Water quality issues have been at the forefront of news across the nation in recent years, especially in states like Wisconsin, which are prized for their plentiful lakes and rivers. Americans are now more concerned about water pollution than they have been since 2001. Many of Wisconsin’s waters are on the EPA’s impaired waters list for phosphorus contamination, which is often …
Dale Dahlke, a retired biology teacher in Dunn County, owns a large plot of land on the south fork of Wilson Creek. His knowledge of biology is obvious as he talks about the aquatic ecosystem on his property, and he’s well aware of the water quality issues it faces.
Many Wisconsinites who live near lakes spend as much time in the water as they can, but residents of Green Bay know the bay isn’t for swimming.
Brittle and cracking under the cool autumn sky, the asphalt roadway in Delavan Lake’s Assembly Park subdivision was in need of serious repair or replacement. Residents knew the road was constantly being patched up on the surface, but they had other concerns, too – mainly, water quality and stormwater runoff.