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

Using wetlands to solve problems

Health Dunn Right virtual presentation from Wisconsin Wetlands Association

May 21, 2020

This presentation by Kyle Magyera of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association discusses Using Wetlands to Solve Problems. It was part of the normal meeting of the Health Dunn Right Environmental (HEAT) team.

Results are Tabulated for the 2020 Spring Conservation Congress Hearings

Wisconsin Conservation Congress Logo
May 17, 2020

The results for the first ever fully on-line Spring Conservation Congress hearings are out. Many of the questions involved major changes to the deer season. But Wisconsin deer hunting traditions run deep and many of the proposed changes to deer season were rejected.

PFAS Found In Sediment and Surface Water At Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern

May 7, 2020

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has received results from surface water and sediment sampling performed in November 2019 to determine if per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly called PFAS, are present in areas that are targeted for potential cleanup-related dredging across the US EPA-designated Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern (AOC).

Environmental Film Series - The Story of Plastic

Still from The Story of Plastic

The Story of Plastic Trailer

April 24, 2020

Thanks to everyone who viewed the film or participated in the panel discussion. 

Earth Day 2020

Nelson Earth Day
April 22, 2020

It's Earth Day 2020 - the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. As you know, one way we are celebrating Earth Day here is to sponsor an online showing of an environmental film, The Story of Plastic.  We'd like you all to remember the deep ties between Wisconsin and Earth Day, and the pivotal role Gaylord Nelson had in starting the Earth Day movement. 

Governor Evers Declares Wildfire Emergency

Governor Tony Evers
April 21, 2020

This morning Governor Evers declared a state of emergency due to wildfires in the state. 

“Our first priority is protecting the people of Wisconsin and this executive order helps us control existing wildfires and use all available state assets to prevent new ones from starting,” Gov. Evers said. “With the Wisconsin National Guard, we'll have the resources we need to appropriately assist in potential wildfire response and recovery efforts.”

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

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