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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Approves 2020 Migratory Bird Hunting Season Framework And Regulations

DNR
April 1, 2020

MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Wednesday voted unanimously for the Department of Natural Resources to move forward with proposed rules for the 2020 migratory bird season framework and regulations. Thanks to input from hunters and new scientific research, Wisconsin will see some notable changes.

Jeff Smith - Emergency Preparedness to Build Resilient Communities

Senator Jeff Smith
March 16, 2020

Emergencies hit communities without notice and threaten our local economies. We are facing an unprecedented public health emergency right now, but we have faced emergencies before and we’ve become stronger from it.

 

‘Wisconsin Clean Energy Toolkit’ helps local communities address climate change

March 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

CONTACT: Kate Beaton, Western Organizer, Wisconsin Conservation Voters, 715-257-4275 (office), 715-252-2544 (mobile/text), or kate@conservationvoters.org

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Conservation Voters - Assembly passes inadequate Water Quality Task Force recommendations

February 18, 2020

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#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, 2020
CONTACT: Ryan Billingham, Communications Director, Wisconsin Conservation Voters, 608-208-1129 (office), 608-213-6972 (mobile/text), or ryan@conservationvoters.org

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Our Environmental Film Festival - Right To Harm Canceled

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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.