Ripple Effects: A Great Read About Lakes
Book Review: Author Ted Rulseh, a WI Lake Leaders Institute graduate, published “Ripple Effects: How We’re Loving Our Lakes to Death”
By Michael Engleson, Wisconsin Lakes Executive Director
RIPPLE EFFECTS: HOWE WE’RE LOVING OUR LAKES TO DEATH
Ted Rulseh. University of Wisconsin Press (October 2022)
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Journalist and Lake Leaders graduate Ted Rulseh published his new book “Ripple Effects: How We’re Loving Our Lakes to Death” this fall. This excellent follow up to Rulseh’s “A Lakeside Companion” covers all the major threats to our lakes, covering everything from aquatic invasive species to phosphorus-fueled algae blooms to newer threats like the complications caused by more powerful watercraft and their abnormally large wakes. Through it all he talks to numerous experts from Wisconsin and beyond (full disclosure: You might find your reviewer within these pages as well – no claim of expertise implied).
In a testimonial written for the book, John Bates, himself author of a wonderful new book, puts it well.
Ted writes the newspaper column “The Lake Where You Live” and is active in lake-advocacy organizations, including the Wisconsin Citizen Lake Monitoring Network. The editor and publisher of several books on the Great Lakes region, he is the author of A Lakeside Companion. He lives in the lake-rich region of north central Wisconsin and was elected president of the Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association in 2022. You can get even more info about him and his other works at his website, https://www.thelakeguy.net/