Something stinks here and we don't think it's the swamp. Last week, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel read a little like The Onion when it broke a story about a politically well-connected wealthy resident requesting permission from the DNR to anchor down a pesky floating bog in the Chippewa... Read More

Buried in the 1,500+ page state budget signed last Sunday by the governor were a few sentences that are in effect a death sentence for a river in northern Wisconsin. The Manitowish River is a Northwoods stream that winds its way westward through Onieda County and flows through several lakes... Read More

We've been monitoring the state budget process with a mixture of apprehension and relief. While there is still time for more big impacts to clean water, here is the rundown to date on our primary issues of concern: Initial efforts to make the Natural Resources Board an advisory body were... Read More