By Tim Kowols
Spending time in Door County helped inspire a career for Green Bay native Dan Egan, leading to his book on the health of the Great Lakes getting national attention. A reporter for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and a senior water policy analyst at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, Egan’s book, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes,” was selected as the PBS News Hour-New York Times book club’s April Book of the Month. The book details the effect invasive species and algae blooms have had on the Great Lakes over the years. Egan spent a lot of time visiting his parents and both sets of his grandparents in Door County, and says it played a role in his career path after returning to Wisconsin after spending time in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming.
Egan is pleased with the feedback from the book and hopes it spreads the word on what has happened and what needs to be done. PBS will feature Egan on PBS News Hour on April 27.