DNR Seeks Your Input on Polluted Waters The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released its draft 2018 list of “Impaired Waters,” or waterbodies that aren’t meeting water federal quality standards. This is a great opportunity for you to weigh in on the priority rankings... Read More

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Legislation that guts long-standing protections from acid mine pollution overcame bi-partisan opposition and public opinion to move on to Governor Walker. He has indicated he will sign SB 395 / AB 499. Wisconsin will lose our decades long “Prove it First” protections from toxic sulfide... Read More

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Petenwell and Castle Rock Stewards members show DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp the blue-green algae bloom on Petenwell Lake. (River Alliance photo) We get many requests for tips about how to best reach out to elected officials about policies and issues that matter to you, your family, and your... Read More

Last legislative session, amid a slew of bills designed to degrade Wisconsin's land and water to the benefit of special interests, we saw the introduction of SB493/AB 460, a bill that would reduce many restrictions on the fish farming (or "aquaculture") industry. In the first incarnation of... Read More