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Discussions, news, and events about the environment in Wisconsin.

DNR Investigating Manure Spill Near Cashton

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November 12, 2020

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is assisting with the investigation of a manure spill that occurred in northern Vernon County which resulted in a fish kill in Knapp Creek.

Michael Vickerman of RENEW Wisconsin - an overview of wind and solar renewable energy

Michael Vickerman of RENEW Wisconsin gives an overview of wind and solar renewable energy in WI.

November 8, 2020

Michael Vickerman of RENEW Wisconsin provided an interview of the current state of Wind and Solar renewable energy in Wisconsin. This presentation was part of the HEAT (Environmental) team of Health Dunn Right on 10/21/2020. 

DNR To Fund Sampling Of Hundreds Of Potable Wells For PFAS In The Town Of Peshtigo

September 30, 2020

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is conducting sampling of potable wells in an

HEAT presentation on environment with Kara O'Connor of Wisconsin Farmers Union

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Health Dunn Right HEAT team meeting with Kara O'Connor of Wisconsin Farmers Union

August 19, 2020

Kara O'Connor from the discusses climate change, water quality, and other environmental issues in Wisconsin. This presentation is part of a continuing series from the HEAT (environmental action) team of

Wisconsinites Encouraged To Apply For DNR Surface Water Grant Funds

August 10, 2020

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsinites will soon have the opportunity to vie for funding to support projects that benefit lakes, rivers and wetlands. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provides more than $6 million each year for surface water protection and restoration.

DNR Confirms Spill At JCI/Tyco Facility in Marinette

July 27, 2020

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DNR Confirms Spill At JCI/Tyco Facility in Marinette

Reduction of suspended solids and phosphorus in Menomonie's stormwater runoff

Health Dunn Right HEAT presentation by Randy Eide

July 16, 2020

Menomonie has for some years been working on a project to reduce the amount of Total Suspended Solids (TSS) and phosphorus in the city's stormwater runoff. On 7/15/2020 Randy Eide, Director of Public Works in Menomonie, gave a presentation to the Environmental Action (HEAT) team of the Health Dunn Right initiative. This is a recording of that presentation.

DNR Assisting With Cleanup Of Manure Spill Near Pulaski

July 14, 2020

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff is assisting with cleanup efforts of a manure spill near Pulaski in Oconto County that entered the Little Suamico River.

Late last week and over the weekend, surface-applied manure from Betley Farms near Pulaski, ran off the intended application site and into the Little Suamico River. 

Staying Chill When the Heat is High

July 6, 2020

Water, planning, and rest are the keys to successful outdoor activities when the heat is high. The plan for extreme heat must include taking along enough water for the activity or having infallible means of procuring more water, planned cooling off time, and plans for keeping hydrated. Water can be carried in old fashioned canteens like my well worn one on the left, water bottles, or hydration packs. The most important aspect of the plan is following it.