lecture series to engage, educate and increase public awareness regarding a wide variety of science, history and environment related topics. The programs are for the curious of high school age and older. The presenters give lectures that will both educate and entertain. Science for Everyone will be held the 3rd Tuesday of every month with Ridgedge hosting the odd months and Lac Lawrann hosting the even months. This program is a partnership between Lac Lawrann Conservancy, Riveredge Nature Center and the UWM Field Station.Fee: FREE ($5 donation suggested) No registration required.