By Tim Kowols
The Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee is fighting back against the state’s plan to cut the budget to local county conservation departments. In the upcoming state budget, counties could lose a portion of the funding they get for their land and water conservation departments, which could amount to thousands of dollars in lost wages for their staff members. Committee member Lee Luft says the timing could not be worse for these budget cuts.
The Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee passed a resolution asking the state to restore the funding unanimously, and hopes the county board will do the same when it meets later this month.