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Conservation Voters - Assembly passes inadequate Water Quality Task Force recommendations

February 18, 2020

#000000;">Package also contains ‘poison pill’ designed to give polluters undue influence in water policymaking 

#000000;">MADISON – The Wisconsin Legislature will pass 13 water-related bills today, all of which – either alone or combined – are inadequate for addressing the state’s water quality crisis.

#000000;">Even worse, the package includes an anti-clean water bill that threatens to sabotage any progress the other bills might create. 

Conservation Voters - Proposed legislation a thinly veiled attempt by polluters to influence unbiased groundwater standards process

February 13, 2020

#000000;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020CONTACT: Ryan Billingham, Communications Director, Wisconsin Conservation Voters, 608-208-1129 (office), 608-213-6972 (mobile/text), or ryan@conservationvoters.org

#000000;">Proposed legislation a thinly veiled attempt by polluters to influence unbiased groundwater standards process

Our Environmental Film Festival - Right To Harm Canceled

movie graphic
January 27, 2020

We just received word from Tugg that they have canceled our film showing because they are "no longer operating in our area". We are more than a little bewildered by this and are exploring alternatives to show the film here. Watch this space.

What Are PFAS And Why Are They A Problem?

January 16, 2020

A group of chemicals known as PFAS are prompting increasing attention and concern across Wisconsin, turning up in drinking water in Marinette and rivers in Madison and elsewhere

The Invasive Elongate Hemlock Scale Makes A Return Incursion To Wisconsin

Scale Illustration
January 9, 2020

Christmas has come and gone for 2019, but an uninvited Grinch may still be lurking to steal the holiday spirit. The Grinch in this case isn't the green gremlin-esque Seussian being, but a tiny invasive insect known as the elongate hemlock scale.

Changes to Dunn County Solid Waste and Recycling

December 16, 2019

As we previously reported, there will be many changes to the collection of solid waste and recycling materials in Dunn County starting on Jan. 1. This press release lists all of the upcoming changes and the new hours for the Dunn County Transfer Stations. We will be adding the new hours of operation to our community calendar before Jan. 1 to help you keep track of the alternating weeks on Saturday, etc.

What The Advance Of CWD Means For Wisconsin's Elk

cwd tagging elk
December 3, 2019

The threat of chronic wasting disease to Wisconsin's booming whitetail deer herd is motivating efforts to track and research its spread, but this deadly ailment also imperils efforts to reintroduce wild elk to the state.

Solid Waste and Recycling changes coming to Dunn County

Dunn County Solid Waste Meeting

Solid Waste Special Meeting for Dunn County, WI

November 15, 2019
Changes are coming to solid waste collection and recycling in Dunn County. Recently the hours at the Downsville Transfer Station were changed and reduced, but more drastic changes are coming to Dunn County. This article will explain some of the needs for change, and what some of the upcoming changes will be. The detailed calendar changes are attached, along with some supporting documents. The video provides a much deeper detail into what is happening and why.

Reengineering Infrastructure For A Wetter Wisconsin

November 14, 2019

Flooding throughout the Midwest, including Wisconsin, is dangerous, costly and becoming a more frequent occurrence. Over the last few years, bridges and roads have washed away during flash floods in the northern part of the state, and in places like Madison, floodwaters took weeks to recede after heavy rainstorms in 2018. But how can engineers tackle the problem in order to prevent this kind of infrastructure damage in the future?

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  • Steve Hanson
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    The Spring Conservation Congress is your opportunity to weigh in with the Wisconsin DNR on many different matters of importance for conservation in the state. The Conservation Congress was started in 1934 by Aldo Leopold and is the only structure of its type in the US. The spring Public Hearing and County Meeting opens at 7 PM tonight and runs for 72 hours. 
     
    The Spring Conservation Congress is your opportunity to weigh in with the Wisconsin DNR on many different matters of importance for conservation in the state. The Conservation Congress was started in 1934 by Aldo Leopold and is the only structure of its type in the US. The spring Public Hearing and County Meeting opens at 7 PM tonight and runs for 72 hours. 
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    You may answer the questions posed in this year's survey by going to https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/about/wcc/springhearing and filling out the form. Although the votes of the congress are not binding, they are heavily used by the DNR in making decisions for the upcoming year. 
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    You may answer the questions posed in this year's survey by going to https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/about/wcc/springhearing and filling out the form. The list of this year's issues is here. [1] Although the votes of the congress are not binding, they are heavily used by the DNR in making decisions for the upcoming year. 
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  • Steve Hanson
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    The Spring Conservation Congress is your opportunity to weigh in with the Wisconsin DNR on many different matters of importance for conservation in the state. The Conservation Congress was started in 1934 by Aldo Leopold and is the only structure of its type in the US. The spring Public Hearing and County Meeting opens at 7 PM tonight and runs for 72 hours. 

    You may answer the questions posed in this year's survey by going to https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/about/wcc/springhearing and filling out the form. Although the votes of the congress are not binding, they are heavily used by the DNR in making decisions for the upcoming year.