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

Shoreland  Zoning  rules are one of those things that feel seemingly impossible to talk about (though we sure have written about it a whole lot ). They are obtuse rules filled with jargon like impervious surface standards and non-conforming structures but for all that, they matter a... 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

IDNR is holding the last of five public hearings this week in Tomahawk (2pm-6pm) on changes to shoreland zoning that would weaken protections statewide. Please consider attending the hearing on Thursday and letting your voice be heard. If you cannot attend a hearing in person, submit written... 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