Community Environmental Forum
The Nelson Institute Community Environmental Forum brings together speakers and audience members from all segments of the community -- businesses, state and local government, non-profit organizations, academia and others -- to learn about and discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the environment of Wisconsin, Dane County, and Madison. Our goal is to facilitate positive, productive and insightful interactions among this broad array of interests and UW-Madison students and faculty during each series.
The New Normal:
What does climate change mean for Cross Plains and the Black Earth Creek Watershed?
Join the Nelson Institute, community leaders and climate experts for a forum on climate change, where attendees will explore the impact climate change is having on the Cross Plains area and what is being done to mitigate the causes. From the shorter periods of ice cover on the lakes to the flooding that has taken place in recent years, participants will discuss the challenges climate change has presented as well as what adaptations are needed to increase resiliency in these changing times.Panel Speakers:
- Dan Vimont, Director, Center for Climatic Research (speaker & moderator)
- Keith Reopelle, Director for Dane County's Office of Energy and Climate Change
- Barbara Borns, Black Earth Creek Watershed Association Board Member and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Emeritus Staff
- Melissa Gavin, Cross Plains Resident
Wednesday, February 13
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
2107 Julius St, Cross Plains
Cross Plains, Wisconsin
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