Check out our new video promoting the Wisconsin Coastal Guide Web site. The piece stars Matthew Purdy, former project assistant for UW Sea Grant GIS Specialist David Hart. Mary Lee Haughwout, a current Knauss Fellow who picked up a music performance degree on her way to a master’s degree in water resources management, played flugel horn. Sea Grant Exhibit Developer John Karl directed, filmed, and edited the video and recorded the music in his basement. Jeff Burns, a friend of Karl’s, composed the music and played electric guitar, piano, cello, bass, and percussion.
Fall lecture series on water resources and climate change
This fall, UW Sea Grant will co-sponsor a lecture series to enhance public awareness and understanding of water resources issues in the context of a changing climate. The lecture series is part of the public programming accompanying “Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and its Diasporas,” a major traveling exhibition opening at the UW–Madison Chazen Museum of Art on October 8. The exhibit presents the dynamic visual arts associated with a host of African and African Diaspora water spirits, from west, central, southern, and eastern Africa, as well as the African Atlantic world of the Carribean, Brazil, and the United States.
Historical Marker for Fox Lock Unveiled
In 1856, the opening of the locks on the Lower Fox River was greeted with ceremonies, bands, and cheering crowds. Speedy travel between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River — via the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers — was a reality. The first in a series of markers commemorating the building and history of the 17 locks on the Lower Fox was unveiled May 16 at Appleton Lock No. 2. The marker is the 24th sign installed as part of Wisconsin’s Maritime Trails, a project led by the Wisconsin Historical Society and supported by Wisconsin Sea Grant and other partners. The Fox River markers were funded with grants from the Community Foundation and the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau.
For more information, see maritimetrails.org.