|The Secret Weapon to Protect Wisconsin’s Legacy of Smart Water Policy
A hint: It has to do with you…We all know by now that the 2015-16 legislative session was a rough one. Proposal after proposal, bill after bill unnecessarily assaulted Wisconsin’s traditionally forward thinking water protections. If you missed out on all that happened – or just want to revisit the carnage – Wisconsin Lakes put together a summary of the good, the bad, and the ugly (yes, there were a couple of good things in there, believe it or not).But it’s important to note that not everything that was introduced passed. And what’s even more important is to look at why some things passed, and some didn’t. And YOU played a big part in that equation.A recent post on wisconsinlakes.org takes a look at how lake citizens – especially waterfront property owners – turned the tide on several key pieces of legislation, and how we can keep that momentum going through election season right up the start of a new legislative session in 2017.
Lakes in Action – Advocacy 101 workshops aim to teach individuals and organizations to be even better advocates for lakes.
As the story and related blog post above point out, citizens – especially waterfront property owners – played a huge role in stopping some of the bad legislation for waters introduced int he last session.
To help you and your organization become even better advocates for lakes, Wisconsin Lakes and partner organization the River Alliance of Wisconsin are proud to announce “Lakes in Action”.
To launch this effort, we’ll be holding workshops this September (co-taught by staff from both groups to provide their different perspectives) to teach the basics of advocacy (two workshops previously scheduled for August were cancelled due to a family emergency for one of the presenters and are being rescheduled for Sept.). For information on this exciting opportunity, click here.
It’s Your Water, Wisconsin!
New campaign aims to connect those concerned about water in our state
It’s Your Water, Wisconsin is an effort to show the depth and breadth of the public’s interest in protecting our state’s water by creating connections between the diverse network of people, businesses, and organizations working on the wide range of water-related issues in Wisconsin, from groundwater to pulluted runoff to shoreland devlopment to drinking water.
Add your name to the growing list of those who support clean, safe water in Wisconsin, by visiting the It’s Your Water, Wisconsinwebsite, and read about the genesis of this effort in a new posting on wisconsinlakes.org.
Lake Policy Digest:
Stories of lake and environmental policy
DNR pushes back reorganization (from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Door County nearly done with shoreland zoning revisions(from the Green Bay Press-Gazette)
La Crosse County Board voices concerns about DNR’s failure to protect water (from the La Crosse Tribune)
After Scott Walker’s office alerts farm lobby, clean water regulations scaled back (from the Wisconsin State Journal)
|August 26, 2016
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