Mark E. Cupp
Water Hero: Mark E. Cupp
“We must endeavor to persevere. Keep the dialogue going across the political aisles and work at the grassroots level…”
Lower Wisconsin Riverway
How do you work to protect Wisconsin’s waters?
I’ve been the executive director of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board since the inception of the project (hired in January of 1990) and a member of the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Board since 2000, serving as Chair for the past several years.
What are your biggest concerns right now?
My focuses include continued work on Lower Wisconsin State Riverway, statewide nonpoint source pollution, groundwater quality and quantity, nutrient management planning, and conservation practices on the land.
What keeps you strong and inspired in the face of challenges?
We must endeavor to persevere. [We must] keep the dialogue going across the political aisles and work at the grassroots level to assure urban and rural folks understand the importance of clean water, clean air and the need for sound environmental regulations.
What’s your favorite “water spot” in Wisconsin?
The Lower Wisconsin River, followed closely by Pollywog Lake in Washburn County. I’m fond of Lake Superior too.
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board
Learn about other Water Heroes in Wisconsin:
River Alliance Water Heroes – 2018