Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin touts budget investments in freshwater education and research during visit to La Crosse
Barnes spoke with members of the UW-La Crosse River Studies Center
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – UW-La Crosse’s water-focused education programs are gaining statewide attention.
Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes praised Governor Evers’ budgetary investments in freshwater education and research.
Barnes was joined by State Senator Brad Pfaff, State Representative Jill Billings as well as members of the UWL community.
The lieutenant governor says poor water quality is a problem for everyone.
“So many different contaminants, emerging contaminants that threaten the people we need to be concerned about. Threatens the fishery and we need to do something about it. We must have done something about this a long time ago. But I’m glad we’re finally getting serious, ”said Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes.
The River Studies Center at UWL says some of the brightest people capable of solving water quality problems live here.
“We not only have vast freshwater resources, but we also have vast human potential resources with our students,” said Roger Haro, director of studies at UW-La Crosse River.
The Center for Fluvial Studies is part of the State’s Freshwater Collaborative Group.
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