Wednesday Evening Lectures Lecture

Life On the Soggy Edges: Two Ecologists Describe the Importance and Vulnerability of the Apostle Islands’ Coastal Wetlands

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

7:00 PM 8:00 PM

Apostle Islands Wetlands Madeline Island Museum


Speakers: Dr. Matt Cooper, Associate Director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, Assistant Professor of Biology and Natural Resources, Northland College and Dr. Sarah Johnson, Associate Professor of Natural Resources, Northland College

Learn about the Apostle Islands’ types of coastal wetlands and the habitat they provide for regionally unique flora, fauna and how the Apostle Islands wetlands are exhibiting both resilience and vulnerability to regional environmental stressors.

Madeline Island Ferry Line has graciously arranged a special 8:50pm “Ghost Boat” for attendees returning to Bayfield (weather permitting).

This program is made possible by the generous support of Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve and the Apostle Islands Area Community Fund.


Madeline Island Museum
Madeline Island Museum, 226 Colonel Woods Ave
La Pointe, WI 54850-0009

Location Information

The museum, composed of three historic island structures and the modern Capser Center, contains exhibits detailing Wisconsin history from 17th-century exploration and the era of the fur trade to the arrival of summer tourists, known as cottagers, in the early 20th century.

Accessibility Information

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.