by Wayne Swallow
Wayne Swallow of Lake Leelanau is developing economic data on Swimmer’s Itch through an on-line survey. Following are some examples of Swimmer’s Itch (SI) problems that could provide valuable economic or financial information:
– If your SI case was severe enough to require a doctor or ER visit he would like to hear about your experience.
– If you were a visitor to a lake, and will not return because of a bad case of SI; tell us what you spent on your vacation that you will not repeat.
– If you own rental property, what revenue have you lost because of SI problems? Realtors can provide potential SI impact on property values or sales values.
– Finally, if you’ve just had minor SI problems you are also invited to participate and share your experience.
Sometimes narrative descriptions can be as powerful as economic data. Access the survey at: http://swimmersitch.questionpro.com
Your responses will be strictly confidential and data will be reported only in the aggregate. If you have questions at any time, feel free to contact Wayne at 231-649-2087 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wayne is also conducting field trial of a new SI repellant this summer, if you would like to learn about being a volunteer in the field study, contact Wayne by phone or email.