It's an arcane issue and hard to put into kitchen-table English, but let us try... "It" is phosphorus pollution, a hot topic in the Capitol right now.  The River Alliance pays attention to it because phosphorus is the greatest pollution threat to rivers. As a fertilizer, it does a great job... Read More

Algae Blooms Could Get Worse If Legislature Weakens Phosphorus Rules Phosphorus is the number one cause of pollution to Wisconsin lakes and rivers. While you cannot see or smell phosphorus in the water, it does its job as a fertilizer: it grows unsightly, smelly algae; some of those algae... Read More

River Alliance was at the table for the development of shoreland zoning rules: a rule that was approved four years ago after nine years and countless hours of research, debate and negotiation and 50,000 public comments. These rules balance reasonable use of shorelands with long-term protection... Read More