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Public Rights in Milwaukee’s Fresh Coast
Join us from noon-1:30pmCT for a virtual event where we will explore the past, present, and future of Milwaukee’s Fresh Coast. Often overlooked, much of the city's coastline and riverfronts are not original — they’re built on lakebed or riverbed that has been filled to create new land. This webinar features six speakers who bring a diversity of perspectives to the “public trust doctrine” that governs use of filled lakebed and riverfronts. What is public enough to satisfy the public trust doctrine? Can the state and other developers exclude the public? What are the permissible uses on the newly created land? Join us to learn more about the origins of the coastline, policy and funding issues around what to do with dredged sediment, and public rights in this iconic Lake Michigan waterfront. 

1.5 CLE credits available (pending approval.)

Moderator: Melissa Scanlan, Lynde B. Uihlein Endowed Chair and Professor in Water Policy, Director of the Center for Water Policy, UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences

Panelists:
• John Gurda, Writer and Historian, author of “Milwaukee: A City Built on Water”
• Brenda Coley, Co-Executive Director, Milwaukee Water Commons
• Michael Cain, Board Member, Co-Chair of the Public Trust and Wetlands Work Group, Wisconsin's Green Fire and retired Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources attorney
• Michael Kowalkowski, Attorney, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
• Toni Herkert, Government Affairs Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities
• Sarah Martinez, Water Policy Specialist, Center for Water Policy

Co-sponsors:
Wisconsin's Green Fire
Environmental Law Section of the Wisconsin State Bar

Jan 19, 2022 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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