Water Hero: Karen Fischer

“I’ve been a craft beer brewer. You can’t make good beer without good, clean water.”
Menominee River
Fond du Lac, WI

How do you work to protect Wisconsin’s waters?
As a member of Great Old Broads for Wilderness, I attended an event in the Fall of 2014 in The Boundary Waters for 5 days to see the beauty and learn about the threat of sulfide mining there. Just recently, I attended an event put on by the Coalition to Save the Menominee River. I am working to help them raise funds for legal fees. Also, I try to volunteer for River Alliance a couple of times a year.

What are your biggest concerns right now?
Sulfide mining.

What keeps you strong and inspired in the face of challenges?
The many dedicated and very impressive members of the Great Old Broads group I’ve met since 2000; also, my family (especially my grandson, Liam). I’d like them to have clean water to drink and recreate in during their lifetimes.

What’s your favorite “water spot” in Wisconsin?
One of the favorites I’m going to keep secret, as it is getting pretty crowded. I grew up spending vacation time in Marquette County, WI and enjoy Tuttle Lake, Silver Lake and any body of water in that area.

More information:
Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Learn about other Water Heroes in Wisconsin:
River Alliance Water Heroes – 2018