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Rock Lake Seminar
Lake Mills Community Center, 200 Water Street
Saturday, April 16, 2011

How Our Lake Works
Patricia Cicero, LWCD Water Resources Management Specialist

How has Rock Lake Changed in 170 Years?
Paul Garrison, DNR Research Scientist

Gina LaLiberte, DNR Senior Natural Resource Research Scientist

Aquatic Plants
Michelle Nault, DNR Natural Resources Research Scientist

Bulrush Inventory
Paul Garrison, DNR Research Scientist

Aquatic Plant Management and Laws
Susan Graham, DNR Lake Management Coordinator

Speaker Bios

Patricia Cicero has a MS in Water Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA in Mathematics from Kenyon College.  She has worked on water resource issues for the Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department for 12 years., 920-674-7121

Paul Garrison received a BS and MS from Montana State University and has been employed for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources since 1977.  He has worked on a variety of projects including lake restoration and classification.  He has worked on a variety of lake problems including eutrophication, acidification, and mercury pollution.  He is particularly interested in long term trends in lakes, especially using paleolimnological techniques., 608-221-6365

Susan Graham has worked in Wisconsin’s inland lakes for 20 years with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  She has a BA in Botany and an MS in Water Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison., 608-275-3329

Gina LaLiberte earned a BS in Biology and a MS in Resource Ecology Management from the University of Michigan.  She also did graduate work at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  She has worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources since 2000, specializing in paleolimnology and aquatic bioassessment using algae.  “I enjoy working with algae because many species are beautiful, and because there are interesting things to be discovered in every sample.”, 608-221-5377

Michelle Nault moved to Wisconsin in 2002 to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with degrees in Biology, Zoology, Conservation, and a certificate in Environmental Studies.  She has worked as a lakes research scientist for the Science Services division of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for 5 years, and conducts research on aquatic plant ecology and invasive species management throughout the state., 608-221-6359

The following entities worked cooperatively to provide this program to the public:

Jefferson County Land & Water Conservation Department

Joint Rock Lake Committee

Rock Lake Improvement Association

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources