Help Fight the Growing Groundwater Crisis TODAY
02 / 22
2017

Help Fight the Growing Groundwater Crisis TODAY

Give a few minutes of your time to make big difference in the fate of Wisconsin's waters.

A bill (SB76), aka “Death by a Thousand Straws,” that would make high capacity well permits permanent--with no additional review by DNR to repair, replace or transfer a well has been introduced by Senator Fitzgerald. This bill allows the existing problem of disappearing lakes and rivers due to overpumping of groundwater to continue. This bill does nothing to fix the growing groundwater crisis in the state... Read more.

02 / 20
2017

“Alternative facts” at play around the proposed Back Forty Mine on the Menominee River?

The plot thickens over the Back Forty Mine, a proposed open-pit sulfide mine that would be 150 feet from the Menominee River that forms the northeastern border of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Read more.

Wisconsin DNR Changes and Challenges
01 / 10
2017

Wisconsin DNR Changes and Challenges

We’ve seen a recent proposal to reorganize the DNR. We’ve heard of a plan to dismantle the DNR. We’ve watched an agency with a proud tradition of evidence-based resource management reject the scientific consensus on climate change. We don’t know exactly what’s in store for a few months. But if the pro-polluter caucus in the State Capitol follows-up on their long-held and barely concealed plans, we can expect a few things...

No Need to Wait...
12 / 28
2016

No Need to Wait...

As 2017 nears we want to share a preview of the state policies we're keeping an eye on. We want to emphasize that you can begin to contact your elected officials right now. Legislators do not hear from constituents much before a bill is proposed, so reaching out now gives you the chance to make a connection before you contact them about a specific bill in 2017.

Giving Confidence to Citizen Advocates
12 / 27
2016

Giving Confidence to Citizen Advocates

It's almost instinct to fight for what we believe is right, but there are some tricks to being successful at it. How does an ordinary person become an engaged citizen advocating for the protection of our water resources? Knowledge is key and confidence is necessary. Both are things anyone can learn. Take River Alliance member, Marty Wilke, for example. Now an active member of the Central Sands Water Action Coalition (CSWAC), Marty is working to engage even more people willing to fight for groundwater protection.

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