Wednesday , 15 August 2018

August 8, 2018 E-News

Dane County task force makes recommendations on reducing runoff that harms area’s waterways:  Farmers and other contributors to the excessive nutrient and pollution runoff impacting Dane County lakes and waterways could receive financial incentives or subsidies to implement conservation methods under a set of recommendations from a task force to the County Board.  https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/dane-county-task-force-makes-recommendations-on-reducing-runoff-that/article_681baad0-5f07-5ad1-b314-ecf44229bffb.html#utm_source=madison.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail%2Fwsj-news%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=E255C8FC007FC062DAFC5D3E44F1A9223B095B5B

Michigan governor and state dismissed from Flint water lawsuit:  A federal judge on Wednesday removed Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a former mayor of Flint, along with the state government from a list of defendants in a class-action lawsuit over the Flint water crisis.  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-michigan-water/michigan-governor-and-state-dismissed-from-flint-water-lawsuit-idUSKBN1KM66Y?mc_cid=7daeb5e297&mc_eid=44a4e9f10f

Sinking land, poisoned water: the dark side of California’s mega farms:  The floor of the Central Valley is slumping, and there is arsenic in the tap water. Now it seems the two problems are connected.  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/18/california-central-valley-sinking-arsenic-water-farming-agriculture?mc_cid=ca3bb35c4e&mc_eid=44a4e9f10f

Former DNR secretary George Meyer: ‘We’re regressing again’ on water quality in Wisconsin:  Nature inspires Wisconsin’s core values with abundant water, vast forests and woodlands, and diverse fish and wildlife that boomed much of the past 50 years as our citizenry embraced a creative, hardworking conservation ethic that benefited all.  https://www.htrnews.com/story/sports/outdoors/2018/08/02/george-meyer-were-regressing-again-water-quality-wisconsin/894211002/

Large farms offer free water treatment for neighbors with polluted wells:  Three large-scale farms in the northern Juneau County area say they have joined together to help supply clean, safe water to residents with high nitrate levels in their wells.  https://www.stevenspointjournal.com/story/news/2018/08/03/cafo-dairy-farms-offer-clean-water-those-contaminated-wells-juneau-wood-county-wysocki-produce/898044002/

Two Rivers Cleans over 90 years of debris from their surface water intakes:  The city of Two Rivers is cleaning their surface water intakes by reversing the flow of the plant with up to 6 large pumps.  If you would like to see this operation, contact Ross at Rbalha@tworivers.org, or call at 920-973-8080 and let him know you’re coming.  He should be able to give you directions to the plant.

2 weeks to Operator Expo:  We have over 70 vendors (12 of which are new) already signed up to the Expo.  Are you signed up yet?  Go to our website, wrwa.org, to sign up and get some outdoor, hands-on  training.  https://www.wrwa.org/outdoor-expo/

Quote:  “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The next best time is today.”-Chinese Proverb

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