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This Week in Your Great Lakes Town Hall!


Guest Writer: Stacy Niedzwiecki

Featured Issue: Great Lakes Friends and Enemies! by Gary Wilson


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Town Hall

 What is the most effective action that an average citizen can take in their every day lives to protect the Great Lakes?

  1. Reduce water consumption
  2. Take public transportation
  3. Clean boats and equipment to prevent spread of invasives
  4. Retrofit your home to be more energy efficient
  5. Join a grassroots organization
  6. Other (please specify!)

  Vote in the Opinion Poll

Dear Great Lakes Neighbor,


Each week we invite grassroots activists, artists, officials, physicians, parents, young people and others to offer insightful commentary on their Great Lakes experiences and views. Of course, we also invite you to comment on their thoughts!


This week, the Town Hall is pleased to welcome Stacy Niedzwiecki, a superb Great Lakes photographer and artist.  Come visit the Great Lakes Town Hall to read and respond to Stacy Niedzwiecki's stories and perspectives about the Great Lakes every day this week - only in the Great Lakes Town Hall!



Guest Writer this week-- Stacy Niedzwiecki


Rockford, Michigan resident Stacy Niedzwiecki began her studies in traditional illustration and graphic design at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Afterwards, she served six years in the Army Reserves as an illustrator and graphics specialist. Following her military service, she studied computer graphic design, earning a certificate in Electronic Publishing by completing courses in web page design, digital photo retouching and page layout. She was employed for ten years at the Amway Corporation in the marketing, photography and employee communications areas.

Eight years ago, she launched her own successful Rockford-based graphic design business. Stacy offers innovative design solutions for a wide variety of clients in the West Michigan area. Her areas of expertise are reflected in a portfolio of logos, brochures, fliers, advertisements, newsletters and event promotion materials. In addition to traditional design projects, she also serves as webmaster for a number of organizations.

Although her core skills remain focused on graphic design and layout, Stacy now leverages her talents in digital photography and digital art. Her fascination with nature's beauty has found its way through the camera lens, earning awards in many art and photography competitions. Her work has been featured in the Michigan 24/7 photography book, Whisper in the Woods Nature Journal, and the Explore St. Louis Official Visitors' Guide.

Her most recent recognition is the installation of 46 of her nature images for the permanent art collection at the new Grand Rapids Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion, which opens June 30, 2008.

Read and Respond to Katherine's essays in the Town Hall! 

Featured Issue this week - Great Lakes Friends and Enemies!

In addition to guest speakers, the Great Lakes Town Hall focuses on a new featured Great Lakes issue each week, provided by co-moderators Dave Dempsey, Gary Wilson, and Brenna Wanous. This week, Gary thoughtfully reflects on the line between friends and enemies when it comes to protecting the Great Lakes.  It often may be clear who the "enemies" are, but when it comes to "friends" we sometimes need to take a second look.  

Read Gary's Featured Issue, and put in your two cents! 

Don't miss this great opportunity to read and comment on our featured issue - Great Lakes Friends and Enemies! - and the stories and perspectives of Stacy Niedzwiecki in the Great Lakes Town Hall all this week!

Guest speakers contribute content on a Great Lakes topic of their choice for five days. While there are basic rules of conduct, guest speakers are unedited and diverse views are welcome. If you are interested in serving as a guest speaker, please reply to this email. We encourage individuals of all ages, occupations, and opinions to participate in the conversation.

Your Great Lakes Neighbor,

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Brenna Wanous

Biodiversity Project's Great Lakes Town Hall

email: bwanous@biodiverse.org

phone: (608) 250-9876

web: http://www.greatlakestownhall.org

Brenna Wanous
Great Lakes Town Hall Manager

Biodiversity Project
214 N. Henry St. #201
Madison, WI  53703