By Tim Kowols
About forty residents from northeast Wisconsin, including Door and Kewaunee County, ventured to Madison earlier this week for the Citizens Water Lobby Day. Organized by grassroots environmental groups across the state, citizens were charged with talking to as many members of the legislature as possible about their water concerns. Even though their efforts were interrupted when assembly members and senators were called into session, environmental advocate Lynn Utesch says it was good to get their stories heard.
Clean water advocates did receive some good news from Madison. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Governor Scott Walker’s budget will not involve breaking up the Department of Natural Resources as suggested by one legislator and will allocate funds to look into a major change to help prevent agricultural pollution from potentially affecting water supplies.