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Special Technical Sessions

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 ~ 4:45-5:45 pm

Agenda subject to change.

Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms: An Emerging Public Health Issue in Wisconsin’s Waters - Wednesday, 4:45-5:45 pm

Harmful cyanobacterial blooms (blue-green algae)* are an emerging public health concern in Wisconsin and worldwide. Their occurrence is driven by nutrient pollution and the higher temperatures, longer growing seasons, and intensifying rainfall events that we are experiencing as a result of climate change. Learn what practices can help you and your family to be more resilient and adapt to cyanobacterial blooms including learning how to recognize cyanobacteria and identify potentially harmful levels, how to minimize exposure and health effects of their toxins, and approaches to reduction of bloom occurrence.

Gina LaLiberte, Statewide Blue-green Algae Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Amanda Koch, Waterborne Diseases Epidemiologist, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

*Interested in learning more about identifying cyanobacteria? Sign up for the Wednesday afternoon workshop, "Introduction to Cyanobacteria: Identification, Ecology, Health Effects, and Tracking" (limited seats available).

Integrated Pest Management 101 - Wednesday, 4:45-5:45 pm


What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)? Why is IPM important? How can lake managers best incorporate IPM strategies into their management plans? This session will take a closer look at each of these questions. 

Presenter: Madi Johansen, Aquatic Plant Management Team Leader, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

TBA - Wednesday, 4:45-5:45 pm


Details coming soon. 


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