Ben Wegleitner is our new social science outreach assistant. He will be working with communities at multiple contaminated sediment sites as part of the Great Lakes Legacy Act. He is helping Caitie Nigrelli, IISG environmental social scientist, to create outreach materials, host educational events, and maintain a social media presence to connect communities with large-scale remediation projects on their waterways.

Before coming to IISG, he was with Southwest Badger Resource Conservation & Development. He has a Master’s degree from Central Michigan University.

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Lake levels continue to reach record highs or near-record highs across the basin. What problems does this cause?

🌊 Coastal erosion
🌊 Flooding
🌊 Infrastructure damage
🌊 Economic loss

Learn more—Great Lakes Quarterly Climate Impacts & Outlook report: https://mrcc.illinois.edu/pubs/docs/GL-2020Winter_Final.pdf

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