About the talk

Dr. Mark Riedel will provide an overview of what the Clean Water Act is, the intended goals, and how it is implemented. He will explain how, as the federally delegated state authority, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources implements the Clean Water Act. He’ll discuss how successful implementation happens with our diverse partners developing and implementing projects and practices to restore water quality in the Rock River Basin.

About our speaker

Dr. Mark Riedel is a Hydrologist and Project Manager with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. He has over 20 years of experience conducting water quality, river, and habitat restoration projects with the federal government, private industry, and the state of Wisconsin. Mark previously worked as a Senior Research Hydrologist with the US Forest Service – Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory. In that role he conducted applied research to support water quality policies and practices for watershed management and restoration programs.

About the series

Yahara Lakes 101 is a series of educational events open to the public and a great chance for residents to learn more about the science behind the issues that affect our lakes. Each month we feature a different expert to make the science accessible and interesting to non-technical audiences. Yahara Lakes 101 is produced in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, with hosting sponsor The Edgewater, presenting sponsor First Weber Group, supporting sponsor The Evjue Foundation, and media sponsor The Isthmus.

Yahara 101 is held both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) at The Edgewater. Come at 7:30 a.m. for a meet-and-greet and to enjoy your coffee, pastries, and fruit. The program begins at 8 a.m., and class is dismissed by 9 a.m.

If you already are a Friend of Clean Lakes (minimum $35 donation/year), then admission is free. Become a Friend today. If you are not a Friend yet, admission is $10 per event. Registration for each event is requested for all attendees. Special event parking will be available at The Edgewater.