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

Special DNR meeting on the wolf hunt

January 19, 2021

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet virtually on Friday for a Special Meeting to discuss the next steps to establish a wolf hunt in Wisconsin in 2021.

Melanie Johnson on PFAS Action Plan

HEAT Presentation 01/13/2021 Melanie Johnson

January 14, 2021

Melanie Johnson of the Wisconsin DNR did a presentation on 1/13/2021 about the new PFAS action plan and the problems with PFAS contamination in Wisconsin. The slide deck from the presentation is attached below.

DNR Issues Wastewater Discharge Permit For JCI/Tyco Facility In Marinette

December 30, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the reissue of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit that regulates industrial wastewater discharges from the Johnson Controls Inc. and Tyco Fire Products, LP Facility ("JCI/Tyco") to the Menominee River at One and Two Stanton Street in Marinette, Wisconsin.

Dunn County PR&D Meeting for 12/22/2020

12/22/2020 PR&D Meeting - Part 1

December 22, 2020

The primary item of interest in this meeting is a public hearing on the proposed Agricultural Performance Standards and Manure Storage and Management Ordinances. The other hearing for this meeting was supposed to cover the Draft Land Division, Condominium, and Surveying Regulations Ordinance. The Land Division Ordinance hearing has been postponed.

The committee will be taking the comments made during the hearing under advisement and will use those comments to improve the ordinance.

Lake Menomin Walleye Regulation Change Meeting On Dec. 8

Lake Menomin
December 2, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting to discuss a proposed change to the walleye regulations for Lake Menomin in Dunn County on Dec. 8.

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

Kara O'Connor

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