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Dan Egan "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes"


Jul 12, 2017
11:00am – 12:00pm

Hoover Auditorium

Lakeside’s Chautauqua Lecture Series will feature reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dan Egan, as he delivers an eye-opening portrait of our nation’s greatest natural resource, the Great Lakes, as they face ecological calamity. The lecture will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12 in Hoover Auditorium. A book signing will follow.

The Great Lakes, a precious natural resource, hold 20% of the world’s fresh water and provide food, work and weekend fun for tens of millions of Americans, yet they are under threat like never before.

Egan’s new book, The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, is a work of narrative reporting in the vein of Rachel Carson and prize-winning reporter Elizabeth Kolbert. Egan tells the story of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal, both good ideas in their time that have had horrendous consequences.

In his book, Egan explains how invasive species such as Asian carp, sea lamprey and zebra mussels have decimated native species and endangered the entire U.S.

He further examines new risks, such as unsafe drinking water, the threat of water diversions and “dead zones” that cover hundreds of square miles of water, while showing how the Great Lakes can be restored and preserved for generations to come.

Egan has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He has won the Oakes Award, the National Headliner Award and the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. A graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, Egan lives in Milwaukee, Wis.

The program, sponsored by the Lake Erie Foundation, Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society and Lakeside Chautauqua, is free and open to the public (parking is included). For those interested in attending, please arrive at Lakeside’s South Gate entrance at 10 a.m. on the day of the program to receive admission; valid until 3:30 p.m.

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