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.
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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.
Storms are sometimes defined by their likelihood of occurring. For example, a “100-year storm” has a 1% chance of occurring in any given year. So what does a 500-1000 year storm look like? On July 11th, the northern counties of Wisconsin experienced what some people are calling just that. On the night of July 11th, rain began falling in northwest Wisconsin …
Kelly Jacobs from Eau Claire County provides her insights on how an unfortunate event in her county opened the doors to discussions with the Hmong populations in her area.
Hear how the Fond du Lac County: Land & Water Conservation team helped out a farmer in their county with this berm project.
After noticing that the grounds outside of their work could be used for some good, Melanie Boone and her co-workers decided to plant a garden—and the results have been plentiful.
“It ended up being something that we’re really happy with and we’re definitely going to do it next year and the years to come” — Melanie Boone
By Scott Hennelly – January 11, 2016 Homestead Parklands on Perch Lake has become the new home of the Bookworm Trail, a half mile nature walk that gives kids the opportunity to read books in a wild setting. And the original idea aptly came from—a book. “It really developed from a book I read called Last Child In The Woods,” said …