You can learn about the water quality status in Door County this Wednesday at a free program sponsored by the Door County Environmental Council. Professor Gregory Kleinheinz, who serves as Chair and Distinguished Professor of the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology and the Director of the Environmental Research and Innovation Center at UW-Oshkosh, will talk about the water testing and current water conditions in Door County as a result of his recent studies. He says water issues have evolved in Door County since he began work in the area, and he hopes those who attend the “Water Quality in Door County: the Good, the Bad, and the Needed” will come away better informed on the improvements made in the past few years.
For 18 years Dr. Kleinheinz and his group have partnered with Crossroads at Big Creek to have a state-certified microbiology lab operational in Door County. He oversees over 50 students at over 100 beaches in 12 Wisconsin counties who monitor the impacts of rainfall on E. coli, pathogens and viruses in recreational water, and various emerging contaminants. The “Water Quality in Door County: the Good, the Bad, and the Needed” program will take place at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 31st at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. You can watch the program via Zoom with the link found at dcec-wi.org.