Ted Rulseh

Ted Rulseh

Ted J. Rulseh is a writer, author and lake protection advocate living in Oneida County, Wisconsin. He is president of the Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association and a graduate of the Wisconsin Lake Leaders Institute. His latest book, “Ripple Effects: How We’re Loving Our Lakes to Death,” was recently published by The University of Wisconsin Press. Rulseh writes a blog at

Starkweather Creek empties into Lake Monona at Olbrich Park in Madison. (Henry Redman | Wisconsin Examiner)

Protecting our inland lakes: The case for a new Clean Water Act

By: - October 31, 2022

The Clean Water Act (CWA) was signed into law 50 years ago on Oct. 18 with a simple yet elegant purpose: Make the nation’s waters fishable and swimmable. Its successes are undeniable. Industrial pollution was vastly curtailed. Wastewater treated was effectively. Rivers once essentially open sewers now support vibrant fisheries. Lake Erie was brought back […]