This week’s question is framed by a favorite scientist who is working tirelessly, watershed by watershed, to improve the quality of water along the eastern shores of Lake Michigan. His question to elected leaders and candidates gives me pause, as I hope it will you . . .
The McKSchmidt Questions: Week 4
A Grassroots Effort to Prioritize Water
Question: Are you aware that Lake Michigan is infested with trillions of the non-native quagga mussels, which have basically replaced the non-native zebra mussels, and are dramatically changing the Lake’s food web and energy flow? As a consequence, Lake Michigan is now clearer than Lake Superior. Do you think that’s a good thing or a bad thing?
Lack of Response to Week 3:
The lack of response to Week 3's question about reducing the algae blooms caused primarily by agricultural runoff is troubling. Of the 13 representatives and candidates contacted, only one answered the question. I find myself wondering . . . why? See the McKSchmidt Questions.
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