MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — It was a little chilly on the water Tuesday but that didn’t stop Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes and DNR Secretary-Designee Preston Cole from taking a boat ride.
They toured UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, the only graduate level school in the country that is dedicated to the study of freshwater.
The School’s Dean showed them around.
“So I always tell people if you live around here, you drink Lake Michigan water, you are more Lake MIchigan than anything else. So you gotta think about that. A lot of residents.,..for lake Michigan is 100 years, so for all intents and purposes, anything we throw, leak toss or let get into that system, I tell people you throw it in today, good chance you will drink it tomorrow,” said Val Klump, Dean of UWM School of Freshwater Sciences.
The tour was part of Governor Evers’ focus on sustainability and protection of Wisconsin’s fresh water.