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Great Lakes Inspired stories focus on Lake Huron during Oct. 7 virtual event – Southgate News Herald


Great Lakes Inspired extends an invitation to join them for their second event, to be held virtually at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7.

The event will feature author Dave Dempsey and scientist Katie Wolf as they plan to share their respective stories related to Lake Huron.

Dempsey is a longtime environmental policy analyst and author. He has served more than 35 years in environmental policy, including positions with the Michigan Environmental Council, International Joint Commission and Great Lakes Fishery Commission. He is author of Ruin and Recovery, a survey of Michigan’s environmental history, On the Brink: The Great Lakes in the 21st  Century and Last Summer on Lake Huron.

Throughout Wolf’s career, she has melded her science, technology, and communication expertise to promote public understanding and protection of our natural environment.

She began her environmental career with the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Water where she developed an internationally recognized citizen water monitoring program, Water Watch.

After moving to Michigan to coordinate the World Conference on Large Lakes on Mackinac Island, she directed Michigan Governor’s Environmental Youth Awards and served as public participation consultant for the Great Lakes and Water Resources Planning Commission.

Later in her career, she directed external relations for the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network, and then directed the National Medal of Technology & Innovation.

Today she lives on the shores of Lake Huron and works for NOAA’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a 4,300 square-mile, federally designated underwater park and historical shipwreck preserve located on the west side of Lake Huron.

She serves as TBNMS education/community outreach coordinator, and liaison for Friends of TBNMS, a nonprofit that supports the sanctuary’s mission to protect the Great Lakes and their underwater treasures.

For more information and to access the zoom link for the Oct. 7 event go to: https://www.stephanieprechter.com/great-lakes-inspired

Great Lakes Inspired is an informal partnership of Great Lakes artists, managers and advocates seeking to strengthen and promote links between Great Lakes arts and science as a way of inspiring Great Lakes stewardship.

They seek to educate the public on the science behind the healing properties of water, particularly the Great Lakes, using art as a vehicle.



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