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Clean Water Lobby Day

Join hundreds of fellow clean water advocates on January 30, 2020 in Madison to speak directly to legislators about the importance of clean water! Your voice alone carries great power. But your voice, in chorus with hundreds of fellow clean water advocates, is more powerful than you can imagine. Let the Wisconsin Legislature hear that […]

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Wisconsin needs standards for PFAS. Now.

Wisconsin Lakes Supports WDNR Rulemakings to set standards and rules for emerging pollutant levels in surface, ground, and drinking waters. Wisconsin Lakes submitted comments to the Wisconsin Department of Resources (WDNR) this week in support of three rulemakings that would set water quality standards or acceptable limits for the presence of “PFAS”, a class of […]

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Court rules towns hold power to regulate lot width on shorelands

Town of Newbold decision affirms the use of subdivision authority to set minimum lot sizes in shoreland areas By Wisconsin Lakes staff Towns may regulate minimum lot sizes in their shoreland areas without regard to state shoreland zoning standards through their subdivision authority, according to a Wisconsin appellate court. Affirming a decision of a lower […]

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Water Quality Hearings Enter Stretch Run

Hearings scheduled for Sept 4 and 5 in Menomonie and Superior The Speaker’s Water Quality Task Force will hold the final two of thirteen public hearings Sept. 4 in Menomonie at UW-Stout and Sept. 5 at UW-Superior. The Speakers Task Force on Water Quality was created to gather information and make public policy recommendations to better assess […]

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Water Quality Task Force Heads to Milwaukee

Invited guests and the public to be heard by legislators Tuesday, August 13 at UW-Milwaukee The Speaker’s Water Quality Task Force, a bipartisan joint committee of both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature will be back in action next week with another in a series of hearings to collect information and gather your input on the problems […]

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Time to Comment on DNR Water Grant Program Revision

DNR Announces Public Comment Period for Its Surface Water Grants Code Revision Wisconsin DNR recently published the following announcement regarding the revision of its surface water grants program. Public comment sought on the DNR’s surface water grant program Contact(s): Alison Mikulyuk, DNR lakes and rivers team leader, 608-264-8947 MADISON-The public comment period to provide feedback on […]

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DNR Working Hard on Lakes

Weekly Update Features Several Lake Related Items, Including a Public Comment Period on Surface Water Grants By Wisconsin Lakes Staff Just about every week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sends out a digest email highlighting important news from the agency. Last week’s, dated June 18, 2019, featured a host of lake related items, including: […]

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Speak for Clean Water – Round 3-4

Speaker’s Water Quality Task Force to Hold Hearings June 12 and 13 The Speaker’s Water Quality Task Force, a bipartisan joint committee of both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature will be holding two public hearings this week to collect information and gather your input on the problems and solutions to Wisconsin’s water quality crisis. Too […]

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